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Justice is a crossover between the DCAU and One Piece by Black' Victor Cachat, who is also the author of Ace Lives. The fic was published in 2017 and is still ongoing.

After an unnamed incident, the Straw Hat Pirates find themselves trapped in the world of the Justice League. They now search for a way back home, gathering allies and technology. But this ends up putting them in conflict with the Justice League, who sees the pirates as criminals, while the Straw Hats disapprove of the others claim of "Justice".


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  • Above Good and Evil: Like always the Straw Hats, or some of its members at least, don't really care about the labels of "good" and "evil". Luffy tells this to Superman the first time they meet face to face.
  • Action Girl: When Superman first meets Nami and does a scan of her with his x-ray vision, he quickly becomes very wary of how a woman who is supposed to be a scientist has such a clearly powerful body hidden away. A life on Gaea and being a Straw Hat Pirate has honed her into what the man believes to be the toughest non-Amazonian human woman he has ever met.
  • Adaptational Explanation: The reason for Morgaine le Fay wanting the Philosopher's Stone and why she wanted her son crowned the king of Camelot was left vague in the original series, here it's explained that her goal is to find the crown of Camelot, because one of Merlin's phrophecies states that if Mordred were ever to be crowned king of Camelot he would rule the world for all time. The keyword here being IF, while Merlin's prohecies are said to be the best they are not guarantees, and it only spoke of what would happen if Mordred was ever to be crowned, not that he will be crowned. Sir Justin's reason for being absent during the fall of camelot is explained in this as well: he was tasked with hiding the crown and the fall of Camelot happened while he was away on said task.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Robin gives one to Jack in their first meeting after she pins him into a wall with a gigantic hand after he disrespects her, it's decribed to be just like a mother gently chastising her child who made a mess, but knew he had done something wrong.
  • Alien Arts Are Appreciated: Of sorts with the Straw Hats. They are (mostly) human themselves, they are from a radically different world and culture, and while they hate being on Earth, they are still finding entertainment. They are seen discussing various films, arguing which Hogwarts House bets fits certain crew members, and of course Franky built his own Optimus Prime.
  • All Just a Dream: In the omake "Laugh Tale" the crew with their new friends landing in the legendary island and ending up with the One Piece being a disappointment. Fortunately, it was all just a nightmare Nami was having.
  • All or Nothing: The governments of the world decide to not inform to the public the fact that Aresia is in fact free. While the Justice League are discussing it Green Lantern makes the comparison of the situation as if it were a gamble, if they capture the rogue Amazon before the population knows about anything then it'll be perfect but if not then there will be a lot of problems for the governments, the League and the Amazons.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Joker, as one of his contingencies, stole the special tricks of several of the more regular members of the Injustice League.
  • Alternate History – Nazi Victory: The DCAU episode "The Savage Time" where Nazi Germany under Vandal Savage wins the Second World War thanks to time travel is revisited here, with the Straw Hats dismantling the regime in retaliation for Savage killing Luffy.
  • Artistic License – Biology: The allergen that Aresia creates in the DCAU doesn't even work as one would do in reality (though it's said that a magical element is added so it's somewhat justified), given that allergens aren't contagious, cannot be engineered or be selective to genders. They also aren't harmful in any way, since the actual allergic reactions are caused by a reaction of the body's own immune system.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Aresia in the show was just a Monster of the Week who was never seen or mentioned again after "The Fury" outside of an equally bit role in the tie-in comic. Here, she ties in heavily with Luthor and the Joker's plans and the consequences of her actions are brought up frequently. She also escapes with a crew of female supervillains.
    • Ace, the girl with psychic powers that the Royal Flush Gang was built around, moves past the Deckhand role and joins the core crew as a Pirate Apprentice within hours of her rescue.
  • Asexuality: The first time the crew met Poison Ivy, she tried to use her pheromones to turn all the males of the Straw Hats into her servants. The reason Luffy turned out fine is that his libido is asleep and dreaming of meat. To say that Ivy is surprised and afraid at this development is an understatement.
  • Autocannibalism: An extremely rare example of being Played for Laughs. After Robin made a remark about the meat possibly not tasting as good as it does back home, Luffy freaks out and tries to revert to eating his own limbs before giving up meat. Though to the crew's (and the readers') indescribable relief, he tried the meat anyway and found it has no difference.
  • Ax-Crazy: The Joker, of course, but it gets ramped up after Sanji adjusts his face so he can't smile or laugh again.
  • Badass Crew: The Straw Hats, natch. What is different is that they have been bringing in local supervillains as well. While these newcomers are not exactly members of the crew itself, they are still close allies and as much as a team as there can be. The Justice League also counts, with them seeming to be expanding their own team earlier than canon.
  • Badass Teacher: The Straw Hats are training their new allies to help them improve their fighting potential. They're also ridiculously powerful when it comes to the DCAU.
  • Bad Future: In the second omake chapter, there is one where very few heroes remain after an invasion from Apokolips; however, a grown-up Maureen wearing a straw hat gives the people enslaved hope by singing "Hoist The Colours" from Pirates of the Caribbeans 3 while devastating her enemies.
  • Baleful Polymorph: In chapter 20, after Batman tases her son Mordred, Morgan le Fay, in a fit of rage, transforms the caped crusader into a big monstrous bat and makes him go after Flash to eat him.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished:
    • Justified as Nami outright admits that the reason that she and the others are not more scarred from their battles, or weathered from living at sea, is because of Chopper's miracle cures.
    • Averted with Wonder Woman after fighting the Injustice League. Her fight was the most savage, and the next day she is so covered in injuries and various bandages that she is nearly unrecognizable.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me:
    • The new allies of the Straw Hats are being truly loyal and helpful to the pirates because of their friendly nature towards them, and for the first time in years, they feel genuinely accepted.
    • Giganta decides to follow Aresia and her squad after she is freed by them from being a battery for Parasite by the Joker.
  • Berserk Button: The two biggest ones for Sanji are disrespecting food and disrespecting women; hurting children is pretty high up there as well. The Joker triggers all of them in Chapter 7 and gets a Fate Worse than Death.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: You just don't want to make Luffy angry. Clayface and the newbies learn this after he mentions Blackbeard while talking about what is a true pirate with the captain.
    • In the Nazi-dominated Alternate Timeline, when Luffy is killed defending Zoro after they arrive on Earth, the Straw Hats prove that they are capable of devastating entire countries. And win.
  • Big Badass Battle Sequence: When the pirates explain to their new friends about the war that they'll have to fight for the One Piece when they return to their world, Poison Ivy pictures it as something like this. In fact, she doesn't think that she can even truly imagine a conflict of such a scale, considering participants equal to and even stronger than the Straw Hats. How instead of a battle between armies, it must be more like between monsters striving for dominance to the point that the word "war" can't even really describe it.
  • Black-and-White Morality: What the norm is in the DCAU-verse. This is increasingly subverted by the Straw Hats though, who show that things are not as rosy as the Justice League likes to believe, bringing up arguments reminiscent of Cadmus later in the series. An In-Universe example; Diana tells the Justice League that the Straw Hats have a strong dislike to out and out hatred for the concept of Justice and how it's not just a childish rebellion against authority but have actual reasons to go against Justice, something that makes her uncomfortable.
  • Blood Knight: Zoro. From the beginning, he is rather irritated that, due to the need for secrecy, he hasn't had a decent fight in ages.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: As usual, Luffy believes that everyone should just have the freedom to follow their dreams and do whatever they want, while it doesn't take away other people's, which makes him be at odds against the Justice League because of them following a Black-and-White Morality (though not totally, considering Batman is one of the members) and it's the root of their conflict.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: All the Deckhands get this to some degree, with Dumb Muscle Grundy getting actual boxing lessons.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In Chapter 20, it happens twice. First J'onn forces Etrigan to revert back to Jason Blood, and then after the occultist kills Morgaine le Fay, the curse Merlin placed on Jason Blood for his treachery is broken, removing the demon Etrigan from his body, turning him back into an ordinary man.
  • Brutal Honesty:
    • Like always Luffy just isn't the most tactful of people, he says things no matter if it's rude or hurtful for the person who he talks to. Heroes, villains, and allies alike have noted and been on the receiving end of his innocent yet brutal remarks.
    • Zoro isn't all that careful with his words either, he straight up tells Harley that he and the other members of the Straw Hats thought of her as a crybaby until they saw her working to get stronger.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In the Alternate Timeline, Vandal Savage's first response to the Straw Hats appearing on Earth is to kill one of them (Luffy). This causes the others to decide to destroy everything, leading to the destruction of Savage's empire.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Old woman out in this case, when Diana learns that Aresia is loose, despite her mother Queen Hippolyta vowing the Amazons would keep her imprisoned, she returns home to Themyscira to have words with her mother and sisters on the ramifications of that, as well as their general failures with Aresia.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Discussed, when Hawkgirl mentions this after the events of "Fury", the rest of the League finds it odd and slightly amusing, but Queen Hippolyta rationalizes that they're so confident in their strength that they can afford to do such things.
    • As of chapter 18, Grundy is doing it too now!
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Luffy says without thinking that they have been involved in illegal activities to part of the Justice League when he meets them.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: Luffy is just as awful when it comes to lying as always. Wonder Woman and the Flash note this fact when they meet for the first time.
  • Cast from Calories: Volcana manages to lose the extra pudge that she gained quicker than usual because of her powers which helps burning even more calories. Wisely she doesn't tell this to the ladies that are still struggling to lose weight.
  • Chef of Iron: Sanji is a Supreme Chef through and through as anyone who has the pleasure of eating his cooking can verify, but he's part of the "Monster Trio" for a reason, as Batman and Joker experience the hard way.
  • Child Soldier:
    • Volcana was this in the past. Her parents brought her to a center where she could learn to control her powers over fire, but the government kidnapped her not long after she entered and trained her as a living weapon. After years of doing "dirty jobs" for them, she ended up rebelling and escaping from their clutches.
    • Basically all of the members from the "Royal Flush Squad" were held captive, monitored, and trained for this specific reason by the US government. They are freed thanks to the Straw Hats and the Deckhands, where they join right after except Ace, who is made a "Pirate Apprentice".
  • Christmas Cake: Jack telling Nico Robin that if only she was ten years younger he would "make a deal with her" in their first fight is enough for her to show him some seconds later why exactly she's referred to as the "Demon Child".
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Despite being super strong, Wonder Woman sometimes exclaims "Hera give me strength!" This enhances her strength out to the point where it rivals Superman's, and is what gave her a fighting chance against Parasite, even if he was still stronger. In the aftermath, however, Hippolyta warns Diana of the dangers of invoking the attention of the gods to what she is doing.
  • Cleavage Window: Like in the canon material Volcana's supervillainess outfit has this feature, in the second omake chapter there is one where DCAU Ace dresses as One Piece's Ace and she points this out about the redhead's outfit when she claims that she needs a shirt and to not remove her bra.
  • Cliffhanger: Chapter 13 ends with Superman sitting down in a food court with Luffy, Volcana, and Maureen.
  • Code of Honour: Zoro definitely has one as he proves. While he shockingly agreed to get a cybernetic eye, he outright refused to use it during a fight and let his Observation Haki get weak. As he warned them, he'd sooner rip it straight out of his head if it doesn't shut off while he's fighting.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: Luffy manages to avoid the worst outcomes while fighting against Parasite thanks to his ability to see a bit into the future, via Observation Haki, that he learned while fighting Katakuri.
  • Combat Medic: Chopper has revolutionized the medical world in the DCAU thanks to his genius at Cherry Blossom Medical. His combat ability isn't far behind.
  • Continuity Nod: Poison Ivy uses a hijab that Cheetah lends her, which is implied by not wanting to speak about why she owns one to be related with the events of the omake "Luffy's Day Out", to cover her pale skin from the sun.
  • Cool Big Sis: The Straw Hat girls, especially Volcana, are becoming this to Maureen/Permafrost in the scenes we see with them together.
  • Cool Sword: Shining Knight's magic sword is given the name Gearradh, which means "cutting" in Welsh.
  • Cool Teacher: Brook is teaching Grundy how to tell his infamous bad puns, with the zombie even taking notes about it. The Straw Hats in general can be considered this when it comes to training their new associates to fight, since they have both good advice and support to offer.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Lex Luthor was the boss of his own company and he had been aiding a lot of corrupted activities for years behind the façade of a benevolent businessman, for profit and personal interests in his quest for world domination. This changed, however, after the Justice League managed to unmask him to the public, and he was forced to leave the business at Mercy's hands.
  • Crazy Homeless People: Maureen/Permafrost fits this trope when she was first introduced in the story. Her mother died from an illness when she was just a child and she ended up living in the streets as a result. Living like that for a while made her a bit unstable, and when she got her powers it got even worse. Fortunately for her, Sanji and Nami met her in Dakota and they invited her to stay with them and the crew, where she benefits both from their support and from Chopper's medicine.
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • The meat freezer Franky made for Sanji is intended to keep Luffy out and resembles more of a heavily fortified bank vault. Its eighteen-digit passcode changes daily, it has eight thick steel doors, and once said doors open, you have to immediately yell 'Tofu forever' to disarm what sounds like an ominous number of traps.
    • The prison cell that the Joker made to hold Aresia is the securest in his base. It consists of a keypad lock, a voice lock (for which he "[warbles] like a demented duck"), a DNA lock (saliva-triggered), a retina lock, and finally a scanner that identifies his bare backside.
  • Crowd Song: It takes place in the second omake chapter, a Bad Future where Apokolips has conquered Earth is shown in one of them but a future Maureen starts to sing "Hoist The Colours" and just like in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie the people enslaved sing it too while she destroys her and everyone else's enemy.
  • Cuddle Bug:
    • Maureen/Permafrost is very fond of her new family and likes to show it to them with hugs.
    • Harley Quinn finds Chopper really cute as well as adorable, and she shows it by giving him a hug.
    • Luffy hugs a lot and he seems to know how much someones needs it as Volcana notes.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Luffy's battle against Parasite was essentially this. Indeed, Luffy could have won it faster if he were not hiding the power of Gear Fourth.
    • Several of the Justice League's fights against the Injustice League are essentially this. No longer holding back, Flash easily defeats Joker and Ultra-Humanite, as does Hawkgirl with Copperhead. Superman only takes so long with Killer Frost and Shade because he does not want to risk sending ice shrapnel everywhere, and teams up with Shining Knight to quickly defeat Luthor.
    • The teens who became the Royal Flush gang in canon, minus Ace, are no match for the Straw Hats and the Deckhands.
  • Death by Adaptation:
    • Amidst forming the Injustice League, Joker killed Gorilla Grodd and taxidermied him for his violent refusal to join him, and later slit the throat of Shade and stole his staff for his compounded failures against the Straw Hats and Justice League.
    • Etrigan kills Morgaine le Fay in Chapter 20.
  • Death World:
    • In the Omake "New World Blues," Question, Huntress, Green Arrow, and Black Canary find themselves on the Grand Line, and despite their formidable talents, they still find themselves struggling to maintain not only their lives but their very sanity upon those waters.
    • In chapter 19, the Deckhands finally hear what sort of mad and dangerous place Gaia is like. Therefore they are understandably very confused as to why the Straw Hats want to go back there, as opposed to living here on Earth as basically kings and queens. The pirates, even Nami, are offended at the idea that they would not return; after all, that is where their dreams lie.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen:
    • Poison Ivy, Cheetah, and Volcana weren't exactly the type of people that could trust others easily given their past experiences. However, since meeting and passing time with the Straw Hats, their prior aloof behavior has started to change for the better.
    • Poison Ivy in particular is quite a bit stubborn in admitting that she likes the Straw Hats. However, as Harley points out, the redhead definitely likes the women and even the men despite being a famous misandrist. She has also begun feeling more comfortable being around them than she has with anyone aside from Harley.
  • Determined Expression: Harley Quinn has one while going to ask Zoro and Nami about sparring against them for training.
  • Distracted by the Sexy:
    • In Chapter 1, Lois thinks this happened to Clark, as he keeps staring at Nami's incredibly large breasts. In actuality, he is using his X-Ray Vision to see her superhuman body structure.
    • In Chapter 6, this briefly happened to Sanji when he fell to Poison Ivy's pheromones. And why didn't the crew's specialist in Observation Haki avoid it?
      Sanji: (uncomfortably) It didn't feel like a threat to me.
  • Domestic Abuse: Harley Quinn was in a very toxic relationship with the Joker, being manipulated and treated awfully both physically and mentally. Once Sanji disfigured the clown's face at Halloween, she finally left him (to later join the Straw Hats for protection thanks to Ivy) because of what the madman could do to her in his new state.
  • Doorstopper: As of chapter 22, it is over 296,000 words, although this is misleading as the author also puts in detailed replies to Guest Reviews. Word of God is that they get so many handy suggestions in Guest Reviews that this is their way of showing appreciation and encouragement.
  • Dramatic Irony: The Justice League are in complete shock when they find out just how much destruction the Straw Hats commit in the Alternate Timeline caused by Vandal Savage due to the death of Luffy. Considering the actions their Alternate Selves take in the upcoming "A Better World", that version will probably hit harder than it did in canon.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Zoro isn't the best person you want to take you driving, unless you want a heart attack.
  • Dysfunction Junction: All the supervillains who have befriended the Straw Hats had some kind of tragic experience that pushed them to be how they were before meeting the pirates. However, the crew's warming attitude and behaviour (despite them going through a Dark and Troubled Past as well) are slowly helping them resolve their issues.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Shining Knight appears to stop Zoro and a few others from robbing a bank. After a Curb-Stomp Battle, Zoro leaves the Knight to be picked up by the hospital. He is later recruited to join the League.
    • Helena Bertinelli/Huntress goes to Mandragora's house once she sees that it is on fire in the distance and talks with Franky there as to whether to kill the mobster or not.
    • Question is in a mall and recognizes Volcana through her disguise while she's there with Luffy and Maureen.
    • Amanda Waller makes her first appearance during the Injustice for All arc, cleaning up loose ends and reflecting on the metahuman world, including certain pirates.
  • Electronic Eyes: Franky and Chopper create one for Zoro to replace the one he lost over the time skip. Zoro accepted the offer from the appeal of having X-ray vision, infrared vision, telescopic vision, and a flashlight in his eye would be pretty cool, though he makes certain that it has an off switch as he refuses to use it in battle. Of course, the real reason Franky and Chopper made it was to give him a permanent GPS to counteract his godawful sense of direction.
  • Entertainingly Wrong:
    • Lex Luthor and Batman are under the assumption that Luffy is actually a malevolent mastermind disguised as a fool because of his overall success and status. The reality, as we all know, is that he is far from being malevolent and he isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.
    • The entire Justice League fits in this trope when it comes to their thoughts on the Straw Hats. Flash and Wonder Woman in particular think that they've become cynical to the world around them when the crew is actually full of idealists who believe that dreams can come true.
    • Since the Straw Hats don't really specify about their past, their new allies/friends often understand things in another context to what the pirates actually mean. For example, when Luffy talks about having been in hell and escaping it, they think that he's talking literally when he was instead referring to Impel Down (though it's not like that particular prison doesn't deserve that allusion).
    • In the Omake "Not so Flashy anymore," Buggy thinks he is being compared to 'Joker' as in Doflamingo, which he takes as a major compliment.
    • Amanda Waller becomes another member in this list for her suspicions of the pirates being possibly two steps ahead of her at the end of Chapter 18. Right as she was planning to step up training and experiments on the Royal Flush Gang, the Straw Hats invaded, robbed, and destroyed the facility, rescuing the five captive teenagers in the process. The timing is purely a coincidence, as they went there to celebrate Zoro's birthday.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: In the omake "Reality Check", which is accepted as canon by Word of God, Volcana (who got a bit chubby) reflects on how in the past she used her figure and beauty to seduce men and women alike just before being measured.
  • Evil Only Has to Win Once: Sir Justin and the other Knights of the Round Table bested Morgaine le Fay again and again, but she only needed to win once to finally conquer Camelot.
  • Fake Boobs: Averted. Lois originally believes Nami to have these when she first meets her, but they're real. Clark x-rays her just to double-check because he couldn't believe his eyes either.
  • Family of Choice: Obviously the Straw Hats, but increasingly the supervillains they have recruited. Volcana is Maureen's surrogate big sister/mom while viewing Nami and Robin as the girl's aunts. The rest of the villains are also obviously becoming closer to each other and the pirates. Unfortunately, things get complicated when the Straw Hats reveal they are from another world and are trying to get home and admit they may not be bringing some or all of the villains with them since they will be heading straight into a massive war. While they do promise to return afterward, and the villains can prove they are strong enough not to be liabilities if they want to come along, it still strains things.
  • Fat Flex: In the omake "Reality Check," Harley is about to have her waist measured and sucks in her tummy to appear as if she hasn't gained any weight. Unfortunately for her, Robin uses her powers to tickle her so she's unable to hold her breath from the laughter and her belly bulges forward to her true form.
  • For Want of a Nail: Prior to being sent to Earth, the entire crew (Jinbe included) were on their way to Wano, as opposed to canon, where Zoro, Usopp, Robin, and Franky went ahead to Wano after the Zou Arc while Luffy, Nami, Chopper, and Brook made a stop at Big Mom's territory to rescue Sanji and reunite with Jinbe. One can only imagine how this story's version of the Whole Cake Island Arc went with the entire crew present.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse:
    • When Aresia tries to appeal to Nami and Robin into joining her crusade against men by citing the misogynistic atrocities done to women, they not only refuse on the account that her genocidal bioweapon is affecting their male crewmates, but also find her hatred for the other gender to be childish at best and flat out hypocritical at worst. Nami even pointedly states that Aresia is no better than the men who did them wrong before they met Luffy.
    • In the Nazi-ruled alternate timeline of "The Savage Time", where the Straw Hats are waging a bloody war against the Nazi regime over losing Luffy, it is made clear that the horrible things they are doing are not excused just because they lost someone they loved. Some of the Straw Hats are more aware of it than others, but unable to stop themselves.
  • Friendly Enemy: Flash is the Leaguer who's the least hostile towards the Straw Hats, basing his opinion on Brook's musical genius and Luffy's genial personality. Particularly noteworthy given how Flash's only meeting with Luffy ended with the pirate knocking out the hero, except Flash acknowledges he unintentionally provoked him.
  • Friendly Tickle Torture: In the omake "Reality Check," Robin sprouts two arms in Harley's body and proceeds to tickle her so the blonde stops sucking in her belly when her waist is being measured, making her exhale to her real pudgier form.

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  • Gendercide: Aresia's radical hatred for men was so strong that she tried to eradicate all of them with an allergen capable of affecting any kind of male. Fortunately, her plan failed thanks to the efforts of those members of the Justice League and the Straw Hats who were unaffected.
  • Genki Girl: Harley Quinn is recognizable for being this. She can stay upbeat and cheerful even in the middle of a really tense situation.
  • Glass Cannon: The situation with Ace, which her fellow Straw Hats aim to try and help her with. She has an incredible offensive technique, but her body is as slow and vulnerable as a regular teenager. Even Nami and Usopp can take hits that would kill a normal human.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Maureen was on the verge of this before being found by Sanji and Nami, as she was already suffering from auditory hallucinations not dissimilar to those found in paranoid schizophrenics.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Hippolyta helped raise Aresia to despise men, withholding the fact a man gave his life to save her, and then later had to try and stop Aresia from killing off all the men she hated so much.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Cheetah used to be a scientist who searched for possibilities of granting humans with animal characteristics. Because of a lack of funding, she ended up using herself as a test subject and ended up transforming into an anthropomorphic animal that was shunned by society.
  • Go Through Me: The quote is taken from The Order of the Stick, said by the paladin O-Chul, but Sir Justin says it was originally said by King Arthur, and defined the ideals of the Knights of the Round Table.
    "A lot of people are going to get hurt tomorrow. All we can do is stand in the way of that and say, 'Not them. Me. If you need to hurt someone, hurt me.'"
  • Government Conspiracy: The USA government has a large number of immoral and inhumane projects that have been going for years such as metahuman kids being kidnapped and trained as weapons. Now slowly but surely, these projects are being mixed together under the supervision of Amanda Waller.
  • Gray-and-Grey Morality: The general crux of the pirates-superheroes conflict. The Straw Hats only want to go home but don't really care about collateral damage in spite of not going out of their way to be jerks, while the Justice League's desire to protect people sometimes leads them to dip into self-righteousness.
  • Groin Attack: Luffy, being his usual Combat Pragmatist self, kicks a giant-sized Parasite right up in his "jewels" (or where they should be at least, it still works the same way). The attack is terrifyingly named the "Jewel Cleaver".
  • Guilty Pleasure: Cheetah may have tried to resist for a while that both Nami and Robin use her as some kind of pillow when they sleep, but eventually she just accepted it and the truth is that she secretly enjoys it.
  • Hero Insurance:
    • In Chapter 8, Green Lantern goes to Wayne Enterprises to meet Bruce Wayne, who is generously working to create something like this. Usually, the Justice League tries to help rebuild, or Batman ponies up the cash, but that is not always feasible or affordable in the long-term; so, it was decided that a non-profit organization to provide insurance for people after super-powered battles would be created.
    • Wayne Enterprises also provides relief in Gotham to those hurt by super-powered battles.
  • Hero Killer: In the Nazi-ruled alternate timeline of "The Savage Time", Vandal Savage killed Luffy, and later Robin kills Batman.
  • Hidden Depths: As in canon, the Straw Hats all possess this. However, they are also carefully working to hide their origins from the natives of Earth, preventing any interactions and exchanges with Gaia that are not on their own terms. Since they are actively keeping secrets, there are even more mysteries for the villains and heroes they interact with. To say nothing of general misunderstandings as they drop hints.
  • Honor Among Thieves: Batman realizes that the Straw Hats could potentially make this work considering how their allies are loyal to them since they're nice to them; he is pretty much right.
  • Human Popsicle: In a flashback in Chapter 6, Brook freezes Killer Frost, and then she's stuffed in the Straw Hats' freezer. Three chapters later, it's mentioned that she was finally given to the authorities.
  • Hype Backlash: An in-universe example. Missing their adventures at the dangerous seas of their world the Straw Hats, including the Weakling Trio, decided to go to the Bermuda Triangle due to the rumors of how dangerous it was but it turned out to be a disappointment.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: During his fight with Zoro in the alternate timeline from "The Savage Time", Superman quickly discovers that if he wants to survive this fight, he has to not treat the pirate like he is made of "cardboard" like he does most people, and stops holding back, becoming a dangerous opponent for the swordsman.
  • Impossibly Delicious Food: Like in canon, Sanji's cooking is just that good, their new allies certainly appreciate it, especially the ladies who even started to get pudgy because of it.
  • In-Series Nickname: The Daily Planet calls the supervillains following the Straw Hats the 'Deckhands', and everyone just rolls with accepting the name. Also counts as Ascended Fanon since an anonymous "Evil Reviewer" suggested the name and Victor said that it was far better than what they had in mind.
  • The Insomniac: After his transformation, Clayface became unable to sleep. After a while, he learned to do it again since he enjoys it and helps his sanity as well.
  • Irony: The author points out how ironic it is that both the Joker and Shining Knight are in better conditions than they should when both the Justice League and Injustice League fight one another, because of the medicine created by Chopper via Cherry Blossom Medical when it was the Straw Hats who injured them in the first place.
  • I Warned You: Played with in that Wonder Woman merely remembers Robin's warnings to Aresia about what the women of the Straw Hats would do if any of their friends were threatened when Luffy is killed in the Alternate Timeline of "A Savage Time".
  • Jaw Drop:
    • Harley Quinn has this reaction for a moment while she's talking with Sanji for the first time at the Straw Hats' base, out of surprise at the cook's kindness towards her, which really speaks of how foreign that must've been for her since the Joker twisted her mind.
    • This is Cheetah's reaction after Luffy says that he'll return to "hell" to get her and the rest of his new friends out if they end up there like it's nothing special, Nami pauses mid-exit to delicately close her mouth.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Batman is cynical and abrasive, yet he still decided to fight the good fight. Superman also guesses the Dark Knight first grew interested in Cherry Blossoms Medical because he saw an opportunity to help even more people.
  • Just Friends: While Cheetah acknowledges Luffy can be rather attractive, given how kind, powerful, charismatic, and accepting he is, after getting to know him better, she decides she has no romantic interest in him.
  • Justified Criminal: The Straw Hats need to return to their world so they can accomplish their dreams and help their friends in the war at Wano that it's approaching. For that, they need a lot of money and resources, which legal means can't do enough for.
  • Kick the Dog: Not only does the Joker beat up some Amazons when he goes to Themyscira to free and force Aresia to his plans, but also kidnaps and locks them up with Scarecrow's fear gas and shock collars making them weak so they can become a battery for Parasite.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Daughter in this case. After being released by the Joker from her prison in Themyscira, Aresia is reduced to be chained, drugged, and tortured with a shock collar so the madman can force her into preparing chemical warfare. However, the fact that she's a radical misandrist who has been unapologetically responsible for one of the largest genocides in history (and plans to do it again with the hope of eradicating all the male population even if women are killed as well in the process), makes it harder to feel sorry for her.
  • Killed Off for Real: And not by any of the Straw Hats, either...
    • Gorilla Grodd responded offensively when the Joker tried to recruit him for the Injustice League and wound up killed and taxydermied for it.
    • In a You Have Failed Me moment, the Joker slits Shade's throat at the end of Chapter 15.
    • Kurt (Volcana's former "boss" when she was kidnapped by the government) gets his neck snapped by a USA agent while talking with Amanda Waller after all his failures and going rogue.
    • Morgaine le Fay is impaled by Jason Blood.
  • Killed Offscreen: Apparently, before going to gather allies, the Joker tried to recruit Gorilla Grodd for his group to kill the Straw Hats and the Justice League, but Grodd turned against him. Now he's part of the decoration for the lair of the Injustice League.
  • Knight Templar: After her Dark and Troubled Past and being raised by the Amazons about the "evils of men" from childhood to adulthood, Aresia believes that every male has to be killed for the better of the world and the women residing in it, with the delusion that they would applaud her as a heroine later alongside her sisters back in Themyscira.
  • Knowledge Broker: Talon Karrde, who is directly imported from Star Wars Legends. A popular character introduced in The Thrawn Trilogy, Karrde was the premier smuggler chief and independent knowledge broker post-The Return of the Jedi. Here, the Straw Hats approach him because they need their own network of information to get the materials they need, because they are dealing with a literally alien world, and creating their own spy system would take far too long. He obliges in return for cash and taking on some hits against people who cross Karrde, but are too dangerous for him to handle himself. Like Steven Mandragora. Chapter 19 also reveals that Karrde and Robin enjoy a friendly game where he tries to get secrets about the Straw Hats, and she deflects them.
  • The Lab Rat: In most of the DC-verse, Barry Allen is a forensic scientist. In the DCAU, the Flash still is, except it is Wally West. Batman acknowledges Flash is excellent at this, using his empathy to really get into the lives of those he is investigating. However, this is also hard on Wally, since he meets and knows so many people as Flash, that an unfortunate number of the victims are people he knows, and may even be on a first-name basis with.
  • Late to the Realization:
    • The Justice League has been investigating the Straw Hats since basically the beginning of the story, but they took a while to realize that the majority of them seem to be in their late teenage years. After a while, Shining Knight (who becomes a member by then) is the one that brings this to the front while discussing them.
    • One of the scenes from the second omake chapter shows Luffy exposing that Clark Kent is Superman in a casual manner in front of Lois Lane while she interviewed him; after the dots finally connect in her head, she can't help but think of how stupid she is for not realizing that before.
  • Logical Weakness: Observation Haki works by reading the intent of what the attacker is going to do. But if that attacker misunderstands what sort of weapon they are wielding does, then the person using haki will make the same mistake.

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  • MacGuffin: In "Knight of Shadows," it's the Philosopher's Stone. Although Morgaine le Fay's main interest in it is using it to not only resurrect Camelot, but to find "another" MacGuffin: King Arthur's crown, so she can finally crown her son Mordred, and fulfill an ancient prophecy.
  • Mad Scientist: The Straw Hats know that they need scientific help getting home, except they do not know the underground scientific community very well when they first arrive. So they approach Cheetah, who while a Mad Scientist in her own right, is not the right type for what they want; however, she DOES know how to contact the rights. Franky is an Aversion of this since while he is very eccentric, a brilliant scientist in multiple fields and a criminal, he is not mad. Poison Ivy, another one, later joins up as well.
  • Magically Inept Fighter: It's revealed in "A Knight of Shadow" that people from the One Piece universe are incapable of using magic. On the flip side, Word of God states that DCAU characters are unable to learn Haki.
  • Magic Sword: Shining Knight's magical blade. Not named in canon, but here it is called Gearradh, which means "cutting" in Welsh.
  • Magnetic Hero: Luffy and the Straw Hats in general are REALLY charismatic individuals who effortlessly befriend people and inspire loyalty. This story is no exception with them managing a genuine alliance and friendship with supervillains who previously didn't have any concept of Honor Among Thieves.
  • Mama Bear: Or Big Sister Bears with this cast.
    • The female members of the Straw Hats fit in this trope as always. When the male population was being killed this was put into perspective with Nami's pure hatred and killing intent for Aresia, and Robin saying that if it means saving her male family, she will burn the whole world if necessary. A shaken Aresia goes as far as describing it to herself as "monsters" residing inside both of them.
    • When Killer Frost threatens to abduct Maureen. To quote one reader: "Oooooh. She done it now. Volcana is going to burning momma bear mode."
    • Morgaine le Fay is one for her child Mordred, when she sees her dear son being tased by Batman the sorceress proceeds to shriek incoherently in rage and transforms him into a giant monstrous bat.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Or woman, in this case. With his information at the time as well as how dangerous he deems her to be, Talon Karrade had the impression that Robin was the leader of the Straw Hats. It's later, when she goes to talk with him face to face, that it's revealed to him that she works for someone else, much to his hidden surprise.
  • Mega Meal Challenge: In the omake "Luffy's Day Out" after the captain and Zoro raid their supposedly unpenetrable fridge, Cheetah (who was in charge) takes them alongside Grundy to one so the still hungry Luffy can eat without having to pay afterward.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Honestly, the Straw Hats were only moderately threatened by the teenagers who would have become the Royal Flush Gang, yet still had the best results by bringing up how bad things were for them at the government facility.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After realizing the mistakes that were done by her and her subjects while raising Aresia and that it led to the blonde becoming what she currently is Hippolyta feels really guilty about it, a sentiment that is shared, little by little, by the rest of the Amazons after their princess went to Themyscira and chewed them out for it.
    • Originally, Superman believed that keeping Volcana on an isolated island where he's the only possible visitor was the only possible way to protect her and others, not realizing that her isolation was making her sanity worse. Seeing her getting more relaxed and happy in the company of the Straw Hats made him realize that he could have found a better way that could have benefited her and deeply regrets not helping her properly.
  • My Greatest Failure:
    • While Robin is talking with her new allies and mentions how all the Straw Hats had a past marked by death, Volcana asks if Luffy lost people too since it's surprising of the usually cheerful captain. At that moment, Robin's façade cracks, and the grief and shame for being unable to help him in Marineford show through...
    • Jason Blood, letting himself be seduced by Morgaine le Fay, allowing her to destroy Camelot. Made worse when we learn that if not for his interference, King Arthur would have led the rest of the world into a Golden Age.
  • Narcissist: Lex Luthor notes this about the Joker when the latter explains how the Straw Hats are changing the way things function due to their chaotic factor producing a ripple effect. The clown doesn't find it funny since he's not the perpetrator.
  • Never Gets Fat:
    • Luffy and the Flash can eat high amounts of food and still remain as fit as always because of their insanely high metabolism.
    • Nami fits in this trope quite well: in a Halloween party, she is gobbling quite a lot of food but she's confident that her exercise routine will keep her hourglass figure. Later, Volcana confirms it by proclaiming in frustration that she eats Sanji's food as much as the other ladies and yet she doesn't put on a single pound like the rest.
  • N.G.O. Superpower:
    • The Justice League is an obvious example.
    • The Straw Hats count as well, as not only are they easily 10 of the most powerful fighters on the planet, they have a secret financial support network of several companies to keep them comfortable. Unfortunately, Franky's expenses in trying to make a gateway home and Luffy's appetite mean they have to make the odd excursion to steal more cash.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • This, unfortunately, sums up the mess made in the very beginning. Batman discovers a bunch of suspicious things about a medical company and goes snooping around before getting caught. The first issue was that Cherry Blossom Medical was revolutionizing the medical world at lower costs than they could have changed, and while it being shut down was a temporary thing, the reopened company no longer had access to Chopper's genius. The second and more significant issue is that the way Batman handled the situation: using his customary paranoia and tactics and subsequently being caught in the act, meant that the Straw Hats were guaranteed to be enemies. Especially since Batman's actions confirmed their own fears that while the members of the Justice League were not necessarily bad people, they still resembled the Marines too much for comfort. Word of God states that if Superman had approached 'Sanji Kuroashi' openly, in all likelihood the pirates and heroes would be openly cooperating with each other.
    • Sanji steps in to protect Harley from Joker's abuse and ends up adjusting his face so he can never smile or laugh. Losing the crux of his identity turns the Clown Prince of Crime even more insane, and he begins gathering villains to destroy both the pirates and the Justice League.
    • Superman wanted to help Volcana so she was able to have peace without being endangered by the government agents after her, while also not being a threat to those around her. Unfortunately, the idea that he comes up with is leaving her on an isolated island where he can only drop by occasionally. Eventually, she escapes from the island and joins the Straw Hats, which makes Superman realize that she could be one of his biggest failures in the future. Batman does not hesitate to chew him out for it either.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Morgaine le Fay dies to Excalibur, which she brought to the battlefield herself to taunt Sir Justin with.
  • The Nicknamer:
    • The fact that he's in a different world doesn't matter, Luffy still calls some people with nicknames rather than by their real names to make it easier for himself to remember them. Tellingly though, he did not refer to Maureen by 'Mauri' until after she had settled in some more, needing to adjust after coming off from living on the streets.
    • Harley Quinn also likes to call people by nicknames rather than their regular ones, for example, she calls her best friend Poison Ivy "Red" because of her hair color, The Joker was "Mr. J" or "Puddin'" before she left him and began to move on, etc...
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Back on Gaia, Nami and Usopp are physically quite weak for the New World, at least in terms of the monsters they have to deal with. However on Earth, they are easily in the top percentile of conditioning. When Superman is studying Nami in the first chapter, he notes she is hiding a body that could put a Navy SEAL to shame.
  • Nose Bleed: Sanji has multiple of them while playing chess against Harley Quinn, who is seducing him to gain an advantage.
  • No Sense of Direction: Averted by Zoro, of all people, but only by Franky and Chopper's brilliant idea of miraculously convincing him to get a cybernetic eye. Unbeknownst to him though, besides getting x-ray vision, infrared, a telescope, and even being able to use the eye as a flashlight, it will also project a computerized arrow across his vision to give him much-needed directions. Otherwise, him always wandering off alone would be a huge issue to deal with due to the territory being much bigger than before. Though they weaponize his natural tendency to get lost when they perform their robberies; by letting him drive, they ensure that nobody can track their route.
  • Nothing but Skin and Bones: When she's introduced in the story Maureen/Permafrost is malnourished from living in the streets and not having much to eat. However, since she joined the Straw Hats she's been progressively improving thanks to Sanji's cooking.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Harley tells this to Mercy, as she sees both her own relationship with the Joker and Mercy's relationship with Lex as being abusive relationships.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: After her terrible past and right after having been raised by the Amazons teachings against males through years, Aresia comes to the flawed conclusion that all men are horrible beings and have to be exterminated for the better of the world, and most of all for her own personal revenge. Obviously, she fails to see that she acts exactly the same way as her opinion of men and that there are bad women as well.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Franky is in charge of finding a way back home and, while he's the closest thing that the crew has to a scientist, he's the SHIPWRIGHT. Luckily for them, he turns out to be a genius at different fields of science despite his lack of education and was able to design his super-advanced cyborg body and an incredibly efficient power system with just scrap and his own genius. Having said that, whatever he needs to know to return to their world wasn't part of his knowledge when the pirates were transported.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: After knowing that Parasite got kicked in the balls by Luffy, Hawkgirl amuses herself by spreading the story, like when she goes with Wonder Woman to Themyscira and decides to tell the Amazons about it.
  • One-Man Army:
    • The Straw Hats are this guaranteed. Highlighted best in the alternate timeline, when consumed by vengeance for Luffy's death they prove they can take on the entire world in a fight, and win. The Nazi regime is a technologically advanced military dictatorship, including metahumans soldiers, supersoldier serum, and all sorts of dangerous weapons, war-suits, tanks, planes, etc., and they are clearly losing. The Justice League is clearly unnerved to have this driven into their face.
    • The Justice League is also this in its own right. During their time in the Second World War, while the League has difficulty with the war wheels, they utterly devastate the Nazi luftwaffe.
  • Outside-Context Problem: The Straw Hats are this for the Justice League in spades. Not only do they bring with them abilities and skills that easily put them on the top tier of fighters on the planet, but their experiences with the World Government have left them VERY cynical towards the idea of 'justice'.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise:
    • In order to accompany Volcana and Maureen to the mall, Luffy once again uses his disguise of Dressrosa and calls himself "Lucy" to go. Funnily enough, the one who is recognized is Volcana, even though she actually put the effort into disguising herself.
    • Superman's get lampshaded by Luffy in one of the entries in the second omake chapter, when he immediately recognizes Clark Kent as his alter ego, pointing out that all he's doing is wearing glasses.
  • The Paragon: The Justice League aspires to be this. With typical cynicism, Batman also notes that if they are seen as heroes who keep winning and saving the day, not only will it ensure no government opposition, it will also demoralize criminals before a fist is thrown; similar to how he operates himself in Gotham. Unfortunately, the ongoing victories of the Straw Hats are a threat to this.
  • Police Are Useless: Invoked by Shining Knight. Who takes Dr. Henry Moss to the police knowing that Morgaine will realize that if the professor was the one that had the philosopher's stone then he'd be seeking magical protection instead of the mundane sort and leave him alone.
  • Positive Friend Influence: The supervillains who have allied with the Straw Hats have been improving when it comes to their respective problems/behaviour compared to before, because of the pirates' influence. Harley and Maureen are being healed from their past little by little; Cheetah, Clayface, and Grundy are being accepted by others once again; and Poison Ivy, as well as Volcana, are lightening up from their usual cynical worldview.
  • Properly Paranoid: The Straw Hats are very tight-lipped about where they come from, not just so they can be the only ones to profit from finding a way to travel back and forth between world, but also because they are afraid of what might happen if other powers found out about the potentials available back home and tried to abuse it. Sure enough, Hawkgirl, a mole for Thanagarians, is very intrigued about where they come from, and hoping to pass that along to her superiors.
  • Proud Beauty:
    • When she and Clark go to interview the people in charge of Cherry Blossoms Medical, Lois Lane notes this about Nami. Lois mentally describes her as a woman who dresses skimpy not to attract men, but because it's her body and she looks glorious like that.
    • Poison Ivy also fits here. Usually, she uses her pheromones, but she is still confident in her body and beauty to manipulate men without using those like she showed with Grundy who was immune to them.
    • Volcana has a reputation for being sultry and using her "charms" to get what she wants while also having a quite revealing supervillain outfit, she puts this into practice to distract Sanji from his frustration at seeing people wasting food while the rest of the crew went to do the heist that they planned before that distraction.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Straw Hats and their new allies, villains who are such due to being outcasts, not evil.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Shining Knight, Jason Blood, Moraine le Fay, and her son Mordred are all the last survivors of Camelot from centuries ago. Merlin placed a spell upon Shining Knight so he 'slept' away the years while keeping Blood alive by forcing the unwilling turncoat to be bound to a demon. Morgaine keeps her youth by stealing it from others, while enchanting Mordred so he is magically stuck physically and mentally as a child.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Nami and Robin remark to Aresia the hypocrisy of her actions, including the fact that she behaves exactly the same way as her opinion of men in general.
    • Wonder Woman goes to Themyscira to rip her mother and sisters a new one over how their radicalizing of Aresia has turned her into a psychotic bioterrorist that has not only killed men but also women and children, as well as their failure being the result of them refusing to change for the better alongside Man's World.
  • Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: The Straw Hats will often casually mention their past exploits with no real context, confusing the hell out of everyone from Earth.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: In the alternate timeline depicted in "The Savage Time", the Nazis' reaction to the Straw Hats' arrival on Earth is to attack them, resulting in Luffy's death. This causes the Straw Hats to retaliate in full force, turning Germany into a wasteland and swiftly dismantling the global regime.

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  • Sanity Has Advantages: Most supervillains have ego games and other issues holding them back, and even when they try to cooperate with each other they tend to be really bad at it. The fact that the Straw Hats are True Companions means that they actually can work together well, and after seeing what they can really do in the Nazi-dominated timeline, Green Lantern fears that the League has fallen into We Have Become Complacent because they're used to the normal villains.
  • Scare 'Em Straight: When Jackson (who in the future becomes Jack from the Royal Flush Squad) is fighting against Robin he makes an inappropriate comment about her age, so the archeologist proceeds to pin him down in a wall with a gigantic hand and sweetly ponders what to do with him so he can make a good warning for young idiots on how to behave while patting his head as a mother chastising a child that has done something wrong...he makes a point to NEVER make her angry again from then on.
  • Scars Are Forever: Superman is cut by the alternate timeline Zoro, whose rage at Luffy's death unlocked his Conqueror's Haki, which hurts Superman enough to leave permanent scars.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: The Straw Hats are well aware that Superman is really Clark Kent. They just don't care about using that information.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: Harley ditches the jester outfit and dons a pirate outfit (although with a bandanna, and not those lips) to symbolize how she is getting over the Joker.
  • Simple-Minded Wisdom: In the 2nd Omake chapter, it takes Lois Lane a few minutes to realize just how profound Luffy's belief in what freedom is. When a girl who was sold into slavery was saved by the Straw Hats and then had her country freed from a military coup asks Lois why the other countries didn't do anything and they had to wait for pirates to save them, Luffy answers that the other nations weren't free to do so while they were. In other words, the Straw Hats see themselves free from obligations, law, political ramifications, etc.; thus were unhindered by bureaucratic red tape to do whatever they wished.
  • Skeletal Musician: Brook is this, he's so good and popular as a musician that even when he's considered a criminal by the authorities and the Justice League he still has a huge fanbase cheering for him.
  • Skip the Anesthetic: Zoro point-blank refused to be put on anesthetic while getting a cybernetic eye which Chopper and Franky agreed to. As if he wasn't badass enough already.
  • Sleep Cute: The Straw Hat girls and their female allies seem like angels while sleeping, Nami and Robin are even using Cheetah as a plushie, and all of them have cute pajamas... On the other hand, the males seem like they're snoozing in the jungle, and it's a wonder how they don't kill each other every morning.
  • Slice of Life: In several chapters, we get scenes showing the Straw Hats just relaxing in their base. Watching films, discussing fiction, playing games, along with the occasional philosophical question.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Played with.
    • The main problem between the Straw Hats and the Justice League (and the DCAU as a whole) is how differently the scales balance out in their respective worlds. In the DCAU, the Straw Hats appear somewhat cynical due to their dismissal of the idea of Justice, capitalization intended, but in their own world, they are some of the most idealistic people for believing in things like Dreams, Hard work, Freedom, and self-governance. And from the other perspective, the Straw Hats see the Justice League as idealists to a dangerous degree that they fear the former could fall into tyranny in regards to keeping their view of Justice.
    • Amanda Waller, on the other hand, falls heavily into Cynicism on both scales: she doesn't believe in justice at all, but rather word of law and the sovereignty of the US, to the point that she believes that the only Meta-humans that should be working in the vein of the Justice League are those that are loyal and subservient to the nation.
  • Society of Immortals: When Star Sapphire points out that without men the human race will die, Aresia reveals that when all 'the evils of men' are gone, she intends for all women to be made as immortal as the Amazons. However the other Amazons present argue that trying to influence the judgment of the gods is a spectacularly bad idea, and believe this plan will not only fail but will ultimately turn out horribly for Aresia and her followers.
  • Straw Feminist:
    • Aresia is the primary example with her hatred for men and her plan of killing all of them on the planet.
    • The Amazons can be considered as well. Not to the same extent as Aresia of course, but a major reason for her radicalization was their "distaste" for men that she was raised to embrace. Hippolyta and Wonder Woman realize this once the incident is over and can only feel regret.
    • Poison Ivy is another example: while her hatred is more centered towards the human race in general, she feels more distaste for males. The more time that passes, the more that the Straw Hats’ influence diminishes this.
  • Stunned Silence:
    • This is the reaction that the new allies of the Straw Hats have after Luffy casually says that he'll break in and out of "hell" again just to save them if they end up there. Such is their shock, Nami stops to close Cheetah's gaping mouth.
    • Superman has several moments where he doesn't really know what to say in his first conversation with Luffy, because of the wackiness of the rubber man.
  • Superman Stays Out of Gotham: Despite the sharply escalating crime rate in Gotham, when Wonder Woman shows up to help, Batman still tries to send her away. She ignores him.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • Even if Aresia's plague failed to wipe out the total male population, it did not go without casualties. Elderly men, young children, and others with weaker constitutions all died before the cure could be administered. It's later stated that young girls and women also died as well, incidentally as a result of the men falling ill and dying around them.
      • It's also mentioned that Aresia's dream of a female utopia would never have happened, as not every woman hates men, let alone enough to want all men dead. More than a small percentage of the world's female population wants her dead.
      • If Aresia had not been taken back to the island, she would have been executed for terrorism.
    • After it has become public that Aresia has escaped despite the promises the Amazons made, and Diana spells out the extent of their failings with Aresia and unwitting complicity, Hippolyta realizes that Themyscira can no longer stay out of the affairs of the world if it wants to keep a sliver of goodwill and independence. Thus she names Diana to be ambassador to try and fix this disaster.
    • This also extends to the Straw Hats and the heists. Unlike Gaia which has the strong doing what they want with little to no consequence, their robberies of corporations and takedowns of criminal empires have left such businesses forced to shut down, left people unemployed, and power vacuums appearing everywhere. It's one of the major reasons why they are on the JL's radar.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    • Volcana has two of these mentally to reassure herself: The first one happens after Nami teases her and the rest of her female friends for getting a bit chubby, so in annoyance, Volcana says to herself that her pants aren't getting tight around her waist. The second happens later when Superman appears in the mall that she's in and covers her mouth with a napkin for taking a long breath while reminding herself that she's not scared of him.
    • After Luffy hits him below the belt, Parasite starts to make excuses for himself to leave the fight instead of admitting that in reality, he is in a LOT of pain.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the Nazi-dominated timeline, Vandal tried to shoot Zoro to make an example of him after the Straw Hats arrived on Earth, but Luffy got in the way and died because his legs buckled so it hit his throat. Word of God, it was an advanced, and highly powerful laser rifle that was newly designed, and part of Savage's visit to the military base was a demonstration of how well it functioned.
  • That Man Is Dead: When Maureen wonders if she should go by the name Permafrost again, Volcana discourages it. After all, the formerly homeless teen had chosen that name because she heard 'voices' calling her that. Now that she is doing better, Volcana does not want to encourage that particular behaviour again to prevent any relapse.
  • There Are No Therapists: Good news, there is indeed at least one active therapist, and genuinely meaning to help! Bad news, it is Harley Quinn, as crazy as ever, and not too concerned about consent!
  • Through His Stomach: A gender inversion as it's always the case with Sanji. He always makes special meals and beverages for beautiful ladies to the point that he will shrug Luffy off until the needs of the women are satisfied. The twist in this story is that all his delicious food and pampering relaxes the new female friends of the crew a bit too much, to the point that they gain weight (except for Poison Ivy to an extent because of her vegetarian diet).
  • Too Dumb to Live: Luthor was carrying around a piece of radioactive, green rock for ages, without doing any studies into whether that was harmful or not. Predictably, he blames Superman when he gets terminal cancer from it.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Batman paid attention to Usopp's techniques, and beats Deadshot with iron-lined gas, and Batarangs that can redirect themselves, similar to the projectiles the pirate used against Green Lantern.
    • Franky notes that despite the Straw Hats' current situation, one of the few positives was that the downtime allowed Chopper and Usopp to finish armoring up Franky's back, which he couldn't reach by himself. In addition, due to Earth being way more advanced technologically than their homeworld, Franky has had the chance to upgrade himself: his cola reactor's efficiency is massively improved, and his Weapons Left now fires lasers.
  • Too Much Information: Once he's done explaining how he defeated Parasite, Luffy tells both Maureen and Volcana what their crew did to "push" Franky to join in the past. The redhead says this to her boss and thinks to herself how she really didn't need to know any of this information.
  • Tracking Chip: So that the crew doesn't have to worry about Zoro running off and getting lost while their Trapped in Another World, Franky and Chopper secretly implanted a GPS chip into Zoro's artificial eye. That way they can easily track him when he gets lost by using this world's satellites.
  • Trapped in Another World: The whole premise of the story is about the Straw Hats getting stranded in the Justice League universe and trying to get back home while accidentally grabbing the attention of the heroes and villains.
  • Tsundere:
    • Nami gets mad at the crew because of their idiotic nature but still cares deeply and unconditionally about all of them. This is put into perspective at the rage and hatred that she displayed at Aresia when she confronted her for infecting the male members with her allergen, to the point that she admitted having wanted to kill her even after she was defeated, yet when the boys began to recover she masked her happiness and relief by scolding them for making her worry.
    • In the omake "Reality Check" Ivy is described as such by Harley after the dryad shows a caring and sympathetic side to her fellow supervillainesses that was behind all the teasing and amusement that she takes at the ladies for having gotten chubby.
  • The Undead: Brook and Grundy are this, with the former being a living skeleton and the latter a zombie.
  • Underestimating Badassery: While they're known for being powerful enough to go toe to toe with some members of the Justice League, in the beginning, nobody — heroes, villains, or even the ones working for them — understand just how strong the Straw Hats really are. This makes everyone underestimate them a little bit, even if it's subconsciously. Of course, this is largely because the pirates don't want to attract too much attention, and going all-out would be detrimental for that.
  • Undying Loyalty: As True Companions, the Straw Hats obviously have this towards one another; however, Robin takes it to a frightening degree telling all that she is willing to burn the world in order to save her friends. Considering her life before then, it's more than understandable. This is best shown in the Alternate Timeline caused by Vandal Savage. When Luffy is killed, the Straw Hats immediately go on the warpath in a Roaring Rampage of Revenge to the point they give little care about the people caught in the middle.
  • Villainous Valour: During his "fight" with Zoro, Shining Knight attributes this to the pirate.
  • Villain Team-Up:
    • Lex Luthor notes that while a super-villain team-up makes plenty of sense, in practice it is extremely dangerous, and few can successfully lead such an organization long-term. The problem is that super-villains are all strongly independent, highly suspicious of others, and have clashing egos, and likely to quickly break out into violence if anybody tries any alpha posturing.
    • While they are the protagonists, the Straw Hats count as they are criminals and thus 'villains.' Regardless, they certainly have an impressive team of confirmed super-villains working for them.
    • The Joker creates the Injustice League after recruiting/intimidating supervillains to join in, to have revenge on Sanji and the pirates while also take out the Justice League in the process. Luthor's concerns about villain team-ups prove correct as tensions rise amongst members, barely kept in check by fear of Joker. The team is done for because of the Justice League tracking them down and make an ambush, but some of those villains managed to escape and are still working together.
    • The rogue Amazon Aresia recruited different supervillains, who were really greedy, to help her steal some materials. Later, however, it was revealed that she wanted those things to create a deadly allergen capable of affecting men in general so she could kill them all off. With the males in her team incapacitated, she continues to lead Star Sapphire and Tsukuri from her group, since they do like the idea after betraying the males. She also promises them that once only women are left, the Greek gods will make them all into Amazons, with powers and eternal youth. They were stopped before the allergen was sent to the atmosphere to reach every part of the world, with Aresia imprisoned by the Amazons, and the others sent to an American prison. Later though, the Joker freed the two lackeys for them to join the Injustice League while also imprisoning and forcing Aresia to his cause, while the Justice League makes a surprise attack to the Injustice League's base, the two women free their leader and escape (alongside Giganta who was a prisoner too) to resume with their plan to erase men from the face of the Earth.
  • War Is Hell: The Straw Hats are well aware that stepping into a war back home is going to be very nasty, and thus are strongly reluctant to bring their newfound friends into the pirates' mess.
  • We Have Become Complacent: In the Nazi-dominated timeline, after seeing just how powerful the Straw Hats are and how they can actually work together effectively, something most supervillains can't, Green Lantern realizes that the Justice League needs to step up their game and stop relying on whatever coordination they throw together mid-fight; he very nearly drops the trope name.
  • Weight Woe: Because of Sanji's delicious food and extra pampering, Harley, Cheetah, and Volcana end up gaining weight and have to focus on losing their new chub for a while.
    • This is expanded in the omake "Reality Check" which has been accepted as canon by Word of God, where the at first in denial ladies are put through a physical examination so they finally realize/accept that they have indeed packed on the pounds much to their embarrassment and displeasure.
  • Weirdness Magnet: This is one of the best ways to describe the Straw Hats and Luffy in special. First of all, they somehow end up transported to a completely different world, and then they're always catching the attention of people who aren't really "conventional". To put it into perspective when the captain left their base to go to the mall without the knowledge of the crew a part of them panicked to a more or less degree and freaked out their new friends in the process for this very reason. Of course, they turn out to be correct after all, since Luffy did get into trouble there.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like in canon material, Poison Ivy is considered this with her being an eco-terrorist: the majority of her crimes are for the good of plant life, but she uses violent methods against her much despised human race (with some exceptions). To elaborate further, she is very dismissive of Aresia's plan due to the fact that the allergen could've mutated and crossed the species barrier, affecting male animals, which she noted would have had negative effects on botanical life further down the line due to the lack of carbon dioxide needed for photosynthesis.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Once that Luffy tells her that there's a lady that has expressed her love for him, and even asked him to marry (he is referring to Hancock, even if he doesn't mention her name) Cheetah wonders with more than a touch of dread just what kind of woman must this mystery lady be to want to marry Luffy and all his quirks. She is also morbidly curious as to what kind of woman Luffy would find to wed, and the possibilities scare her.
  • World of Badass: Quite literally, Chopper finds few, if any, genetic differences between a human from Earth and a human from Gaea, meta-humans and Devil Fruit users excluded, and thus speculates that it's the environment of the world itself that makes even people like Nami and Usopp have physiques that have Superman seeing them as non-powered physical powerhouses.
  • Worth It: Aresia considers the fact that she would have been hated by most of the world's women whose husbands and sons and fathers she killed well worth the price if it meant that all men were dead.
  • Worthy Opponent: After testing Shining Knight's resolve, Zoro is impressed and goes so far as to give him a tip for improving his sword-fighting. Word of God says that this is in vain, as humans from Earth do not have the capacity to unlock Haki, which is needed to hear the "Breath" required to control a sword's cutting power.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Aresia wanted to wipe out ALL men, this includes kids and even babies.
    • The Joker planned to sell poisoned apples to children for Halloween. Fortunately, Sanji was able to expose him before anyone took a bite. Averted with Harley who voiced clear reluctance to be doing that to kids.
  • Wrong Assumption: The natives of the DCAU in the know, are aware that the Straw Hats are from another world. However, they have leaped to the understandable assumption that they mean a world from the same dimension as them. While the pirates have not made that connection, including assuming Superman was talking to Luffy about dimensional travel.
    • By Chapter 18, the pirates are finally aware of this but see no reason to correct anyone.
  • You Didn't Ask!: In Chapter 19, the Deckhands are indignant about Luffy letting Ace (of the Royal Flush Gang) join the core crew as a Pirate Apprentice. Played for drama when Luffy answers with this trope; Ace asked to join, they didn't. And they haven't asked since they learned the truth because as much as they've grown to love the Straw Hats, they're still apprehensive about the world they come from.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Flash had this reaction when Batman says he was suspicious of the "Soul King".
  • Zany Scheme: Many of the crew's heists are like this.

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