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An in-progress story written by Edrobot for Camp NaNoWriMo 2013. A crossover between the DCU and all kinds of Anime and Video Games, including Gurren Lagann, Final Fantasy XIII, Xenoblade Chronicles 1, Code Geass, Fate/stay night, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

It can be read on AO3 and

There is also a side-story set in the same universe, as well as a non-canon April Fools' Day chapter.

Justic Society of Japan provides examples of:

  • Fix Fic: Word of God says much of the DCU's "New 52" reboot didn't happen, though some of the changes made still apply.
  • Fusion Fic:
  • I Believe I Can Fly:
    • Averted. None of the main characters have flight as a superpower.
    • Hexagon discovers he can surf through the air on his shield. Or rather, he could if he could keep his balance...
  • Swiss-Army Weapon: The Monado. It's a BF Laser Blade that's also a scanner, can project anti-magic shields, and has a connection to the Speed Force.
  • Stock Superhero Day Jobs
    • Police: Lightning, in this continuity. Being a L'cie apparently causes friction with her department.
    • Student: Shirley, Sayaka.
    • Scientist: Shulk is technically an archeologist with a very, very extensive background in Magitek.
  • Take That!: A news report implies that Harvest, leader of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. in the New 52, was killed by The Men From N.O.W.H.E.R.E. from Grant Morrison's run on Doom Patrol.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Averted with Lightning; as of chapter 9, we finally get to see her at work as a detective.
  • The Unintelligible: One channel 52 segment features The Doctor wearing a filtration mask, The Pyro, and Grant Morrison, all equally incomprehensible (even though Morrison isn't even wearing a mask).
  • The Virus: The Machine Plague, a virus that slowly turns people and animals into clockwork robots. Thankfully, Shirley's technopathic powers keep it inert.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: This is apparently how Shirley got her superpowers.
  • Translation Convention: Everyone is assumed to be speaking Japanese translated into English unless stated otherwise. One of the authors notes explains that Edrobot didn't refer to a police station as a Koban because few Americans know what that word means.
  • Token Evil Teammate:
    • Not in the story itself, but one Channel 52 segment implies that Vriska Serket is a member of the Teen Titans, so presumably she's one of these.
    • Electra Pendragon could have been one of these, but was kicked out when she tried to kill Ino.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Gendo Ikari is a hell of a lot nicer than he is in canon, treating his son with a surprising amount of respect, and even going so far as to secure the funding for The Team to form in the first place! But he's still planning Instrumentality.
  • Whole-Plot Reference: Sayaka's plight is still based on The Little Mermaid, but the "changeling" arc is based on Changeling The Lost.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: After developing powers, Kallen seems to have also developed an aversion to silver and crosses.
  • West Coast Team: Though not officially affiliated with the Justice Society of America, the JSJ was made with this trope in mind.
  • World War II: Downplayed, at least compared to the JSA. The team was originally conceived in the aftermath of WWII as a way of getting around Japan's ban on armed forces, though the team was never actually created.

Rivaz's Bizarre Adventure (A one-shot written for April Fools Day) contains the following tropes:

  • Author Appeal: In-universe example. Rivalz writes a story about rescuing Milly, who then falls in love with him. A great amount of attention is paid to describing her breasts.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Parodied with Xerxes Tireiron Dada, a character who was given a name that only Rivalz thinks is cool because he invented him.
  • Canon Discontinuity: This story doesn't fit into the ongoing continuity at all. Even the real world scene has no connection to the main fic's plot.

The "Justice Substitutes of Japan" Omake features the following tropes:

  • Plot Tailored to the Party: Parodied. Cowboy Bebop has an overly-elaborate setup that can only be thwarted by a bunch of arbitrary things that the main characters just happen to be good at. Their first instinct, however, is to each do the wrong things.
  • Forced into Evil: Inverted. Teddy Bomber was threatening to blow up a maid cafe before he was mistaken for a member of the JSJ, and was then drafted into the Howling Dynamite Beef Brigade in spite of his protests.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Destruction. It's implied that this is yet another attempt to do be something other than his namesake. And he's really bad at it.