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Fanfic / Legendary Adventurers, Futuristic Saviors

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An alternate universe fanfiction adaptation of Princess Mononoke with hints of Inuyasha, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, The Incredible Hulk and even Ferngully The Last Rainforest by Stone-Man85. When seventeen-year-old Alex Killian moves from America to Tokyo, he is told of an ancient legend by his aunt. One day, Alex comes across a portal in an old tree which transports him to ancient Japan where he is cursed by a boar demon. As he tries to find a way to cure himself of this, he discovers he and several others like him are destined for something far greater...

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Legendary Adventurers, Futuristic Saviors provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Expansion: The Emishi culture, the Ape tribe, the scene with Moro and more are expanded upon.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Moro scolds San due to the fact she went out with only her brothers and could have gotten herself killed.
  • Anachronism Stew:
    • Medical syringes apparently exist in the Muromachi Period (1392-1573), despite that they weren't invented until 1853 by a Scottish man and a French man.
    • Night-vision goggles get a passing mention in chapter fourteen. Night-vision-anything didn't exist until 1929, when a Hungarian scientist created the infrared-sensitive electronic television camera.
    • Though the author acknowledges the existence of the bullet ball that kicked the movie's plot into motion, he quickly proceeds to imply, multiple times, that the rudimentary firearms of Irontown utilize modern-day ammunition.
    • Yashahime apparently has steam-powered technology. Though studies into steam technology date back as far as two thousand years, the earliest devices were unreliable, and steam engines didn't start being patented until 1606, by a Spaniard. What is considered the first real steam engine was built by a British man in 1698.
  • Artistic License – Biology: From chapter fourteen: "his eyes had turned completely black, with only his irises retaining color, but instead of them being brown, they were now the unnatural color of blood red… just like a lion's eyes." Lions do not have black-and-blood-red eyes.
  • Artistic License – Geography:
    • In the earliest chapters, the narrative places the setting of the fic in the area of Tokyo, Japan. The actual setting of Princess Mononoke, in fact, cuts a rough L-shape around Tokyo.
    • In chapter one, Alex and his sister are waiting for their father at the Tokyo International Airport, after disembarking a flight from Miami, Florida. There is no Tokyo International Airport. There are, respectively, a Narita and Haneda National Airport, although Haneda appears not to have any connecting flights to or from the United States.
  • Artistic License – Medicine: Alex likes to point out that he's a doctor's son, and knows first aid. And then he goes and shows the exact opposite, especially when he discovers two injured men in the forest on his way to Irontown.
  • Axe-Crazy: Sechs is a Tolmekian mercenary armed with primitive Uzis and questionable sanity.
  • Bad Ass Adorable: San, of course. There's also Issac, a fox-squirrel familiar who can change his size.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Alex calls out Moro when they are speaking to each other.
  • Body Horror: Whenever the gods become demons. This is also what happens whenever Hanyos transform, and when they die.
  • Combat Tentacles: The Demons' "worms". Also, Alex can produce vine-like extensions as whips after being blessed by Somiesa. Baras uses vines.
  • Cursed with Awesome: The Hanyos are humans who become half-demonic hybrids after the acquisition of a curse. They gain enhanced speed, stamina, strength, and more, but at the cost of losing what makes them human.
  • Foreshadowing: San notices Alex reading an Incredible Hulk comic, where the Hulk is fighting Abomination. The fight between Alex and Takemaru winds up being a lot like a fight between the Hulk and Abomination.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Subverted. The apes loyal to Somiesa have calm green eyes.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Part of SC's line of reasoning for ending the riff only fifteen chapters in is because he was becoming so personally invested in making the author look bad, that it bordered on being downright fetishistic.
  • Hulk Speak: The rogue apes led by Saru speak in very disjointed sentences.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Played with. San, being raised by wolves, doesn't know about modesty.
  • Intercontinuity Crossover: Even though the fic credits itself as a Princess Mononoke story, the author has hinted at plans to include several other properties such as Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Howl's Moving Castle, Earthsea, Castle in the Sky and Godzilla.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rukia may be a monotone, human-hating Fire Spirit, but that doesn't stop her from helping Alex at any chance she gets.
  • Nobody Here but Us Birds: Alex tries to pass himself off as talking cicadas when he first encounters San and her tribe... she sees right through that.