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Liquid Fighters are semi-solid Holographic units created by German scientist Ludwig Von Krugen in 1965 that are controlled by units implanted in the owners’ body. Unfortunately the superior units, known as Liquid Fighters, take a tremendous will and total concentration to manipulate beyond very basic functions. People like this are rare, and the units themselves are expensive, keeping only a select few individuals who can own one. These fighters often never reach near the potential of the units, but on the very rare occasion that it does happen, the controller may attempt to prove his or her worth by competing in the ultimate tournament, the 'Liquid Fighter Gold' competition. Genma finds a second hand one, and manually operates on Ranma to implant the controllers. The unit appears as a small red-headed girl. What effect will this have on the Tendos when they meet them, and how well will Ranma and Ranko do in the tournament?

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Liquid Fighter Gold is a Ranma ½ Alternate Universe Fic written by Sean D'anna.


Tropes regarding this fic are:

  • Abusive Parents: Genma left Ranma alone in the woods while he went off to eat. Telling himself that he needed to learn the hardships of the open road.
    • He then manually inserted a used liquid unit into Ranma knowingly risking Ranma being paralyzed
  • All Women Are Doms, All Men Are Subs: Averted with Kuno and Sakura as seen when he punished her for being defeated by Ranko
  • Always Second Best: Ryo’s won second place in the Liquid Gold Tournament four times in the last five years.
  • Beyondthe Impossible:
    • Ranko a level three defeated Inu Musume a level ninety-three
    • Ranko can use chi
    • Ranko was able to hurt akane
  • Brain Uploading: Ranko turns out to be this of Ludwig Von Krugen’s daughter Sara
  • Chaste Hero: Ranma refuses to have sex with Ranko
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Even with Ranko constantly propositioning him Ranma is still this.
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: Ryoga has Kira wear this to hide the fact that he was changed by Jusenkyo.
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  • Cyborg: Since Ranko is actually a mental upload she can utilize chi through her connection with Ranma allowing her to fight Liquid Units many levels above her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kodachi’s unit is this simply commenting on the fact that Kuno can’t hurt it and his repeated attempts are just causing him to destroy his stuff.
  • Determinator: Liquid Fighters, take a tremendous will and total concentration to manipulate beyond very basic functions.
  • Existential Horror: Ranko started going through one upon getting memories of her past life
  • Expy: Liquid Units come across as this to Manga/Chobits.
  • Fantastic Racism: Akane sees liquid Units as little more than Sexbot.
  • Future Badass: The prologue refers to Ranma getting his unit as the birth of a legend
  • Gold Digger: Nabiki decided to accept the engagement after recognizing Ranma.
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  • Hard Light: Liquid fighters are semi-solid holographic image; they can in any situation at any time do tasks that are impossible for a human being to match, thus their usefulness in both industry and entertainment.
  • Hot Teacher: Kuno uses Sakura for this
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Depending on how they develop Liquid Units can be this. For example Ryoga’s repeatedly tries to convince him to let it led him to places.
  • Hypocondria: Ranma thinks Ranko has this do to how much she requires him to go to the doctor.
  • Idiot Ball: Despite knowing about Jusenkyo and recognizing how much Ranko and Ranma-chan look alike Nabiki still thinks they’re two different people.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Liquid Units are programmed to react to erections making Ranko frustrated at Ranma’s repeated turn downs.
  • Irrational Hatred: Akane to Ranma while some of it is her thinking he was making fun of her by sending Ranko to fight her, a lot of it is her just not realizing that he’s a Chaste Hero.
    • Since Kira was able to catch Ryoga before he fell into a spring as well as lead him out of Jusenkyo. Ryoga has even less of a reason to be mad at Ranma.
  • Jerkass: Averted while Ranma seems like this when Ranko come to him about her problems, it’s just that he’s always sen her as a person so her coming to him about remembering something is stating the obvious.
    • He also does take into account her warning and fears it’s just more a disregard for his own health then hers.
    • Also as shown when he argued with her to go to sleep they’re both just very stubborn people.
    • For example when Ranko slapped Akane after she kept attacking her. Ranma called her out but only because she had never done anything like that before. After seeing that Akane was fine he gave Akane a What the Hell, Hero? for hurting her.
  • Laughing Mad: Akane due to thinking she had fought Ranko and not Ranma in his cursed form.
  • Like Brother and Sister: This is what Ranma sees Ranko as
  • Made Out to Be a Jerkass: People don’t know that Ranko is self-aware so Ranma gets blamed for a lot of things she does.
  • Magitek: Played with Jusenkyo seems to have an effect on Liquid Units weather their masters fall in a spring or not.
  • Meatgrinder Surgery: To insert the Liquid Unit into Ranma Genma had to slice his back open and put it in himself.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Seeing the huge audience come to see their battle Kuno blamed Ranma then called him a coward when informed that it was Nabiki’s doing.
  • Mistaken Identity: During their match Sakura mistook Ranma for Ranko allowing the later to defeat her when her programming wouldn’t allow her to hit the former.
  • Money, Dear Boy: A cab driver stopped for Ranma and Genma in their cursed form merely because Genma was wearing a rolex.
  • Mundane Utility: Liquid Units are commonplace; taking over a lot of the more unpleasant jobs the world had to offer. Furikan’s janitors have units for cleaning toilets, mopping floors, and cleaning up garbage. The janitor himself only works as a repairman.
  • Never My Fault: Despite knowing that he can’t harm Kodachi’s Liquid Unit Kuno blames it for him breaking his stuff when he tries.
  • Oh, Crap!: Nabiki when Ranko told her she was self-aware.
  • Power Perversion Potential: All female model Liquid Units can be used for sex
    • Kuno rarely has to pay attention to school since he can retrieve the lessons from her memory at his leisure
  • Replacement Goldfish: Liquid Units are often used as this, but it is frowned upon as it’s considered unhealthy.
  • Servile Snarker: Kira given his exasperation with Ryoga’s stubbornness
  • Sexbot: Liquid Units are programmed to react to erections.
  • Skewed Priorities: Ryoga rather look cool then be led around by his liquid unit.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Ryo Iruga is a gold competitor yet Kuno thought he had a chance of defeating him.
  • The Tease: Ranko likes to do this especially to Ranma who she keeps offering to take care of.
  • Three Laws-Compliant: Units can do no real damage to property and cannot harm human beings in any way because of their semi-solid form and incredibly complex behavioral programming that prevents them from harming any living thing.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Ranma sees Ranko as a sister so doesn’t treat her like a servant.
    • Akane just sees Liquid Units as sex robots
  • Who Would Be Stupid Enough?: The pawn shop owner regretted his purchase of the combat model Liquid Unit because he didn’t have the equipment to insert it in the body and no one would be stupid enough to do it manually. Then Genma showed up.
  • You Have Failed Me: Kuno did this to Sakura after she lost to Ranko.
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