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One Foot – Another Multiverse SI is a Crossover fanfic involving a rather unusual variant of the classic Self-Insert being plonked into various universes. The story begins when the SI, Poe, is pushed off a station into the path of an onrushing train.

This meeting of two objects doesn't end well, of course, but Poe manages to survive being mulched into the ground via the intervention of a special being who calls himself Mephisto. The deal is simple: Do a little delivery and he'll let Poe live once more.

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Poe accepts, a blaze of fire engulfs him and he finds himself on a train...

...Thus begins his trip around the multiverse.


Tropes:

  • 0% Approval Rating: Due to becoming an arms dealer as a part of his stupid plan to defeat Father, the cast of Fullmetal Alchemist treat Poe with thinly veiled contempt.
  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: Lust's Ultimate Lance. It becomes Poe's after he assimilates her soul.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Visola creates pykrete by accident, thinking it's a type of sawdust.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Being the sadistic bitch that she is, Medusa thinks that giving Trisha the false name of Juliet Douglas to be a good in-joke.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Thanks to Urahara finding him before Xcution, Shishigawara starts out as a hero.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Instead of comedic and campy Vlad Plasmius is portrayed as very stoic, grim, and controlled and then Poe realizes that Vlad's already at his Phantom Planet levels of evil without any Villain Decay or Sanity Slippage to hinder his competence.
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  • Aesop Amnesia: Poe never learns from his mistakes. It takes five worlds and multiple catastrophes set into motion by himself before he begins to actually realize that he lives by this trope.
  • Affably Evil:
    • Wrath is described as a strangely understanding and pleasant guy for an asshole.
    • Greed is rather friendly, he was nice to Poe and gelled really well with Edward and Alphonse.
  • A God I Am: Fuckface, after his Villainous Breakdown.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After being utterly humiliated and absorbed by Poe, Lust begs for life, promising him her Ultimate Lance for the right to live. For reasons even he doesn't understand, Poe accepts the deal and grants her mercy.
  • All-Loving Hero: Death from Soul Eater has seen every death there is, no matter how cruel, petty, monstrous, and horrible yet still cares about all souls and can put up with Poe.
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  • All Up to You: At the climax of the Amestris arc, after starting a witch hunt, Roy tells Poe over the phone that he's the only one left that can stop Father. Thank God Scar and Trisha were with him and later Edward, Alphonse, and Greed got captured by Pride.
  • An Ice Person: Danny gets his ice powers after his mutation into a Heinz Hybrid.
  • Alternate History: D.Gray-Man is an alternate history in canon but unlike the manga-ka Ars Poetica actually explores the effects the Millennium Earl would have on the 1800's era setting thanks to his crusade to wipe out humanity such as a much bloodier American Civil War.
  • Alternate Universe: The worlds that Poe visits are alternate universes to canon. The differences range from events moving at a faster pace, to characters from different continuities being in the same universe, to characters showing up at the wrong places and times for almost no reason at all.
  • Anti-Climax: The reason why Zhao went after Foggy Swamp instead of the Moon Spirit in this universe; he felt that killing the Moon Spirit while it was a fish wouldn't give him enough glory.
  • Arc Villain: In every world Poe goes to he comes into conflict with a major antagonist.
  • Arc Words: "The Basilisk", it begins to gain promeneince at the end of Avatar: The Last Airbender arc, but their are hints of it as far back as Soul Eater.
  • Artificial Limbs: Fuckface has one.
  • Asshole Victim: Justin Law and Zhao.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Sam Mason's vegan lifestyle becomes this in nineteenth century era D.Gray-Man. Poe notes that without modern conveniences Sam will need to eat meat to live or suffer protein deprivation.
  • Ax-Crazy: To be blunt, Orihime is fucking nuts.
  • Badass Boast: Wrath gets a good one when Poe first uses the Ultimate Eye.
    Wrath: You musn't blink. You'll miss all the fun that way. Fear not the devil, for his evil is truth. Fear me, for my WRATH is absolute.
  • Badass Crew: The Yu Yan Archers.
  • The Bad Guys Win: While Medusa loses her body and is forced to live in Poe's soul thanks to unleashing the Ghost Rider, said event causes Asura to be released which accomplishes her ultimate goal.
  • Bag of Holding. V.K gives Poe a pink fanny pack that;s bigger on the inside.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Poe thought that the second homunculus he'd have to fight would be Wrath. Luckily, it was just Envy in disguise.
  • Batman Gambit: Poe's plan to expose the homunculi. He uses his future knowledge to create advanced weaponry so that they will think he's another corrupt General Ripper they could recruit as a part of their conspiracy. While doing this he creates "radiophones" and uses the communication network to make an Engineered Public Confession when they try to recruit him. Long story short, the plan works too well.
    • Medusa through Poe lets Vlad hunt the Reality Gauntlet, which is worthless to him because Vlad doesn't know its activation code and Poe does, meaning that Vlad will have to come back to Poe in order to get it to work.
  • The Bait: Poe decides to use himself as this to catch Shou Tucker before he uses his wife to make his infamous chimera.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    • Analay was willing to do anything to get rid of her firebending. She made a deal with an evil spirit in her despair giving her "shadowbending" that she can't fully control along with the spirit acting as a Super-Powered Evil Side when she's knocked out. Now she wants nothing more than to get her firebending back.
    • Tucker wishes he didn't have to kill two AI SCPs. Desiree heard him.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Sort of. Shishigawara likes Poe because he can remember his name. This is weird because Poe constantly forgets far more important information.
  • Berserk Button: Grace gets angry when people use her name for puns. Cole enjoys this.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: due to the structure of the plot, Poe ends up facing two foes across multiple universes: the SCP Foundation and the Basilisk.
  • Bigger Bad: Mephisto and Doctor Doom.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Poe has been completely defeated by Zhao and Aang and Appa save him by slinging a barge at Zhao.
  • Big Guy Fatality Syndrome: Both Omaeda and Komamura die offscreen during the Soul Society Civil War.
  • Bishōnen Line: The Millennium Earl in his fate suit actually wasn't that tough for Poe to deal with, but once he ditches the fat suit Adam becomes a whole other ball game.
  • Blatant Lies: When under observation from Stein due to an abnormal level of Madness, Poe remembers meeting a strange demonic monster while entering the Soul Eater world but lies about encountering nothing.
    • Might be a case of Unreliable Narrator as Poe genuinely forgets a lot of the events that happen on the train after he steps off. If he does remember it, that might just be due to Madness.
    • Later, one of Poe's Zanpakuto spirits claims that he lies to himself and everyone around him all the time. This only reinforces Poe's status as an Unreliable Narrator, but does little to change the fact that whatever he saw in the Soul Eater universe it affected his memories.
  • Blessed with Suck: Poe's powers might seem awesome until you realize he had to be hit by a train to get them.
    • As one reader put it, Poe has the power to "be tortured to death only once". The more badly injured Poe is, the harder it is for him to be affected by space-time. There are very few upsides to this power as Urahara points out it makes Orihime's healing abilities useless to him.
    • Said power becomes an advantage as it allows Poe to resist SCP-106's powers.
  • Boring, but Practical: Out of all the wide variety of powers and skills Poe's gained from his trip through the multiverse, the basic training from Briggs has served him the best. His win-loss ratio becomes much better after it.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Averted with Poe's Divine Impact Zanpakuto technique, it only has four shots.
  • Brainwashing for the Greater Good: Medusa does this to Poe. Realizing that he's become addicted to the Ghost Rider's power, she pushes Poe's desire for self-improvement to the forefront of his mind by making him decide to train at Briggs. But she pushes him too hard and almost causes him to self-destruct. Poe is not happy when he finds out.
  • Break Them by Talking: Poe's Zanpakuto performs a positive version of this trope on Medusa. Deconstructing her goals pointing out she's doomed to failure and convincing her to mentor Poe.
  • Break the Haughty:
    • After Shou Tucker's experiment damages Medusa's memories, she's forced to swallow her pride and team up with Poe as an equal.
    • After being defeated and absorbed by Poe and being reduced to a shade of her former self while at the same time facing how insignificant she really is in the universe, Lust is reduced into a crying wreck.
  • Brick Joke: Around fifteen chapters in it was noted that if Poe ever met The Spectre, he would likely throw up on his robes. Sure enough, six months and almost 150 chapters later...
  • Brought Down to Normal: During the climax of the Fullmetal Alchemist after his conspiracy is revealed Father cancels all alchemy in Amestris leaving Poe, Scar, and Trisha (all different cases of Wrong Context Magic) the only ones left with powers.
  • By The Power Of Grey Skull: [Board: Grand King!!] or [Ride: Grand King!!].
    • Followed by [[Derail: Centrecroix!!]].
  • The Cavalry: Awesomely so at Zhao's fort, first Zuko and Poe team up, and then they're cornered by the Yu Yan, then the Foggy Swamp Tribe shows up to save the day, then the Gaang breaks out and helps wreck havoc, followed by the Bei Fong's and Xin Fu helping with clean up.
  • Came Back Strong: Trisha Elric is revived as her 2003 Anime homuculus self, complete with hydrokinesis.
  • Came Back Wrong: Desiree's powers are shown to have a limit in this story. She can't truly revive the dead, only bring them back as insane ghosts.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You:
    • Poe saves and spares Scar, judging that his skills make him too important to waste.
    • Wrath tells the heroes in Central that they're free to go because Father judges that they might still be useful if his nuclear power plan fails.
  • The Caper: To pay off his food debts, Poe and Hiroshi go off to rob the Bei Fong's.
  • Casting a Shadow: Analay claims to be the world's only shadowbender. This is a lie, there's no such thing, her powers come from an evil spirit that lives inside her.
  • Catchphrase: Goddamnit, Poe.
  • Censor Shadow: Poe weaponizes this against SCP-096, but replace shadow with numbers. While having memory of the SCP cleansed from his memory bookshelves in his mind, he only looks at it with his Ultimate Eye which sees the world through numbers, censoring the SCPs appearence, so that he's technically not looking for it and not activating its power.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Freed from the confines of being a Saturday morning cartoon villain and the need for comic relief, Poe reviews Vlad's life, and realizes that he's a highly intelligent criminal and murderer no longer limited by cartoon censors.
  • Cessation of Existence: Shou gets his karma and then some. Thanks to Poe's soul containing his Zanpakuto spirit, Shou accidentally starts and gets hit by a human transmutation's rebound and his Gate and soul are devoured by the thing attached to the fawk-man, thus rendering the bastard Deader Than Dead.
  • Challenge Seeker: When Poe thinks that cracking the Akuma's secrets would be impossible for Medusa, she merely boasts that she'll relish the challenge to discover the secrets of the Millennium Earl.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • Poe gets a flare gun from Briggs but it doesn't come in handy until he fell into the South Pole's sea. He uses it to basically call for help, causing Zuko to save his life.
    • After gaining his Inner World Poe's memories take the form of a bookshelf that can be damaged. Poe later intentionally damages it so he won't remember SCP-096's face.
    • Poe suffered a dangerous growth of madness in Soul Eater but after he left the world it vanished. It turns out to have still been there, and Poe uses the Madness to do a Soul Resonance with Medusa to activate Centrecroix's Shikai.
  • Chest Insignia: Danny Phantom's costume has the SCP Foundation insignia on it. Showing that things are very off.
  • Civil War: Thanks to a mixture of damage caused by Poe and Aizen grabbing the Smart Ball Soul Society becomes embroiled in a civil war caused by a mixture of dimensional damage to the Dangai and a truckload of political red tape being headed by Shusake Amagai, the Kasumioji Clan, and powered by their Bakkoto.
    • Later happens again with Amestris.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Envy transforming into his true form to fight Poe and Scar just made him easier to pin down and kill.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Poe swears copiously. Almost every single chapter, actually.
  • Cloning Blues: Trisha suffers this after her revival as the Sloth homunculus. Luckily, Poe snaps her out of it.
  • Conqueror from the Future: While Poe is from an alternate reality, he follows the spirit of this trope in Amestris. He uses his knowledge of twenty-first century technology to give Amestris advanced weaponry, "radiotelephones" (basically cellphones), and becomes the richest and one of the most powerful men in Amestris as part of his (rather bad) plan to defeat Father.
  • Cool Car: The Urahara Shoten van becomes this with a little Ghost Rider boost. Then it becomes cool without the Ghost Rider after Urahara gives it a new paint job, three engines, six wheels, and Spirit Reducing Stone Armor. Poe loves the thing.
  • Cousin Oliver: Analay was unpopular with the readers when she was first introduced, being seen as a horrible character most people don't even consider canon in the media she hails from.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Wrath.
  • Cool Mask: After becoming a Heinz Hybrid Danny's ghost form gains a hollow mask.
  • Covered in Scars: All those fights Poe's gotten into have taken their toll.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: The main drawback of the Grand King's forms. While each is useful they are only powerful in specific scenarios.
    • The biggest example is the 'perspective flip' technique that has many specific requirements to work the biggest being that the opponent must be stronger than Poe in every way. It's only been used against the Millennium Earl.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Poe spends 70% of his time as The Millstone, but when the chips are truly down, he has bursts of inspiration and competence.
  • Cryptic Conversation: Fuckface and Olive have one about an army of 'pale dolls' she made for him.
  • Curbstomp Battle: As a whole, fighting the Ghost Rider can be summed up as "You lose".
    • Envy is completely ineffectual with his loss to Poe and Scar being one of the most one-sided fights in the story.
    • It takes less than a paragraph for the Kyoshi Warriors to capture, Poe, Zuko, and his crew.
    • After giving Poe so much trouble SCP-1529 is casually obliterated by Centrecroix's sonic powers.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Ghost Rider. That is all.
  • Dark Messiah: The Basilisk's hero rants heavily hint that it's this trope.
  • Dark Secret: It turns out the secret to the Bei Fong's wealth is because they found all of the money the Air Nation was paid with for farmgoods and they just stored it away because they didn't need it. Their entire dynasty was built off of blood money.
  • Deal with the Devil: How the plot starts. After being run over by a train, Poe makes a deal with Marvel's Mephisto to save his life while not knowing who he is.
    • Ed and Al do something like this when they try to bring their mother back from the dead. Poe calls them out on the trope word for word, even pointing out that his hypocrisy about it doesn't make what they did right.
    • Analay is later revealed to have made a similar deal to take away her firebending. It goes about as well as you could expect.
  • Deconstruction Fic: Poe is probably one of the best or worst Self-Inserts made for all of the wrong reasons. Every world he visits, he makes worse.
  • Defiant to the End: Medusa proves her status as a Magnificent Bitch when, cornered by the Ghost Rider, she doesn't have a Villainous Breakdown and mocks the unstoppable juggernaut.
  • Determinator: Poe, to the point he'll walk through the freezing snow and cold winds of Fort Briggs to rescue a lost trainee. Subverted since Poe wasn't actually doing it of his own volition at the time.
    • He goes through Boot Camp as the story progresses as well, all for the aim of getting stronger and relying on his powers less. Whether he did this because he thought it was the right thing to do or if he was forced into it by the voices in his head remains debatable.
    • At his core Poe is a deconstruction of the Determinator. Out of pride and self-loathing Poe never abandons a plan, even when the end result will end up hurting people and doing nothing would contribute more to fixing the problem at hand.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Due to his own stupidity, arrogance, the world being non-canon in some way, or a mixture of the three, and never learning from his mistakes, Poe is always blindsided.
    • When Poe and co arrives in Soul Society he is floored with the reveal that Shusuke Amagai exists and is successfully leading a rebellion against Seireitei.
    • After arriving in Soul Eater Poe is surprised that Black*Star is the one hunting Blair instead of Maka.
    • Poe didn't expect King Bradley to see his State Alchemist Exam.
    • In Avatar: The Last Airbender, there was no way anyone could predict Analay, Visola, and Hiroshi — fan-submitted characters created for a contest — existing in that version of the world.
    • Straight off the bat in Danny Phantom Poe finds out that Vlad has successfully integrated himself into the Fenton's as their Honorary Uncle due to his mansion blowing up due to a Ghost Portal mishap before canon starts.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Analay hit hers when she realized she was a firebender.
  • Didn't Think This Through: While Poe's Engineered Public Confession at first glance seems like his shining moment, it quickly becomes his greatest failure. He fails to take into account that the coup in canon was covered up to stop society from collapsing which runs the exact opposite of his planned end result. He fails to take into account that almost every major character needed to come together for Amestris to survive and his plan leaves all the important authority figures isolated and divided. Meanwhile, he also forgets that Father can cancel Alchemy and Hohenheim hasn't had time to counter Father's Alchemy-canceling ability which leaves the heroes even more weakened and divided. End result? By the time Poe is forced out of the world Amestris has either fallen into complete anarchy at best, Father hijacked Truth thanks to the secrets of nuclear fission Poe accidentally handed him, or Amestris has gone up in a nuclear explosion. Poe's plans amounted to nothing and if Amestris still exists it's now at the mercy of its angry neighbors. The only legacy Poe has left behind is a bloodier war machine. Great fucking job, Poe.
    • Poe does this again when he tries to reveal Danny Phantom's secret identity to the world before learning about the inevitable divergences. This is luckily put a stop to when Poe realizes the SCP Foundation exists in that world as well.
  • Death by Adaptation: Happens from time to time due to butterflies caused by Poe or other factors.
    • In Bleach Komamura and Omeada die in the Soul Societ Civil War.
    • In ''Fullmetal Alchemist Garcia Hughes dies due to complications during childbirth, and on a more satisfying note Pride finds himself Guilty and immolated.
    • In Avatar: The Last Airbender in a case of Black Comedy Visola ate Momo offscreen due to food shortage before Aang found him and made him his pet.
  • Death of Personality: What every Noah family member risks when their Inner Noah reincarnates through them. Most of its members throughout history most likely had their personalities destroyed best shown with Skinn Bolic. Those that willingly collaborated are treated as particularly despicable and evil, however, best shown with Road Kamelot.
  • Demonic Possession: How an Inner Noah works in this story. If the host refuses to join the Millennium Earl's genocidal crusade it will posses you and force you in. Best shown with Skinn Bolic, Noah of Wrath.
  • Discard and Draw:
    • Analay was born a firebender and reacted badly when she found out, and in a fit of despair made a deal with a malevolent spirit to get rid of it, giving her "Shadowbending". She heavily regrets this choice.
    • After being absorbed into Poe's soul Desiree loses the power to grant actual wishes, instead her powers take the form of illusions and perfect simulations.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Analay is basically a younger female Poe without delusions of her own competence. She's has many of his character flaws, juggles the Idiot Ball, annoys other people, and made a Deal with the Devil that gave her a uncontrollable Superpowerred Evil Side.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Wrath scares the shit out of Poe and he spends the entire Fullmetal Alchemist arc scared to death of him.
    • The Spectre easily beats that. Poe's encounter with him leaves him a blubbering mess.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Using the power of the Ghost Rider proves to be addicting. The end result is that Poe somehow becomes even dumber.
  • Dual Wielding: At the end of the Bleach arc the Ghost Rider reforges Tousen and Amagai's Zanpakuto into two cavalry saber Zanpakuto that Poe uses as his main weapons from then onward.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Wrath's entire last stand against the Ghost Rider is this for him.
  • Eldritch Location: Poe's interdimensional train car, Danny's reaction to it shows that it's not a nice place.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • After the scope of Zhao's madness has been revealed the Gaang, Zuko, the Earth Kingdom team, and the Fire Nation mooks all team up to stop him.
    • Recognizing the threat the SCP Foundation and its horrors represents, Vlad enters an alliance with Poe and the Fenton's.
  • Engineered Public Confession: How the homunculi are revealed. Said reveal is only enhanced through cellphones so everyone in Amestris knows the truth.
  • Epic Fail: Poe's special talent. Medusa even snarks that the only thing about Poe she trusts is his ability to consistently fail.
  • Equivalent Exchange: This fittingly happens to Poe in Amestris. Due to saving Shou Tucker's wife and killing him, it leads to Gracia Hughes dying in childbirth because (possibly) Shou would have been the one to make the delivery.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Zuko might be in his angsty villain phase but he's still not willing to let Zhao destroy Foggy Swamp just for glory.
    • Walker is one of the darkest, most extreme, and evil of the villains in Danny Phantom, but even he thinks that the SCP Foundation is extreme. He even releases Poe from his custody because of this.
  • Evil All Along:
    • Turns out that Justin Law was evil even before Asura. He got the Witch's soul needed to become a Death Scythe by killing his little sister.
    • Turns out Hiroshi was just a selfish con man who is willing to send an entire region into poverty to satisfy his own greed.
  • Eyes Never Lie: Poe immediately sees through the Millennium Earl's Stepford Smiler facade when he sees how angry the Earl's bloodshot eyes are.
  • Eyescream: Poe loses his left eye to Truth as his toll when he crashes into Truth's domain during his messy entrance into the world of Fullmetal Alchemist.
  • Explosive Overclocking: To gain the power to defeat Scar, Poe absorbs the potential energy generated by the city's power grid to supercharge himself to be stronger and faster than Scar.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In contrast to Lust, Envy, and Pride's ignoble defeats and begging and breakdowns, Wrath takes his death with quiet dignity.
  • Fallen Hero: SCP-507 was once one of the few good SCPs, but seeing the Basilisk drove him insane and turned him into the delusional and tyrannical Fuckface.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Zhao suffers this after repeatedly being badly wounded and healing using Poe's Zanpakuto. He absorbs Poe's history, but only enough to destroy him. Poe can handle his failures. Zhao can't on a basic mental level. So he sort of falls into a spiral of depression and rejection wiping out his own mind. Enough that he loses even the basic function of thinking or regulating his own heartbeat and breathing, left alive to basically be a subhuman monster without instincts in a world once threatened by him. And when he does recover (due to the tenacity of his spiritual nature) the memories come back, and he returns as a version of Poe so engulfed in personal despair that he commits mental suicide all over again to escape it, putting himself back in the same position he was in before. He's caught in a despair driven logic loop for the rest of existence.
  • Fingore: Poe loses both his pinkies to avoid frostbite and they don't regenerate.
  • Flipping the Bird: One Yu Yan Archer does this to Poe.
  • Foil: Trisa Elric and Medusa. Best shown when Medusa tried to criticize Trisha's parenting inside Poe's soul with invisitext.
  • Force and Finesse: The Combustion Man and June form this dynamic when they attack the Gaang.
  • Foreshadowing: Many people in Poe's soul talked about the Grand King. This turns out to be his Zanpakuto's name.
    • Almost everything Fuckface says hints to something important in the story.
    • There is enough foreshadowing to the point of obviousness that Beux is really Skinn Bolic, Noah of Wrath before his awakening as a Noah. He's a big man with great strength, New Orleans is surrounded by a permanent thunderstorm for almost a week non-stop that's been giving Beux headaches, and Wrath says that he senses a great amount of his namesake. Poe doesn't get it.
    • The Basilisk was once "A sun in the dark".
  • For Science!: Medusa shows this to be her entire worldview when she gushes and drools over how amazing the Gate from Fullmetal Alchemist is in a rare moment of zero self-restraint.
  • Forgot Flanders Could Do That: Poe begins to properly fear the Millennium Earl after he loses his fat suit and showing his real power.
  • Gambit Roulette: Deconstructed with Poe. All of his 'brillaint plans' are either short sighted, formed from incomplete information, or implemented with no revisions, or done on pure impulse. Since Poe is not Aizen or a Uchiha, reality does not bend to his whims so Reality Ensues with most of his plans failing. The ones that do succeed make things worse.
  • Genre Savvy: A given with any Self-Insert fanfic. Played straight, outright avoided, or blatantly deconstructed. Since every world Poe visits is non-canon, none of what he knows about those worlds can come to play. And since Poe doesn't actually remember everything about the worlds he visits, he often can't be sure of what he's doing right or wrong.
  • Genius Bruiser: Scar is described to look like the Terminator, yet he easily figures out how Poe's alchemy works after a short clash when it took months of bumbling for Poe to get anywhere.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Poe does this to Analay when she has a Freak Out about the Fire Nation's plans for Sozin's comet.
  • God Guise: Poe pretends to be a Spirit in Avatar in order to get people to listen to him.
  • Good All Along: Hiroshi made Poe think that the Bei Fong's were evil aristocrats. It turns out that they were using the Air Nomad treasure to keep the region stable.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: During the Danny Phantom arc, the Fentons and their friends are the Good, the ghosts are the Bad, and the SCP Foundation and its collection of horrors are very, very Evil. Best shown with A-list villains Vlad and Walker being openly disturbed by the brutality of certain SCPs.
  • Good with Numbers: The Ultimate Eye allows a person to weaponize math, using it to predict, analyze, and understand almost anything.
  • Greed: Hiroshi is worse than Greed himself in that regard.
  • Heroic BSoD: SCP-1529's Ghost Rider-countering powers cause Poe to have a mental breakdown.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Zhao becomes half spirit which makes him more powerful.
  • Hand Cannon: The ULTIMA RATIO NEMO OBLIGATUR.
  • Hanging Judge: You can bet that the Ghost Rider qualifies to a terrifying degree.
  • Healing Factor:
    • Poe gains Lust's after absorbing her, which then becomes one of the main reasons he's still alive.
    • Zhao gains one as he turns into a spirit.
  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: A major part of turning Akuma into Knight's is that they are reprogrammed into being loyal to Poe instead of the Earl. Given how they were Tortured Monsters before there's not as much moral problems as usual for this trope and Poe immediately sets out to counteract the negative consequences.
  • Heinz Hybrid: After being shot and Poe putting him through an Emergency Transformation Danny rivals Ichigo in spirtual bullshit becoming a Ghost-SCP-Hollow hybrid with a spiffy new winter based motif.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard:
    • Pride's attempt to possess Poe's body ends with him being declared "GUILTY".
    • Zhao takes too much power from the Grand King, causing his Fate Worse than Death.
    • SCP-106 turns out all light in his dimension to get an advantage over Poe. This lets the Ghost Rider out. Justice is served.
  • Home Field Advantage: As long as the Box Ghost is inside a proper cardboard box he is all powerful and the box is undetectable and invincible.
  • Hope Spot: Sui-Feng activates Shunko to fight Amagai in a big "Hell yeah!" moment... Only for Poe to find out that Yoruichi, a better Shunko master, had already lost to Amagai while using Shunko. Then, as if to make things worse, Amagai reveals that on top of his Bankai and Zanpakuto canceling Bakkoto, he's also a Shunko master as well.
    • Apparently, Amagai was a Shunko master who, without knowing it, had a specialty in fighting other Shunko masters, thus reinforcing his status as a Man of Kryptonite while taking it Up to Eleven.
  • Hypocrite: Lulu Bell has the gall to criticize Poe about brainwashing an Akuma.
  • Hypocrisy Nod: When Poe calls the Elric Brothers out for making their metaphorical Deal with the Devil Poe admits the hypocrisy of him criticizing their decision.
  • Idiot Ball: When Poe isn't turning them into a ballistic weapons, he's juggling them like a clown at a circus.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Thanks to the Ultimate Eye, Poe becomes a crack shot with a bow and arrow.
  • Insane Admiral: Zhao, but the full depth of his madness isn't revealed until the climax of his arc.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: While 'friend' might be too strong a word, Poe tends to get along better with teenagers and kids than his fellow adults. This most likely ties to his immaturity.
  • In-Universe Nickname: A trope that is important because its never been used. Poe says all of his friends call him by his nickname Ars. Everyone in the story calls him Poe. The closest thing Poe has to a friend is Medusa.
    • This becomes really important when Poe fights Koh to save Medusa's face. When Koh tries to use Medusa's face and voice against him, Poe snaps out of it when Koh calls him "Poe" instead of "Ars".
  • It's All My Fault: Trisha begins to think of herself as a poor parent after learning that her sons became arrogant enough to perform human transmutation after her death.
  • It's Personal: Poe's feud with Black*Star becomes this when the Highly Visible Ninja spits in his hot chocolate.
  • Jerkass: Hiroshi is introduced as a downtrodden underdog but his true colors reveal him to be a selfish, greedy, backstabbing brat.
  • The Judge: The second half of Poe's Zanpakuto takes the form of Anubis and has this personality.
  • The Juggernaut: It doesn't matter if you're God, the Devil, or literally Death itself. The Ghost Rider will set you on fire, cut you down, and crush you like a tin can.
  • Karmic Transformation: A positive example. Lust started of as a homunculus, a parasite that lived off of human souls to live. After being absorbed into Poe's soul she becomes the Zanpakutou spirit Centrecroix, a spiritual being that acts as a symbiotic being to the soul that houses it. The exact opposite of her original race.
  • Kid Hero: Played straight, the deconstructed. At first Poe (a man in his twenties) had no problem with sending teenagers and children like Ichigo and Aang into combat for his own benefit. After Danny gets shot Poe begins to dislike this trope and stops trying to rely on kid heroes to solve problems.
  • Kill It with Fire: Poe's standard response to pretty much everything.
  • Knight of Cerebus:
    • The SCP Foundation become this without even appearing on screen. The eternally short-sighted and arrogant Poe becomes completely serious and half-way competent when he learns they're in the world of Danny Phantom.
    • The Spectre. He scares Poe so much, that he can't make light of his situation like he usually does.
  • La Résistance: V.K Telgo, Olive, and the Box Ghost form this to fight against the SCP Foundation in the Ghost Zone.
  • Large Ham: The Ghost Rider's narration is extremely grandiose.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Poe wipes all memory of SCP-096 from his own mind so it won't hunt him.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: It's impossible to talk about the Fullmetal Alchemist arc without bringing up the Trisha was revived as Sloth.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Jack Fenton is portrayed as the type of comic relief who knows when he needs to be serious and competent.
  • LEGO Genetics: Poe theorizes that ectoplasm works like this which is why Danny becomes a Ghost-Hollow-SCP hybrid after his Emergency Transformation.
  • Lighter and Softer: Deconstructed with Danny Phantom. It's a comedic low stakes world where the villains are mostly bumbling and campy, the adults are humorously inept, and the world itself is designed for teenagers to thrive. This all comes tumbling down when the other Darker and Edgier worlds come knocking and the residents are woefully unprepared for other settings villains competence and ruthlessness. Best shown with the interactions between it and the SCP Foundation and D.Gray-Man.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Poe's Zanpakuto keep him sort of balanced. When he loses them during his entry into Avatar The Lastairbender his sole goal is to get them back and losing a part of his soul makes him more angrier and aggressive.
  • Loophole Abuse: Poe needs to get around Koh's facestealing ability. How does he do this? By ripping off his own face so he doesn't have one to steal.
    • Horrified that he brainwashed the Akuma turned Knights into his slaves, Poe's first order to them is to order them to not be required to obey him. He later uses this trope to create an ethical guidline and society for the Knights to give them some of their lives back.
  • MacGuffin: The Reality Gauntlet becomes one of the driving forces of the Danny Phantom arc with many dangerous people wanting to get it for its unlimited power.
  • Madness Mantra: The Noah of Wrath's "Never forgive...! Never Forgive...! Never forgive...!"
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: The power of Poe's second Zanpakutou; a permanent Shikai release-type that abilities revolve around sound manipulation and frequencies and can make sonic booms.
  • Magic Eye: Wrath's Ultimate Eye which becomes Poe's after the Ghost Rider assimilates him.
  • The Man Behind the Man:
    • The Bleach arc ends with heavy implications that Aizen supported Amagai's rebellion from the shadows.
    • In Avatar: The Last Airbender Koh steals Poe's Zanpakuto and gives them to Zhao.
    • In Danny Phantom the Guys in White are merely a front for the SCP Foundation.
  • Man of Kryptonite:
    • Shusuke Amagai's entire powerset from his Zanpakutou, to his Bakkoto, to his Shunko is perfectly built to defeat other Shinigami no matter how powerful they are. Just ask Yamamoto.
    • SCP-1529's heat-absorbing powers make it one of the few things in the story capable of countering the Ghost Rider.
  • Martyrdom Culture: The Yu Yan. It doesn't matter how many of them die or what line they have to cross. They will complete their mission no matter what.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": Once everyone realizes that Zhao plans on killing the spirit of Foggy Swamp everyone goes Oh, Crap!.
  • Mêlée à Trois: Desiree vs the SCP Foundation vs the Ghost Rider, with the Fenton-Plasmius alliance stuck in the middle.
  • The Mentor: Given his previous self's military experiance Poe has Wrath train Danny, Tucker, Sam, and Jazz.
  • Merged Reality: it quickly becomes clear many realities are actually fusions of various universes.
  • Merger of Souls: A key part of turning a Akuma into a Knight. Both the revived soul and the dealmakers soul power the Akuma, Poe converting the Akuma fusing the two souls into a new being as a Knight. Given how they were endlessly tortured as Akuma the Knight tends not to mind the change.
  • Mind Rape: Shou Tucker's experiments damage Poe and Medusa's souls. This has the nasty side effect of damaging their memories. Poe forgets his sisters while Medusa loses almost all of her magical knowledge and can only remember her life's failures, and her sisters who she hates.
  • Mirror Match: Zhao vs Poe. Zhao has taken Poe's Zanpakuto, which lets his firebending hurt Poe, along with his increased speed, strength, and durability from his half-spirit physiology, along with his new Healing Factor gives him powers that make him a dark shadow of Poe.
  • Mistaken for Badass: Thanks to misjudging Poe's character, the homunculi think that Poe is a Magnificent Bastard par excellence when he's just so stupid no one could expect that his short-sighted plans could work.
  • Misapplied Phlebotinum: After being cornered by SCP-1529 Lust advises Poe to use his sound powers to defeat them and he completely misuses it.
  • Moral Myopia: Poe treats Danny getting shot as one of his worst mistakes when he has done far worse, like stealing Kon causing Yuzu to be mauled by Grand Fisher, or damaging the barriers between worlds in Bleach, or his everything in Amestris. It really comes off as hypocritical given his previous bigger fuck ups.
  • More Than Mind Control: Heavily implied to have happened to Danny after listening to the Basilisk's rants on heroism, leading up to him using his body as a shield to block the Millinnium Earl's Dark Matter ball.
  • Morph Weapon: The Grand King's Shikai form allows it to transform into different modes, each representing a type of ability Poe has encountered with a personal twist added.
  • Mouth of Sauron: Due to being head of the country and Father being busy absorbing nuclear power for his plan B , Wrath acts as the homunculi's spokesperson as a whole.
  • Named by the Adaptation:
    • Shou Tucker's nameless wife receives the name "Delta" in this story.
    • The namelees protagonist of SCP – Containment Breach is given the name V.K Telgo.
  • Nerves of Steel: Nothing phases Medusa. Not even facing down the Ghost Rider. She even remains calm and in control after being assimilated into Poe's soul and learning that she's a fictional character from his perspective.
  • Next Tier Power-Up: Poe starts as a bog standard human. Then he gets a power. Then he gets another. Deconstructed and played straight. The powers Poe gets range from being very useful to being almost worthless.
  • Nice Guy: The Wrath in Poe's soul is strangely chill and pleasent. He's one of the few spirits that doesn't demean Poe and gives strange but helpful advice.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Poe does this a lot. Most of his actions tend to be less 'helpful' and more 'why would you do that?!' in nature. Heck, he does it at least once per world.
    • In Bleach he steals Kon forgetting he was once plot relevant which leads to Yuzu being badly injured by Grand Fisher.
    • Poe breaks things even worse in Bleach when, due to his entrance into the world, he damages the Dangai which causes a series of events amplified by his own bumbling and maybe Aizen's manipulations. One such cause would be the Soul Society Civil War headed by Shusuke Amagai which has a death toll greater than the Vandenreich's first invasion.
    • The Ghost Rider joins the fun in Soul Eater where his search for vengeance causes him to kill Justin Law, assimilate Medusa, and release Asura utterly obliterating canon while eliminating many players that would have hindered Arachnophobia in said canon.
    • Poe believes that he did this when he somehow contributes to Trisha Elric's revival as Sloth. Realizing that Ed hasn't been humbled and lacks the proper mindset to take down the homunculus.
    • The Most Triumphant Example of Poe's stupidity happens when trying to pass the written portion of the State Alchemist Exam he forgets that Amestris hasn't completed the Periodic Table and hands Father the secret to nuclear fission completely by accident.
    • Poe once again thinks he did this when Zuko went out of his way to save him. Aang doesn't learn until later that the Fire Nation needs to be stopped and the group as a whole hasn't gotten their early fighting experiance against Zuko's Anti-Villain crew before the Knight of Cerebus show up.
    • While trying to comfort Tucker over two AIs that he had too delete, Poe lets it slip that he's killed and was an arms dealer. This sours his relationships with Danny, Sam, and Tucker.
    • Happens again when Poe lets Danny, Sam, Tucker, and Jazz inside the House of the Rising Sun. He unwiitingly shifts worlds which leads to a series of events that cause the teenage Danny Phantom cast to get stuck in the Crapsack World of D.Gray-Man.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
    • While there was no way he could know, Tousen interfering with Amagai's fight with Poe and activating his Bankai unleashed the Ghost Rider and allowed him to take out the trash. It's made worse when you realize that, had he waited just a minute longer, Poe might have died and that would've been the end of it.
    • Shou Tucker turns Poe into a human chimera. This upgrade proceeds to carry Poe through combat.
    • Envy's own arrogance and sadism is one of the main reasons Poe's plan in Amestris worked. Things go wrong once Wrath and Pride assume control over the operations.
    • Wrath had Poe beaten. Then Gluttony came along and ate them, letting the Ghost Rider out... who then proceeded to fix some "problems".
    • Not understanding how Poe's konso works it made sense to the Millennium Earl to bring an army of Akuma with him to crush Poe beneath his superior military might but in execution, it let Poe convert the Akuma army into Knights thanks to the Grand Kings bow and arrow mode.
  • No-Sell: The Ghost Rider gives no fucks. Throw a black hole at him, have a dimension explode with him in the center, have a Djinn try to wish him away, it just won't work.
  • No Social Skills: Thanks to a cruddy childhood and latter getting stuck in the South Pole's wastes Visola is either unemotive or overemotive.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Poe did something at Briggs that made Major Miles hate him.
    • Inside the House of the Rising Sun Ammit did something in Medusa's lab that made her hate the pet.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain:
    • After spending an arc being beaten up by everyone, even Poe, Gluttony gets his moment in the sun when he gets the drop on both Poe and Wrath and devours them.
    • Poe underestimated Zhao, writing him off as a mid-range threat because of his canonical Arc Villain status, forgeting that he is a great firebender and strategist on top of his plans being the most apocalyptic of the original series' villains. And then he gets Poe's Zanpakuto and gets superpowers.
  • Not So Stoic: In canon Urahara was always chill and laid back because everything always went according to his plans. Poe's ability to make any plan die a horrible death causes Urahara to show a far more sarcastic and angry side of his personality.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis:
    • The Yu Yan Archers. They always use the element of surprise, never gloat, have perfect teamwork, never get overcome by emotion, never complicate their plans, and are badass to the bone. The SCP Foundation is even worse.
    • The Spectre, he was able to get rid of Poe with absolutely no trouble or fuss. Despite his ineptitude, Poe has a talent for lasting long enough to ruin something. Not with the Spectre on the job.
    • The Millennium Earl's mindset for dealing with his new archenemy; Poe, both in direct combat and in assassination attempts.
  • Original Character: They show up from time to time, mainly due to necessity or because Poe's in a world's timeline before canon started meaning the author has to fill in holes.
    • Grace and Cole who become the face of the early Pineapple Knights in D.Gray-Man and showing the Knights overall view of Poe.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Poe's reaction when Blair is attacked by Black*Star instead of Maka as he realizes that every world he arrives at is non-canon even before he visits making his already dodgy fore-knowledge even more unreliable than it was before.
    • Poe does it again when he realizes his nurse is Medusa.
    • This is everyone's default state when Wrath shows up.
    • Iroh has a blink and you'll miss it moment when he realizes that, yes, Poe is that stupid.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: In this story Medusa states she is qualified in Animal Science, Plant Sciences, Food Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biomedical sciences, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Bacteriology, Anatomy, Biometrics & Biostatistics, Neuroscience, Nutrition Science, Parasitology, Toxicology, Genetics – Human & Animal, Embryology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Services, Statistics, Astronomy, General Chemistry, Acoustics, Applied Physics, School Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Family Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Comparative Psychology, General Psychology, Sociology, Music Education, Science Education, and Communication Research and at least nineteen fields of other independent study.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield : This is Frostbite's view of the Infinity Map and why he won't lend it to Poe. It turns out to be the correct decision.
  • Only Friend: Out of all the people Poe's met on his trip through the multiverse, the only person he can possibly claim to have a healthy two-way friendship with of equals is with Medusa. This is just as screwed up as it sounds.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • When the Foggy Swamp Tribe learn of Zhao's true goal, they drop their pacifism.
    • The readers were shocked by how sensible Poe became when he learned of the SCP Foundation.
    • When Raven sees Poe she goes full Trigon eyes and uses the same spell Doctor Doom used to banish him. The repercussions of this are still unknown.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Subverted with the Millennium Earl, once Poe proves a threat he immediately mobilizes to kill Poe. In a twist, staying on his throne might have actually been the best decision the Earl could have made.
  • Out of Focus: Despite being the Arc Villain of Amestris, Father doesn't even get a single line of dialogue.
  • Out-Gambitted: Poe thinks he can avoid paying a toll to Truth by giving up his Gate to Truth like what Ed did in the end of Brotherhood. This fails because Poe's Gate is from the 2003 Anime and thus can't be traded. Poe has to pay the toll anyway.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Scar's identity is cunningly concealed by a mask with a tinted visor.
  • Pals with Jesus: Poe pretends that he knows Clockwork to make Vlad listen to his demands. It doesn't work.
  • Personality Powers: All of Poe's abilities are associated with fire and nuclear fission. The first represents his horrid impulse control like how a forest fire spirals out of control, the second shows how toxic he is to people like nuclear waste is.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: It's heavily implied that Medusa is turned on by the challenge of deciphering the Millennium Earl's Eldritch Science and sees the Akuma skeleton Poe gives her to be a romantic gift.
  • Pet the Dog: Vlad turns out to be a rather good mentor for Danny and also pays for Poe's outrageous food bills.
  • Petting Zoo People: Shou Tucker's experiments turn Poe into a hawk-jackal chimera.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: The Ghost Rider. His best feat was casually making Gluttony's endless Pocket Dimension explode.
    • Didn't he also punch his way out of a black hole in the first story arc?
    • The Ghost Rider destroys anything he wants to have destroyed. Good luck stopping him.
  • Power Fist: Centrecroix's Shikai takes this form. To quote the story itself: "A bright red valve, five prongs reaching from the center in a near-star formation, formed on either arm – they were about the size of small shields that turned slightly with each passing second. The backs of my hands boasted additional plates of silver, and from them a string-less harp – a tuning fork of sharpened prongs – jutted out over clenched hands.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Poe's alchemical energy takes on a strange violet color that Roy notes is unnatural.
  • Putting on the Reich: The Wrath in Poe's soul takes the form of an Asura in a Nazi uniform.
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: Thanks to a little killing intent, Orihime's Tsubaki will follow you and never stop.
  • Press-Ganged: Medusa feeds Poe one of her snakes forcing him to work for her as an assassin. This quickly backfires when Poe points out that he'd rather die than work for her, so as an alternative she decides to stalk him.
  • Pride: Poe's greatest weakness. He holds a delusional view of his own competence due to his self-loathing, leading him to screw up more. When he manages to abandon his pride Poe actually becomes more competent. Shame it never stays that way.
  • Psychic Link: Or a more spirtual variant. Lust and Wrath show the ability to detect Lulu Bell and Skinn Bolic respectively as each represents the same sin.
  • Quirky Mini Boss Squad: The Bakkoto wielding Kasumioji Clan act as this during the climax of the Bleach arc.
  • Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: The team that is gathered to defeat Father consists of Poe, an Ishvalan Serial Killer, a hydrokinetic 2003 Anime homunculus housewife, the depowered Elric brothers, and Greed.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Medusa gives one to Lust, pointing out that she is nothing more than a hypocritical parasite that was too arrogant to realize the own hypocrisy of her own existence.
  • Recruiting the Criminal: After saving Scar from Lust and Gluttony, Poe offers him a job as his bodyguard and waste disposal consultant.
  • Red Herring: When the Ghost Rider reforged Tousen and Amagai's Zanpakutou and the latter's Bakkoto into a new Zanpakutou it at first seemed like they had all been fused into one Zanpakutou. It turns out that the Ghost Rider made two instead.
  • Redemption Promotion: When a Akuma is converted into a Knight the new being surpasses Level 3 Akuma in strength.
  • Removed Achilles' Heel: Desiree can grant her own wishes and refuse other wishes thanks to the power of SCP-1990. That is very bad.
  • The Reveal: Two in one chapter. First The core of Foggy Swamp is Kuvira's spirit vine cannon that fell into an alternate universe and into the past from the reality warping explosion it created during Kuvira's battle with Korra and it has also created a spirit portal that Zhao can use to invade the North Pole. Two: Zhao has Poe's Zanpakuto.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Poe describes V.K Telgo as the most normal looking person he's ever seen.
  • Running Gag: In Avatar: The Last Airbender everyone forgets the Unagi exists and it then pops up to ruin their day.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Iroh saves Poe, Zuko, Analay, and Zuko's crew from the Kyoshi Warriors thanks to the village chief being a member of the White Lotus.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: SCP-035 and SCP-096 fittingly get locked inside SCP-2317.
  • Seen It All:
  • Sensory Overload: The risk of using the Ultimate Eye without mastering it. The equations it shows you grow more numerous and complex until your brain shuts down and have an anuerysm.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: It turns out that this story's 'Rescue Rukia' arc was completely pointless because Urahara had replaced the real Rukia and the Hogyoku with a Chappy modsoul and bomb respectively. He never told anyone in order to keep the charade up. Uryu finds this out while trying to rescue 'Rukia' and is very unhappy.
  • Short Runner: In-Universe, Poe only spends a chapter in a half in Teen Titans thanks to the Spectre.
  • Sinister Minister: Justin Law. According to the invisitext, he murdered his younger sister. The Ghost Rider takes particular exception to this.
  • Sinister Silhouette: The Basilisk appears to Analay, Poe, Danny Fenton, and Ginkyo as a black, shadowy silhouette.
  • Slipping a Mickey: Shou gives Poe drugged water so he can use him for his chimera experiments. This is particularly stupid because (a) Poe wanted to catch him in the act, (b) there was no way he could avoid being caught, and (c) he made a plan directly involving Poe's inability to fight back. Plans and Poe don't mix, unfortunately.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Poe's whole personality. He seems to believe that he has what it takes to match wits with multiple worlds top tiers and that his plans are brilliant. It's rather obvious to the reader they are not.
  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • It's hard to remember or notice through the Ghost Rider's vague narration, but in the first chapter Doctor Doom did something to Poe that's caused his multiversal journey.
    • Shou Tucker is barely a Villain of the Week but his experiments give Poe a chimera form that becomes one of his most reliable powers while also starting his alliance with Medusa.
  • The Sociopath: Medusa actually diagnoses Shou Tucker as a sociopath.
  • Something Completely Different: The story uses a first-person narration with one ominous break from chapters 129-131 titled The Basilisk's Story.
  • Sore Loser: the Millennium Earl is a self-admitted example.
  • The Soulless: Poe rather cheerfully reminds Trisha that she's this type of homunculus.
  • Spanner in the Works: Visola tells the Gaang about the Norther Water Tribes sexism, making them not want to go there and seek out Foggy Swamp instead. This causes Legend of Korra timeline to take a hit.
  • Speedrun: Believing that Avatar's canon Golden Ending to be out of reach thanks to Analay, Visola, and himself, mixed with Appa being slowed down by a larger party, and food shortages, Poe decides that going as fast as possible is the only option to beat the Fire Nation.
  • Stable Time Loop: How the version of the Avatar world Poe ended up in came to be. According to Word of God Spirits, in this world, are a result of space-time shenanigans. Kuvira's spirit cannon fell through a portal it created when Korra attempted energy bending to siphon it away from killing her. The portal, still powerfully charged with spirit vines, continued firing even after it landed and punctured a hole in the fabric of the universe, injected it with energy, and got stuck in a tree. From there, things blew out of proportion. Spirits, wholly, are the result of that event — kind of like mutants or zombies following a nuclear fallout. The swamp and its spiritual nature is because of the gun from the future, and eventually one of the vines of the swamp would be used to make the gun, and the gun would make the swamp, and so on and so forth.
  • The Stoic: Vlad Plasmius is vey controlled and grim, a far cry from his over the top canon personality. This foreshadows that he's at his Phantom Planet levels of evil without his Villain Decay or Sanity Slippage.
  • Stout Strength: Without the limits of the shows art style to change their appearence Poe notes that Jack Fenton is all muscle with a build like Sig Curtis instead of fat in contrast to what the show suggests.
  • Supervillain Lair: The SCP Foundation has a giant castle in the Ghost Zone which they park in front of the Fenton's Ghost Portal.
  • Sunk Cost Fallacy: A major part of Poe's ideology and why he never cuts his losses when it would be smarter to do so and he'd hurt less people. This Very Wiki describes it best.
    : In psychology this is generally related to cognitive dissonance theory, which is basically the idea that when people think of themselves one way but act in another way, they will try to rationalize it. Specifically, people think they make good decisions, but when the decisions aren't paying off, they throw more effort after it to make the decisions good rather than admit they made a bad decision.
  • Taught by Experience: While people might not believe this, Poe does learn from his fights; best shown when he fights Lulu Bell. Since Trisha, Blair, and Envy used similar powers and techniques Poe uses the correct form of the Grand King and matches her in a Battle of Wits, forcing Lulu to use her Inner Noah to get the edge in the fight.
  • Taking the Bullet: When the Millennium Earl throws a massive ball of Dark Matter at New Orleans as a "fuck you" to Poe, Danny saves the town by taking the attack with his own body.
  • Taking You with Me: Wrath knows that the homunculi are screwed, but as a Blood Knight he decides to drag Poe down with them.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Once Poe establishes himself as a threat by fighting off Lulu Bell and converting his Akuma, the Millennium Earl responds by sending an army of Akuma and himself to deal with Poe.
  • Thinking Up Portals: After the Ghost Rider absorbs SCP-106 Poe can use his portal powers to let people into his Inner World the House of the Rising Sun.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Poe goes on warpath when he finds out Koh stole Medusa's face.
  • Teach Him Anger: Thanks to the accelerated timeline, Ichigo was never there to save Orihime from her brother which caused her to gain her powers earlier and make her more assertive, thus giving her the killing intent to use the Shun Shun Rekka properly in combat.
  • This Loser Is You: The writer doesn't give a very flattering view of himself in Poe and his many, many flaws, and it's hinted in-universe that Poe knows he's a loser.
  • This Was His True Form: After having her Philosopher's Stone exorcised, Lust's true form is revealed to a scrawny creature made of shadows and held together with blue nodes and a face resembling Greed's.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Vlad Plasmius. Valentine eventually becomes an antivillainous version for Poe.
  • Token Good Teammate: Out of all the peoples who have become trapped in Poe's soul, Desiree is the only person who really doesn't deserve to be stuck helping Poe for all of eternity.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Trisha Elric is the only completely heroic homunculus.
  • Too Soon: In-Universe, Roy considers using the false name Juliet Douglas for Trisha to be this.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Analay certainly did this, when she got KO'd and her Super-Powered Evil Side came out to play. Omaeda was probably the first person in the whole cast to do it.
    • Trisha Elric is revived as 2003 Sloth and becomes capable of fighting on even footing with the Brotherhood homunculi.
    • SCP-507 originally couldn't control his dimensional powers, after meeting the Basilisk and becoming Fuckface he gained control of them and became a fullblown Space Master, got into shape, as well as somehow gaining the leadership and organizational skills to lead the Foundation.
  • Trapped in Another World: Thanks to being inside the House of the Rising Sun while training Danny, Sam, Tucker, and Jazz get dragged along with him to 1800s post-Civil War D Grey Man and thanks to Poe exiting said world because of the Noah Family's assassination attempt they get stuck in D.Gray-Man permanently. Jack, Maddie, and Vlad will not be happy when they see Poe again.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: After Fuckface takes control of the SCP Foundation it takes a major turn for the worse.
  • The Unexpected: Due to Chad disappearing from the face of the Earth (oddly fitting) Poe recruits Moe Shishigawara to take his place as the team Tank.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Poe wrote Visola off as a joke because of her fan-created origins. Turns out, using waterbending to create sharp-pointy weapons is extremely practical and very dangerous.
  • Undying Loyalty: The Yu Yan will always follow their commanders orders, no matter how insane or suicidal they are.
    • Even without the programming the Knights are loyal to Poe because he saved them from the tortuous existence of being Akuma and because he doesn't throw them away like cheap confetti like the Earl did.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: No longer suffering from animation budget, Sanny, Sam, and Tucker wear different outfits each day.
  • Unreliable Narrator:
    • And how. Poe regularly backtracks, lies to himself and others, and tells a somehow coherent but still disjointed story.
    • The Ghost Rider is hard to follow as well. He cares more about ranting about his justness and greatness which make his actions hard to follow at times since he doesn't care about telling a good story.
  • Up to Eleven: Poe notes that Zhao is somehow more arrogant than Pride, the living personification of Father's already massive ego.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Lust has a crisis after being defeated by Poe and being absorbed into his soul and realizing that there is more to the universe than her and Father's supposed superiority.
  • Villains Want Mercy: According to the Ghost Rider, Tousen begged for mercy after his defeat. He doesn't get it.
  • Villain of the Week: Poe's life fittingly settles into this routine in Danny Phantom. Villains fought include SCP-912, Technus, SCP-079, The Ghost, Desiree, SCP-106, SCP-1990, SCP-035 being worn by SCP-096, SCP-1529, SCP-455, SCP-939 acting as Fuckface's dragon, and ending off with the Lunch Lady.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Vlad Master's became a closer 'friend' to the Fenton's before canon started, making them unaware of his shadier actions, causing him to be considered an honorary member of the family with Danny seeing him as a Cool Uncle.
  • Villain Override:
    • The Ghost Rider or someone using his power can take control of anything that can be considered 'a ride', living or machine.
    • Poe later uses this power himself to take control of SCP-455.
  • Villainous Rescue: Vlad Plasmius saves Poe and Danny from the collapsing SCP Foundation Castle.
  • Villain Team-Up:
    • Walker and his goons, the Guys in White, and the SCP Foundation all ally with one another to capture all the escaped SCPs.
    • SCP-1529 and SCP-455 seem to have done this in the Ghost Zone. Their combined powers made a really good trap.
  • Villainous Underdog: Wrath stands no chance against the Ghost Rider and knows it, but resolves to turn it into the fight of his life so that he'll be remembered by a truly godlike entity.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Poe's first Zanpakuto spirit takes the form of an eldritch-mutant-zombie phoenix... with a laid-back Brooklyn accent.
  • Warrior Poet: Wrath. Both incarnations of him, The second loves making allusions to multiple mythologies.
  • Was Once a Man: Something happened in the Dangai that turned the Omnitsukidou into Blank-Hollow hybrids.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Koh claims he stole Poe's Zanpakuto and the souls inside of him for his own good and to stop the "Basilisk"...there's heavy evidence that this Basilisk is real.
  • Weirdness Censor: Danny's reaction to Poe's train car shows that it's not actually a real train car, it's something lovecraftian in nature.
  • Wham Line: After Yoruichi takes the Zanpakuto Poe was using that he thought was an Asauchi.
    Yoruichi: "I'm wielding this blade better than you because it's not your Zanpakuto...It's mine."
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In-Universe. Chad has disappeared in Bleach and no one can find him. Word of God says he isn't dead.
    • What happened to Poe's van?! Is it still burning in the Soul Society? We don't know.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Tucker and Poe argue over how alive AIs are after Tucker deletes two of them.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Poe destroyed a building in the second world he landed in, killing hundreds of people when he rode diagonally on the walls in his flaming skeleton van. He gets chewed out by the other characters for the sheer stupidity such an act entailed.
    • The Elric Brothers get chewed out by Poe, Roy, and Trisha herself for being arrogant enough to try human transmutation with it only being sucessful because Poe dragged the 2003 Anime Gate into their world.
    • Poe created the equivalent of a witch hunt in the Fullmetal Alchemist world, his actions causing the citizens to attack anyone who was a State Alchemist for fear of them being in league with Father.
    • Poe created the AK-47 under a new name for the citizens of Amestris when he was enrolled in the military there. As well as adding over twenty new elements to the Periodic Table for that world. This had problematic results, considering the political situation at the time.
  • Worf Had the Flu: It's explained in this story that the reason why Aang always easily beats Zuko's mooks is because they felt guilty about hurting a child, so they held back.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • Wrath sees the Ghost Rider as this. The Ghost Rider comes to see Wrath the same way, internally conceding that Wrath was a skilled warrior who got closer to defeating him than far more powerful beings.
  • Wrong Context Magic:
    • While Poe gains alchemy from Truth, Roy notes that it's "wrong" and doesn't properly follow the rules. It's hinted to be linked to the 2003 Anime instead of Brotherhood in some way.
    • Happens when Scar tries to deconstruct Poe's Zanpakuto. Due to the swords being made from Poe's soul, they're already in their basic form and cannot be deconstructed.
    • Happens a third time when Poe uses a Konso to exorcise Lust's Philosopher's Stone.
    • The Zanpakuto save the day again, their nature allowing them to hurt normally unkillable SCPs.
    • The Fenton Thermos can suck out an Akuma's Damaged Soul. A pity that the worlds technological levels make mass producing it unfeasible, it would have been a great weapon.
    • The Zanpakuto continue their winning streak in D Grey Man, when Poe tries to use a Konso on an Akuma him implanting a piece of his soul into them transforms them into a new being dubbed "Knights" instead. Having the backbone of his war machine compromised causes the Millennium Earl deem Poe a great threat, going all out on trying to kill him.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Danny thinks that the Basilisk runs on the Deal with the Devil trope, but it turns out that it doesn't need consent.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: Poe can slow down time inside the House of the Rising Sun giving many benefits to the spirits or people inside it while time passes normally in the real world.
  • You Are What You Hate:
    • Poe dislikes Analay because she's impulsive, short-sighted, annoying, has powers that contradict canon, and derails plans... Huh? Look in the mirror lately, Poe?
    • Analay herself. She grew up wanting to fight the Fire Nation and turned out to half Fire Nation and a Firebender on top of that. She did not take it well.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Poe thought his time in Danny Phantom would give him a break, then he learns that the universe has already been pre-fused with the SCP Foundation killing any plans of an easy run.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Medusa uses this to get Poe out of his Heric BSOD after his breakdown while fighting SCP-1529, pointing out that despite his screw-ups he's managed to survive against some of the multiverses most dangerous villains. Strangely, Medusa seems sincere.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: When SCP-035 offers Poe a way home if he accepts his deal, Poe realizes that after the three years that have passed since his journey began and all that's happened to him, he'll probably never be able to rejoin his home ever again.
  • You Don't Look Like You: After being assimilated into Poe's soul Desiree's appearance changes from her cartoony design to a more realistic design.

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