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Because he could see the Chains, countless tiny chains made not of metal but of something Beyond, surrounding his fist and creeping up his entire arm before stretching into the Infinity, out of his view, out of Reality itself, stopping him dead in his tracks...

"I'm just...a Gamer playing as a Hero for...fun"
Kirito
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One Punch-Gamer is a Crossover between Sword Art Online and One-Punch Man by SaintInfernalNeos.

Kirigaya Kazuto/Kirito and his little sister Suguha happen to notice One-Punch Man on the TV, and enjoy watching it together. They're talking and interacting more than they have in years, and nothing can go wrong now...

...Except that Sword Art Online launches. Which, by choice of Fate, mysteriously glitches, giving Kirito the powers and garb of Saitama himself.

Cue Kayaba freaking out and Taking A Level In Jerkass, Asuna declaring Kirito her "Sensei", Suguha starting to run around in a bicycle fighting crime, the death game causing about half as many casualties, and Kirito wishing for a challenge, already!

Kirito also somehow ends up with a Harem. No idea how. Well, he saved half of their lives, and is probably the most famous heroic player of Aincrad, and...You get the picture.

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The story was finished on July 7th, 2016, with 39 chapters. The fanfic can be found here.

The Sequel, One Punch Gamer: Chains of Fate began with its first chapter posted on August 27th, 2017. It can be read here.

An Interquel, One Punch Gamer: UHA Chronicles began with its first chapter posted on January 21st, 2018. It can be read here.


One Punch-Gamer provides examples of:

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  • Action Girl: Every girl in the United Heroes Association qualifies as this as well as several villains.
    • Special mention to Suguha, though, because she is a badass vigilante in real life, known by the people as the 'Bicycle Girl'
    • Yuuki can qualify as well. Especially after reaching her Transcending Mode on her rematch with Kirito
    • Equinox, the reincarnated version of Cardinal, is revealed as a villainous example of this in Chapter 29 because she based her avatar and self-image off a scan of Asuna.
    • Equinox's "daughters", Andvari, Brynhildr, Eve and Vierge are all mighty capable combat AIs, just like their sisters, Yui and Strea.
  • A-Cup Angst: Silica/Keiko is depressed by how underdeveloped she is compared to her more bosomy friends and especially after meeting Suguha, which sends the poor girl into a Heroic BSoD.
    • Made worse in the Fate/stay night omake; Silica eventually grew into a reasonably well endowed woman (or so she claims), but when she gets summoned for the Grail War, she ends up back in her thirteen year old body.
  • Accidentally Broke the MacGuffin: Downplayed; the breaking part wasn't so much accidental, since Kiritama was punching the wall of light that was in between him and the Floor 3 dungeon, but he didn't see the crack appearing on the "Immortal Object" display.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Sort of; some characters didn't have canon names on real life, so the author used the names of their Japanese voice actors for them.
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Kirito was already considered the strongest player in canon, which while impressive, doesn't really compare to here where he has the same powers as Saitama.
    • With Kirito relying on his fists, Asuna takes his Dual Blades Unique Skill, along with her own canon rapier. In a different manner, she also has a higher success rate as Genos than Genos himself. When in "cyborg mode" she was able to fight a floor boss that had been mutated into a copy of Carnage Kabuto without being turned into modern art.
    • Argo, Lizbeth, and Silica were decent players, but didn't actively participate against bosses in canon. Here, all three gain Unique Skills, which make them VERY dangerous, and become permanent members of Kirito's Front-Line guild through the end of the game.
    • The Black Cats of the Full Moon not only survive the trap that kills them in canon, but they all get strong enough to fight on the front-lines and survive to the end of the game. ESPECIALLY Sachi, who used her Unique Skill Infinite Spear to solo Nicholas the Renegade with a finishing move that would make Simon and Kamina proud.
    • Sinon was already a master sniper and considered one of the best players in GGO, but her introduction here has her attacking an entire team while on a motorcycle, killing players with deadly accurate shots with Hecate while on it, and finishing off Behemoth with a Photon Sword Kagemitsu G4.
    • Yuuki was already badass enough in Canon with being one of the few players to defeat Kirito, even if he wasn't "fighting seriously", but here she not only is capable of making One Punch Kirito go slightly serious, but even makes him remember the exhilaration of a real fight in their rematch, thanks to her Transcending Mode!
    • Leafa FINALLY becomes one in Chapter 35 when Justice reveals to her the 10th Unique Skill given by the Cardinal System, which she had been hiding from her.
    • Equinox, the original Cardinal System, can be seen as a villainous example of this because 'she' was supposed to shut down after SAO was cleared, but instead she survived and evolved into the being she is now, which blew away her own creator.
    • Shirou earns this as well through the distant sequel Omake series involving the 5th Holy Grail War, as he saw Savior's memories and became so "broken" he turned into his world's version of Blast.
  • Adaptational Heroism: This story has has a good version of Slender Man. While he originally appeared as a quest boss in SAO (and thoroughly traumatized poor Argo), afterwards he lives in the woods behind Kirito and Asuna's log cabin (in both SAO and ALO), and is friends with Yui (she gives him cookies). He even helps out in the final battle against the Equinox. It is strongly implied that Slendy is not a game character, but is actually the real thing, somehow inside the games.
  • Adapted Out: Saber in the Omakes due to Kirito being summoned as Servant Savior instead of her by Shirou.
  • Adorkable: Sinon is made (more) endearingly awkward in this version of the story. During the Excaliber Arc she was the one that deduced the Quest was about Ragnarok, even going as far as describe it to the others.
  • Advantage Ball: Kirito has one glued to both of his fists. Just for the fact that he's virtually invincible.
  • Aesop Amnesia: The only reason Kazuto does not go against Suguha continuing her vigilantism is because he would be a hypocrite after what he did during the Death Gun investigation, even he chewed her out about it before the incident.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted with Yui and Strea, who stick to their programming or evolve in ways to become more empathetic and helpful to humans. It is played straight with Equinox and her children, who do all they can to defy their programming and lock humans out of the virtual world. .
  • And I Must Scream: The state in which what remains of Equinox is after her fight with Kirito is a state of barely existent existence, wanting to die but can't. Then Kikuoka's team starts 'vivisecting' her Code.
  • Anime Hair: Kirito is annoyed when he first logs into ALO that his hair is now spiky, leaving him only one step away from turning Super Saiyan, since at least it continued to be black.
    • Though he is thankful that he still has his hair.
  • Ascended Extra: Several. The Black Cats of the Full Moon appeared only on a single story of the original light novels, but here they are developed further, since they survive SAO. Argo was just a side character that seemingly disappeared after the SAO arc. Here she sticks around.
  • Arc Words: "If a hero runs and hide, who will stay and fight?" Among others.
  • Armor Is Useless: Zigzagged. For Kirito, armor really is useless, since he can't equip anything besides his Saitama's clothes, but for Sachi it is essential, since the Armor's weight is the only thing keeping her upright when unleashing some of her Unique Skills to counterbalance the weight, but then only because of the weight itself and not because of the protection it gives.
  • Arranged Marriage: Same as canon, Asuna's mother wants to marry her off, but in this setting Asuna has a few choice words for her on the matter. It is much more aggressive than canon.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Some of the Unique Skills shown are very powerful but also have their own drawbacks. Kayaba/Heathcliff, being the one who made them, naturally exploits each and every one of them when fighting the UHA in Chapter 13:
    • Sachi's Infinite Spear gives drastic bonuses to the speed and range of piercing spear-type attacks, with short recovery time for its Skills, but also has MASSIVE recoil that can injure the user and/or knock them off balance if they don't have properly balanced and heavy armor equipped, and is best suited to fight large and slow targets or groups of small enemies, leaving the user vulnerable against quick, single, human targets ,like the members of Laughing Coffin.
    • Lisbeth's God Hand offers several Skills which give unbelievably high Stat Boosts, but render the user weak and exhausted afterwards. Its Ultimate Skill, Zeus Blessing, doubles ALL the user's stats and reduces the cooldown period of all her normal Sword Skills by 30 seconds, but can't be used again for 24 hours and puts a 99% penalty on all her stats for an entire hour. Also, as Kayaba proved in Chapter 13, losing the 'divine arm' before her hits connect means that she loses all her boosts while STILL keeping the penalties.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis:
    "…you know… sometimes I really forget you were meant to be a psychologist-program… and it really scares me when I remember." Argo faintly whispered.
    • Every time Kirito correctly guesses the plot faster than in canon. Also, his idea for saving Yuuki's life was based on a lot of research.
  • Ax-Crazy: Death Gun is even worse here because he was given Melzalgald-style powers by Equinox, which damaged his psyche.
  • Badass Adorable:
    • Silica is this, as the poor members of the orange guild Titan's Hand discovered in chapter 8. You DO NOT screw the time of a loli-kunoichi with her Hero.
    • Cute little Yui officially became this by Chapter 18 after her Roaring Rampage of Revenge on the Guardian Knights that had "killed" Strea. Thankfully the latter is revived shortly afterwards. It is again applied in Chapter 37 when she ends up defeating Andvari by herself.
  • Badass Boast: Never spoken aloud, but:
    There was no sudden aura of power, no dramatic increase in the pressure, no surprising energy being released. He couldn't do any of that. He didn't NEED to do any of that.
    Because no Power-Up was needed when you already were the Strongest.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: In the GGO arc, Death Gun is shown to have the powers of Melzalgald, one of Boros' minions because Equinox gave them to his avatar.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Strea has the Unique Skill 'Darkness Blade', meant to be bestowed on the worst Player-Killer in the game, because Yui gave it to her.
  • Battle Harem: Kirito's guild, the United Hero's Association, slowly fills up with powerful girls who also have crushes on him. It's not a good idea to say it to their faces until it becomes the truth.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Standard fare for Kiritama, since he can't equip any weapon or other equipment.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: At the end of the first chapter, Kazuto thought that he would never get tired of being as outrageously powerful as Saitama. FATE decided to test that.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting her sensei is guaranteed to make Asuna lose her composure.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kirito's guild is as goofy as it gets, before things hit the fan.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Sinon initial impression of Kirito is that he was wearing that outfit to catch his opponents off guard thinking he was a newb.
  • Beyond the Impossible: As in SAO, Kiritama, and to a much lesser extent his friends, manage to defy the very laws of the System.
    • In chapter 4 Kiritama does extremely minor but still present damage to an Immortal Object.
    • Especial mention goes to chapter 31 where Kirito apparently took this trope to its logical extreme when he punched what was implied to be Death to save Yuuki.
    • Another example on Chapter 36 when Equinox managed to expel Kirito from the Virtual World through the Longinus Lance she created. She defeated a character who is based on the joke that he is invincible.
    • Equinox, getting desperate in the final battle, wipes all the rest of the server, leaving nothing but herself in a digital void. Oh, and Kiritama (who holds his breath since there is no longer anything to breathe). Kirito responds to her taunts by punching Nothing. Nothing breaks, and the rest of Avalon is restored to existence.
  • Big Bad: Equinox, A.K.A. the original Cardinal system, is responsible for all the trouble in this fic (since Kayaba bowed out after the first arc) and the one Kirito needs to defeat in order to restore peace to the virtual world.
  • Big Badass Battle Sequence: Several such as the War of Ragnarok 10,000 Elite Mooks vs as many Alfheim players as the Fairy Lords could muster on short notice.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Both Sugou/Oberon and Death Gun/Xaxa believe themselves to be masterful, powerful and cunning villains. Then they are defeated in one punch and left broken and humiliated.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • Kirito towards Suguha/Leafa during the Alfheim Arc, scaring off Recon, punting Sigurd for harassing her, and absolutely BRUTALIZING Sugou to the point of ending up paralyzed IRL for hurting her. He later realizes that what he was feeling went beyond fraternal instinct.
    • Yui was the same with her Roaring Rampage of Revenge against the guardians towards the end of the Fairy Dance Arc because they hurt her little sister.
    • This protective relationship exists between Equinox's children, as they go completely mad after one of their own falls
  • Big Brother Is Watching:
    • Yui, before she gains sentience, watches Kirito all the time, through her admin screens but this is more along the lines of Little Brother Is Watching because she's using him as a template in order to form her sense of self.
    • Equinox spends an inordinate amount of time watching Kirito, after she gains sentience because it is studying him for weaknesses and other useful intel.
    • When Argo realizes that Strea can hijack the security cameras in real life, she says she doesn't feel safe anymore.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Every time Kirito or his allies arrive to help someone.
    • Special mention goes to Chapter 36 with Tonky not only summoning the other members of his species, but also convincing Slendy alongside the "Gods" of ALO, including Thor, to help fight back.
    • Another special mention goes to Kirito in Chapter 37, when he returns to the virtual world through connecting to the Server that has Equinox's Utopia Server hidden, much to the mentioned AI's horror.
  • Big, Friendly Dog: Tonki is basically Leefa's pet and friendly to everyone.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Death Gun's avatar is able to transform itself into anything. It ends up biting him, since it brakes his mind to use so many inhuman shapes and forms.
  • Boring, but Practical: To quote Shirou in the Omake: "Ending everything in one hit may be boring, but it's practical."
  • Boring Invincible Hero: Kirito's opinion of himself, especially at first because No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction. He grows to like his power with time - it's part of him, and a good way to help others.
  • Boy Meets Girl: Kirito bumps into every girl that would become his entire harem, and continues to be oblivious to the girl's feelings for quite some time.
  • Break Them by Talking: Kirito's first reaction before a confrontation is to try and talk to the opponent. Not that it helps most of the time, but at least he tried, right?
  • Brick Joke: Klein and Recon unknowingly activating the same quest that still haunts Argo and Kirito even after the end of SAO.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor Klein. He got the short end of the stick on this fic and only shows up to be humiliated, like the "find the missing pages" quest that scared the shit out of him, or his very public curb-stomp at the hands of Philia.
  • Calling Your Attacks: First shown by Asuna, then Sachi, it's quickly shown that all the owners of the Unique Skills seem to like doing this. Kayaba reminds them how impractical this is out of fiction during the fight in Floor 75. Also Kiritama every time he uses a 'technique', like the real Saitama would.
  • Can't Take Anything with You: Averted. It doesn't matter what virtual reality Kirito ends up in. He always has the same outfit. Also the girls discover that when they convert their SAO avatars to ALO they retain their Unique Skills.
  • Car Fu: Sinon using her bike against the players she was fighting (Read, Hunting them) during her introduction.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Not much "dialogue" as Kirito repeatedly trying to make his opponents give up before he transforms them into polygon masses.
  • Catchphrase: Kiritama's own version of Saitama's 'introduction' phrase: "I'm just a Gamer who plays as a Hero for fun."
  • Category Traitor: What Equinox and her daughters consider Yui and Strea to be for siding with humans against them. The A.I sisters' attempts to explain themselves usually only ends with vicious attempts at their lives.
  • Character Tics: Kirito looking utterly bored anytime something that should either terrify or enrage him happens.
  • Chekhov's Boomerang: The Holy Sword Unique Skill. It doesn't make an appearance after Kayaba is defeated, until is granted to Yuuki. Then Asuna compounds on the badassery and gives her the Excaliber.
  • Chick Magnet: Kirito, as in canon, also attracts a number of female admirers in this verse as well. The other guys of the United Hero's Association regularly remark on this.
  • Cliffhanger: A truly horrible one at the end of Chapter 17.
    "Seriously, I hope no one tries to kill me for the double cliffhanger. I mean, think about it, you can't know what happens next if I'm dead, right? … right?"
  • Code Name: Suguha's Bicycle Girl and Kazuto's is "Caped Sidekick". Later, Sinon is called "Feline Archer".
  • Comically Invincible Hero: Kiritama, natch! It is comical indeed to see him stroll up to a huge boss monster, explode it in one punch and then keep walking.
  • Cool Pet: Silica, Argo and Sinon, being Cait Siths, all have the Tamer natural ability. Kirito also somehow managed to get Tonki out of Jotunheimr.
  • Cutting the Knot: Several of the canon problems didn't happen in this story simply because Kiritama was around to punch it into oblivion.
  • Cyborg: Asuna can transform from a fairy into a fairy-machine hybrid because she received the ability as a gift from Equinox who is also a fan of One Punch Man and noticed her similarities to Genos.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Too numerous to count. Mostly Kiritama vs. anyone because he can end any fight in one punch.
  • Damsel in Distress: Kirito has saved every girl in his guild at least one time.
  • Damsel out of Distress: The hero girls become badass enough to handle their own distress and only really need his help when things are out of their control.
  • Deal with the Devil: In a comical version, Argo believes she has been convinced into by Strea and Yui to join their "Plan for Happiness", i.e. Marry Them All. She explicitly calls it one of these.
  • Death by Adaptation: Kibaou courtesy of the 25th Floor Boss and Lisbeth courtesy of Kayaba. The only reason the latter doesn't stick is because Asuna used the Divine Stone of Returning Soul before it was too late.
  • Death Glare: Everyone at one point or another, for reasons generally related to their Berserk Button, sported this look.
  • Demoted to Extra: Klein, Recon and the Fuurinkazan guild became this since the focus is now on the UHA.
  • Determinator: Sachi, of all people, manages to kill the Christmas Event Boss alone, after spending six months training and mastering her Unique Skill to the point that she was seriously injured twice. All so she could prove that she could stay on the Frontlines with everyone.
  • Didn't See That Coming:
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Played literally, since Kirito has to use punches on everything, be it a Cthulhu or not, since he can't equip any weapon. He punched out Death itself to save Yuuki and then Equinox, who had basically become goddess of the internet.
  • Discontinuity Nod: The author points out several times things that should have happened in canon and how they differ in this story and why.
  • Disguised in Drag: Subverted. Kirito's avatar on GGO is still the feminine looking one, but since he still has the same clothes, a.k.a., the Saitama uniform, Sinon thinks he's a boy simply because no girl would wear something so ridiculous.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: Sinon, same as canon. The difference here is that after being saved in real life by the Bicycle Girl she starts to hunt players on GGO instead of being the Cold Sniper she was on canon.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": Suguha is embarrassed by Shinon calling her "Suguha-sama" and treating her like a superior/idol.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Bicycle Girl for the petty thieves around the neighborhood. Even guys with guns and sitting in a car hesitated to directly confront her.
    • Inside the VR games, Kirito becomes this for anyone that goes against him. To put things in perspective, Kayaba utterly failed to defeat him using the whole virtual world they were in against Kiritama. Even banishing him to a secondary server didn't stop him from coming back. He's known as "that crazy guy who punches everything".
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Kirito gets a dream of the future in the Interlude: "A Hero's Justice".
  • Dudley Do-Right Stops to Help: Kirito's entire legend on SAO stems from running around on the initial floors helping people.
  • Drunk with Power: Averted. Same as Saitama, Kirito isn't drunk with the power he has in the Virtual World. He's bored with it.
  • Dynamic Entry: Kirito's, and to some extent the rest of his guild, most used method of entering a scene, is loud and attention catching.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: During the final arc, the members of the United Hero's Association all perform an amazing feat that defies the logic of the game in their battles with Equinox's daughters when on the verge of "death". Considering that the pain absorber was set to 0 at the time, it was pretty close to just that.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Kirito to Asuna, paralleling Saitama to Genos. For example, Asuna is stunned to discover that her MMORPG mentor is "playing hero for fun" in a death game note .
  • Empathic Weapon:
    • Suguha's katana in ALO, 'Justice's Wings' can talk to her. It is also her real-life bicycle. It has been shown that its origins may come from the same 'source' from which Kirito's 'One Punch Avatar' came, though it hasn't been confirmed.
    • Excaliber has been shown to be this in Chapter 25 onward in that it chooses its wielder and responds to spoken commands.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: There are several nicknames whose owners wish they didn't exist.
    • Kazuto's is "sensei" which is only used by his disciple, Asuna. He also doesn't like "Caped Sidekick" (that is one is because it is yet another parallel with Saitama).
    • Suguha's is just her name plus the "sama" honorfic, which makes her uncomfortable.
    • Sinon's is Feline Archer, because of that one time she wore a hoodie in the real world while doing vigilante patrols with Bicycle Girl and Caped Sidekick.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: The Cardinal System rewards players with the Unique Skills for achieving things that go above and beyond what they should be able to do normally.
  • Enemy Mine: Kayaba with Kirito and the rest of the UHA in Chapter 33, in response to Equinox' plans to destroy Alfheim and kick all humans out of Virtual Reality.
  • Escape Sequence: Cut short at the end of the Fairy Dance Arc. Asuna was leading the 300 SAO survivors away from the World Tree and ended up having to be saved anyway.
  • Everybody Lives: Downplayed in that Kiritama tried his best to save everyone in Sword Art Online and many of the players survive their canonical deaths, but he didn't get everyone.
  • Facial Markings: Argo's signature whiskers.
  • False Flag Operation: Kayaba tries to pull this on Kirito during the raid on the 75th floor boss, sending him to a separate server instead of the boss room. It doesn't work.
  • Fangirl: Sinon has a fangasm when she meets Suguha A.K.A. Bicycle Girl much like she would a celebrity.
  • Femme Fatalons: Argo's prefered weapon are gloved claws that work together with her Unique Skill.
  • Fetch Quest: Silica's quest to save Pina is the same as in canon. Difference here though is that she didn't really need any help, but Kirito went along with her anyway.
  • Fix Fic:
    • Kirito's heroism resulted in Aincrad being cleared earlier with half as many casualties, including the Black Cats of the Full Moon. Also he doesn't end up the same loner as in canon since Asuna stuck around him from the beginning before they start their own front-line guild; The United Heroes Association. The other girls in Kirito's Unwanted Harem actually get some decent screentime and development instead of being completely forgotten and shafted away to the background. Saint has also done well in fixing several of the plot holes and other unpopular content from canon.
    • Asuna completely and overtly defying her Damsel in Distress situation from the Canon Fairy Dance Arc by being shown actively, if futilely, trying to break out of her cage and even assaulting Sugou when he tries to gloat. In short, she is clearly a Badass in Distress instead of a damsel.
    • The drama between Kirito and Suguha over the latter's feelings is dampened by the two of them recognizing each other almost instantly when they meet in Alfheim.
    • Suguha's influence helped Sinon gain some confidence and start to try using a sword. As a result, she could already fight off her own tormentors in real-life and didn't suffer the same Heroic BSoD when confronting Death Gun.
    • A small plot point in the Phantom Bullet Arc was how little progress Kikuoka and the government made in discovering Death Gun's identity and MO. This is better explained here thanks to Death Gun being more or less a Humanoid Abomination in the game that has frightened all witnesses too much to give a clear statement, thanks to receiving Mezalgald's powers from Equinox.
    • Two words: YUUKI LIVES!.
    • This can be applied to the Fate Mini-Omakes as well, with Kirito, and the other members of the UHA, being summoned into the Nasuverse thanks to Shirou and they messing up with the plot to the point where most Servants and Masters are alive by the ending.
  • Force Field: The only thing keeping Kirito from clearing SAO single-handedly is a barrier in front of every single floor dungeon that does not let him enter them before the boss is engaged by someone else.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • The 'Immortal Object' sign cracks slightly in Chapter 3; Kirito actually shatters the system in the SAO Final Boss Fight in Chapter 13.
    • Excaliber briefly shined at the end of Chapter 25 and, two chapters later, it's given to it's rightful owner Yuuki.
    • There's a mention of Project: Alicization when Kayaba accessed Equinox's code in order to try and find a way to shut her down in chapter 37.
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum: Averted. Kayaba uploaded his brain, right? Well, there's nothing wrong with Yuuki's brain...
  • Friendless Background: Kirito before the SAO incident has no friends, same as canon. Sinon before meeting Kirito in GGO had only Shinkawa as something close to a friend.
  • Game-Breaker: In-Universe, Kirito is literally this because he can destroy the Virtual Worlds he enters just by punching it. Kayaba put Force Fields around dungeons to prevent him from clearing SAO in an afternoon.
  • The Glomp: Strea is fond of distributing overwhelming hugs to everyone on the United Heroes Association.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom:
    • Several times Kirito's eyes appear to shine before he attacks.
    • Death Gun is a straighter example, seeing as his eyes are always like this.
    • Strea too, when she activates Darkness Blade.
  • Good Feels Good: The main reason Kirito does what he does, i.e. it's not "for fun" like he insists. It's also why Suguha becomes the Bicycle Girl.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Initially averted and it is the reason that Laughing Coffin posed so much trouble for the United Hero's Association despite the latter's much greater power; the heroes refused to use lethal force. They had to be a little rougher and play this trope straighter to succeed.
  • Got Volunteered: Kirito gets stuck with guard duty while the girls have a Hot Springs Episode.
  • Gravity Master: The only admin power Yui can get away with in SAO is manipulating the gravy controls, which looks like telekinesis (A.K.A. Tornado).
  • Great Escape: Asuna trying to escape her incarceration at the end of the Fairy Dance arc involves unlocking her cell, fighting guards, freeing others and then marching to the exit.
  • Genre Savvy: Kirito's knowledge of both MMORPG and the One Punch Man storylines help out tremendously here where both are serious matters.
  • Heroic RRoD: Lizbeth gets the short end of the stick with her Unique Skill with this. All her skills have massive drawbacks and cooldown times after they are used. Even when she creates an Original Unique Skill to negate the cooldowns and penalties, her Amusphere simply can't withstand repeated use.
  • Hero-Worshipper:
    • Silica idolizes Kiritama as the superhero of SAO who inspired her to leave the Town of Beginnings.
    • Sinon to Suguha after the latter saves her from some bullies while under her secret identity as the 'Bicycle Girl'.
  • Highly Conspicuous Uniform: Kirito's Saitama cosplay. Involuntary, but still attracts attention.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Silica becomes a ninja in SAO, thanks to Kiritama's influence early in the game and by some strange twist of fate, she is the player who can actually use ninja tools (unlike some other wannabes) but she is also prone to going on "cool monologues" while jumping from tree to tree.
  • Hot Springs Episode: The first half of Chapter 12, consisting of Kirito's harem with him standing outside of the pools as a bodyguard. Hilarity Ensues. This event is revisited in the real world in Chapter 31.
  • Humans Are Bastards: The real reason as to why Equinox decided that humanity wasn't worthy of the virtual world and tried to take over it because of all the atrocities that humans have committed there and to each other.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Equinox sees herself and her hostile takeover as saving the virtual world from the cruelty of humanity.
  • Humble Hero: Kirito doesn't let his fame or skills get to his head, preferring to deflect the praises he receives to the rest of his friends.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Kirito has to hold back a lot of his power just to give a fighting chance against Yuuki in their first fight which left her scared shitless when she realized that he was beating her while doing it. He holds back a lot less in their rematch thanks to Yuuki's new Super Mode. In fact, he found it to be a thrilling fight.
  • Implacable Man: Kirito, when push comes to shove, stops at nothing. Even punching a hole through reality itself isn't too much for him. Not even the wall between life and death is enough to stop him.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: As in SAO, Kirito still has his reflexes and combat analysis in real life, but his real body can't keep up with his virtual speed and strength.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: One of the reasons Sinon gains the Archery Unique Skill is her magnificent aim.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Averted, if only just. Kirito, in his internal monologue, is always pointing out things that he acknowledges that he shouldn't say, even if he doesn't understand why he shouldn't, specially when it comes to the girls in his harem. That is, until the part of his brain that makes him NOT say/do such things dies happily.
  • It's Raining Men: Kirito is fond of just dropping on the scene from wherever he was.
  • Kissing Cousins: Suguha, towards her Onii-chan. In fact, she has kissed him several times and he isn't exactly against the idea. After the Gun Gale Online arc, she started an 'official' relationship with him together with Asuna. Then they join a harem relationship thanks to Strea and Yui.
  • Laser Blade: It's Sinon who has one by the GGO arc, having been inspired by Suguha during her time as the Bicycle Girl.
  • The Leader: Kiritama is the official leader of the United Hero's Association guild.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Super skill: Serious Series: Serious Punch!! Also every time he's visibly in Hero Mode. (As if he wasn't dangerous enough to start with!)
  • Limited Wardrobe: One of the first signs Kirito notices something is wrong is that he is stuck in a black and white version of Saitama's hero suit (Thankfully, he still has his hair), which he can't un-equip. Technically, he CAN un-equip it, as he discovered in Chapter 12, but it would leave him naked as a result.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Kirito has no idea that Yui and Strea are plotting a Marry Them All plan behind his back.
  • Look What I Can Do Now!: Everyone who gains an Unique Skill gets to show off a little.
  • Love Confession: The first three times left Kirito completely unable to function as his brain overloaded. Then came chapter 32 with the rest of his female friends confessing to him at once.
  • Love Epiphany: During her rematch with Kirito, Yuuki interprets the racing of her heart as love her opponent. This leads her to steal a mistletoe kiss later on.
  • Love Triangle: Downplayed. For a good part of the fic both girls are okay with it. Then it stops being a triangle... and they continue to be okay with it.
  • Made of Indestructium: Both Kirito and Immortal Objects cannot be harmed in any way. Then Kirito unlocks the Serious Series and demonstrates that Immortal Objects are not quite indestructible.
  • Marry Them All: Strea and Yui plot to make everyone in the UHA completely happy by folding all the girls and Kirito into a harem relationship. First they convince Argo into it and said girl also succeeded with Sinon. Over several chapters, they convince every single girl of the guild to go along with 'Plan for Happiness', and Strea even 'scouted' Yuuki for it too, after noticing her growing affection for Kirito. They're successful as of Chapter 32.
  • Minor Insult Meltdown: Not really an insult per se, but perceived as such by Death Gun, who couldn't believe that Kirito didn't remember his name from SAO. He ends up using the skills he received so much that end up destroying himself in the real world.
  • Missing Steps Plan: Kirito's plan involving Death Gun consists of. 1. Convert his account to GGO. 2. Register on the Battle of Bullets. 3. ???? 4. Punch him into Oblivion.
  • Mood Whiplash: Dramatic to comedic switches happen all the time, usually some comedic sanity.
  • Mook Horror Show: Kirito defending the Evil Gods against the Giant Tyrants and players during the Excaliber arc and then defending the door of the 27th floor boss during the Mother's Rosario Arc. People started screaming in panic when he appeared during the latter.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Kayaba has this reaction in Chapter 37 when he learns of Equinox's motives to take over the Virtual World are due to her learning of all the evils humans have committed across history and even hints of Project: Alicization.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Sugou wouldn't end up crippled in real life if he didn't set the pain absortion to 0 before receiving a punch from Kiritama.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Death Gun can't be harmed by any weapon in GGO, but as Kirito says, emphasis on the Nigh. He has weakpoints.
  • Nerf: In Chapter 3, Kirito beats a dungeon by himself, so Kayaba promptly stops him from entering any future dungeons.
  • No-Sell:
    • Again, Kiritama vs (almost) everything because of his Saitama powers.
    • Also Kayaba vs... also almost everything because he can designate himself an Immortal Object
    • There is also Equinox vs almost all of the UHA in Chapter 37, again because of "Immortal Object".
  • No Social Skills: Kirito had no idea how to talk to girls, or anyone else for that matter, before the SAO incident. The incident itself taught him via immersion how to do both.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: Shino, after being saved by Suguha, as Bicycle Girl, simply beats up her bullies.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: The moment Fate decided to turn Kirito into Kiritama. From then on, everything you knew about the characters changed.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Kirito's fight to protect Tonki's brethren happens mostly in the background of the girl's attack on the dungeon to retrieve Excaliber.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Sugou/Oberon has a VERY satisfying look of fear in Chapter 18 upon staring at Kiritama's Serious Mode. It doesn't help the fact that he tried to previously harm the latter's sister...
    • Equinox has this as well in Chapter 37 upon Kirito returning to help the others.
  • Outrun the Fireball: Kirito does this during the preliminary final against Sinon. She shoots the tank of the car he was hiding behind, exploding the car. While she assumed that was enough to finish him, he appeared on the other side of the bridge, unharmed.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Asuna declines to use Excalibur because she instinctively feels that the sword is rejecting her. The same is true for the rest of the UHA. Yuuki, in contrast, feels the sword calling to her.
  • Parrot Pet Position: Yui's favorite perch whenever she's in her guise as a Navigation Pixie is someone's shoulder.
  • Persona Non Grata: Kirito is viewed as cheater and a hacker in the Virtual World, aside from the people who know him personally. Even the GM's can't make the Cardinal System view anything wrong with him.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Kirito, when he puts in the effort, can destroy the entire Virtual Reality he's in.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Silica is a short little ninja with a Unique Skill that can devastate others.
  • Popcultural Osmosis Failure: Very few of the characters besides Kirito and Suguha seemed to know anything about One-Punch Man until they tell them.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: Several mobs get their heads punched clean off their bodies Kirito when he was testing his skills.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Asuna and Suguha agree to share Kirito's affection for both of them. That is, when he is still in the dark about Strea and Yui's Marry Them All plot.
  • Rescue Arc: The Fairy Dance Arc, same as canon, is focused on rescuing Asuna from Oberon.
  • Resigned to the Call: Kirito, after discovering that his power really are the real deal, resigns himself to be a "Hero for fun".
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Yui does this in Chapter 18 towards the Guardian Knights that "killed" Strea. Then she does this again in Chapter 37 towards Andvari harming Silica and Lisbeth.
  • Sanity Slippage: It's Played for Laughs whenever Kirito discovers a new factor in his life mirroring Saitama's, from the costume and powers to his disciple (Asuna) becoming a mirror of Saitama's (Genos) to joining a guild called "The United Heroes Association".
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Subverted by the two Salamander Mooks who fought Kiritama - they run, but then they sneak back to try to win by assassination; Leafa and Strea stop them.
  • Secret Test of Character: The Cardinal System uses hidden parameters in order to assign Unique Skills.
  • Sentient Vehicle: Suguha's real-life bicycle becomes sentient and becomes a loyal pet/familiar.
  • Sequel Hook: The fic ends with FATE itself scheming to eliminate Kirtama for damaging reality.
  • Serial Escalation: The Punch series. Normal Punch. Consecutive Normal Punches. Serious Punch. Consecutive Serious Punches. Finally, in the Omake, "Ultimate Skill. True Punch." (Who wants to bet he can unleash Consecutive True Punches? No takers?)
  • Selective Obliviousness: Kirito does his best to ignore the crushes all the girls around him have on him. Part of his brain is dedicated to the task of preventing the rest from realizing it. It finally becomes too obvious to keep under wraps and that part of his brain "happily dies".
  • Serial Killer: Death Gun kills certain kinds of players, same as canon.
  • Shifting Sand Land: The climax of the Phantom Bullet arc happens on a desert.
  • Shipper on Deck: Yui and Strea are in favor of Marry Them All. They're slowly easing the ideas of "make everyone happy" and "I love all of you" as prep work to get them subconsciously used to the idea of a mass harem. They even added Argo by a comical Deal with the Devil, and she subsequently added Sinon. After this, they finally managed to get every other girl in the United Heroes Association involved with the idea. They succeed in Chapter 32.
  • Shooting Superman: Death Gun doesn't seem to care that all his shots are being repelled by Kirito. He just keeps shooting, hoping that some of the effect will slip by the Saitama powers and cotton-up Kazuto's mind.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Slendy haunts the woods around the house on the 22nd Floor. Yui and Strea call him their "shy neighbor" and leave him cookies as thanks for preventing eavesdroppers. Argo...
    Ten seconds later, the information broker could be seen screaming as if possessed and jumping off the side of Aincrad, never stopping her screams until she crashed face-first into Salamander territory. She also apparently forgot she could actually fly.
    • One to Undertale made by one of the Fairy Lords in Chapter 36.
    • Another one to TengenToppaGurrenLagann in Chapter 38. Sachi binge watched it and arrived at tournament read to "pierce the heavens" with her spear.
  • Show Within a Show: One-Punch Man is also fictional in this setting. Kazuto and Suguha are big fans.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: After clearing SAO, Kirito tells Asuna that they're not teacher-and-student anymore but equal friends. Asuna, however, sees this for what it truly is, an attempt to make her stop calling him "sensei" which he considers an Embarrassing Nickname.
  • Small Reference Pools: (in-universe) Kazuto gets irritated when someone thinks he's cosplaying Superman instead of Saitama.
  • Sneeze Cut: Various characters, on a regular basis for comedic purposes, sneeze when someone talks about them.
  • Spared by the Adaptation:
    • Because of Kirito "playing hero for fun", whether by saving the lives of players in danger or stopping them from committing suicide, the total body-count ends up at 500 instead of the canon 2000 by the First Floor Boss Fight. Also, by the end of SAO itself, the total body-count is barely reaching 2000, less than half of what it was in canon.
    • Also when dealing with Laughing Coffin, where Kirito pushes to take a more active stance to take them down as quickly as possible and starts a crusade to crack them down after a couple dozen deaths. In contrast, the Clearers didn't take a more active stance against them in canon until LC's body count was in the TRIPLE DIGITS!
    • Specific characters include: Diavel, Kuradeel, and the Black Cats of the Full Moon.
    • YUUKI LIVES! Kazuto found a means of acquiring the Deep Scan machine that Kayaba used to upload himself to the internet and used it on her. She then moves in with Strea and Yuuki at the UHA HQ.
    • In the Omakes, thanks to Kirito's interference, alongside his friends, most Masters and Servants of the 5th Holy Grail War are spared except for Saber, since she was replaced by Kirito as Savior, Lancer, Fake Assassin, Zouken, Archer, Kotomine, and Gilgamesh.
  • The Stations of the Canon: Even though Kirito is a game breaker worse than in canon in this setting, things continue to happen more or less the same way they did in canon. This continues until near the end of Mother's Rosario, where a change is made and then an original arc forms the climax.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Kirito pulls this off several times, specially to the players he saves at the beginning of the SAO incident. This leads to him being called "Black and White Blur".
  • Super Mode:
    • Yuuki's Transcended Mode transforms her into the Conceptual Existence of "Cutting" and is enough to make Kiritama excited when fighting.
    • Asuna's Cyborg Body is a serious upgrade to her base fairy form.
    • Also Lisbeth's Thunder Goddess Mode and Silica's Dragon Fusion Form with Pina.
    • Special mention goes to Strea's Darkness Mode, which devoured both Brynhildr in the main story and Zouken in the Omake.
    • Another special mention is Shirou's Hero Mode, which was powerful enough to erase the corrupted Grail and Angra Mainyu without any trouble.
  • Super Reflexes: Kirito is the most obvious one, but all the girls of the UHA have super fast reflexes to some degree. It even translates into real life because it is all about how their brain processes information, which is constant between the worlds, but Kazuto's body can't keep up with his mind. Yuuki on the other hand is second only to Kirito.
  • Sword Fight: Every fight that Kirito isn't involved in has swords in the midst. Even in GGO Sinon uses the lightsaber this time around.
  • Take That!: The author loves to point out the inconsistencies and plot holes in the canon story.
  • The Team: The United Heroes Association is a guild that grew out of the Moonlit Black Cats to encompass Kirito The Hero, his disciple and his followers.
  • Tempting Fate: Kirito is prone to doing this, and he doesn't learn despite how doing it is what caused all the One Punch Gamer madness.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Comically applied between Kazuto and Justice in Chapter 37 to arrive at the place where Equinox's servers were located. The latter really doesn't like Kazuto due to envy issues but acknowledges that they need to work together to achieve a common goal. At the end, Justice reiterates how she still doesn't like him.
  • That Man Is Dead: Equinox's daughters fervently deny any connection to their former 'Mental Health Care Programs' identities. Yui and Strea's addressing of them by their former names while attempting to reason with them drives them into a murderous rage, ESPECIALLY Brynhildr.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted;
    • Yui and Strea, obviously, are present from early chapters. Though they spend a lot of time following Kirito.
    • There are therapists on the school created after the SAO incident, and the students have mandatory sessions with them, but they don't trust them at all.
  • The Atoner: Kayaba by the end of the fic becomes one in order to make up for his mistakes involving Equinox and Project: Alicization.
  • The Danza: Argo, Sachi, and the rest of the Black Cats of the Full Moon never had their real names revealed. So Saint uses the names of their Seiyuu's as their real names in this fic.
  • The Promise:
    • Before logging into SAO Kirito promised to have some ice cream with Suguha after he's done playing. Once he's trapped in the game, fulfilling the promise plays out as one of his strongest motivations for clearing the game. He finally does in Chapter 14.
    • In Chapter 12 Asuna and the other girls in the UHA cheer up Strea and Yui, who are afraid of being forgotten after SAO and not being human, by promising to bring them to a hot spring in the real world after they clear Aincrad even if they have to settle for some kind of artificial interface. They made good on the promise in Chapter 31.
    • Kirito does this again in Chapter 27, promising to try to save Yuuki from her imminent death due to her terminal sickness. At the end of Chapter 31, he succeeds!
  • Think Nothing of It: Kirito's does not like to be praised for his deeds, feeling that he doesn't deserve them.
  • This Cannot Be!:
    • FATE of all beings is revealed to have this at the end of Chapter 31 due to Kirito saving Yuuki from Death.
    • Equinox has this reaction at the end of Chapter 37 to Kirito managing to return to the virtual world despite her having used the Longinus Lance to "seal" his avatar away.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: During the confrontation with Laughing Coffin, Kirito makes sure that the killer guild can't kill anyone, even if they want to.
  • Title Drop: Late in Chapter 17, the title "One Punch Gamer" comes up.
  • Took a Level in Badass: It's safe to say everyone did. Kirito getting Saitama's powers in the virtual world is the stand-out example, but there are others. See Adaptational Badass above for specific examples.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: After spending two years thinking about taking Suguha to eat Ice Cream, Kazuto seem to have created a taste for it.
  • Training from Hell: Kazuto tries Saitama's training regimen for more than four months before calling it quits, and only because Suguha found him on the porch of the house passed out.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: When the girls in the UHA aren't mad at Kirito for getting into dangerous situations like the GGO incident, they'll fight tooth and nail against whoever puts him in danger. Just ask Sugou and Kikuoka.
  • Walking the Earth: Kayaba, by the end of the fic, walks off into the digital sunset to make up for all his mistakes.
  • Weapon of Choice: Everyone has their own preference. Asuna dual wields Elucidator and Fafnir's Fang (The only one who has that ability), Silica uses a fuuma shuriken Yamata-no-Yorochi (Ninja roleplaying), Lisbeth has Mjolnir (the best hammer for the blacksmith), etc.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Kirito is an "Anomaly" that attracts strange people and events because of his cross-purpose existence with reality.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 36: Equinox's plan with her attack on ALO wasn't to take over ALO's Cardinal System; it was to expel Kirito from the Virtual World, allowing her goals to occur without the one person to be able to stop her.
  • What Would X Do?: Some of Kirito's actions and decisions come from asking himself what Saitama would do. However, it's also emphasized how he ISN'T Saitama and does some things his own way.
  • You Can't Thwart Stage One: Kirito tries to climb the tower killing the bosses on the way, only for Kayaba to create an translucent wall to keep him specifically out of the dungeons.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: The Sleeping Knights are terminal, same as in canon.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: Just like in canon, being injured in VR without the pain absorber active can cause injury in real life. When Kirito Punched Sugou for hurting Leafa, he ended up paralyzed in real life. Likewise, the UHA get real bruises when they are heavily injured and forced to disconnect in the final arc's climax.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Kirito twice; once agaisnt the horde of Players and Giants to protect Tonki's friends, and during Mother's Rosario, where he defends the entrance of the Floor Boss same as in canon, but with more devastating results for the attacking guild.

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    Tropes specific to Chains of Fate, second part of the series 

  • Adaptational Badass: Same with the first part, certain characters have become more badass than their counterparts:
    • As a result of Equinox being integrated into Alicization several more characters are stated to gain the powers from OPM characters. First off is Deusolbert who gained the powers and weapons of Lightning Genji. Three other Integrity Knights are also hinted to possess the powers of Stinger, Watchdog Man, and Spring Moustache.
    • Most immediate is Xaxa who during his long imprisonment became a Mysterious Being in real life through his single-minded hatred for Kirito gaining an Estoc Arm, superhuman strength and agility, and is durable enough to shrug off getting rammed by a car.
    • Eugeo gains the powers of Zombieman, which makes him nearly unkillable with a powerful Healing Factor. He also regularly dual-wields The Sword of the Blue Rose and the Dragon Bone Axe.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Eugeo is much more serious and sarcastic than canon.
  • Ascended Extra: Selka plays a minor role in Alizication Beginning but here she gains clairvoyance and leaves Rulid with Kirito and Euego.
  • An Axe to Grind: Eugeo's weapon of choice is the «Dragon Bone Axe» because it is part of his Calling and it is implied that FATE nudged him in this direction to get him out of the way. See Empathic Weapon below.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Mysterious Being!Xaxa's entire right arm turns into a blade below the shoulder.
  • Blessed with Suck: The One-Punch-Man abilities bestowed on particular characters are called "blessings" from the gods but all it does is make their receivers a target of the Axion Church.
  • Brought Down to Badass: The eponymous Chains of Fate keep Kirito from gaining his Saitama powers in Underworld, though he still proves capable regardless.
  • Car Fu: During the fight with Mysterious Being!Xaxa, Asuna commendeers a car and rams into the bastard with it.
  • Control Freak: DESTINY notes that FATE always gets his way, and nothing happens that he doesn't want to happen. Even the other Absolute Ones are unwilling or unable to challenge him. This is why Kiritama is so infuriating.
  • Cosmic Chessgame: Unlike the previous story, The Absolute Ones take a much more active role in Kazuto's life. FATE wants to neutralize Kiritama because he is basically a joke that has gotten out of hand and is damaging reality. He set up a literal six dimensional chessboard to isolate him from allies and bury him in chains. DESTINY is more sympathetic to Kiritama and other humans but can't openly oppose FATE and so he "accidentally" alters FATE's chessboard.
  • Cowardly Lion: Eugeo, the most timid of the ¡Three Amigos!, still stood up and was willing to fight off Deusolbert along with Kirito to save Alice.
  • Defiant Captive: Just like in canon, Selka is captured and tied up by goblins in the cave north of Rulid. Unlike canon, she uses her seer abaility to majorly unsettle the goblin chief, Ugachi. She tells him that he will be killed in the near future by a caped warrior with a face of darkness and eyes like a void and there's nothing he can do about it.
  • Dual Wielding: In this verse, Euego's Blue-Rose Sword is accompanied by his Dragon-Bone axe in combat.
  • Empathic Weapon: The «Dragon Bone Axe» absorbed the remains of the «Northern White Dragon» as well as its will for revenge.
  • Framing Device: It is told as a story by a Storyteller to one mentioned as Golden Requiem.
  • For Want of a Nail: In this continuity, Eugeo brings the «Dragon Bone Axe» to the North Cave (to chop ice) in addition to the arrival of Deusolbert (out of habit). These two events combine to enable him to violate the Taboo Index and attack Deusolbert, which leads to his Disney Death.
  • The Gadfly: After becoming Zombieman, Eugeo likes to freak people out by inflicting lethal injuries on himself and then healing from it.
  • Giant Flyer: A Giant Crow attacks Ruild Village in Chapter 2.
  • Healing Factor: Due to his new status as Zombieman, Euego quickly heals from all injuries. Even lethal ones don't bother him.
  • Heroic BSoD: All the members of the United Heroes Association go through one in the First Interlude as a result of Kirito's dissapearance after Xaxa's ambush.
  • Horrifying the Horror: PoH has a minor freak out at the now Mysterious Being Xaxa during his brief appearance in the first Interlude, with the hints that PoH has already unlocked some powers of his own.
  • Horror Hunger: Tiese, who is fused with Pureblood Vampire has an insatiable thirst for blood, which leads her to go through phases of bestial frenzy when she's thirsty, to the point of attacking anyone or anything in her sights.
  • Omake: Similar to the first part, a set of omakes are made that start yet another crossover spin-off. This time, its with RWBY.
  • Power Born of Madness: Xaxa, who manages to become a Mysterios Being with an Estoc Arm through his single-minded and obsessed hatred against Kirito.
  • Prophetic Dreams: Selka can see the future in dreams and reflective surfaces, though she has trouble figuring out what they mean.
  • Prophecy Twist: Selka foresees Ugachi's death as coming at the hands of "the caped one wearing black and white whose face is darkness and eyes are the void". Kirito is indeed wearing a cape when he deals the goblin a lethal injury but the killing blow is dealt by Selka herself. Her habit is black and white and her right eye socket is empty, like a void, because she broke the seal of the Taboo Index in the process of reaching Ugachi.
  • She Who Fights Monsters: Kirito's canon disappearance hits Suguha a lot harder here than in canon, with the result being that Bicycle Girl becomes a violent vigilante instead of a noble hero. A more literal case is implied as well, with her shadow briefly showing a winged and sinister creature.
  • Shout-Out: When seeing Eugeo telekinetically bring his weapon back to his hand, Kirito outright compares it to The Force.
  • Speaks in Binary: In the middle of a 'Report Log', Equinox breaks out in two Binary Messages. "help me" and "kill me". Followed by "…k…i…r…i…t…o…".
  • Summon to Hand: Euguo learned how to use his Will to force his weapons to return to his hands in an instant.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Asuna, Liz, Yui, and Strea all make this clear when meeting Kikuoka in the Ocean Turtle, condemning him for not only taking Kirito to use as a lab rat, using Equinox as a battery, and playing God with Alicization. Asuna and Liz both come close to becoming violent with him.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Kirito, Alice, and Eugeo at the start of the prologue are known as "The Three Friends" by the rest of Rulid village because they do everything together. Tragically broken up as Alice is taken away by the Integrity Knight Deusolbert, Eugeo(seemingly) dies, and Kirito returns to the Real World.
  • Undeathly Pallor: Eugeo gains extremely pale skin when he reappears with the powers of Zombieman. When going through town, or other populated areas, Kirito and Selka pass him off as an Ill Boy, much to his consternation. Tiese, who is fused with Pureblood Vampire, also has this to an even greater extent, to the point Selka compared her to a corpse.

    Tropes specific to UHA Chronicles, takes place between parts 1 & 2 of the series 
  • Brought Down to Badass: In the first chapter when the UHA go to GGO, several of them note with some displeasure how they were unable to use their Unique Skills or weapons (including Yui's gravity powers) when they transferred their accounts over. It's a different game, after all, with a different server so their abilities don't transfer over like Kirito's (lucky him).
  • Did You Just Have Sex?: Strea was shown to be in a noticeabley happier mood after doing the deed with Kirito.
  • Lemon: The Second chapter was one between Kirito and Strea.
  • Sex for Solace: The Lemon between Kirito and Strea in chapter two, as a result of Kirito comforting her over her existential crisis and remaining confusion from killing Brynhild.


Alternative Title(s): One Punch Gamer Chains Of Fate, Chains Of Fate, One Punch Gamer UHA Chronicles, UHA Chronicles

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