Ron just turned eighteen. He's almost finished high school, but he's not as happy as he thought he'd be. Ron doesn't like how he's growing apart from his best friend, and crush, Kim. He especially doesn't like Kim's new boyfriend, Josh Mankey. Something about Mankey seems... off. Though Kim doesn't initially believe him, she doesn't know how dreadfully right he is.
Not to be confused with the Steven Universe fic Paragon (Kitsune Heart).
Paragon provides examples of:
- Adaptational Villainy: Josh Mankey is evil in this story. He curses Ron with the ability to see dead people.
- Dark Fic: The trope's image comes from art for Paragon. It's a horror fanfic where Ron finds out something is terribly wrong with Josh Mankey. As it turns out he has supernatural abilities and can replace Kim's soul with another's.
- Deal with the Devil: Josh made a deal with the devil to bring back his mother. All he had to do was bring other's misery.
- Parental Abandonment: Josh's parents died five years prior to the story.
- Patricide: Josh Mankey killed his father after his dad killed his mother.
- Punny Name: There is a teacher named "Mrs. G. Ometry"
- Shout-Out: The titles of the chapters all come from songs. For example, the first chapter is named after A Perfect Circle's "3 Libras" and the second chapter is named after Chevelle's "Closure".
- Teen Pregnancy: Josh's mother was sixteen when he was born.
- The Tragic Rose: Josh's mother Rose was murdered by her husband five years ago when caught her and Josh together.
- Villainous Incest: Josh's Momma's Boy attitude goes beyond normal boundries. When he was thirteen, he slept with his mother. His father found out and murdered his wife, which led Josh to kill his father.