Pretty Cure original fan fics aren't the only ones that have been planned. There are also Pretty Cure fics loosely based on other projects.
- All Reincarnated Shine Pretty Cure, based on The Land Before Time;
- Flower Harmony Pretty Cure, based on Literature Junie B Jones;
- BlueHarmony Pretty Cure, based on Mackenzie Blue;
- Pretty Cure Dance of Friendship, based on Imagine: Ballet Star;
- Pretty Cure Friendship's Light, based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
- Suite Pretty Cure ~Another Story~, based on Suite Pretty Cure ♪ and Restart;
- Freaky Pretty Cure, based on Monster High;
- Futari wa Pretty Cure Memory Break, based on Kamen Rider Double;
- Pistolera Pretty Cure, based on Gunslinger Girl;
- SOS Pretty Cure, based on Haruhi Suzumiya;
- Double-O Pretty Cure, based on James Bond;
- Pretty Cure of the Caribbean, based on Pirates of the Caribbean;
- Piston Pretty Cure, based on Cars;
- Pretty Cure vs. the Three Mothers, based on Dario Argento's Three Mothers Trilogy;
- Pretty Cure Grid, based on TRON: Legacy;
- Way more that we haven't gotten around to listing yet.
Pretty Cure Dance of Friendship provides examples of:
- Bifauxnen: Mikuru Kaname. It helps that her school doesn't utilize uniforms.
- Butch Lesbian: Mikuru Kaname, one of few non-ballet-dancing characters in the story, who happens to be a teen figure skater who is in a platonic figure skating partnership with main character Margarete.
- Crossdressing Voices: Both Marco (voiced by Rina Sato in Japanese) and Lian (voiced by Mayumi Iizuka in Japanese and Brianne Siddall in English).
- Dance Battler: What did you expect?
- Dark Magical Girl: Cure Odile.
- HeelFace Turn: Pulled by Cure Odile.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Cure Kitiri's battle attire. Since she's a ballerina, it's actually more lightweight than most suits of armor.
- Lipstick Lesbian: If Margarete was more to Mikuru than just her figure skating partner she'd probably fit this trope.
- Tomboy And Girly Girl: Mikuru and Margarete.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Mikuru, particularly for figure skating routines. Otherwise, she's fine with unisex (but still leaning toward the boyish side) attire.
Suite Pretty Cure ~Another Story~ provides examples of:
- Alternate Universe
- Cool Mask: Worn by Cure Magma.
- Elemental Powers:
- Real-Person Fic
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: The Cure Belltiers are named after the Greek gods Ares, Demeter, Poseidon, and Aeolus, respectively.
Freaky Pretty Cure provides examples of:
- Alliterative Name: Kotora/Cure Feral
- Alternate Continuity
- Broken Bird: Holly, oh my goodness, Holly.
- But Not Too Foreign: The Inui siblings, Sakana/Cure Gill and Mami/Cure Mummy.
- Cat Girl: Kotora/Cure Feral
- Catholic School Girls Rule: Yes, the uniforms are black and pink, but still.
- Decoy Protagonist: Nuime, the leader of the protagonist Pretty Cure team, isn't quite the main character; that would actually be Holly.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Kotora is a G-rated version.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Kotora. Even as Cure Feral her dress is mostly black leather and tiger stripe print.
- Hime Cut: Mami/Cure Mummy
- Little Miss Snarker: Holly, big time.
- Meaningful Name: Absolutely everyone.
- Multicolored Hair: It's easier to say that Holly is the only member of the main cast to not sport this.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Gender flipped. Mirroring the source material, Laura has a secret crush on Mitsume's brother Toboe, but is afraid that Mitsume might find out and have them stop being freinds.
- Odd Name Out: Mami is the only member of her team to not have a surname beginning with the letter K.
- The Voiceless: Mirroring how Ghoulia can only speak through grunts and groans, her counterpart Himei chooses to not speak due to sheer shyness.
Futari wa Pretty Cure Memory Break provides examples of:
- All Love Is Unrequited: Henry's crush on Phyllis.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Arguably, Shoko's relationship with Makura, no thanks to Gender Flip.
- Braids of Action: Phyllis sports the "one long braid in the back" variation. It turns into Girlish Pigtails as Cure Cyclone, a spiky Shonen Hair ponytail as Cure Heat, and odango twintails (for obvious reasons) as Cure Luna.
- Composite Character: Inverted. Philip is split in two characters - Phyllis, who fills his original role, and Raito Sonozaki, who more or less fills Kirihiko's role (except for the Saeko's husband part because of the implications).
- Gender Flip: Among others, Shotaro and Philip become Shoko and Phyllis, while Queen and Elizabeth become King and Henry.
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Phyllis and Raito (see Composite Character above for the reason).
- Ink-Suit Actor: Most of the characters, the exceptions being the gender flipped ones.
- Not His Sled: The fact that Phyllis and Raito are two different people pretty much rules out the possibility of Phyllis being a Sonozaki.
- Samus Is a Girl: Shoko, right on the first episode. She's quite good at faking a male voice.
- Skirt over Slacks: Phyllis
- Tomboy And Girly Girl: Shoko and Phyllis, from a certain angle.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Shoko, who still dresses the way Shotaro normally would.
- Wonder Twin Powers: Double's Sharing a Body gimmick is turned into this, tipping a hat to the first three canon Pretty Cure continuities. While Phyllis does get unconscious during transformation, it's only when she and Shoko are distant from each other.
Pistolera Pretty Cure provides examples of:
- Big Bad: Dante.
- The Dragon: Cristiano.
- Gratuitous Italian
- Modesty Shorts: Part of Cure Pistolo's costume.
- Tights Under Shorts: Part of Cure Coltello's costume.
SOS Pretty Cure provides examples of:
- A-Cup Angst: Yes, Haruhi's still respectable in terms of bust size—and yes, her jealousy toward Mikuru's huge rack is a bit more pronounced here, particularly when she ends a Cluster F-Bomb with "and tits".
- Arson, Murder, and Admiration: Haruhi to Fujiwara later on:Haruhi: So let me get this straight, you sneering bastard: you sent two of your goons to spy on us from a hidden area in the Literature Clubroom, used some of your mumbo jumbo to catapult the SOS Brigade nearly a quarter century back in time to early 1979, planted us inside the warehouse where the tapes due to be destroyed were located, sent those same two goons at us disguised as impoundment officers sent to arrest us for theft of government property after we lifted five of those tapes, and shot time traveling capsules disguised as tranq darts to put us back in our own time with the tapes we lifted?
Fujiwara: To make a long story short, yes.
Haruhi: We are not amused. However, it was pretty brilliant, how you planned all that.
- Ascended Fangirl: In Evo's words: "Not just like a Magical Girl series, girly. You're in one."
- Big Bad: Fujiwara.
- Chekhov's Skill: Those clubs Haruhi joined for one day each in the first episode? Most, if not all, had valuable skills Haruhi would need to apply at various points in the series.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Haruhi lets loose a whole flurry of swears during a panic attack when confronted by a Laser Hallway (spoken in Gratuitous English in the Japanese version, except for "merda", which is always rendered as "kuso"). This is actually more PG-13 compared to other profanity-laced tirades (or all-out nonstop strings of profanity, for that matter).
- The Dragon: Kuyo.
- Evil Laugh: Haruhi pulls this off a couple of times during the getaway part of the second Media warehouse raid. The first time is jarring enough as she does it while her would-be arresting officer is entombed temporarily under a trapdoor just so she and her crew could lose him. The second time is EVEN MORE MANIACAL. To wit: someone finally does succeed in putting the cuffs on her, and he's parading her past an electric trap—all while she's gleefully smiling, mind you, she's quite Genre Savvy with the Trap-Door Fail—then it goes off, he gets zapped—wait, wasn't there only one of those things? Then why is HARUHI taking the voltage as well? In any case, she's cackling LIKE A MAD HATTER as the current travels through her body, and she's exhausted by the time the electrocution is through.
- Fangirl: Haruhi serves as one to Ronnie James Dio, who is still alive at the time this story is set (2003). She even does the "metal horns" gesture more than a few times in each episode!
- Fangirl Japanese: "Around The Beatles", John Lennon Live, Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles Live at Shea Stadium, Sextette, and The Beatles Live in Tokyo are always, without exception, spoken using their Japanese titles (and if one doesn't exist already, it's a no-brainer as to what the author will come up with as to translations).
- Glasses Pull: Done by Haruhi with Cool Shades in one episode.
- Go Among Mad People: The impoundment officers who try to arrest Haruhi and her crew for theft of government property in Los Angeles 1979 in episode 18 wind up spending a few years each in the funny farm after telling their account of the mysterious circumstances behind the theft of five VHS tapes of The Rolling Stones Live in Hyde Park that were supposed to be impounded to the judge that had signed the writ of seizure. The judge thought they had lost their minds and ordered them put away at the local mental hospital for a few years. Afterwards, they're picked up by Fujiwara, having played their part in his latest mind game with the SOS Brigade.
- Good All Along: Sasaki.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: Haruhi and Kyon fill this dynamic in a later episode when they question Adult!Mikuru over how her younger self was treated. Later, when they find the younger Mikuru in Kyoko's hands, the two play Bad Cop/Worse Cop on her.Kyon: First Haruhi, then Mikuru's older self, now you!? You picked the wrong girl to kidnap!
Haruhi: He's the good cop. THE GLOVES ARE OFF, BITCH! GET IN THE RING SO I CAN PUT A CHOKEHOLD ON YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID TO MIKURU!
- Gratuitous Italian
- Harmless Electrocution: Haruhi gets this at the same time her captor got a much more dangerous current in his body.Kyon: You got electrocuted, for Christ's sake! That wasn't funny!
Haruhi: Of course it wasn't funny! I just got tickled a little bit, that's all.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Ryoko has been watching Kyon this whole time, but the fact that Haruhi took too long to warp reality causes her to snap and try to kill Kyon "and see how Ms. Suzumiya reacts". Cures Dio and Extraterrestre show up to save Kyon and fight Ryoko, and following her Disney Death she returns later on as a Type V Anti-Hero, Cure Daga.
- HeelFace Turn: Kyoko finally rebels against Fujiwara when he tries to kill Cure Dio.
- Here We Go Again!: The Rolling Stones Live in Hyde Park isn't the only program Haruhi lifted from that warehouse; a later episode had the SOS Brigade going back in time to that warehouse on the eve of April 8, 1980, to pick up 6 similarly doomed Beatles programs. Unfortunately, since the initial theft Charles Band has put higher security in place at the warehouse. This time, the entire group accompanies Haruhi as she picks up the tapes, and they manage to clear every obstacle, including a moisture alarm. Unfortunately, Haruhi didn't count on that audio alarm...
- Hijacked by Ganon: Some time in the series, it seems as though Sasaki is The Man Behind the Man and the real Big Bad. Then Sasaki is revealed to have been Good All Along and she was the Unwitting Pawn to Fujiwara (instead of the other way around).
- Hypocritical Humor: Haruhi tells the other Brigadiers not to speak lest they trip an alarm by mistake, and yet she's the one that slips up after all 30 tapes have been nabbed (and she nabs the 30th VHS tape, The Beatles Live in Tokyo).Haruhi: We did it.
Haruhi: Aw, fuck! I was right! I should've listened to my instincts, there was an audio alarm after all!
Kyon: No time to fret, let's grab our bags full of tapes and get the hell out of here!
Haruhi: Normally I don't take orders from subordinates. But given the URGENCY of this situation, I'll make an exception since we have to get our asses out of the plant anyway before we get caught!
- Iconic Outfit: Part of it becomes regular here: after episode 2 (when she first converses with Kyon while wearing her hair in Odango style with blue scrunchies), Haruhi is never seen without her trademark yellow hair ribbon; while her school uniform is retained, Modesty Shorts become more obvious, and she rarely wears it outside of school unless she hadn't come home first by the time any out-of-school scene takes place.
- Indy Hat Roll: Done with a Beatles tape: Haruhi drops one tape as she goes through a vertically closing door and reaches back in there, pulling the tape over to her side in the nick of time.
- Iron Butt Monkey: As the team leader, Haruhi seems to be the one to get the most injuries out of the Cures (unless you count Ryoko, who was freaky D'td!). In fact, she takes several life-threatening hits, most notably in episode 7 when a terrorbyte is shown to have stomped all over her, crushing her bones in some areas and getting lacerated in a few others, including her head. Fortunately, she can always count on Yuki to be The Medic (Yuki heals her secretly after sedating her entire body in earlier incidents), but when she dies after taking heavy torture from Kuyo and her boss, Fujiwara, all bets are off... until Kyon goes Kiss of Life on her. Of course, even Yuki misses a spot or two sometimes; following the episode 7 incident Haruhi (who is understandably irritated with Kyon for not showing up for the fight on time) walks on a visible limp until she and Yuki have to deal with a homicidal Ryoko.
- Laser Hallway: Appears during the second trip through the Media Home Entertainment warehouse (to collect doomed ]Beatles tapes). This is where Haruhi's prior modern dance training with the North High dance club comes into play.Haruhi: Oh, shit. Lasers! AH! DAMMIT, THEY MOVE!
- Mythology Gag: All five Cures call themselves emissaries of light during their In the Name of the Moon speeches; also, such speeches begin with intros reminiscient of those from Fresh Pretty Cure!.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Haruhi finally figures out who sent the SOS Brigade a quarter century back in time and planted them in Los Angeles inside the Media Home Entertainment plant just as unsold tapes of The Rolling Stones Live in Hyde Park are due for impoundment. It was Fujiwara, who actually went that far to see if Haruhi and company had what it took to pull off such a caper as that if they were put in such a situation and then makes the mistake of trying to get the SOS Brigade to join him. Haruhi is not amused, though she does commend how Fujiwara managed to plan all that. She's soon inspired to write a Science Fiction story involving time travel for the anthology mandated by the Student Council to keep her club open. And then she unwittingly invents time travel as Gin later reads the story and invents the TPDD based on Haruhi's description of such a device in the story.
- Our Hero Is Dead: Happens to Cure Dio.
- Precision F-Strike: Yuki lets her feelings about actually seeing a storeroom of Media tapes before her eyes known like this:Yuki: Holy shit.
Haruhi: Nice mouth, Yuki. Anyway, we shouldn't talk until after we finish this operation. We might set off an alarm by mistake. These devices are a counter as to how many tapes we have. We must've found them when whoever catapulted us back in time left these gadgets here. Ready... 1-2-3-go.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: Worn by Mikuru quite a bit; oddly enough, this doesn't feature in her Cure Tempo outfit.
- Quicksand Sucks: An accurate depiction in the quicksand pit Haruhi falls into during the SOS Brigade's second Media warehouse raid. Except, of course, where she stumbled into quicksand in the first place. In fact, Kyon drops a three-foot-long ruler into Haruhi's hands, and when she pushes the ruler into the quicksand lengthwise there's still a foot visible.Haruhi: Mark third!
- Shout Outs Abound:
- Slow Doors: Charles Band put numerous in his warehouse since the theft Haruhi perpetrated; the second time she raids the warehouse, she has to deal with these, among others.
- Speak of the Devil: "That's why... I'm going to kill you and see how Ms. Suzumiya reacts." One minute later, Cure Dio, joined by Cure Extraterrestre, starts fighting Ryoko to save Kyon from a pretty gruesome end.
- Surprisingly Good Japanese: The only reason why Haruhi counts as this is because of her seiyuu.
- Tights Under Shorts: Part of Haruhi's casualwear during the colder months; otherwise, she just wears the jean shorts.
- Title Drop
- Trap Door: Haruhi falls into one while at the Media warehouse a second time. She lands in quicksand and sinks just one foot before figuring out she just needs to relax to avoid digging herself deeper.
- Trap-Door Fail: There's several trapdoors, in fact. They just:
- Open to the right of Haruhi
- Release a burst of air that sends Haruhi flying toward the ceiling
- Are covered by a super-transparent glass
- For the getaway, the traps:
- Open behind Haruhi and under her would-be arresting officer, who has the trapdoor shut over him immediately
- Close on one arresting officer and bisect him vertically, something not even Haruhi wants to look at
- Electrocute another arresting officer after he places the cuffs on a smiling Haruhi... as well as Haruhi herself (turns out, there were two electric traps fired by the security system she was being paraded past; Haruhi just got hit by the one with the more Harmless Electrocution)
- Trap-Door Fail: There's several trapdoors, in fact. They just:
- Who's Laughing Now?: Haruhi certainly never thought there'd be two electric traps.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Part of Haruhi's casualwear and her Cure Dio costume.
- X-Ray Sparks: Haruhi's skeleton flashes five times as she's zapped for 10 seconds.
- You Look Familiar: In-universe example from episode 18:Officer: You're under arrest!
Haruhi: And I suppose Fujiwara sent you over to bring us to him?
Officer: No, you thieving slut! We have been sent by the District Court to seize tapes here, and those tapes you five are holding are now stolen government property!
- Zettai Ryouiki: Haruhi wears this with her school uniform (at least in the colder months) and as Cure Dio.
Double-O Pretty Cure provides example of:
- Big Bad: Blofeld.
- Doomed New Clothes: Jan always gets a new set of T-shirt and blue jeans to wear on missions. Why? Because each mission ends with the outfit she's wearing at the time very ripped up.Jan: It's a bloody miracle I survived this one... look at what that damn SPECTRE agent did to my T-shirt!
- Luke, I Am Your Father James Bond to Jan during the MI6 ball in episode 15. He reveals that she was a test tube baby, the result of relations he had had with his newlywed wife Tracy shortly before her drive-by shooting death..
- Retired Badass: Though he's no longer a Double-O agent, James Bond got called out of retirement as the new M following the death of the previous M, his employer Admiral Sir Miles Messervy, before the events of the series. He shows he can still put up a fight on numerous occasions.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Jan does this for formal occasions. Of course, James Bond determined judging from what she typically wears (either clothes that were already tattered when she joined MI6 or new casual outfits that don't survive her missions completely intact) that even a tuxedo would fit this trope as far as she's concerned.
Pretty Cure of the Caribbean provides examples of:
- Anti-Hero: Cure Compass is Type IV, and Cure Wood is Type V before developing to Type IV.
- Ax-Crazy: Cure Wood is even more violent than Cure Compass is and is even willing to kill the enemy if she's bloodthirsty enough. This sometimes gets to the point where her own teammates have to restrain her.
- Badass Longcoat: Cure Wood.
- Character Development: Cure Wood becomes less violent and Ax-Crazy as the series goes on.
- One-Gender School: The Cures go to an all-girls school that happens to utilize something resembling boys' uniforms.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: By now, everyone in Maynardshire is used to seeing schoolgirls wearing (admittedly pink) male uniforms.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Cure Compass does it with boots, and both she and Cure Wood pull it off with shorts.
Piston Pretty Cure provides examples of:
- Double Agent: Hayward was instructed by the CIA to help Professor Z's scientists develop a special fluid that grants its injectee scientific powers and then, when the fluid was completed, steal the formula and spread it amongst his agency, as well as Her Majesty's Secret Service and AISE.
- Due to the Dead: When Hayward discovers his colleague Rod's remains after he got blown up by an Allinol bomb, he has the remains shipped back to America for proper burial.
- He Cleans Up Nicely: Tom does this for his knighting.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: Relationship-wise, Rod gets killed by Professor Z before he can really warm up to Hayward, who he tended to look down on most of the time.
- Lightning Gun: Mei can shoot lightning from her hands after being injected with a fluid by Hayward in the first episode.
- Posthumous Character: Dr. Horner.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: The death of Paul Newman in 2008 (years before this fic was conceived) led Dr. Hudson Horner (based on Newman's character in Cars, Doc Hudson) to become a Posthumous Character.
- Red Shirt: Rod. Since he's already Too Cool to Live as it is, he was really pushing his luck with his shirt color of carmine.
Pretty Cure vs. the Three Mothers provides examples of:
- Composite Character: Marcela Rosa Elliott is what you get when you combine Rose Elliott and her brother Mark.
Pretty Cure Grid provides examples of:
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Tron.
- Good Costume Switch: Shortly after ditching his identity as Rinzler, Tron has his Tron Lines revert back to blue-ish white.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Kevin sacrifices himself against the MCP to buy Aina and the Bradley sisters enough time to escape the Grid. Earlier, Tron sacrifices himself against Clu.
- Parental Abandonment: Aina lost both her parents in a fire... or did she? Turns out, her father, at least, has been confirmed to have taken refuge in the Grid as the fire broke out. Her mother's whereabouts are unknown.