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Project Bluefield is a series of postmodern Massive Multiplayer Crossover fanfiction stories by author Zero Seventeen Bluefield. It follows a group of world-hoppers known as Zeros, as they travel between worlds and record their stories.

Originally started on FanFiction.Net, the series is also being posted on Archive of Our Own here.


Project Bluefield follows the Zeros, a group of mysterious, nonexistent world-hoppers. They have two main goals: record the stories of the various worlds in The Multiverse, and hunt down the Umbral Forms that invade and ravage said worlds.

The first Protagonist's story begins in the year 2010, when another normal human being from Earth is chosen to become a Zero. This "nonexistent individual"—who now goes by 017 "Bluefield"—soon finds himself thrust into an ongoing hunt for monsters that pose a threat to reality.

There are two general arcs of stories: those set between 2010 and 2012, and those set after 2012. Those stories are further split into two parts: Fighting For Nothing, which follows the main story, and Talking About Anything, which are collections of side stories and vignettes. However, the author is currently releasing the stories in Anachronic Order, starting within the more-recent "a.2012" range.


Here's what we know about the tropes that apply to this series so far:

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    Tropes A-C 
  • An Arm and a Leg: The character Skelena loses one of her legs to an Umbral-possessed Risen.
  • Anachronic Order: To the n-th degree. The author began publishing stories in the "after 2012" (also known as "a.12") arc, jumping around afterwards. Also, the Talking About Anything fics follow a more disparate "scene"-based storytelling style, a basic idea that the author got from this video by Extra Credits.
  • Annual Title: Project Bluefield 2010, etc.

    Tropes D-F 
  • Eldritch Location: The Astral Plane in Fire Emblem Fates: Devastation.
  • Enemy Mine: "Trust Issues, Naturally" shows that Saizo doesn't trust the Zeros or the Shell Armed Forces—less so than Kamui. Justifiably so, as Dreyza points out:
    I mean, you try interfering with a decisive battle, thus becoming a fellow fugitive of Hoshidan and Nohrian royalty.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: Bluefield and Dreyza share the same brown eye and blue-turns-red eye. The difference is, Blu's normal eye is his left, whilst Dreyza's is her right eye.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Being a Zero is this, thought it's not stated why that is.
    "I wouldn't wish anyOne to be a child soldier. But I absolutely wouldn't wish my worst enemy to be a Zero. I know Bluefield wouldn't."
  • Figure It Out Yourself: The author's general attitude towards the audience.
  • Footnote Fever: Almost every chapter is suffixed by a series of footnotes pertaining to what was mentioned in the chapter, be it obscure references or just downright inane comments and non-sequiturs.
  • Four Lines, All Waiting: Given that only one person is writing something so ridiculously huge, this is inescapable.

    Tropes G-M 
  • Hidden Agenda Hero:
    • In the Fire Emblem Fates: Devastation arc, The Ashen Wolves and Misfit Squad are this to the Hoshidan and Nohrian royalty, especially to Kamui and Azura. They have experience from previously following the Byakuya and Anya campaigns, but they can't reveal anything learned from them until both countries' armies are united and reach Valla before the passageway closes. Further enforced by Azura's warning about speaking the name of Valla outside of that kingdom. The result is that most of the army finds their presence in this war extremely suspicious.
  • (non-)Human Weapon: Zeros have a great deal more in "natural weaponary" than the average human being. Abilities include, but are not limited to: storing their weapons inside of their body parts, such as the head or the heart; the ability to shift their perception; the ability to transform into a monster based on a mythical creature.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Despite appearing human, Zeros are essentially "freaks of nature" that shouldn't exist, yet do.
  • Hunter of Monsters: The Zeros, primarily of the Umbral Forms.
  • Hyperlink Story: Has some toned-down shades of this.
  • Impartial Purpose-Driven Faction: The Zeros.
  • Insistent Terminology: Don't call the Immortals "gods". Like, ever.
    • Project Bluefield also features a variation: in the Zeros' records, they capitalize the "O" in words like "anyone" and "everyone", which results in things like "anyOne" and "everyOne". This seems downright bizarre, at first glance…until the Zero equivalents, such as "anyZero" and "everyZero", turn up. This detail should tip off some of the more perceptive readers that something is off about the Zeros…
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Played With. Bluefield doesn't like being a Zero, but he doesn't want others getting involved in his dangerous business any longer than necessary.
  • In Spite of a Nail: The Zeros' presence doesn't seem to be altering events very much. Even a military outpost appearing does little to diverge the events.
  • Weredragon: By nature of their existence, Bluefield and Dreyza can transform into dragons.
  • It's Personal:
    • The Ashen Wolves are more emotionally invested in seeing Kamui unite his family during the Fire Emblem Fates: Devastation, after witnessing the Birthright and Conquest campaigns end with tragedies. Vaire, for their part, has not intervened in the Wolves' meddling, though they are not happy with the Zeros acting like this.
  • Jigsaw Puzzle Plot: Comes with the anthology-esque nature of the more laid-back Talking About Anything fics.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Bluefield and Kyoku.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: What happens to people's memories of the Zeros—and anything related to them—when they depart.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Happens in the footnotes at times.
  • Mind Screw: The series shows some shades of this so far.
  • Mistaken Nationality:
    • Fire Emblem Fates: Kyoku is sometimes mistaken as a Hoshidan due to him being based on Chisari, who was Japanese.
  • The Multiverse: Project Bluefield revolves around a group of "people" travelling between a bunch of different worlds and dimensions to do their work.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The Ashen Wolves perform a concert in Ylisse. A concert with holographic light shows!
    • When playing Stardust by FreQuency, two giant creatures—a dragon and a humanoid—made of stardust fight, with the dragon throwing the giant into the air and blowing it up with a stardust attack, before roaring and exploding itself.
  • Mundane Utility:
  • Mysterious Backer: Vaire, an apparition of creepy twin siblings.
    • By Fire Emblem Fates: Devastation, the relations between Vaire and the Wolves have become strained. At one point, Blu even tells Vaire to "freak off".

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    Tropes T-Z 
  • Theme Naming: Aside of the "-R" suffixed to their numbers, the Ashen Wolves (sans Bluefield) have the letter "Y" in their names.
  • Third-Option Adaptation:
    • Fire Emblem Fates arc: Devastation is the Revelation route, with the Ashen Wolves and Misfit Squad's knowledge of the Birthright and Conquest routes (referred to as the Byakuya and Anya campaigns, respectively).