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Fanfic / Red Sun

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Red Sun is an in-progress Pokémon Diamond and Pearl fanfic written by alicekinsno1. It follows the life and times of Cyrus, the villain of the game, and tells how he got to be a villain, as well as looking at the game plot from his point of view.

Red Sun contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents
  • Beneath the Mask: Cyrus's father tries to appear as a good and loving father and upstanding citizen, despite abusing Cyrus.
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  • Break the Cutie: Well duh!
  • Cheerful Child: Cyrus starts off this way, but needless to say, it doesn't last long.
  • Child by Rape: Cyrus... maybe
  • Disappeared Dad: Volkner
  • Freudian Excuse
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Cyrus, even showing signs of it as early as elementary school.
  • Hot Scientist: Both of Cyrus's parents had been this at some point.
  • How We Got Here: The point of the story, really.
  • Kids Are Cruel
  • Loners Are Freaks: Cyrus spent most of his childhood being teased by other children and reprimanded by his parents because he had no friends.
  • Screaming Birth: When Cyrus's mother gives birth to him, this happens. Justified since she's strapped to a hospital bed, flat on her back and terrified, and doesn't want to have him in the first place.
  • Stepford Smiler: Cyrus's mother, definitely.
  • Theme Naming: Both of Cyrus's parents have names based on the word "sky", or at least a rough equivalent: his father, Sora, is named after the Japanese word for sky, while his mother's name is meant to suggest "celestial."
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  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Cyrus

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