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For years following her kidnapping by Yuuki Terumi, Saya has been a prisoner trapped in her own body, a vessel for the Goddess of Death. After years of imprisonment, she is given a chance to be free. Now stranded in another world, she will aid its people in their struggle against the dark forces that threaten the planet. But Judgement Day still approaches, and she must continue to face the cold truth of being Izanami's vessel: You can't escape death.

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Remnant of a Soul is a crossover between BlazBlue and RWBY written by Omniczar and places Saya as the main protagonist as she adapts to her new environment and escape the trauma of being the host of the Goddess of Death.

Hasn't been updated since November 27, 2017.


Remnant of a Soul provides examples of:

  • Ascended Extra: Saya is the main protagonist of the story, while in the series she was pretty much a Living MacGuffin for almost the entire story and a piece of Ragna's backstory to explain his violent nature.
  • Body Horror: Saya's robotic legs. They are described as doll-like with no feet. Both Ozpin and Glynda are horrified by them.
  • Broken Bird: Saya. The past decade as a vessel, coupled with the horrible experiments done to her, and the perpetual fear that Izanami can (and will) take over her again have not done the poor girl any favors. A major part of the story is her road to recovery from the tragedies she was forced to endure and acclimate to normal interaction with others. Even then, it's taking a lot of work.
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  • Freakiness Shame: Thanks to the disturbing modifications on Saya's body, she tries to hide them and prevent anyone from seeing them, as they scare people and remind her too much of what was done to her.
  • Mistaken for Racist: Since the term "Beastkin" doesn't exist in Remnant, when Saya first says it, it comes across as a racial slur. She immediately apologizes for it when she accidentally offended a passing faunas.
  • Nightmare Sequence: Saya frequently has nightmares that foreshadow Izanami taking over her again. These nightmares also allow her to communicate with the Goddess of Death in some capacity.
  • Parental Substitute: In the brief time that she's known her, Glynda becomes a mother figure to Saya, helping her cope with the trauma of her past and treating her like you'd expect a mother to treat her daughter. Ozpin even lampshades it.
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  • Story-Breaker Power: While Saya is free from Izanami's control (for now), she still retains all of the powers of the Goddess of Death, so she could very likely end the battle against Salem in moments. However, Ozpin recognizes that she's not a fighter on her own and is still struggling with a lot of past hardships, so he refuses to put her on a team and he and Glynda focus on her mental recovery.
  • Supernormal Bindings: One of the abilities Saya displays is summoning chains that can hold anyone. They can stop a second-year student dead in their tracks and restrain Ozpin without any difficulty.
  • Vague Age: Saya doesn't know how old she is, so she just assumes that she's about 18 or 19.

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