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Remnant of a Worm is a Worm and RWBY crossover, where a post-Khepri Taylor is dumped on Remnant by Contessa. There is also a list of omakes and a Spacebattles thread here.

Post-GM Taylor in Remnant. Taylor Hebert; villain, hero, monster, savior, Khepri. She awakens in a hospital in Vale. Where was she? What would she do? Who would she be? Hero or villain? Monster or Savior?

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  • Action Bomb: Taylor devises a tactic that involves coating her insects in Dust and turning them into makeshift explosives.
  • Artificial Limbs: Taylor eventually gets a custom mechanical replacement for her missing arm.
  • Black Box: Ozpin finds Taylor's damaged and discarded flight pack and sends it to a scientist named Blosson Gleason for analysis. While she cannot figure out how it works, she says its circuitry is so small and complex that it could probably revolutionize Remnant's technology.
  • Bully Hunter: Taylor makes it clear to Cardin that she won't tolerate him and his team's normal asshole behavior, and when they bully Velvet, intervenes and tells Dove as well, knowing Cardin didn't pass on the warning to his team like she told him to.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Taylor calls out the other students in the cafeteria for not intervening with Team CRDL's bullying of Velvet.
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  • Color-Coded Characters: This comes up when Coco is buying Taylor clothes, choosing primarily gray clothing due to her aura color.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Out on patrol after escaping the hospital, Taylor ends up running into members of the White Fang. After learning who they are, she lampshades that of course she'd run into a faction like that.
  • Cover-Blowing Superpower: Taylor does her best to keep her bug control powers a secret from the others.
  • Deliberately Bad Example: In-Universe, Team CRDL are still at Beacon despite their bullying largely to be used like this and help rally the other teams together.
  • Detonation Moon: Taylor seeing Remnant's moon shocks her, and tips her off that she's not on Earth Bet anymore.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Taylor's Semblance seems to be similar to Sun's in that she creates an Aura-based duplicate of herself, but hers apparently just repeats actions that she's already taken.
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  • Eye Scream: One of Taylor's strategies is to have her bugs get on the Grimm and bite and sting their eyes.
  • Faking Amnesia: Ozpin subtly hints to Taylor that she should do this after seeing the surveillance footage of her reacting in shock to Remnant's shattered moon, as a way of explaining any information she may be missing. Considering that she'd been shot twice in the head, it's not hard to believe. She eventually claims that her memories are mostly recovered.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • Team ALAO (Alloy): Annie Huston, Lissa Stewart, Alder Blythe, Onyx Pewter. Ozpin also considered adding Taylor to their team to make it Team TAALO (Tangelo).
    • Team RWBYT (Rubinite): Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, Yang Xiao Long, Taylor Hebert.
  • Handicapped Badass: Taylor spends the first part of the story without a prosthetic replacement for her arm. She doesn't let it slow her down too much.
  • The Needless: After using her bugs to observe the Grimm, Taylor learns that they don't eat, drink, sleep, or breathe.
  • No-Sell:
    • Taylor tries to control a Deathstalker, but finds her power over bugs has no effect on it.
    • Having Aura apparently allows the QA shard to ignore Ciara using a power-nullifying Trump power on it.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Ozpin freezes, something Glynda had never seen him do before when Taylor accurately predicts the punishment he had planned for her beatdown of Team CRDL (forcing them to go on a mission together with Glynda supervising).
  • Spotting the Thread: Her powers probably helped, but Taylor noticed that Blake was a Faunus because her bow moved with her ears underneath them.
  • Super Empowering:
    • Ruby activates Taylor's Aura to save her life.
    • Taylor later starts activating the Auras of her bugs, and her talk with Ciara reveals that Ruby also activated the Queen Administrator's Aura when she activated Taylor's, its Semblance apparently being temporarily gifting Taylor's powers to others.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Taylor unlocks her Semblance in the wake of learning about Brian's death.
  • Troll: Taylor messes with Tai a bit when she visits during winter break, like saying what Yang had been street-racing.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Taylor finds out about Jaune's secret that he faked his transcripts and has no warrior training, she convinces him to shape up and get training from Pyrrha by calling him out on being nothing but dead weight and she will not tolerate anyone slowing her or her teammates down.


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