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Remnant's Bizarre Adventure: Beacon is Unbreakable is a RWBY and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure crossover, written by The Inkasters, or more specifically gorilla_fingers. This fic focuses on Josuke Higashikata, the illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar and resident of the mysterious Morioh Town colony, returning to the wider world of Remnant and learning within Beacon Academy with the intention of competing within the Vale Festival. He's also joined by his two friends Koichi and Okuyasu, and they encounter the RWBY cast as they teach each other how things work in their respective worlds. However, not everything is innocent academy hijinks and occasional Grimm hunting. Dark forces from Morioh's past join with Cinder for her plans. And with the appearance of Stands, things are going to get a bit more... bizarre. If you want to know how bizarre things can get with the showy and stylish RWBY battles being coupled with the tactics as well as the mystery of JoJo, read it here.

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This fic can also be found on Spacebattles, and read here.


This fic has examples of:

  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade:
    • Poor Koichi. Even in canon Diamond is Unbreakable, he didn't see much value in himself. Put him in a universe where he's known about Stands as a reflection of the soul for pretty much his whole life, and has grown up on legends of strong Stands and their users, and you only manage to make his problems even worse. Thankfully, he gets more self-worth over time.
    • Pyrrha gets quite a bit of this as well, due to the fic exploring her backstory more than canon RWBY. Apparently, leaving your family behind because you're bored with your life and not talking to anyone about it isn't exactly good for your emotional state, especially when you don't feel that much more fulfilled about your new life and are worried you might do the same thing again.
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    • Blake is also given a lot more internal conflict than in canon, starting with the "Lock and Key" arc. Jotaro, of all people, ends up giving her good advice later on.
  • Adaptational Badass: As the settlers of Morioh decided to train children in the art of using Stands, many characters that either did not possess stands or did but awoke them much later in their life possess them now.
    • Joseph possessed his Stand whilst he was a teenager fighting the Pillar Men, as accounted by Stroheim.
    • Jolyne, only 10 years old, is close to awakening her Stand much earlier than in canon. Her mother believes it has to do with her Joestar genes.
    • Tomoko, Josuke's mother, is a full fledged Huntress with a Stand of her own.
    • Ryohei, Josuke's grandfather, was a full fledged Huntsman before he passed away. As all Huntsman in Morioh possess Stands, Ryohei assumedly had one himself.
    • While Dio with The World was plenty badass in canon, we never got a glimpse of the upper limits of his abilities. Here, we learn that he actually fought Salem to a draw in the past. Let that sink in for a moment.
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  • Adaptational Heroism: Posthumous example with Keicho Nijimura. Due to growing up in a town populated by mostly Stand users, all of whom know of and feared DIO, Keicho never ended up becoming an enemy of the Joestars and was one of the many hunters who died defending Morioh at one point.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Yang isn't stupid in canon, but she's not a particularly cerebral fighter. Here, after a very poor showing against Bucciarati, she quickly learns to fight like a Stand user.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Jotaro in this fic is a lot closer to his family than in canon (probably due to them being Stand users and thus not endangered by his presence).
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Played with in regards to the nature of Stands. In canon, a Stand is a manifestation of a persons spirit, and could manifest in one of three ways: naturally born, a reaction via bloodline, or from surviving the Stand Arrow. Stands were in turn believed to be a result of the mystical properties of the Arrows, crafted from a meteorite. Here, Stands are an alternative form of Aura. As the Frontier was lacking in resources to constantly replace weaponry and Aura was insufficient on its own, they were left nearly helpless till the arrival of William Zeppeli, bearing a Stand Arrow. In exchange for the people of the Frontier helping him complete his goal, he would allow them to take the "Test of the Arrow", in which they were shot by the Arrow and had their aura reshaped into a Stand. However, the Test of the Arrow proved too dangerous, having a mortality rate of 7/10 people, so future huntsmen were trained as Children in the art of molding their Aura's into Stands, finding the aura of a Child was more malleable than that of an adult. Once Morioh was secure, the arrow was locked away, and training Children became the norm.
  • Adults Are Useless: Well, not for combat (unless you count Ironwood's soldiers). However, Jotaro finds Beacon's teaching staff rather incompetent when it comes to actually providing guidance to aspiring hunters regarding anything other than fighting.
  • Affably Evil: Despite being a ruthless killer, Eleven Men is unfailingly polite.
  • Alternate Universe: While for the most part the RWBY portion of the crossover remains the same in origin, the Jojo's portion is much different.
    • 100 years ago, shortly before the Great War, the four kingdoms sent expeditions into the Grimmlands in the hopes of colonizing it, both to expand humanities territory and claim more land before the other kingdoms could. Communication went dark however, and when search parties were sent, all that was found were massacres along the likes of Kuroyuri and Mt. Glenn. One settlement managed to survive the carnage however, the village of Morioh. The surviving settlers banded together, disregarding all forms of nationalism and racial tendencies for the sake of survival. Led by the likes of Johnathan Joestar, Robert E.O. Speedwagon, and William Zeppeli, Morioh managed to survive while simultaneously producing huntsmen capable of using Stands.
    • The practitioners of Hamon existed as a band of travelling monks allied with Zeppeli, and doubled as informants for the proceedings of the outside world. Until their then leader, Straizo, betrayed them.
    • The Pillar Men were believed to be a form of humanoid Grimmnote , and were stopped due to the efforts of Joseph Joestar, armed with his Stand Hermit Purple. Rudolf von Stroheim, a Mantle Operative on an assignment that led to him crossing paths with Joseph, tried to recount his tales to the rest of the world, but was lauded as a madman.
    • 18 years ago, the fortune teller Muhammad Avdol traveled to Morioh, warning of a disaster that would befall Remnant at the hands of Dio Brando if not dealt with. To this end, the Stardust Crusaders were formed, led by Morioh Leader Joseph Joestar. During their travels they temporarily met with a pair of orphans, Nora Valkyrie and Lie Ren, before going their separate ways. Noriaki Kakyoin, Iggy, and Avdol would all lose their lives to Dio, while Joseph and Jotaro would return to Morioh. Polnareff however would instead go on his own, tasked by Joseph with looking into any potential Stand phenomena, only to discover the existence of another Arrow in Mistral, owned by the Mafia group Passione.
  • Anti-Villain: Shingechi is this in the Dance Battle arc, trick by Cinder to use Harvest to retrieve the students-turned-paper, both because he believed that Beacon is sending them to die against the Grimm and because Cinder promised to help his parents emigrate to Menagerie. At the end, Blake contacts her father to help Shingechi's family move in exchange for the young boy telling Ozpin and Ironwood what he knows... though he was still grounded by his parents for a month for not being cautious around Cinder.
  • The Atoner: Deconstructed in Blake's case. After her fight against Tamami Kobayashi ends up with all the harm her actions in the White Fang caused coming back to haunt her, she becomes determined to atone for them. However, her obsession with redemption becomes self-destructive. She Forgets to Eat and doesn't sleep to the distress of her friends.
  • Badass in Charge: Josuke is the leader of Team JOJO and the strongest huntsman of his generation, at least in the Frontier.
  • Berserk Button: Quite a few in this fic:
    • As usual, insulting Josuke's hair will send him into an Unstoppable Rage.
    • When Ren and Nora learn of Hazamada's plans for Pyrrha, they are pissed.
    • Pyrrha's Nice Girl attitude drops completely when she thinks that Hazamada hurt Juane.
  • Big Good: Ozpin, Jotaro, and Joseph share this role.
  • Birds of a Feather: Yang and Okuyasu quickly get along due to their love of puns, much to their teammates' horror.
  • Body Horror: Being a crossover with JoJo's, this is a given. But it's especially obvious when Jotaro and team RWBY face off against Bug-Eaten.
  • Cassandra Truth:
    • After the events of Battle Tendency, Rudolf von Stroheim tried to reveal what he'd seen to the rest of Remnant, even going as far as to publish an autobiography dubbed The Post War World. However, due to the bizarreness of his stories and his own eccentricities, Stroheim was disregarded as a madman.
    • Played for Laughs when Jotaro, Koichi, and Okuyasu tell the others about Josuke literal Hair-Trigger Temper. The teachers downplay the warning while the students find it hard to believe... at least until Cardin says a snark about Josuke's hair, leading to the Frontier hunter to go Berserk on the former.
  • Chick Magnet: Like the original manga, this is a prominent trait with the Joestar clan.
    • Jotaro yelling at Nora to not interrupt his class causes causes some female students to blush.
    • Josuke has several girls trying to ask him out after he comes to Beacon. Though he politely declines since he wants to wait for his True Love, much to his friend's amusement.
  • Composite Character: Johnathan Joestar, a founding hero of Morioh, in this story, possessed the Stand Tusk of his counterpart Johnny. However, while the people of Morioh saw Johnathan as his canon Ideal Hero self thanks to Historical Hero Upgrade, Josuke and Jotaro both reveal that the real Johnathan, nicknamed Johnny, shared traits with his Steel Ball Run counterpart, including his Byronic Hero attributes.
  • Darker and Edgier: Due to crossing over with JoJo's, the RWBY characters get into situations that involve blood, cursing, serious injuries, and serious angst.
  • Death by Adaptation: In canon JoJo, Akira Otoishi was captured by the Morioh gang and sent to prison, and then went straight after serving his sentence. In Remnant's Bizarre Adventure, he gets killed by Cinder before he could reveal her secrets.
  • Dark Secret: It turns out Pyrrha got into Beacon in the first place to escape from Mistral, partly because mobs like the Passione were trying to make her work with them and partly because she had grown bored being the best of the best. Pyrrha is ashamed by the implications of this and how her friends, specifically Jaune, would think of her if they found out.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • Yang goes off to try and attack Bruno, an enemy she had never seen before or heard off. She went up against an enemy without knowing their full capabilities, which to be fair is typical in normal RWBY fights. However, going in without a plan and just throwing punches ends up with Sticky Fingers taking off Yang's arm, albeit temporarily.
    • Played for Drama with Joseph marrying Suzy-Q. He married a fun and attractive woman without really getting to know her, and realizes far too late that he was not in love with her but was trapped in the marriage due to his responsibilities.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Jotaro, among the various villains.
    • Angelo. The man is just as evil as in canon, and the other villains (other than Cinder) are relieved when he gets captured and executed.
    • Whitesnake. Bruno Bucciarati, Mercury, Roman, and Neo all are varying degrees of frightened of him, and even Cinder is unwilling to provoke him.
    • DIO is feared by the people of Morioh, even from beyond the grave. Even seeing an obscured image of him on TV was enough to terrify a young Lie Ren. Cinder remarks to Roman that he should consider himself lucky that he never crossed paths with DIO.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Okuyasu might not be very smart, but even he knew that Weiss and Blake trying to sweep what happened at the docks under the rug was causing tension between them, and he pointed out to Weiss that they should talk it out at the beginning of Lock and Key. At the end of the arc, Weiss acknowledged that Okuyasu was right.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being complicit in Cinder's plans to destroy Vale, Mercury, Roman, and Neo fear and hate Angelo for his sadism, and are glad when he is recaptured and executed.
  • Everybody Knew Already: Team JOJO wasn't freaked out when they saw Blake without her ribbon at the end of Lock and Key, because they already figured out from her bow twitching when she got emotional and her vertical pupils that she was a faunus. Teams RWY and JNPR took this as Humble Pie.
    "...Ow.... My pride..." Yang slapped a hand to her forehead, same as the other Four Kingdom hunters besides Blake, as they took all this in.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Cardin is a self-identified bully, but after Koichi gets kidnapped, he tells Josuke that sitting on what he knows about the situation would leave a bad taste in his mouth.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Zigzagged in the Crazy Diamond arc, where Josuke states his Stand can restore anything after fixing Yang's arm, making Bruno think Josuke can heal himself of any injury he inflicts. He is forced to reveal he can heal anything but himself when Neo wounds him on the leg.
  • Foil: Josuke and Yang have many parallels to one another. Both have had a parent absent in their lives (Josuke with being Joseph's illegitimate son, Yang with her mother running out on her and her father), both have cheerful and jokey personalities, and both do secretly yearn for their parents while also having complicated emotions mixed with that yearning. And of course, both of them have a literal Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • Foreshadowing: In the flashback from the Great School Day arc, Iggy recalls leaving a former mate pregnant while considering to travel with Nora, Ren, and the Crusaders. His unborn child would later be adopted by the Xiao Long family, who would then have another pup in the form of Zwei.
  • For Want of a Nail: Cinder correctly predicts that Ozpin would enlist Josuke to heal Amber, the Fall Maiden. So the plans for the Breach are altered to include blowing up a hole in the city's wall, in hopes of setting up a Godzilla Threshold to force the Fall Maiden into action.
  • Everyone is a Super: In Morioh, with only a few exceptions such as Holy.
  • Genre Shift: Due to the very nature of this crossover, the action-orientated battles of RWBY are discarded in favor of the more strategic, slower-paced ones that the JoJo series is known for.
  • Heroic BSoD: Blake experiences this twice in different contexts:
    • The first instance is Played for Laughs when she realizes how close the world came to being destroyed by Kars were it not for the fact that Joseph defeated him through pure dumb luck.
    • The second one is much more serious when during her fight with Tamami, he throws all of consequences of her actions while in the White Fang in her face. While she resists it at first, it clearly begins to rattle her as Tamami goes on. What finally breaks her is when he suggests that Jacques Schnee would take out his anger towards the White Fang on his daughter, Weiss. When Weiss arrives, seeing her and the thought that she was indirectly responsible for Weiss's suffering causes Blake to be overwhelmed with guilt and allows The Lock to take hold of her. The Lock creates a vicious feedback-loop by amplifying her guilt and feeding off of it, causing her to completely collapse into Broken Tears and she doesn't even try to resist when White Fang Mooks move in to capture her.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: All three members of Team JOJO are prone to this, for different reasons. Okuyasu because he believes in being completely self-aware and honest, Koichi because he doesn't have a lot of confidence (at least in the beginning), and Josuke retroactively because he blames himself for the problems that went down after Joseph and Tomoko's affair came to light.
  • Hidden Depths: Yang is rather good at handling money, enough to not only save it but also use in a way to appreciate its value while getting the essentials. She taught these skills to Ruby, who with just her dad's allowance is able to keep Cresent Rose upgraded but have enough left over to buy extra sweets.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: An in-universe example when the subject of Jonathan Joestar comes up. When Okuyasu and Koichi tell Weiss, Blake, and Team JNPR about Jonathan Joestar, their version of him portrays him as The Paragon according to Speedwagon's account. Weiss and the others are skeptical about this, much to the dismay of Koichi and Okuyasu. Josuke and Jotaro admit to Yang and Ruby, respectively, that Speedwagon exaggerated many details of Jonathan's life. While Jonathan or "Johnny" was ultimately a good man, he was still a flawed human being and not the pure saint that Speedwagon portrayed him as. Justified, however, because Speedwagon wanted to give the people of Morioh someone to look up to and give them hope. Because while Jonathan may not have been as much of a hero as he was portrayed, Dio Brando was every bit of the monster that he was described as.
  • In-Joke: Josuke's Team, Team JOJO, is this in a nutshell because the "Suke" part of Josuke's name can also be read as "Jo". Naturally, this is because Okuyasu and Koichi utilized this trope to their full advantage.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Due to Neo being in a holding cell at the time, Yang's fight in the Breach arc is with Eleven Men instead. But the result is the same.
  • It's All About Me: While Toshikazu Hazamada isn't the only character with this mindset, it reaches the point of Insane Troll Logic for him.
  • Keeping Secrets Sucks: Okuyasu voices his displeasure at not being permitted to tell Jaune and Ren about Pyrrha and Nora's respective crushes on them.
  • Keep the Reward: When Ozpin gives Josuke payment for the healing his Stand had provided, the young hunter tries to decline, pointing out he was only doing his job. Ozpin points out that Morioh often rewards for exceptional work, which Josuke has been doing for his fellow hunters and huntresses.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Whitesnake. While Roman is a relatively low-threat villain, and Cinder's overconfidence had hitherto kept her plans from coming to fruition, Whitesnake is far more competent and all of the other villains who have appeared in the story are wary of him. Even Cinder.
  • Like Reality, Unless Noted: Anything from the RWBY portion of the story not shown happens much the same as in canon, such as the fight at the docks (up until Bucciarati steps in), and Cinder's infiltration of the computer network. The same is expressly NOT the case for the JoJo portions, though Battle Tendency was stated to have gone down in relatively similar fashion.
  • The Matchmaker: During the events leading up to the dance, Yang tries to set up Ruby and Josuke, thinking that Josuke will make a safe first boyfriend for Ruby so she will be ready for a relationship in the future.
  • May–December Romance: Joseph and Tomoko's affair is revealed to be more than just a one-night stand as Josuke first thought. Rather, the two started as a casual work relationship before falling in love with each other. They eventually broke it off mutually when they concluded the risk to both the Joestar's Paragon status and Morioh's morale against the Grimm were too great. Both of them to this day still hold feelings for each other.
  • Mugging the Monster: Four White Fang mooks attempt to kill Jotaro in Chapter 19. He flattens all four of them in exactly three seconds.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Weiss, at one point, says to team JOJO, "Gentlemen, and Okuyasu," because of the latter's boorish demeanor.
  • Mythology Gag: It is mentioned that the Stands of the canonically Standless Jonathan Joestar, Will A. Zeppeli, and Caesar Zeppeli were Tusk, Ball Breaker, and Soft & Wet, respectively. Word of God says that Tusk never got the chance to evolve past Act 2.
    • Yang's first fight in the fic, against Bruno Bucciarati, ends with her getting her arm zippered off. Thankfully, Josuke was there.
  • Omake: Remnant's Bizarre Adventure Chibi.
  • Our Souls Are Different: The story's interpretation is fairly similar to that of both Every living being (sans the Grimm) is born with a soul. With enough impetus, a soul is usually able to awaken one's Aura, granting the user the ability to create Deflector Shields to defend against attacks and perform Ki Manipulation that grant superhuman strength and speed. Aura can also be channeled into weapons and armor or used to fuel a Semblance, a powerful ability that is usually unique to an individual (but can be inherited by one's offspring), granting a wide variety of almost magical effects. Alternatively, one can awaken it in a different manner and in doing so, create a Stand, which is a physical manifestation of one's Aura which is capable of granting more complex powers at the cost of having no other defenses.
  • The Paragon: The Joestar family is this to Morioh, thanks to both their own deeds and Robert Speedwagon's stories of them. Played for Drama in that the reason Joseph and Tomoko's affair was so devastating to Morioh, and the reason behind a lot of Josuke's angst, is because the Joestars are such a pillar of hope for Morioh that anything that could tarnish their legend bears the risk of causing their society to collapse or bring more Grimm down on them.
  • Parental Issues: Yang and Josuke obviously have these. However, Josuke's presence made Yang's bitterness towards Raven resurface and she tends to project some of her issues on Joseph, Josuke's father.
  • Planet of Hats: Or rather, Town of Hats, but almost everyone in Morioh is a hunter, according to Josuke.
  • Psycho for Hire: Many of the Stand users employed by Cinder, such as Toshikazu Hazamada, Angelo, Enigma, Red Hot Chili Pepper, and Oyecomova.
  • Put on a Bus:
  • Retcon: In this timeline, it was Nora and Ren who traveled with Jotaro's group to find Dio instead of Anne (the runaway girl). They stayed until Iggy joined the team, who Nora convinced to stay with the Stardust Crusaders.
    • Also, in this timeline, Jonathan and both Zeppelis were Stand users.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Zwei turns out to be Iggy's grandchild, revealed to Blake when Zwei uses his own version of The Fool to help her against Bug-Eaten and Not-Bug-Eaten.
  • Scars are Forever: For Josuke and pretty much no one else. Okuyasu is stated to only still have scars because he chose to keep them.
  • Ship Tease: Okuyasu and Weiss, of all people, get a decent amount in the dance arc.
  • Single-Power Superheroes: Enforced, as it is nearly impossible for someone to have both a Stand and unlocked Aura, due to how different the souls change for each power. Bucciarati compares it to the difference in body between a weight-lifter and a swimmer. He also states that while using a Stand Arrow on a normal civilian has a 7 out of 10 mortality rate, using it on someone with unlocked aura has a 99 percent mortality.
  • Small, Secluded World: Morioh is one, due to being cut off from meaningfully communicating with the other kingdoms of Remnant and the Kingdoms not even knowing of their existence until the beginning of the story.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Shigechi, assuming he doesn't end up Back for the Dead.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Neapolitan is a tad bit obsessed with Koichi and occasionally stalks him, and spends time with him while in her disguise.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Roman asks why they don't just use the Stand Arrow on someone with an unlocked Aura, getting the best of both powers without the chance of death or the time spent on training. Bruno states that the training and strain on the soul are different between Stands and Semblance as the training on the body for swimming and weightlifting. It's why that while using the Stand Arrow on a normal person has a 70 percent mortality rate, using it on someone with unlocked Aura has a ninety-nine percent mortality.
  • Super OCD: Neapolitan has an obsession with making EVERYTHING half, from the colors of her room (pink and brown) to her daily routine (Half of the day is spent working for Roman, the other half on personal hobbies) down to the minute.
  • Survivor Guilt: Jotaro, Joseph, and Polnareff each display this at some point.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Those four White Fang goons should have known better than to try to take down Jotaro Kujo.
  • World of Badass: Remnant in general and the Frontier in particular.
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