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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.


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

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  • Acceptable Breaks from Canon: In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, if something was broken, Crazy Diamond could only fix it if the pieces were within 12 meters of each other. Here, the range has been expanded to an unknown amount.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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 Grimm, 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.
  • Badass in Charge: Josuke is the leader of Team JOJO and the strongest huntsman of his generation, at least in the Frontier.
  • Big Good: Ozpin, Jotaro, and Joseph share this role.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Jo Jo portions, though Battle Tendency was stated to have gone down in relatively similar fashion.
  • 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:
    • Bruno’s gang, after Bruno’s initial battle with Josuke and Team RWBY.
    • Shigechi, after the dance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Joseph is, of course, this due to cheating on Suzie-Q with Tomoko Higashikata. However, it’s made clear that it had partially been due to the fact that Joseph realized far too late within his marriage that he did not love Suzy-Q. And that he slept with Tomoko because he did come to love her romantically. Needless to say, Josuke’s birth had led to the end of the affair.

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