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The Starlight series is a series of Fanfics centred around the world of Lilo & Stitch: The Series.

Main series:

  • Starlightnote : On the trail of Experiment 628, the gang are launched far into the future where they come across a far worse threat. Crossover with Star Trek.
  • Starry Nights (unpublished): Experiment 628 seeks revenge on the little girl who imprisoned him.
  • Aftermath (unpublished): Humanity has been enslaved by invaders from afar, and the only ones who can save them is a four-eyed alien and a little blue mutant dog. Crossover with Star Trek.
  • A War of Worlds (unpublished): A coup is enacted on the Galactic Federation, and the new leader isn't interested in peace in the slightest.

'Side' stories:

  • Alpha and Omega: The tales of Experiments 419 and 426 before Jumba's trial in the first movie.
  • Aliens!: Taking place after the episode "Spats", Lilo realises the ramifications of publishing an article about aliens in Kauai and tries to make sure no one reads it. Meanwhile, Merwin and Dean are on the duo's trail, and, unbeknownst to them, they aren't the only ones.
  • Alternates (unpublished): A freak lightning storm catapults Jumba, Pleakley, 419 and 426 into an alternate 'verse.
  • A Trip to Japan note : After Pleakley wins tickets in a raffle, the gang goes on vacation to Tokyo, Japan. Meanwhile, young Sakura Avalon has enough of a mess on her plate. Crossover with the Nelvana dub of Cardcaptor Sakura.

Two stories are currently being rewritten due to some... unfortunate story-telling decisions. Starlight's second version, titled Lilo & Stitch's Star Trek, is currently over sixty chapters long, having been started in 2006—as a result, there is a stark difference between its earliest and latest chapters; a third version is currently being written. A Trip To Japan is around the same age, but hasn't been updated as much, and thus the difference in writing style is even more dramatic. In both cases, the previous versions are still being updated, in order to provide a baseline for the rewrites to work off of.

The Starlight series can be read the author's page at FanFiction.Net

The series in general provides examples of:

  • Alternate Continuity: The main series splits off from the main one just before the final episode of the series - in the fanfics, the events of both "Snafu" and Leroy & Stitch don't happen until years after they do in the series. Initially, the fanfics were started before the episode and movie aired, but after that the author decided to maintain an alternate continuity and push back when the events of "Snafu" and Leroy & Stitch occur in the Starlight series universe—partially for some story elements, and partially due to how the author feels about how long it would take the two to catch all the experiments given the rate shown on the show.

Specific stories provide examples of:

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    Starlight/Lilo & Stitch's Star Trek 
  • Air-Vent Passageway: 419 and 426 utilise Selwinian Juwap-ridden airvents to get to the shuttlebay on Jumba's ship.
    • While technically not an air vent, they later take advantage of some particularly narrow shafts to get to Jumba's cell on the Borg ship.
  • And I Must Scream: While she is assimilated, Lilo is also fully conscious and aware of what is happening.
  • Angrish: 419, after seeing 426 being teased by Jumba.
    "Why do you let him do that?" continued 419. "Sometimes I just want to take his big dummy… dumb head and… nrumf…nyhhh…"
  • Anxiety Dreams: Apart from Lilo and Nani's Flashback Nightmares, Stitch has one of Mertle's toys ganging up on him and pulling him down under a sea of them. This heralds the Borg threat later in the story.
  • Batman Gambit: The Borg Queen's plan hinges on Lilo and the gang chasing after 628 so they can convince him to use his powers for good, or at least, prevent damage to the rest of the galaxy.
  • Been There, Shaped History:
    • In-universe example. The deaths of Lilo's parents are revealed to have been caused by the Borg Queen.
    • The gang get caught in the battle with the Borg, and play a part in the fight against it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The Serenity, twice - first, as they first spot them being pounded by the Borg:
    Jumba: Incoming communication!
    The screen materialises
    Captain Jameston (on screen): We figured you needed a hand.
    • And then as they are attempting to escape the Borg cube (although Jumba initially thinks it's a delusion.)
      "Doctor Jumba, I presume?" the familiar voice of Captain Jameston asked.
      Jumba nodded and smiled. Now that he was safe, he could finally sleep.
    • Captain Gantu and Harry Kim of the Rhode Island take turns at the climax.
  • Big Red Button: Jumba lectures 426 on big red buttons, especially in space shuttles with airlocks.
    • 419 spells out the trope in Chapter 46, when she suggests that 426 should press the red button on his walkie-talkie.
      "Try the red button," 419 offered.
      "Why the red one?"
      "Because traditionally, red buttons are painted red to inform the user that they are important," explained 419 matter-of-factly.
  • Bilingual Bonus (in the form of false friend words): At one point Stitch asks 419 "Egata no uta?", which in Tantalog means "What has happened?" The bilingually inept 426 whispers to 419 "Why's he talking about singing?" Which would be a valid question in Japanese, as " uta" means "Song of...".
  • Book Ends: The night Lilo's parents died.
    • On a more benign note, the hula lessons.
    • There's also the flight of stairs on the Kumuwela-Kokee Trail that the X-buggy travels down at both the beginning and end.
    • And of course, chasing after Experiment 628.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Much to the horror of Lilo, who is still concious during her ordeal.
  • Break the Cutie: Lilo starts off the story dreaming about the deaths of her parents. Then, after her assimilation by the Borg, not only is she forced to assimilate hundreds of people personally, but then to attempt to kill her best friend. This leaves Lilo in an emotionless state of detached apathy after she is rescued and severed from the Borg Collective.
  • The Cavalry: The Serenity attempts rescues the main characters twice - once when they initially spy the Dakana, and once as both teams are escaping the ship.
    • In the climax, Gantu and the two Federation ships arrive to turn the tide for the two stricken ships.
  • Cavalry Betrayal: Jumba initially thinks Experiment 628 has come to save them, until he reveals his allegiance to the Borg.
  • Continuity Nod: Some references to Stitch! The Movie, especially in the dogfight between Stitch and 628. Stitch sure likes his coconut cake and coffee...
  • Call-Back: The USS Hood, and Harry Kim's USS Rhode Island.
  • Call-Forward: At one point, Gantu mentions he's been offered a position playing drums in a band. Since there's another position that needs to be filled, he in turn offers 625 the position of saxophone player.
  • The Corruptible: Experiment 628. He continues to struggle with this in Starry Nights.
  • Comm Links: Jumba's 'enhanced' communicators.
  • Conqueror from the Future: The Borg Queen tells Lilo she tried to do the 'assimulate Earth from the past' thing but even further back, only to be defeated by Lilo and the experiments.
  • Deflector Shields: Jumba describes having made a deflector shield for his ship to "repel incoming plasma torpedoes, tractor beams and baseballs annoying neighbour children keep on throwing on roof."
  • Despair Event Horizon: Lilo after her rescue. So much so that Temporal Investigations chooses to wipe her memory of the events, rather than have the time stream be irreparably damaged.
  • Despair Gambit: The Borg Queen attempted this on Lilo when she went back in time to kill her parents - which backfired on her rather severely when it turns out she actually caused the events she was trying to avoid.
  • Don't Say Such Stupid Things!: 419 lists Jumba's accomplishments after his own speech on how the situation is hopeless.
  • Driven to Villainy / Tyke Bomb: Experiment 628 only does the things he does because he was programmed to by the Borg Queen.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Stitch's dream heralds their encounter with the Borg later in the story.
    • In a way, Lilo's dreams of the past do as well.
  • Ending Memorial Service: Jameston holds one for the fallen dead of her crew.
  • Enhance Button: Jumba's algorithms for cleaning up motion blur.
  • Flashback Nightmare:
    • The story starts off with Lilo dreaming about the car crash that kills her parents.
    • A few chapters later, Nani dreams about the day she received the phone call telling her of the outcome.
  • Hand Signals: In the climax, Jumba hides his hands behind his back to sign a code for Pleakley to enter into his communicator. If only he hadn't gotten it incorrect the first time...
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Jumba tells Lilo to contain 628 in his Matter-To-Energy converter just as the experiment lowers his weapon after Lilo's "It Doesn't Have To Be This Way" speech.
  • Holding the Floor: Jumba attempts to distract their attacker in this way while he's signing a code to Pleakley behind his own back.
  • I Can't Hear You: When the intruder alert on Jumba's ship goes off...
    Pleakley: Intruder alert!
    Jumba: Cannot be hearing you, Intruder Alert is being too loud!
  • Inertial Dampening: 426 and Stitch forget to turn the dampeners on before gunning the ship at impulse power, resulting in a rather bumpy ride for everyone else.
  • It's All My Fault:
    • Jumba blames himself for Lilo's capture by the Borg.
    • Stitch as well, for failing to grab her before she was beamed off the ship.
  • I've Come Too Far: Experiment 628 invokes this after Lilo offers him forgiveness and a new life.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: Lilo after being rescued from assimilation.
  • Last-Second Chance: Lilo insists there is good in Experiment 628. However, he does not get the chance to use it.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Jumba initially assumes the Serenity's sickbay is an illusion generated by the Borg to ease the process of assimilation.
  • Lured into a Trap: A timey-wimey version. After her first manipulation failed, the Borg Queen changes the designs of 628 to add a corticle node with instructions to lead Lilo and the gang to the future under the guise of going to wreak havoc somewhere, where they would be intercepted by the Borg.
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: The Borg Queen attempted to alter the results of a battle between the Borg and Lilo and the experiments by killing Lilo's parents.
  • Memory-Wiping Crew: Dulmer and Lucsly from Temporal Investigations, although in this case it's to rectify the timeline.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Jumba, first after he loses Lilo, then after he accidentally leaves Experiment 426 behind to be apparently flung into outer space, and lastly after he shocks BorgDrone!Lilo to knock her out.
  • My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: Experiment 426 has a lot of trouble understanding Tantalog, the language Stitch and the other experiments speak.
  • Noodle Incident: Jumba irradiating dinner with his plasma oven.
  • Old-School Dogfight: Stitch and 628 have one early on, with Stitch commanding Jumba's ship and 628 the stolen police cruiser.
  • Our Time Travel Is Different: The gang accidentally travel forward in time via a wormhole while following Experiment 628.
  • Our Wormholes Are Different: Apart from the Time Travel example, several stable wormholes make an appearance in the story.
    • The Serenity gets propelled into one during the first encounter with the Borg.
    • Jumba's ship, the Dakana, is caught in the wake of an asteroid after it is damaged which manages to find itself another wormhole to the Alpha Quadrant.
    • Serenity later piggybacks on a transwarp conduit while following the Borg cube.
  • Ontological Inertia: Discussed by Dulmer and Lucsly as a function of the laws of probability, rather than any particular force of the universe. In particular, they point out that if Jumba and the gang hadn't been there, then according to their calculations Picard or someone else with extensive knowledge of the Borg would have most likely taken their place.
  • Portal to the Past: The wormhole which acts as a conduit to and from the future.
  • Rapid-Fire Typing:
    • 419, when entering the parameters for the holographic model of the galaxy.
    • As Jumba's Operations assistant on the ship, Pleakley also gets in the act a bit.
  • Red Alert:
    • The Intruder Alert in Jumba's ship, which is manually activated by 426.
    • Jameston's red alert system is both automatic and loud, much to her annoyance.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Lilo considers doing this with the day her parents died, but decides against it.
  • Shout-Out: A few to some now sadly deleted fanfics written by another author.
  • So Much for Stealth: In the climax, Pleakley gets the code Jumba is signing to him incorrect, causing a loud beeping noise. So much for the distraction...
  • Stable Time Loop: The Borg Queen goes back in time to kill Lilo's parents, to destroy her self esteem and leave Earth vulnerable to a then failed attack successfully beaten by her and the experiments - which results in her adopting Stitch, meeting Jumba and the experiments, and gaining the self-esteem to take her on in the first place.
    • Dulmer and Lucsly bemoan pre-destination paradoxes when they interview Jumba after they arrive back in the past. Jumba is fairly certain it's not one, although he didn't know about the previous example.
  • Standard Starship Scuffle: Jumba and Jameston's ships versus the Borg Cube. Naturally, the Borg pretty much win this.
  • Tempting Fate: 419 lectures 426 over this after they try and land the shuttle on the Borg cube.
  • This Cannot Be!: 628 can't figure out how Lilo keeps getting up. "How- but, that's impos-"
  • Trouble Magnet Gambit: Experiment 628's corticle node, which makes him lead Lilo and the gang through a temporal rift and in the clutches of the Borg.
  • Victory-Guided Amnesia: Worried that keeping their memories will corrupt the timeline, Dulmer and Lucsly wipe the events that occurred from Lilo, Stitch and Nani's minds.
  • Villainous Break Down: Experiment 628 using his psychokinetic powers to fling Lilo across the room, in a desperate attempt to make her stop moving.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Discussed briefly by 419 and 426. 426 postulates that perhaps mortality is for the best, so people don't get too cynical. 419, on the other hand, couldn't imagine such a thing because The World Is Just Awesome.
  • You Already Changed the Past: A villainous example for the Borg Queen, who went back in time to kill Lilo's parents to prevent her from leading the experiments against a failed assimilation of pre-warp Earth, only to discover she set those very events in motion.

    A Trip To Japan/Lilo & Stitch Go To Japan 
  • Busman's Holiday: Considering what they do is 'encounter weird stuff then try to fix things'...
  • Continuity Nod: Nani angrily refers to the events in Alternates in an argument about how Jumba shouldn't be subverting the aliens-on-Earth Masquerade.
    • She also references in her thoughts the time Pleakley went wild with credit cards in Honolulu.
    • Tiffany, the attendant from the cruise ship in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Sinker", is now a flight attendant.
    • Lilo repeats her "I don't think we should dwell on the past" line from the episode "Melty".
    • Zachary (the local Daydream Believer) refers to the events in the Cardcaptors episodes "The Dangerous Piano" and "The Cave".
    • Chelsea pulling Zachary away by the ear.
    • Chelsea's comments on Sakura's oddness, with Nikki 'Mmhmm'ing along, mirrors a similar scene in the first episode.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: The security guard at Shinjuku Station. 426 manage to wrestle a few away from him.
  • Ear Ache: Chealsea pulls Zachary away by the ear to stop him telling his ghost stories.
  • Foreshadowing: The last name 419 gives Victoria sure looks familiar, doesn't it?
  • Ghost Story: Zachary tells one, naturally.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Stitch and Pleakley's singing.
  • Little Stowaway: Experiments 419 and 426 hide in briefcases so they can tag along on the family vacation.
    • Kero (of course) hides away in Sakura's backpack.
  • Made of Explodium: Jumba starts off the tale mixing unstable elements - until Pleakley interrupts him, making him drop the vial. The results are, let's just say, rather explosive.
  • My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels:
    • 426 is just as inept at Japanese as he is at Tantalog.
    • At one point, when looking for a depot, Pleakley asks a very bemused set of Japanese people where the toilet is.

    Alpha and Omega 
  • Aliens Steal Cable: Earth television and radio is picked up and repackaged by various television stations across the Federation. Unlike most examples, though, the aliens are aware of the changes that have taken place, as reconnaissance is preformed regularly.
  • Angrish: The shocked variation, when 419 sees how the transport tubes work for the first time.
    "G-g-… it… the floor just ate them!" I shrieked, completely loosing my head.
  • Backstory: Provides one for Jumba, Experiments 419 and 426, and some of the other experiments.
  • Casanova Wannabe: 142, although his failure is more to do with 419's confusion (as she doesn't have the experience to know when he's trying to put the moves on her.)
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: 419's inner pep talk as she convinces herself she could tackle calculus spills out into the real world.
  • Ear Ache: 302 pulls 142 away by the ear to stop him hitting on 419.
  • Fictional Sport: Splotzball, a game the experiments play between each-other.
  • First-Person Perspective: The story is the only one in the series told in the first person, in this case from the point of view of Experiment 419.
  • Full-Name Basis: 419 with everyone (as she misunderstands how names work.) Which pretty much means just Jumba Jookiba, since he's the only one around whose name isn't a number.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Experiment 199 (Nosy), the commentator for the Splotzball competition, loves dishing out puns when describing the experiments' plays. (The experiments, on the other hand? Not so much.)
  • It Tastes Like Feet: 419's description of the food the cafeteria serves:
    What touched my palette was a taste that I could only describe as being similar to that of beetroot covered in earwax, with chunks of tarmac thrown in for good measure. With a scrunched up face, I struggled to swallow the concoction down – my throat seemed to be trying its best to utterly reject the whatever-it-was that I knew I had to digest.
  • Kiss of Life: 302 claims he saw 349 (Bonnie) and 350 (Clyde) snogging in First Aid class - 349 retorts that they were practising artificial respiration, and insists that she used almost the whole bottle of mouthwash after that one.
  • Lethal Chef: The cafeteria lady for Jumba's kitchen. The experiments have no idea how she keeps her job, other than that she might be holding something over Jumba.
  • Matter Replicator: Jumba has one for liquids. (One presumes if they replicated food, the cafeteria lady wouldn't... "appreciate" it very much.)
  • Mess on a Plate:
    • In one chapter the cafeteria lady serves them "mushroom-and-mashed-potato-surprise". As 302 quips:
      The only thing that gets me to eat this stuff is the knowledge that I'll never know what the 'surprise' is. If I knew, I'm sure I'd never eat it again.
    • When 349 tried to rob the Chef, Jumba had to pay her double her salary to not force-feed the experiment "Last Tuesday Surprise".
    • In another chapter, the food is described thusly:
      The green stuff was rather chunky, with odd dark circles embedded in the mass. The purple stuff, on the other hand, looked hard and tough, although it was very irregularly shaped.
  • Mind over Matter: One of the tests Jumba has Experiment 419 perform is to see if she has levitation powers.
  • Noodle Incident: 293 once irradiated the cafeteria by upchucking the cafeteria lady's food. Yes, it's that bad.
    • 349's failed attempt to rob the Chef.
  • Original Character: Apart from the main two and extras, there's 302 and 142, two experiments that 419 befriends.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: 349 (Bonnie) insists that 350 (Clyde) is not her boyfriend - that he is just her associate, her business partner.
  • Right on Queue: The line to order lunch at the cafeteria. One orange experiment behind 419 doesn't like how fast it's moving, and is continuously heckling them.
  • Singing in the Shower / Hollywood Tone-Deaf : One of the experiments seems to not only be these, but also only knows one line from the song she's singing.
  • Shout-Out: The scene where 419 gets frustrated at the liquid dispenser is a shout out to the first episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Towards 302, 349 is rather aggressive (due to him teasing her all the time). But when 419 meets her properly for the first time, 349 is a lot nicer to her (mainly due to her agreeing that 302 can be annoying.)
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: After Jumba gets hit on the head by a bowling ball (long story), he can't remember how or why he created Experiment 419. (His computer didn't help either, as a system crash destroyed the data.)
  • Tube Travel - the gym has an automated tube system that sends them to their respective changing rooms.

  • Humans Steal Alien Cable: Merwin locks on to a Galactic Federation broadcast as part of his mission to research and capture alien life.
  • Blackmail: Mark Evans was planning to do this to his Boss for better pay, after he discovers pictures of Lilo and Stitch, as well as documents in an alien language. Naturally, he's not impressed when he finds out.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: The Boss of Eve Hill Corporation keeps a ''very'' close eye on his employees.
  • Big Labyrinthine Building: Eve Hill Corporation.
  • Booby Trap: Experiment 625 and Mark Evans discovers a lever behind a false panel. It looks like it might trigger a door, but instead triggers a Death Trap in the form of a collapsing floor.
  • Call-Back: The intergalactic news airs a "Where Are They Now" special on Jumba, summing up the events of the first movie from the point of view of the aliens. This signal is locked on to by Merwin and Dean, a pair of alien hunters who only featured in one episode of the series.
  • Continuity Nod: "Did you ever kill anyone?" Given that the question is aimed (unknowingly) at one of The Boss's mooks...
    • Merwin and Dean also had a run-in with Penny Proud while she was under the influence of Spats.
    • One of the chapters begins with a brief look into Sample (experiment 258)'s life after the events of the original episode.
  • Day in the Limelight: More or less - it heavily features Merwin and Dean, the single-shot main antagonists of the episode "Sample".
  • Deconstruction Fic: Of the episode "Spats". Because of Penny's article in the Gazette, both Merwin and Dean and the Boss of Eve Hill are alerted to Lilo and her custodianship over the alien experiments.
  • The Faceless: The aforementioned company's boss loves his pitch-black rooms.
  • Failed a Spot Check - Until he runs right into him, Mike Evens is too deep in thought to notice the large and rather muscular henchman in his way as he leaves for home after stealing important documents from his boss.
  • Fix Fic: At least, it starts off that way - the day after the episode Spats, Lilo wakes up realising how getting an article about aliens published in the local newspaper was a bad idea, and trying to fix things in her own quirky way. (However, the situation, well... deteriorates quickly.)
  • Irrevocable Message: Lilo and Stitch start the story into motion by frantically trying to get the newspapers that revealed The Masquerade (aliens on Earth) back before anyone reads them.
  • MacGyvering: Experiment 625 gets him and Mark Evans out of their Death Trap by constructing a tightrope out of a security camera and a lamp hanging from the ceiling.
  • Noodle Incident: Merwin and Dean apparently had their own encounter with Penny Proud while she was under the influence of Spats. It... didn't go too well.
    • The pair can't borrow Dean's mom's walkie talkies because of the time they ended up in a goat. They could never quite remove the smell, apparently.
  • Original Character: The major ones new to this fic are the three main Eve Hill Corporation employees - Mark Evans, Senko, and of course, the Boss.
  • Our Doors Are Different: When exploring the Eve Hill building, Jumba notices that the doors are a little too perfect - the wood grain texture on each one is exactly the same.
    • When he tries to escape, he finds that the front entrance has disappeared completely, leaving behind a solid wall.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: The minions - ahem, 'employees' of Eve Hill Corporation.
  • Sealed Room in the Middle of Nowhere: The room Experiment 625 and Mark Evens wake up in.
  • That Wasn't a Request: The Boss informs Senko that his "promotion" isn't optional.
  • Trap Door: Pretty much installed throughout Eve Hill, as a way for the Boss to maintain loyalty.
  • You Wake Up in a Room: Experiment 625 and Mike Evens wake up in a panelled room with no door and an observatory window far above..
  • You Won't Feel a Thing!: Subverted when the Boss has captured Senko and is attaching a device to him.
    "Now, the difference," said the boss, "between me and a doctor is that when I say 'this isn't going to hurt a bit', I actually mean it. That is why I'm not going to say a thing."