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Left to right: "Little" John, Marian Loxley (nee - Wilde), Robin Loxley, Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, Luna Wilde, Jack Savage, and Skye Winter. Artwork drawn by Ziegelzeig and colored by Otakurec37.

The MM Gang and Team Ceartais' Battlecry

Take a Stand is a Zootopia fanfic by CreweFox. It can be read both at Tumblr and, now Archive of Our Own as well.

Zootopia is gripped with civil strife whilst a political storm is brewing. Judy and Nick must be honest with each other, as must Clawhauser and Bogo but events unfold around them that will test their love and their ideals. Meanwhile, a heist gang are stealing millions from the corrupt and giving it to the poor. It's time for Judy and Nick to stand for what they believe in.

The story is also a Massive Multiplayer Crossover that plants characters from almost every other Disney franchise with animals into Zootopia.

The first "book" was finished April 2017, forms a trilogy with Star of Ceartais (completed May 2018), and The Broken Mirror (completed September 2019).

Characters page is currently in the works.


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     Take a Stand 

  • Adaptational Badass: Marian, the real founder of the M.M. Gang, an expert hacker, and wasn't shy of a fight before her husband's disappearance.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The cast of Bambi; Bambi himself is just a juiced-up underground boxer, but Flower and Thumper are hitmen and arsonists. Bagheera is a Dirty Cop.
  • Badass Grandpa: Robin Loxley might be just short of fifty but he is a literal grandpa and a feared vigilante. His wife isn't bad either once she comes out of retirement.
  • Blackmail: This is the primary way Buttercup aka Dawn Bellwether influences the Zootopia underworld. She even blackmails both mayoral candidates, but then Trevor Moon goes ahead and holds a press conference to confess, which is interrupted by an assassination attempt by Doug.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Robin had the whole of Zootopia's criminal underground after him, and the entire ZPD as well. Notably, Nick disagrees with this assessment, and still harbours a great deal of resentment towards his father for abandoning the family, even if it was meant to keep them safe.
  • Death by Irony: Bellwether, trampled by a Night Howler-crazed Misdaad.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: The MM gang tried never to use lethal weapons, even using non-lethal trick arrows.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The treatment of Inters bears a distinct resemblance to the gay rights movement.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Our heroes endure prejudice against "Inters", Dirty Cops, corrupt politicians, family tensions, a gang war, Bellwether's return, threats against loved ones, and kidnapping; Judy is even forced to shoot herself with Night Howler. But in the end, peace is restored, Inters are allowed to marry, Nick and Judy reconnect with their estranged families, and both Skye and Judy are pregnant.
  • Egocentric Team Naming: "Merry Mammals" was just a guess by the media concerning the full name of the M.M. Gang. They're actually named for their founder, Maid Marian.
  • Fantastic Drug: A performance enhancing drug known as "Morrigan" has been spread around Zootopia by Rattigan and Madame Misdaad; it's apparently a derivative of Night Howler, and Bellwether has become addicted.
  • First Name Ultimatum: Nick to Bogo in Ch. 3, when talking to him about what happened with Clawhauser.
    Nick: He loved you. He wanted to share his life with you, and you laughed in his face.
    Bogo: He told you about that...
    Nick: Yeah, he told me. I hope you're happy, Mason, because you've broken him. You don't even deserve his tears.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Judy pulls this in Ch. 4.
    "I can tell when you're lying, Nicholas Piberius Wilde."
  • Inappropriately Close Comrades: ZPD officers who are romantically involved typically aren't allowed to be partners, so Nick and Judy keep it a little on the downlow after they start sleeping together. When they come out, on live TV, the potential PR ramifications leave things undecided.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Victoria Todd has terminal cancer that makes her spit up blood, which is one of the reasons she has a background check done on her daughter's unaware father.
  • Interspecies Romance: Appears to be as controversial in Zootopia as gay marriage in 2000s America, which incidentally is legal in Zootopia. Mayoral candidate Trevor Moon campaigns on legalizing Inter marriage. Specific examples include Nick and Judy (eventually), Clawhauser and Bogo (who briefly break up because Bogo was having trouble in the closet), Gazelle and Wade Jones (gazelle/wolf), and Jack Savage and Skye (bunny/vixen).
  • Kid Hero All Grown-Up: Jack Savage was "Skippy", from Disney's Robin Hood.
  • Kid Fic: Nick learns of his daughter Luna's existence just after he starts dating Judy.
  • Killed to Uphold the Masquerade: Bambi is poisoned right before he was about to spill the beans on the underground fights and Morrigan. Narrowly averted when Trevor Moon is almost assassinated at a press conference where he would have confessed to Bellwether's blackmail attempt.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Luna finds evidence that Nick is her father in Chapter 7, and she tells him in Ch. 10. Then Basil does a Daddy DNA Test to confirm it.
  • Mama Bear: When Judy hears that Bellwether has kidnapped her stepdaughter, her first impulse is to get hold of more guns than she can carry.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: It all takes place in the Zootopia universe, but characters from other Disney franchises have been adapted to the setting.
    • Robin Hood: Robin and Marian are Nick's parents, though Robin and Little John both disappeared (presumed dead, until recently) 20 years ago. The sheriff is a MCB agent named Nottingham who still has it in for them. While "Skippy" is Jack Savage, from one of Disney's scrapped film ideas and a childhood friend of Nick's.
    • The Lion King: Nala is on the ZPD, her husband and cubs are mentioned occasionally.
    • The Great Mouse Detective: Basil of Baker Street works for CSI while his husband Dr. Dawson is at the morgue, and they've adopted Olivia. Ratigan's a crime boss.
    • Bambi: See Adaptational Villainy above.
    • The Rescuers: Bernard and Bianca are millionaire philanthropists and work as part of the Rescue Aid Society.
    • Tangled: Flynn's horse Maximus is one of the higher-ups in the ZPD's MCB (Major Crimes Bureau).
    • The Jungle Book: Shere Khan was a boxer who got banned for excessive aggression. Later got murdered. Bagheera is the police commissioner.
    • Gravity Falls: Gompers and Waddles appear as a bouncer and a bartender at a pub Nick and Judy visit, and an Inter couple.
    • Phineas and Ferb: Perry, who doesn't like to be called "Agent P" anymore, is in the MCB.
  • Named by the Adaptation:
    • Gompers and Waddles have their names turned into their nicknames, with their new names being Gina Ramirez and William Pines.
    • Nala is given the surname "Priderock".
  • Never Found the Body: "The Hood" faked his and his gang's deaths in a plane crash twenty years ago, substituting some "extra" bodies Mr. Big had on ice.
  • Nom de Mom: Nick... has some issues with his father; Wilde is his mom's maiden name that he took on when his dad disappeared. Averted by Luna as, due to the bad reputation of the Todd family, her mom gave her the surname of a father she never met.
  • Right Through the Wall: In ch. 22 Nick and Judy cause the neighbors to call ZPD.
  • Sadistic Choice: In the penultimate chapter Bellwether locks Judy and Luna in a Gas Chamber with a gun and informs them that unless Judy shoots one of them, she'll flood it with mustard gas and kill them both. Judy chooses to shoot herself...with Night Howler. Fortunately her maternal instinct turns out to outweigh her defensive instincts.
  • Spit Take: Nick in Ch. 1, when Clawhauser reveals that he was dating Bogo.
  • Tearjerker: Chapter 24, Victoria dies, with Luna by her side.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Marian and Robin were 16 when they had Nick.
  • Trick Arrow: The M.M. Gang use tranquilizer, taser, and grappling hook arrows. Jack finds some for his and Nick's use in chapter 12.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: In chapter 2 Judy wakes up in Nick's bed wearing naught but one of his shirts with a raging hangover. It turns out she got carried away at Francine's Bachelorette Party and Nick picked her up; then she puked all over her clothes so he draped one of his shirts over her and let her have the bed while he slept on the couch. They don't sleep together until chapter 5.

     Star of Ceartais
Clockwise from bottom: Scarlet, the Mage, Spitfire, Roar, Bullet. Not pictured: Andraste. Picture by zl0tty.

Spoilers for Take a Stand!
Fifteen years after Take a Stand, Zootopia is at relative peace. Judy is chief of police and has a teenage daughter with Nick, Robyn Wilde (named after her grandfather), who has a crush on her classmate Hannah Savage, daughter of Jack and Skye. Unfortunately, one night disaster strikes, an earthquake followed by a tsunami devastates the city, leaving destruction and crime in its wake. Changed by the disaster, in more than one sense, Robyn and Hannah with their friends Kodi and Kion and with assistance from Luna and Olivia decide to take things into their own hands.

  • Abnormal Ammo: As Hannah doesn't like to kill but is a talented marksmammal. The first time she and her friends try to be vigilantes she takes a shotgun loaded with rock salt, after being recruited into Ceartais she's given special bullets with gel tips that deliver contact tranquilizers.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Fuli (from The Lion Guard) is the leader of the Drowned, with canon teammates Bunga and Beshte as her loyal enforcers. Kit Cloudkicker (from TaleSpin) is some kind of gangster.
  • Alice Allusion: One of the characters is a White Bunny named Alice.
  • All Genes Are Codominant: Robyn Wilde looks mostly like a tall orange rabbit with a fox tail and a mix of canine and bunny teeth, while Hannah Savage just looks like a vixen with her father's unique pigmentation.
  • Asshole Victim: The first two mammals Fuli murders are a business mammal who claims he should be allowed to get away with eating one of Fuli's coworkers, also a close friend, because she's just a maid, and her superior who was not only abusive but is a classist and racist jerk. It's hard to feel bad when Fuli knifes the former and drowns the latter.
  • Atrocious Alias: "TNTiger". See Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain.
  • Battle Couple: Robyn and Hannah, as Scarlet and Bullet.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: In Ch. 54, Fuli blows herself up with a grenade on a rooftop after being incapacitated by Spitfire and having the location of the last Styx bomb revealed.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": While Aleks' wounds are being treated, Ray interrupts Luna and Zoe's argument with "ENOUGH!" and scolds them.
  • Bi the Way: Robyn identifies as bi. Luna discovering she is as well is a major plot point with massive consequences.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: Hannah was a skilled marksmammal before she was blinded; afterwards her new senses can compensate.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: TNTiger, who has mental issues.
  • Cult: The Drowned supposedly believe that the Wave was meant to "cleanse" Zootopia, and they need to complete it. Members are brainwashed in a process that starts with dunking their heads in a bucket to see if they drown, and are suicidally fanatical at the end of the process.
  • Dating Catwoman: Andraste has an affair with Ronin, without Luna's knowledge initially. Which starts to lead to them forming an actual relationship, and Ronin begins to help Team Ceartais secretly.
  • Deadly Gas: "ST13X", nicknamed "Styx", developed by Phelps Arms and used by the Drowned. It tears apart the insides of whoever inhales it.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Ronin states she's actually pan, but definitely depraved. And has acquired a bit of an obsession with Andraste.
  • Disability Superpower: Hannah's Steel Blood didn't repair her eyes, but it did enhance her other senses and generates electrical pulses that give her a radar-like sense.
  • Domino Mask: Bullet, Mage, and Andraste's costumes include a domino mask. Bullet's includes opaque plastic lenses to cover up her blindness, and she also spraypaints over her stripes. Mage's mask includes a Heads-Up Display.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Mayor Trevor Moon dies off-screen during the Wave. Little John is mentioned to have died between TaS and SoC, officially from a heart attack but there are suspicions otherwise.
  • Emergency Transformation: Robyn and Hannah are injected with prototype nanomachines after developing sepsis from their injuries during the Wave and the hospital's supplies of antibiotics are cut off.
  • Exotic Equipment: The tumblr version of Ch. 23 has some zoologically accurate descriptions of lion and hyena genitalia.
  • Expy: Team Ceartais are influenced by Marvel Cinematic Universe characters: Robyn/Scarlet is a bit of a mixture of Jessica Jones and Wolverine, Hannah/Bullet resembles both Daredevil and Bullseye, Oliva/Spitfire has more than a few traits in common with Tony Stark, and Kion Hulks out.
  • Eye Scream: During the Wave, Hannah is blinded by an exploding gas canister, burning out her retinas.
  • Famous Last Words: From Fuli, right before blowing herself up: "For the Wave."
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Pulled by Judy (once again) in Ch. 37, when Robyn — having been grounded — restrains her mother and heads outside with Hannah to deal with TNTiger.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Olivia runs a tech company that experiments in nanotech and built a mech-suit. She'll also admit to being a Mad Scientist.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Robyn relies a lot on her near-immortality after the change, and her grandpa uses normal arrows when training her.
  • Grade Skipper: Luna is a surgeon by 22, suggesting she started college very early.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: In Ch. 30, Ronin cuts Goigoi in half.
  • Handicapped Badass: Hannah, as Bullet.
  • Happy Ending Override: Judy lost all 3 of Robyn's littermates due to her genes mixing poorly with Nick's and hate against interspecies relationships not only is still in full swing but has been accompanied with a proliferation of classism, cruelty and illegal activity that ZPD outright can't keep up with.
  • Healing Factor: Robyn had an abdominal wound that had gone septic when she was injected with Steel Blood, it healed shortly after, and she's able to heal later injuries in seconds.
    • Hannah is later shown to have a minor healing factor herself, able to recover from a broken wrist in a couple hours.
  • Help Mistaken for Attack: When Olivia first meets Blake she assumes he's a mugger and kicks him someplace sensitive, he actually found her phone and was trying to return it to her.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In Ch. 54, Robin and Marian, already bleeding to death from fighting a trainful of Drowned cultists, blow up the train and the gas bomb on it, themselves still on board. Also, Mage's AI truck Bella sacrifices herself to destroy another bomb, but she's backed up.
  • Hulking Out: Kion is kidnapped by a government agency that injects him with Super Serum which causes him to temporarily grow 11 feet tall, muscled, and bulletproof; and implants the drug delivery system at the base of his spine. He escapes before they implant the control device though.
  • Humongous Mecha: Olivia's Spitfire would be one for a mouse, making it about the size of a Mobile-Suit Human.
  • I Can't Feel My Legs: Said by Reirei upon getting shuriken'd by Ronin on the base of her spine.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Reirei dies in Ch. 30 by having her head impaled by Ronin's sword.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: TNTiger (real name: Wendell Pinkerton), a Sumatran tiger sporting a funny outfit and claiming to be the most wicked of villains and Ceartais' greatest foe. First appeared in Ch. 27, at a burger joint Scarlet and Mage were in. Later appeared in Ch. 37, threatening Ceartais with twelve hostages and a bunch of suicide vests. Olivia snuck up behind him and disabled the bombs. When she revealed herself and he tried to detonate the bombs, the Mage disabled the last one with his wand; the one on Wendell's vest... Aaand he got knocked out. After that, he was sent to a mental health facility.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Clawhauser and Bogo are mentioned to have adopted a pair of jaguar sons. While Gazelle and Wade adopted one of each of their species.
  • Interspecies Romance: Aside from the couples of the first story Kion (lion) has a crush on Jasiri (hyena), Olivia (mouse) is developing feelings for a rat named Blake Gusteau, and side character Alana (doe) is dating a puma. While Robyn and Hannah are the only known "funny" and "box", so any relationship they were in would be pretty much interspecies.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Sasha manages to talk Barkfeed into giving her a job after she brings in some photos of the city's new masked vigilantes. And later becomes Ceartais' official media liaison after she figures out her brother is one of them.
  • Invisibility Cloak: One of Mage's gadgets, activated by yelling "Evanescet!", bends light around him.
  • Large Ham: TNTiger.
    TNTiger: I HAVE FINALLY FOUND YOU! The Undying Scarlet and the Mage, we finally meet.
    Mage: And you are?
    TNTiger: I am the terror that burns through the streets of Zootopia! I am the most wicked of villains! I am... TNTIGER!
  • Last-Second Chance: In Ch. 54, after incapacitating Fuli and having the location of the last bomb revealed, Spitfire offers her the chance to look better on trial by giving the bombs' universal code in order to deactivate them all. Of course, she doesn't take it up.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: In Ch. 50, Ronin, her arm crushed under a cargo container by Drowned enforcers, hacks it off with her katana and cauterizes the stump with a flare.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Hannah, dance team and gay as a double rainbow.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Fuli's surname, Duma, is the Swahili word for "cheetah".
  • Magical Defibrillator: Robyn's heart stops from septic shock in chapter 5, but the defibrillator manages to revive her after the second shock (and a nanite injection).
  • Magic from Technology: Since Kodi lacks superpowers, but knows a fair bit of sleight-of-hand, Olivia makes him a few gadgets to use in his guise as "The Mage". Such as multiple types of trick cards, a light-bending belt, a mask with HUD, and a wand that can control electronics.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Alice Kirabito, French and Japanese.
  • Named by the Adaptation:
    • Fuli is given the surname "Duma"
    • Reirei and Goigoi are given the surname "LaMarr" (after Phil LaMarr, Goigoi's voice actor in The Lion Guard)
  • Nanomachines: Olivia and Luna developed medical nanites, Project "Steel Blood", but the Wave happened before they could begin clinical trials and Luna injected her sister and Hannah with the prototypes as a substitute for unavailable antibiotics when they contracted sepsis. They work, and throw in a Healing Factor. Robyn also develops the strength to leap twenty feet in the air and knock over a 3/4 ton horse. They seem unable to fix Hannah's eyes, though her other senses are amplified.
  • Next-Gen Fic: Of Zootopia.
  • One-Shot Character: Reirei and Goigoi LaMarr, who appear and die in Ch. 30. They're an assassin couple who were sent out to kill Andraste, and actually do nearly kill her, but are stopped and killed by Ronin, who owed her.
  • Overprotective Dad: Nick. He ran a background check on Robyn's ex-boyfriend and Luna has no intention of informing him about her boyfriend lest he scare him off. When he heard that Robyn was dating again he waited by the door with a baseball bat, and was pleasantly surprised to see it was his goddaughter.
  • Psycho for Hire: Alice Kirabito, a.k.a. "Ronin", a white rabbit assassin from France who was trained by the Yakuza, and takes particular pleasure in the kill, seeing an immortal as a challenge.
  • Retired Badass: Robin Loxley and Marian, as part of a deal they made with Nick and Judy after Take a Stand, though they never said they wouldn't train another generation of vigilantes. Luna used to be one of their students, but she quit after losing her temper and killing someone.
  • The Rival: Ronin to Scarlet. They both have a vaguely "ninja" motif, they're both lapine, and develop a bit of a mutual rivalry after Ronin stabs Scarlet in the liver and she survives.
  • Spin-Offspring: While Nick and Judy are still in the story, it focuses more on their daughters Luna and Robyn, as well as Jack and Skye's kid Hannah, Olivia Dawson, and Gazelle's adopted son Kodi.
  • Stuffed into a Trashcan: In Ch. 27, after TNTiger is knocked out, Robyn puts him in a dumpster.
    Robyn: Garbage belongs with other garbage.
  • Super Strength: Robyn's steel blood makes her strong enough to bend crowbars and leap several feet in the air.
  • Team Title / The X of Y
  • Time Skip: 15 years after Take a Stand.
  • That Man Is Dead: Luna's attitude towards her former vigilante persona, Andraste, a stance her therapist considers unhealthy. Which leads to Andraste developing into a Split Personality when Luna is forced to take up the bow again.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted, Luna has a therapist who's aware of her past as a vigilante and attempts to help her work through her trauma.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Robyn and Hannah, they're also a couple as it so happens.
  • Wham Episode: In Ch. 3, Robyn and Hannah's date is interrupted by an earthquake and tsunami, Hannah is blinded, Robyn almost dies of septic shock from a gut wound, and Zootopia is devastated with a rising crime rate among the rubble. Possibly marks a Genre Shift from High School Romance to a Superhero story.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: Ch. 39 shows Fuli's Start of Darkness (the Wave in her POV and how she was driven to form the Drowned).
  • Yakuza: Ronin was originally an enforcer/assassin for them. But, as her nickname suggests, she's since gone freelance.
  • "You!" Exclamation: Shouted by Robyn to Alice as soon as she realizes the latter is Ronin.

     The Broken Mirror 

  • Action Mom:
    • Robyn and Hannah, being Scarlet and Bullet, AND Aaron's moms.
    • Luna, once Alice's kits are born.
  • Alternate Universe: The Marvel Universe, which Team Ceartais go into to rescue the missing mammals. Here, they meet the Champions, The Avengers and other Marvel characters, as well as a few alternate selves...
  • Berserk Button: Olivia's is pushed by Robyn in Ch. 31, when the latter brings up Blake and claims the former is putting Luna aside and focusing more on hero work, like she did to Blake.
  • BFS: The Excalibur, which was disguised as Arthur's pendant until it was needed.
  • Big Bad: Doctor Doom. He reveals himself to Clara at the end of Ch. 13.
  • Big "NO!": Doom lets out one upon seeing the Cauldron come into the mammal world.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Much like Ray in Star of Ceartais, Luna interrupts Robyn and Olivia's fight in Ch. 31 with an "ENOUGH!" and has the two apologize to each other.
  • Boom, Headshot!: After the Cauldron crashes into Zootopia, when Tazerface is about to kill Rocket, Lylla shoots him in the forehead, saving Rocket's life.
  • The Cameo: It mostly takes place in the Marvel world. Who else do you think?
  • Car Cushion: In Ch. 11, Scarlet uses Spiderman's web shooter to break their fall, stopping at 20ft above the street... But then she lets go of the web shooter's button, the web cuts off, and they fall on J. Jameson's car, denting the roof and breaking the windows.
    Jameson: What the hell did you do to my car!? Of course, it's you god damn vigilantes! Causing chaos wherever you go!
    Scarlet: I just saved this guy's life, gimme a break.
    Jameson: I'll give you the repair bill, you damn rabbit! No one crosses J. Jonah Jameson and gets away with it!
  • Cute Bookworm: Professor Clara Bloom. She's promoted to Badass Bookworm in Ch. 29.
  • Deflector Shields: Mage added a shield generator to his arsenal, activated by yelling "Praesidium!" While Yurei uses a katana sheathed in a kinetic barrier that looks like flames but actually makes it less lethal.
  • Evil Twin: The Luna and Alice from the Marvel universe (a.k.a. Andi and Ronin), who work for the Big Bad and, like the Luna and Alice from Zootopia, are married.
  • Green Thumb: Since the Purple Sky, Harper can control and create plants.
  • Has Two Mommies:
    • Robyn and Hannah adopt a son. See Interspecies Adoption.
    • Luna and Alice plan to have kits by sperm donation. At first, it seemed like it didn't work, but later in the story, when Shuri runs a check on Alice in order to make her a new sword, it turns out it did work.
  • Hybrid Overkill Avoidance: Robyn and Hannah mention that as hybrids they're both sterile while discussing the possibility of adopting Aaron.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Robyn and Hannah adopt a koala joey named Aaron.
  • It's Personal with the Dragon: Dragoness seeks revenge against Andi for having killed Aleks. So does Luna after Captain America is killed by her.
  • Jewish and Nerdy: Clara.
  • Journey to Find Oneself: In the epilogue, Arthur declines the offer to join Ceartais, having decided to travel back to England to discover his powers more.
  • Lamarck Was Right: Kion and Jasiri's son, Mufasa, inherited a bit of his father's chemically-induced Super Strength.
  • Make an Example of Them: Doom has Andi kill Mary for persistently complaining about her payment.
  • Making a Splash: Regina got the power to manipulate water from the Purple Sky.
  • Mass Super-Empowering Event: The "Purple Sky" incident.
    • In the prologue, an interdimensional rift opens above Zootopia and drops purple mist that leaves some mammals with powers.
    • It happens again towards the climax of the story, once the terrigen mist bomb Doom had planted detonates.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: When Luna and Andi have their first encounter.
    Andi: Before I skin you alive and turn you into a scarf, tell me who the hell you are!
    Luna: [unsheaths her daggers] My name is Luna Elise Wilde!
  • Not in Front of the Kid: There's a few instances of characters not wanting to cuss in front of the kids.
    • In the Cauldron, Esso asks Jason to cover his ears before saying Regina and Harper "should just fuck and get it over with".
    • During the argument between Ceartais after Ronin's capture, Robyn is about to say "shit", but quickly replaces it with "poop" due to Jason being there.
    • Right after that, Olivia asks Arthur to cover Jason's ears, before throwing a rant at Alice, Kion, Hannah and Kodi.
    • Another example is with Aaron, when Ceartais finds out he can project himself where they are, Luna asks what's going on with an F-bomb added in there, but (like Robyn with Jason, mentioned right above) quickly replaces it with "heck" before she finishes saying it.
  • Not That Kind of Mage: Doctor Strange initially has the impression that Kodi is an actual mage, and berates him when finding out he isn't. He does begin training Kodi later on, though.
    "Enough! You dare call yourself a mage, when you made a mockery of our skills and art for simple parlour tricks!"
  • Off with His Head!: When Roar, Iron Man and Ironheart pay a visit to Otto Octavius in his prison cell, they find he's been beheaded.
  • Psychic Children: Aaron develops telekinesis and Touch Telepathy after the Purple Sky. The latter leads to him figuring out Hannah and Robyn's superhero identities when they meet him.
  • Psychic Strangle: Upon finding out Esso made a bet on how long it'd take her to go insane, Brenda lashes out and uses her power (controlling oxygen) to asphyxiate her, but is stopped and taken to solitary.
  • Razor Floss: In Ch. 29, Black Panther spots an (almost unnoticeable) tripwire made of vibranium.
    "It's razor sharp vibranium. If you had run through it, your feet would've come clean off."
  • Right Through the Wall: After Kodi and Clara are finally reunited in Ch. 32, they're howlers.
  • Say My Name: Before Clara goes through the rift leading out of the Cauldron, she hears Doom furiously shout her surname.
  • Secret Test of Character: Before beginning Kodi's training, Doctor Strange brings in a goat and asks him to kill it. He refuses, and Strange reveals it was to see if he'd be willing to kill for the magic powers.
    Strange: It's hardly murder. This animal isn't even sentient. It's just like a chicken or a fish being prepared for dinner.
    Kodi: I went to school with goats! I don't care if this one is "savage", I'm not killing it!
  • Sickening "Crunch!": In Ch. 44, from the two MCB agents' heads imploding due to Esso's power.
  • Sonic Scream: Esso got this power from the Purple Sky.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: Alice replaced the arm she amputated with two interchangable prostheses, a normal one for her civilian life and one with multiple weapons and grappling hooks for her new superheroine work as Yurei.
  • Talking Down the Suicidal: In Ch. 6, Andraste talks Retsuko, who had gained powersnote  from the Purple Sky and at the time thought she had accidentally killed her boyfriend Haida with them, into not jumping off a building.
  • Time Skip: Takes place 5 years after Star of Ceartais.
  • Two First Names: Jason Alonso.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside:
    • One day in Zootopia equals 9½ days in the human world.
    • The "Tempus dormitory", where Kodi begins his training with Doctor Strange. While he trained for a whole year, outside it was just about six hours.



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