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The Team LVDR series is set in the world of RWBY and focuses on a different team of Beacon first-year students. It is written by Mistresskabooms.

Though it started off as something that could happen in canon, the series has since become an Alternate Universe fic.

Stories in the series:

Tropes in the series include:

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Ironwood is flawed in canon, but this version of him is an absolute scumbag who only cares about Atlas’ reputation.
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  • Alternate Universe Fic: The series branches off from canon during the dance arc, Cinder doesn’t get to the CCT before August and Zoe’s group try to kill her.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Blaze, Zoe, and August are this to Lila. Their torture of her in the past, and Lila’s imprisonment of them has resulted in both groups having equal animosity towards one another.
    • Indus to Verde, Danielle, and Rosa. His murder of previous team leader, Lavender, cements him as this.
  • Artificial Limbs: Lila has a robotic leg.
  • Asexual: Verde.
  • Ax-Crazy: Blaze is completely insane. His Establishing Character Moment is him cutting down guards during a prison break, talking in a Creepy Monotone about how he can’t wait to get his hands on Lila.
  • Bad Boss:
    • Indus slaughters his old crew after he breaks out of prison.
    • Blaze accidentally kills two of his men while trying to kill Penny and Lila, he just laughs and continues with his attempt on their lives.
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  • Barbaric Bully: Blaze, August, and Zoe tortured Lila after they learned she was both trans and a faunus. It got so bad, when they were found out, they were arrested and jailed.
  • Big Bad:
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Zoe and August.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Cinder is interrupted by Zoe and August before she can make it to the CCT tower, marking them as the greater threat. Subverted in Volume 3, where she takes the reigns as the Big Bad.
  • Blood Knight: The only thing Blaze loves are his weapons.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: A dark example with Indus, he reminisces about his time as a faunus trafficker with a smile on his face.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Most of the protagonists are LGBT.
  • Composite Character: Lila is the one to talk to Ironwood and Ozpin after the dance.
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  • Deadpan Snarker: Verde.
  • Dirty Coward:
    • Blaze, for all his sadism, will run like a dog with his tail between his legs when beaten.
    • Indus ditches Blaze to save his own ass when their ambush on Lila and Penny blows up in their faces. When Blaze is about to kill him for this, Indus hands over all of his faunus prisoners to get back in Blaze’s good graces.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After everything he put her through, Lila beats Blaze into a weeping mess.
  • The Dragon: Indus Riverside to Blaze.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Zoe and August actually manage to do this to Cinder. Though she comes back in Volume 3 and convinces August to work for her.
  • Fantastic Racism: Blaze, Zoe, and August all hate faunus with a passion.
  • Faux Affably Evil:
    • Indus is a pretty calm and chatty guy for a human trafficker. It’s all a ruse to hide to the true, self-serving monster underneath.
    • Zoe and August are much more calm and collected than Blaze, but they share the same vicious hatred of faunus and the LGBT community.
  • For the Evulz: Blaze is just a sick Sadist, he has no true reason for all of the suffering he causes.
  • Freak Out: Lila has a panic attack when she learns her old teammates broke out.
  • Handicapped Badass: Lila is missing a leg, but she is still a skilled huntress-in-training.
  • Hard Light: Danielle can manipulate light to form a shield or barriers.
  • Hate Sink: Blaze, Indus, August, and Zoe are all cruel, discriminatory sociopaths.
  • The Hero: Lila.
  • Hero Killer: Indus killed Lavender, LVDR’s previous leader.
  • Human Trafficking: Indus was this, and he, along with Blaze, slaughter their way through his old crew to get his business back.
  • It's All About Me: Indus cares about only himself. While he does treat Blaze well, he is honest with the fact it’s only to stay on his good side, and he has absolutely no problem leaving him for dead to save himself.
  • It's Personal with the Dragon: Indus is the rest of LVDR’s Arch-Enemy because he killed their previous team leader, Lavender.
  • Jerkass:
    • Not only is Blaze a complete psychopath, he’s also a huge jerk who can barley hold a conversation with someone without insulting or threatening to murder them.
    • Indus was unnecessarily hostile with his fellow traffickers for no real reason.
    • Ironwood only cares about Atlas’ reputation. He went as far as to coverup Blaze’s murders because he was the son of an Atlas war hero.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Verde is snarky and grumpy (especially in the morning), but a wise and supportive friend to the rest of LVDR.
  • Karmic Death: Indus is killed by Blaze, the man he tried to suck up to and eventually ditched to save his own skin at the end of Volume 1.
  • Kick the Dog: Blaze and Indus force one of their fellow prisoners to suicide bomb the Vale police department by threatening his family. Why? So Blaze could get into the weapons lock up and get his weapons.
    • When Blaze gets the upper hand in his fight with Lila, he not only breaks her ribs, but cuts off most of her hair, saying that boys shouldn't have long hair.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • As horrible as Indus is, his killing of Blackwell, who's also a Faunus trafficker, was something the latter had it coming.
    • Blaze is just as horrible as Indus, but when he killed the latter, there was much rejoicing.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Whenever Blaze, Indus, August, and Zoe are involved, things always take a dip in tone. In Volume 3, Cinder is this, as well.
  • Knight Templar: Compared to Blaze’s savagery, Zoe and August genuinely believe they’re in the right for hating faunus and the LGBT community.
  • Lack of Empathy:
    • Blaze only cares about his weapons, and killing faunus.
    • Indus loves only money and himself, everyone else be damned.
    • Zoe and August will kill anyone to fuel their racist agenda.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • Indus is killed by Blaze, the monster he allied himself with.
    • Ironwood covered up Blaze’s murders and tried to put a lid on his torture of Lila. As payback, Lila blurts out that Penny is a robot...right in front of Ozpin.
  • The Lost Lenore: Lavender to Danielle. She starts to move on from them at the end of the volume.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Danielle’s surname is Leo, and she is a lion faunus.
    • Blaze has twin flamethrowers.
  • NiceGirl:
    • Lila is sweet, compassionate, and supportive.
    • Danielle is happy and fun loving.
    • Rosa is motherly and helpful.
    • Penny is just as sweet here as she is in canon.
  • No Holds Barred Beat Down: Lila dishes out a brutal, but ultimately satisfying one to Blaze.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Blaze, August, and Zoe not only hate faunus, they’re firmly against LGBT rights, as well.
  • Posthumous Character: Lavender, the previous leader of the titular team.
  • The Protagonist: Lila.
  • Sadist: Blaze.
  • Serial Killer: Blaze used to torture and murder faunus for fun. In present time, he seems more focused on killing Lila, but he does take the time to kill two faunus women Indus gives him.
  • Sickening Sweethearts: Penny and Lila when they start dating.
  • The Sociopath:
    • Blaze is a low-functioning example. The only reason he was active for as long as he was is because Atlas covered up his crimes because he is the son of an Atlas war hero.
    • Indus is cruel human trafficker who only cares about money, and himself.
    • Zoe and August are only dedicated to the eradication of faunus and the LGBT community.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Surprisingly, Lila mentioned to Penny that Zoe, August and even Blaze were fairly nice to her, if "a little bit raunchy with their jokes" before they discovered that she was a trans woman.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Blaze murders a little girl in front of LVDR.
    • Zoe and August planned on attacking the Beacon Ball, but were thankfully stopped by Lila and company.

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