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The Ketsueki Quadrilogy is a Fighting Game Massive Multiplayer Crossover/Crisis Crossover fanfic written by iceangelmkx, which crosses over Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Tekken and the Soul Series.

The Quadrilogy consists of the following four stories (posted in chronological order. All links lead to the version on FanFiction.Net. Archive of Our Own and Website links, are also included):

  • The Ketsueki Quadilogy: Chishio No Me(AO3 link,Website link)
    • Having gained possession of the Chishio No Me, a powerful medallion, said to grant the holder all the power of all the realms, Shao Kahn plots to conquer all the known realms. To this end, he announces a tournament for the medallion, inviting the strongest fighters in all the realms, as a means to eliminate those, who may be a threat to him. Only a group of chosen warriors from different realms, can save the universe from Shao Kahn and his forces.
  • The Ketsueki Quadilogy: Ano Sentaku Bou(AO3 link,Website link):
    • The sequel to the above. After Shao Kahn gains the power of the Chishio No Me medallion, he, along with his forces, launch an invasion against the realms of Earth and Keisei. However, four individuals said to be the Chosen Ones, attempt to stop him to save the worlds.
  • The Ketsueki Quadilogy: Majin Seiryu Ki(AO3 link,Website link):
    • Set in the vein of the events of Tekken 6, both the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation go to war, placing the Earth in danger yet again. However, behind the scenes, the demon Azazel, known as the Majin Seiryu Ki, is planning to awaken. On behalf of this, the Mishima Zaibatsu launches the Shikoken Tournament, and hence, the chosen warriors reunite yet again to save the realms.

The Ketsueki Quadrilogy: Sukui no Tsubasa: (Not Released Yet)

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  • Abandoned Area: A few pop up across the series. Most of the locations during the Blood Tournament consist of these.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Many of the characters in these fanfics, especially the ones from the Soul Series, use bladed weapons that are incredibly strong. An example that comes to mind, is Yoshimitsu's blade, which can cut clean through Bryan's metal skeleton.
  • Accidental Pervert: There are quite a few instances. Most noticeably, when all of the Chosen Ones see Ibuki in her underwear, when Raiden first summons them.
  • Action Dad: We have several, including Guile, Ken, Hakan, Haggar and Kazuya
  • Action Girl: As expected of the four franchises.
    • Dark Action Girl: The most prominent of these include Mileena, Anna, Kira, Tanya, Tira, etc.
  • Adaptational Badass: Dan Hibiki is given a lot more love this time around, while still retaining his goofy personality. He manages to win his first match, and becomes an even stronger fighter, after his training with Nightwolf.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: Raiden and Cyrax are the main ones who suffer from this, due to their more comedic and less fleshed out incarnations during the the time of the fanfics release.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Radien. This version of him, bares more similarity to his movie counterpart, rather than his current iteration in the games. More jovial and hotheaded, but is still very serious and concerned for Earthrealm.
  • After Action Patch Up: Usually after a big battle, the following chapter will be dedicated to the heroes recovering.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: As per usual, the Elder Gods, with the exception of Raiden, Fujin and Liu Kang refuse to assist the realms, even as Shao Kahn's army wage war on them.
  • Another Dimension: Aside from Earth (also known as Earthrealm), there's Outworld, Netherrealm, Edenia, Chaosrealm and an original realm called Keisei, which serves as the home world of the Soul cast.
  • Anyone Can Die: This trope comes to play especially after Ibuki's death.
  • Back from the Dead: Many characters end up returning after being killed, including Sonya, Liu Kang, Kunimitsu, Bryan Fury, Sakura, Raiden and Guy.
  • Bad Guy Bar: The villains are given several moments to themselves, showing what they're like outside of the tournament and war. One notable example includes, Jin's men like Kano, Kabal, Doctrine, Bryan and Juri playing poker in-between rounds.
  • Band of Brothers: A bit of a theme throughout the series. Both the Chosen Ones, and to a lesser extent the villain groups. After several tournaments and adventures saving, or conquering their realms, these apparent group of strangers have since grown, into a true team of friends and comrades.
  • Big Bad: Shao Kahn takes up this role in the first two, while the third brings in Azazel from Tekken 6.
  • Campfire Character Exploration: The Chosen Ones often camp outside, which leads to many of these moments between the various characters.
  • Cannon Fodder: The Outworld Guards serve this role in all the stories, being mostly just faceless books for the Chosen Ones to defeat.
  • Cast Herd: The general division includes the Chosen Ones (our heroes), the neutral characters (ex. Scorpion), and divisions of the antagonists.
  • Clean Cut: A frequent occurrence with the cast of Soul Calibur along with several other sword wielders. Notable examples include Kenshi cutting through a guard in ASB Chapter 14, Siegfried cutting through two tarkatans in ASB Chapter 40, and Yoshimitsu cutting through Bryan during the climactic battle.
  • Common Tongue: Despite many of the characters coming from different realms and countries, everyone seems to speak and understand fluent English without difficulty.
  • Commonality Connection: Many of the romantic pairs hit it off because of this.
    • Ryu & Julia bond with each other quite easily with their shared love of nature, their general pacifism and sense of privacy.
    • Chun-Li and Lei, are both police officers with a strong sense of justice and a love of fighting.
    • Anna & Vega become infatuated with each other, due to their shared bloodthirsty nature and vanity over their appearance.
    • In a non-romantic example, Ruby & Dhalsim became close friends both having suffered a devastating loss thanks to Shao Kahn's invasion. Ruby having lost her entire crew and Dhalsim his entire village and family.
  • Composite Character: This version of Yoshimitsu, is a fusion of his Tekken and Soul incarnations, though leaning slightly more towards the Tekken one.
  • Conveniently Timed Attack from Behind: There have been a few. As an example, Nightwolf manages to save Alex from an assassin, by catching him off guard with an arrow.
  • Crossover: A big one comprising of the four biggest Fighting Game franchises.
    • Crisis Crossover: It basically puts every single mythos from all those universes into one storyline.
  • Crossover Couple: Ryu/Julia, Lei/Chun-Li, Jin/Cammy, Siegfried/Kitana, Anna/Vega and Raiden/Rose.
  • Debut Queue: The first few chapters, is mostly used to establish the overall story, all the characters, their arcs and them getting together, before the tournament or war, official begins. This can take up to 10 chapters.
  • Doorstopper: As of December 2018, the series has now totalled exactly 1,350,829 words, and it hasn't been updated, but one could imagine the word count of this series if it is completed.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Some of the characters, such as Nightwolf, Jin, Ryu & Dhalsim experience visions of upcoming invasions and disasters.
  • Expy: Almost all of the filler characters, during the first round of the tournaments, are meant to be parodies of other fighting characters. The most common franchises used for this, being The King of Fighters & the WWE.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Jin was one of the major heroes in the first two installments before becoming one of the main antagonists along with Kazuya in Majin Seiryu Ki.
  • Fighting Your Friend: A frequent occurrence in these stories, wether it be through allies having to fight each other in the Tournament or with one of them becoming mind control by one of the villains.
  • Fish out of Water: A reoccurring element in these stories, involves many of the characters arriving in other realm different from their own, and having difficulty adjusting to it. Such as the Street Fighter cast in the barbaric Outworld or the medieval aged Cassandra ending up, in the modern Earthrealm.
  • Fusion Dance: Upon becoming allies, Noob Saibot & Sektor, learn to fuse into one, vastly more powerful cyborg, dubbed Noob-Sektor.
  • Gilligan Cut:
    • In the first story, McCoy and his friends get their hands on some Outworld liquor, though they promise not to drink too much, as to not get into trouble. Twenty minutes later, they all all thoroughly drunk and are later scolded by Rose & Raiden.
  • Good-Guy Bar:
    • Before the Blood Tournament begins, Raven, Ken & Julia all stop at a cafe in San Franciso, where they get introduced to each other, before they depart.
    • The Outworld hot springs, are a regular hang out for many of the Chosen Ones, after their matches.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: When they're not fighting, the Chosen Ones usually go on little activities, such as fishing, camping, and gathering food. Chapter 15, in particular, actually has most of the guys going fishing for giant Outworld fish.
  • Heroes Unlimited: The cast grows larger and larger, with each installment, going from 72 main player to over a hundred in the latest installment.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: How Xianghua manages to defeat her opponent, the sorceress Alora, by taking her out with her own fireballs.
  • Last Episode, New Character: Played with. Usually around the climax, a surprise new character is introduced, as a means of building up the seriousness. In Chishio No Me it was Kazuya Mishima and in Ano Sentaku Bou it's Liu Kang, now resurrected as the God of Fire.
  • Love Triangle: In particular the Cammy-Jin-Steve dynamic in Ano Sentaku Bou.
  • MacGuffin Title: The Subtitles of each story, is a rough translation of the important item/people of their respective stories. Chishio No Me, translates to the Bloody Eye medallion that everyone is fighting for. Ano Sentaku Bou is a translation of 'The Chosen Ones.' The four people, who are destined to defeat Shao Kahn and end his invasion. And Majin Seiryu Ki, means 'The Demon Rectifier', which is one of the names for Azazel.
  • Mythology Gag: Has its own page.
  • Original Character: A total of seven have been introduced in the series.
    • Chishio No Me introduces six: Alex Walker, a Special Forces Agent, who also joins the tournament; Berserk, Shao Kahn's undead Torturer; Matrik, a former Tekunin cyborg; Scott Wagner, an Air Force Martial, looking for his brainwashed sister; Lisa Wagner, Scott's sister, now known as Viper and under the control of M.Bison (though she gets better in the end of the first installment, and later reappears as a supporting character) and Yin, the younger sister of Yun & Yang Lee.
    • Ano Sentaku Bou marks the return of Alex, Scott, and Matrik (they also appear in Majin Seiryu Ki), though also introduces Donna Ridditch, a female member of the Red Dragon Clan and Hsu Hao's love interest.
    • There are also several Original characters, created for the tournament, mostly to serve as Cannon Fodder in the first round.
  • Shout-Out: Serval.
    • In her introduction, Rose mentions that: "Each star in the sky represents a single person living in this universe. Even if we don't know, we all have one thing in common…we all live in the same universe, together. When one passes on, the star dies as well…". This is a reference to Cowboy Bebop, which also used a similar line.
    • Word of God claims, that the cafe scene in Chapter 8, was apparently inspired by various anime including Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and * Trigun.
    • The Scorpion/Akuma face off, was inspired by a flash animation, starring the two combatants. Possibly this one.
    • Guy & Cody nearly missing their ride, was apparently inspired by Film/Titanic.
    • Mortal Kombat: The Movie gets a few. Scenes of note include Raiden & Rose's introduction in Chapter 9 & the banquet scene in Chapter 10.
    • The Mummy Returns. The scene when Kitana & Siegfried passed each other, was inspired by a similar scene with Imothep and Anuk Su Namun.
    • The Chosen Ones hiding in a cave, was an homage to one of the Author's first fan fictions: The Outworld, were the heroes, also used one as their hideout. One of the original characters from that fanfic, Midnight, also makes an appearance as Seong Mi-na's opponent in the first round of the Blood Tournament.
    • Scott Wagner's flashback in chapter 20, involving the death of his family, was lifted from one of the author's previous fanfics Air Force Legacy.
    • In Majin Seiryu Ki Chapter 36, Paul brings up how Forest and Law have the exact same hair style as Fei Long, a reference to how both as parodies of Bruce Lee.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Crossover: It's pretty clear that Mortal Kombat takes the helm as the one with the most influence throughout the story. Ignoring the prologue, the first chapter is based on the MK Universe, with much of the conflict initiated by said universe's characters. Shao Kahn spends a tenure of two fics before being ousted as the Big Bad, and much of his underlings, while hailing from across the universe, are composed of MK characters in the majority. That's not to say for the heroes either, all being led MK characters (CNM has Raiden, ASB has Fujin in a bit of a downplayed role, and MSK has Fire God Liu Kang). Even in MSK where Kahn is all but dead, MK's villains maintain a good chunk of influence. Despite said fic focusing more on the Tekken-based conflict of Tekken 6, said remaining MK villains continue to work behind the scenes and remain a constant nuisance, even among the protagonists.
  • The Day of Reckoning: A bit of a theme in these stories. In the final chapters of Chishio No Me, Shao Kahn manages to win the powerful medallion, a thus the powers of Soul Edge, and begins his invasion by attacking and killing the main group of heroes. He soon takes the Satsui no Hado from Akuma, makes Ivy his queen and begins his invasion. Ano Sentaku Bou, is his invasion of Earth and the other realms, with the heroes split throughout various locations. The coming of Azreal in Majin Seiryu Ki, is also building up to be this.
  • Unholy Matrimony: There have been several throughout the series. These include: Anna/Vega, Tanya/Rain, Shao Kahn/Ivy & Kira/Mavado.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Since the villains, are often given an equal amount of screen time as the heroes, we get several instances of this. The opening of Chapter 23, has Jin & Nina planing out some possible locations, for their tournament.

    Chishio No Me 
  • Adaptational Wimp: At the start of the story, the Black Dragons seem to have gone from a clan of assassins & terrorists, to a small group of pickpockets, with Kabal & Kira being the only prominent members, under the leadership of Havik.
  • Artifact of Doom: The titular Chishio No Me (or Bloody Eye), grants a significant power boost to its user, though prolonged exposure will eventually corrupt the user.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: After a few drinks of Outworld Liquor, Cody, Ken, Lei, McCoy, Wagner and Yang are soon turned into a drunk mess of a group, singing, dancing and babbling until they're found.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Chapter 55. After discovering their location in the previous chapter, Noob & Sector fuse together and stage a one-man-assault on the Chosen Ones' hideout, defeating many of its members, before being forced to retreat by Raiden.
  • Asshole Victim: The one-off character Master Christoper, spends most of his fight with Maki, grabbling her in a clearly Attempted Rape manner. After his loss, he's dragged into the dungeons by Shang Tsung, where he is tortured by Berserk, and later has his soul sucked out by Shang Tsung. For once, you completely root for the dark sorcerer.
  • Balcony Escape: After Maxi and Seong Mi-na arrive to save Xianghua from Vega's rape attempt, the Matador is forced to escape like this.
  • Bathhouse Blitz: Heihachi and Baraka's tournament fight takes place in a bathhouse.
  • Bathtub Bonding: Many of characters have bonding and developming moments, while hanging out and talking at one of Outworld's many bathhouses.
  • Beach Kiss: Ryu & Julia and Yang & Maki share their first kiss with each other, while at the Outworld beach.
  • Bedmate Reveal: Done as a prank on Alex W. After getting her drunk, Sonya and Wagner set it up to make it look like she slept with Wagner. The next morning, Alex W. wakes up seemingly by herself at first, only to turn around and spots Wagner in her bed.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Raiden and Rose, in almost every single scene they're in.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Early into the Tournament, Shang Tsung & Quan-Chi, form their deadly alliance, in an attempt to gain the amulet.
  • Big Damn Kiss: After spending almost two thirds of the story, destroying mugs and arguing Like an Old Married Couple, Raiden and Rose finally have their moment in Chapter 57.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Chapter 15, has Paul Pheonix fighting an alien. We are never told where he came from or how he got there, and is never referenced after his defeat.
  • Cain and Abel: Scott and Lisa/Viper. Justified as Lisa, is under M.Bison's control and has been turned, into one of his dolls. She gets towards the end.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Ibuki's death in Chapter 27, is regarded as the point where the story, and the series as a whole, becomes significantly darker.
  • Clothing Damage: Happens to Chun-Li, during her battle with Ivy, who uses her Snake Sword, to cut off most of her clothes, forcing her to fight in her underwear.
  • Colossus Climb: In order to kill the undead Berserk, Yoshimitsu has to jump onto his shoulders, to stab him through the head.
  • Come Alone: For his second fight in the Blood Tournament Guy receives a message disclosing the location, requesting he come alone.
  • Corpse Land: In the aftermath of Shao Kahn's surprise attack and massacre, the battleground outside his castle, is turned into a graveyard of corpses from those slaughtered by his men.
  • Crash-Into Hello: While the two have interacted awkwardly before, Jin & Cammy formally meet and start talking to each other, while Lita pushes the latter into Kazama, which then leads to them bonding.
  • Crush Filter: Kitana experiences one, when she first sees Siegfried in Chapter 10.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Despite his best efforts, Quan-Chi is easily defeated and tossed around by the much physically stronger golem Astaroth.
  • David Versus Goliath: Quan-Chi vs Astaroth and Yoshimitsu vs Berserk.
  • Death by Adaptation: Michelle Chang, the mother of Julia Chang, disappears prior to the story's beginning. She is later to have been revealed, to have been killed in battle with Dark Ryu, while under the control of M. Bison.
    • Rena Genryusai, Guy's fiancee from Final Fight, is revealed to have died of Leukemia, four years before the events of the series.
  • Duel to the Death: Still disgusted over his defeat, Adon challenges Havik to a death match. The winner ends up to be Havik, and Adon is tossed off into the spike pit below.
  • Family Extermination: We see in a flashback, that Scott Wagner's family, sans his sister and himself, were killed by M. Bison, after his father failed a mission given to him by Shadoloo.
  • Fight Unscene: In Chapter 8, Akuma insults Scropion's need for vengeance, causing them to fight. We do not get to see the fight however, as they teleport to an unnamed location (more than likely the Netherrealm), before fighting each other.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Due to the nature of the tournament, there a few rounds in which members of the Chosen Ones are forced to fight each other.
  • Flashback Nightmare: Scott Wagner has one in chapter 20, about the death of this family and discovering that his sister Lisa, has been turned into the Shadoloo agent Viper.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: Despite knowing what the Bloody Eye is capable off, and that it is in the hands of Quan-Chi, the Elder Gods do nothing to try and intervene with the situation. In fact, they tell Raiden not to intervene, as it goes against their Obstructive Codeof Conduct.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: After a brutal battle with Havik, Adon is knocked off the area, where he falls onto a spike.
  • Killed Offscreen: It's revealed that M. Bison is dead, having been defeated before the opening of the first story.
  • Killed Off for Real: Berserk, Ibuki, Adon, Nightwolf and Rose.
  • Little Stowaway: Adult Version; Alex is ordered told to stay behind, while the rest of the military fighters head off to join the tournament, and she obeys at first. However, upon witnessing seeing a mysterious intruder enter through a ship window, she goes to pursue him, and ends up along for the journey because of it.
  • Meet Cute: Most notably in chapter 13. During their first meeting, Julia accidentally spills her tea all over his Ryu's Gi. He shrugs it off, claiming that it needed a wash anyway, then takes off his gi right in front of her and Ken, exposing his chest in all its glory, and casually walks off. Quite the First Impression.
  • Not Just a Tournament: The tournament is simply used as a ruse so that Shao Kahn can eliminate the toughest fighters, take their souls, and conquer realms with ease.
  • Original Character: Six in total.
  • Outdoor Bath Peeping: Inverted in Chapter 15. The girls, consisting of Mika, Ibuki, Sakura, Asuka, and Maki were peeping at the hot springs. Cassandra happens to join by, that until Xianghua catches them, causing them to stumble and get noticed by the men.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Master Christopher was only two appearances, but leaves a hell of an impact with his creepy and terrifying fight with Maki, were he strongly implies that he wants to force his way into a fighter.Even Shang Tsung, demands that he stops, when it becomes too much for everyone.
  • Refusal of the Call: Raiden attempts to recruit Paul Phoenix in Chapter 22, warning him about the impending threat to the Realms, but the arrogant fighter is unbelieving of the Elder God's claim and turns down the offer, though claiming that he'll consider it if he get's more proof, caring more about proving his might as the strongest in the universe.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Lei/Chun-Li & Alex/Kenshi, start out as friends & coworkers, but over time eventually become a couple & end up marrying each other, in the following story.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: When the Elder Gods refuse to do anything about the Bloody Eye situation, Raiden relinquishes his status as an Elder God, in order to help the Chosen Ones defeat Shao Kahn and Outworld.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Around the midway point, Raiden decides to enter the tournament incognito. His name? Nediar! And somehow, no one other than Raven notices this.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Raiden & Rose have many, many fights throughout the story, but it all comes to a head in chapter 57, where after an intense spout, they finally making out and then have sex.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Alex & Kenshi, who later on become romantic partners have a small moment like this in Chapter 22, where they bond over eating cheese taquitos.
  • Tournament Arc: The entire story is focused around the tournament. Whoever wins will claim the Bloody Eye for himself/herself.

    Ano Sentaku Bou 
  • Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole: Shin Akuma's death by the end of the story might leave newere fanfic readers unsure of how Tekken 7's Hachijou clan storyline will be resolved.
  • Adopted to the House: After being stranded on Earth, after listening to the poor advice from Paul Phoenix, Cassandra and Seong Mi-na are forced to stay with R. Mika and Baek respectively, before finally returning home at the end of the story.
  • Almost Dead Guy: Siegfried briefly runs into a Olek general from the City of Lei Chen, the last remaining survivor of the city after it was invaded by Outworld, before the man is killed by Baraka.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: During the final battle, Liu Kang is resurrected, from his Deadly Alliance death, as a God of Fire, in order to finally defeat the corrupted Dark Raiden, and take his title as the Protector of Earthrealm.
  • Badass Crew: The Chosen Ones effectively become this, when they become part of Ruby Heart's crew.
  • Battle in the Rain: It starts to pour down during the final battle of the story.
  • Beam-O-War: Dhalsim & Kintaro have one, using their fire breaths.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Quite a number of people. Baek, Guy, Guile, Kitana, Jax, Matrik, Sindel, Sonya and Yun get brainwashed into serving Shao Kahn, while Sakura was unknowingly possessed by the Satsui No Hadou, and turned into Dark Sakura.
  • Braving the Blizzard: Happens twice to different groups. First, during Raven & Dragunov's many trails having to survive together, they have to fight through a tough blizzard in the Russian wilds. Then, Sub-Zero and his group have to make it through the snowy Himalayan Mountains.
  • Chosen One: One of the major plot points of the story, revolves around Dhalsim, Fujin Ruby Heart trying to find the chosen ones, who are destined to defeat Shao Kahn. They are eventually revealed, to be: Ryu, Jin, Kenshi and Ivy.
  • Convenient Escape Boat: Just when Jade needs to go to Keisei, she happens to find a boat near her leaving Outworld to that exact realm.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: While thought to have been killed, by both Devil Jin & Evil Ryu, Sakura returns as Dark Sakura, corrupted by the Satsui No Hadou, under the wing of Shin Akuma.
  • Darker and Edgier: CNM centered around a fighting game tournament for the best of the best, amidst various character deaths in-story. ASB is a full-blown War Arc where many of the protagonists' allies are held under hostage or working for the antagonists and now having to deal with a world that's slowly chipping under invasion.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: Happens twice. Bryan blows up similarly to how he did in Tekken 5, during his final battle with Yoshimitsu. And this ends up happening to Shao Kahn after the Four finally defeat him in battle.
  • Déjà Vu: In Chapter 11 of CNM, when the Chosen Ones are first taken to the cave they would be staying at, they ask about bathrooms, only for Raiden to respond that they would be 'using the bathroom' outside. Lita frustratedly asks if they'll be expected to take baths in lava, to which Raiden responds that there are hot springs nearby in the forest. Later in Chapter 23 of ASB, some of the Chosen Ones staying on Yakushima Island discuss what to expect while in hiding, they ask about bathrooms, only for Jin to respond that he had yet to figure out the plumbing. Much like in the first story, a disapproving Karin asks if they'll have to take baths in the snow, to which Jin reminds them of the nearby hot springs, almost identically to the first story. Asuka, who was there for both scenarios lampshades and title drops the similar scenario.
    Asuka: "Is it me, or is this déjà vu?"
  • Do Not Go Gentle: When facing an army of Shokans lead by Sheeva and Kinatro, Dhalsim fights until the bitter end, even despite the overwhelming odds, in order to save his allies. Right until he is killed by Sheeva.
  • Doomed Hometown: Dhalsim's village in India, is one of the many locations to be attacked, by Shao Kahn's invasion. The ensuing attack, results in the destruction of the village and the death of all its people, including Dhalsim's family. It's this, and the prophecy of the Ano Sentaku Bou, that prompts him into his quest for the Chosen Ones, alongside Ruby Heart.
  • Happily Married: Lei & Chun-Li, towards the end.
  • He Knows Too Much: When Kintaro reveals to Sheeva, that he knows about her murdering Goro for attempting to make peace with the Edenians and Earthrealmers, the female shokan has her battle partner killed, making it look like Dhalsim did it and had his body burned to ash.
  • Hitchhiker Heroes: Probably the most straight forward example, as midway through the story Dhalsim & Ruby Heart, go to reunite the split up Chosen Ones, picking up many of their newfound allies along the way.
  • Hoist Hero over Head: Sheeva does this to Dhalsim, before breaking his back, killing him.
  • Human Sacrifice: The Keisei village, that Heihachi was being kept at, were planning to sacrifice him to their God. Their constant worship of him, was just a way to keep Heihachi from leaving and luring him, into a false sense of security.
  • In the Back: How Kinatro meets his demise at the hands of his fellow shaken Sheeva, for his part in the murder of Goro.
  • La Résistance: After the invasion, the chosen fighters, along with their newfound comrades, hide out in various locations (London, Kagoshima, the Himalayas, Russia, the Sky Temple, and the Rocky Mountains) and they spend most of their time fending off attacks until Dhalsim, Ruby Heart, and Fujin bring them back together.
  • Outrun the Fireball: After Hsu Hao detonates a bomb on the OIA portal, Jax is forced to run and avoid the oncoming explosion closing in on him.
  • The Purge: Upon learning that it was G Corporation, that sent androids (more than likely Jacks) to try an assassinate him and his father, Kazuya responds by killing everyone responsible for the attack. He then makes himself the new head of G Corporation, for good measure.
  • Rage Breaking Point: For Scorpion, it's when Raiden insults him by telling him that he is a ninja who abandoned his clan and family when they needed him the most. He does not take it lightly.
  • Rape, Pillage, and Burn: Shao Kahn's invasion force, does all of this and then some. While no actual rape is shown, there's plenty of pillaging and burning, both on Earth and Keisei, to make up for it.
  • Replacement Goldfish: In the time between the two books, Cammy ended up becoming romantically involved with Steve Fox, after Jin decided to distance himself from her. After the two, repatched their relationship, Steve would end up with Lita.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Dr. Boskonovitch.
  • Stop Worshipping Me: After Heichachi unknowingly saves a village, from Black Dragon invaders, the villagers begin worshipping him like a god, and constantly trying to please him. While he enjoys it at first, Heihachi eventually grows bored and annoyed with it and the village's growing obsession with him, as they seem to watch his every move. It grows to the point, where he tries desperately to escape and demands that they stop. Needless to say, when Dhalsim comes to pick him up, he's all too happy to finally leave.
  • War Arc: The fic now centers around the battle between the former Chosen Ones and the advancing Outworld forces.
  • Wham Line: Chapter 68. As Ruby Heart prepares to fight, Shao Kahn's Queen: Ivy Valentine, Dhalsim stops her.
    Ruby Heart: What the hell are you doing?!
    Dhalsim: Stopping you!
    Ruby Heart: From what?!
    Dhalsim: From killing the fourth and last chosen one!

    Majin Seiryu Ki 
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Forest Law and Maxi get some Outworld Liquor and become just as much as babbling, drunk, uncontrollable messes as the men back in the first story, when they tried it.
  • As You Know: This line gets dropped a lot during Chapter 34, by Liu Kang and others in order to recap the events of the previous round and the going ons with G-Corp and the Zaibatsu.
  • Assassination Attempt: Quan-Chi sends his minions Reiko, Skarlet and Kunimitsu to kill Ivy in her cabin and possibly learn the identities of the other four. They burn down her house and nearly kill her, had Scorpion not arrived to fight them off.
  • Bad Date: Ryu & Julia's first date ends up being a bit of a disasters, with Ken managing it and completely misunderstanding their interests. Ryu feel uncomfortable in his suit, Julia drinks herself into a drunken stupor and the pair are force to ends things halfway through, she there latter starting causing a scene at a play. The second date, a simple hike and picnic, goes over much better.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When Ivy and Scorpion interrupt the meeting of the Chosen Ones in Chapter 34, Paul reacts in shock and fury. But not because of Ivy's presence but Scorpion's. Turns out he's still bitter about the specter beating him during the Blood Tournament, which resulted in his capture and torture at the hands of Berserk.
  • Bar Brawl: Many of the women get into one in Chapter 26, when some drunk men try to hit on them, while they want to relax at a club. They very easily and firmly beat them to a pulp.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just as it seems Ivy's about to be killed by the combined efforts of Reiko, Skarlet and Kunimitsu, Scropion suddenly shows up to fight off the assassins and save her while her house burns down.
  • Bird-Poop Gag: Dan is an unfortunate victim of this, while trying to meditate with Blanka.
  • Birds of a Feather: Karin & Lili easily bond over their similarities, as do their rivals Asuka & Sakura.
  • Call-Back:
    • LBJ from Chishio No Me, returns in this story to fight Sonya once again in her first round, still as perverted as ever and losing just as badly.
    • Forest Law and Maxi end up drinking a bottle of Outworld Liquor and become absolutely plastered, much like many of the guys back in Chishio No Me.
    • Fun brings up the infamous "Mug Incident" when he and a few other Chosen Ones had to try and get more mugs, after two cracky lovers kept breaking them all in their fights. This is of course a reference to Chishio No Me, in which Raiden and Rose would frequently destroy mugs, leading to a failed quest to get new ones.
  • Casino Episode: Many of the Chosen One men, have a night at the casino in Chapter 26, where they spend a lot of the time gabling and playing cards, eventually ending with several of them getting absolutely hammered on Outworld Liquor.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Guy experiences one, after having a particularly awful flashback to the time he nearly killed Maki, while under Shao Kahn's control.
  • Clothing Combat: One of the filler fighters Song Bo, uses her scarf tipped with blades in her fight.
  • Collective Groan: The Outworld Resistance all let on out in Chapter 6, when Havik mentions fighting Kenshi at the Blood Tournament, whom he didn't know at the time.
  • Commonality Connection: Ivy finds herself curiously drawn to Scorpion, due to both having a shared history of making grevious mistakes and trying to make amends for them.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: While the girls flee in horror at the reveal of Alisa being an android and veteran fighters like Paul, the Laws, Yoshimitsu and Lars react in terror at Scorpion's skull face, Hwoarang remains completely unfazed by it all, after so many ludicrous things happening to him during his life.
  • Continuity Nod: During her interview, Kira brings up seeing the Four fighting Shao Kahn at the end of the previous story, mentioning that Sheeva was there and witnessed Ivy killing Shao Kahn with a strange sword, after killing Dhalsim.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Sub-Zero & Scropion's fight in Round 2 against Maso & Whittaker is over fairly quickly with an easy win for the ninjas.
    • Dudley's fight with Don Sauvage is even more so, as the latter is easily knocked down before he can even throw a punch.
  • Curse Cut Short:
    Asuka: (to Lili) Oh go to-
    Sakura: HELLO!
  • Death by Adaptation: Kunimitsu is revived by Quan Chi to serve as one of his henchmen, meaning she did die prior to the game's events. Tekken 7 shows that the real original Kunimitsu left the fighting scene to pursue a normal life, and though she is inching towards a critical stage of her life, she bore a daughter who continues her legacy.
  • Destroy the Evidence: After killing Kintaro, Sheeva had his body burned, so that there would be no chance anyone would find out she killed Goro.
  • Dinner Theatre: Ryu and Julia went to one during their first date, which was playing Chang'e Flying To The Moon.
  • Disco: The women members of the Chosen Ones have a Girl's Night Out at a Disco-club.
  • Disco Dan: Tiger Jackson, Christie's old friend, is this is every way. We're even introduced to him at a Disco-Club.
  • Double Knockout: During their Tag Team Fight in the second round of the Tournament both Cassandra and Yun ended up knocked out by getting hit in the head with the former's flying shield.
  • Dreadful Musician: In their intro scene in MSK, Guile and Wagner were forced to endure one at a bar. Guile even told Wagner to not be surprised if he threw a sonic boom at him (though he ultimately didn't).
  • Enemy Civil War: After Shao Kahn's death at the hands of the Chosen Ones, his remaining forces are divided into two: those who would serve their new leader Quan Chi, while others remain loyal to the Emperor.
  • Evil vs. Evil: The main crux of the plot actually, with the Chosen Ones once again banding together to stop the conflict between the two "evil stars" Jin and Kazuya from awakening Azazel.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: And invisible Reptile manages to stumble upon Noob Saibot and Sektor fusing and discussing secret plans of their own, while investigating strange sounds around their area.
  • Family Versus Career: Both Chun-Li and Lei shot down the idea of them having kids, claiming to be "too busy."
  • Flashback: Chapter 34 has one with the battle between Ivy & Nina, in which Guy spared her, when the former empress of Outworld is confronted by the formerly brainwashed hero.
  • Flashback Echo: During the poker game, Kano goes on to talk about his rivalry with Sonya, including the numerous bloody things he did to her partners. This causes Doctrine Dark to experience similar flashbacks to his past, to the events that lead to his scarring and the death of his troops which sent him on a warpath against Guile.
  • Freudian Excuse: Jin turns on his old allies, inherits the Mishima Zaibatsu and declared war on the world, though for a good reason. Shortly after becoming CEO, he received a vision of Azazel and the Majin Seiryu Ki, and how it could only be prevented by someone with the devil gene, after the world had been consumed by negative energy and the "evil stars" clashed. Upon realizing that the legend was referring to himself and Kazuya, Jin became a monster in order to stop Azazel once and for all. Kilik even theorizes that the Devil Gene itself might be influencing Jin's decisions.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: While Kilik and Maxi both wonder on why Jin suddenly turned on them like that, and wether or not the Devil Gene might be responsible for corrupting him, both ultimately agree that regardless, it doesn't excuse Jin's actions in any regard.
  • God's Hands Are Tied: Unlike the last story and his past, Fujin is unable to help the Chosen Ones with the crisis involving the tournament, the war and Azazel, having ascended into becoming an Elder God in the last story and thus losing the privileges to interfere too greatly in Earthly affairs.
  • Girl's Night Out Episode: One of the many subplots of Chapter 26, has Sonya, Chu-Li, Christine and many of the older women having a night out with drinking, dancing, gossip and eventually a drunken brawl. Some of the younger girls also have a night together, spent on the beach.
  • Guilt Complex: In-between the last story and this one, Guy continues to blame himself for what he did while under Shao Kahn's control, regardless of wether or not he had any fault in it. When Cody expresses frustration over this, Maki reminds him that no matter how much things can change, there will always be a level of guilt hanging over them. He also mentions people like Yang have been suffering from similar nightmares and experiences.
  • Hangover Sensitivity: Maxi, Forest and Julia all suffer from this in Chapter 27, after drinking themselves to oblivion. Thankfully Maxi & Forest don't have a fight. Julia however does, causing some complications for her.
  • Heroic Fire Rescue: Scorpion helps Ivy out of her burning cabin, which he accidentally caused himself, after fighting off her would-be assassins.
  • Hollywood Fire: During the brief fight between Scorpion and Ivy's assassin's he accidentally sets her couch on fire. It then starts spreading and in less than a minute, the entire cabin is burning down. Despite this, Ivy's able to collect her sword and get out a little worse for ware, aside from an occasional cough, after covering her mouth with her hand.
  • House Fire: For most of the early third of the story, Ivy keeps to herself away from the other Chosen Ones, in a small cabin far out in the woods. However when Quan-Chi sends Reiko, Skarlet and Kunimitsu to kill her, the cabin catches fire during the fight, forcing her to leave and find another place to stay at.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink:
    • After regaining his memories, learning that Heihachi is his father, that Lee is his half-brother and has also been funding his resistance against Jin and being recruited by the new Fire God Liu Kang into the Chosen Ones, all in one day, Lars certainly could use one. Fortunately Lee is kind enough to offer his new brother a Chianti back at his room.
    • Alex and especially Wagner go to get the second strongest drinks on the island, after being blind sighted and having lost their place in the tournament, by Alisa and her robotic parts.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: Bo' Rai Cho describes his new student Yun-Seong as being "brash and easy to anger." Something Yun-Seong takes a very loud and vocal response to.
    Yun-Seong: I am not brash and easy to anger!
    Hwoarang: Dude, even I can see you just proved their point.
    Yun-Seong: Shut up.
  • I Was Just Joking: When Smoke brings up sunscreen to Shura, she acts confused as if she's never heard of it before, asking how cream would protect one's skin from the sun. When Smoke attempts to explain it, she laughs and tells him she knows what sunscreen is, much to his embarrassment.
  • Improvised Weapon: Happens a lot during Hagger and Alex fight against Frioso and Tolo, with stuff like pipes and oil drums being used as weapons.
  • Interrogation Montage: Shortly after joining G-Corp, Kazuya had Bruce Irwin interview each one of Quan-Chi's minions to learn more about them and the Four. We get to see these interviews in Chapter 28.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Averted. Reptile did witness Baraka & Mileena attempting to make love, but as he was invisible they never noticed him as he saw them and fled.
  • Look Behind You: Johnny Cage manages to distract his opponent in the second match, by using a Open-Fly Gag version of this.
  • Love Triangle: Once seems to be brewing between Juli, T.Hawk and Wagner. As well as Jade, Kilik and Xianghua.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Matrik is attacked by a ninja from a rivaling clan named Genbu, seeking revenge on the Tekunin for killing his sister. However despite being a cyborg, Matrik left the clan is actively working to defeat them. When she explains this to Genbu, he apologizes her his mistake and the two decide to work together, in defeating the Tekunin.
  • The Mole: While Juri claims to be working for Jin, she's actually under cover for, as of now, a mysterious caller.
    • Stryker also plays this part for the Special Forces, while pretending to work for G-Corp.
  • Monumental Battle: Thanks to the Mishima Zaibatsu's teleportation technology, many of the fights take place on well known landmarks, such as the Wuling Moutains, the Grand Canyon, Monte Carlo, a Jurakudai Villa, the Not Theater of Tokyo and the Chicago Bridge.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Ruby Heart has intentionally kept her distance from the new team of Chosen Ones, still reeling from losing Dhalsim and her crew, not wanting to lose anymore people.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: When Hwoarang makes a quip about some of the absurd and weird weirds from the Soul series, Mi-Na brings up Lizardman who fights with a giant piece of meat on a bone. Hwoarang claims she must be lying, which she insists she's not.
  • Offscreen Breakup: Cammy & Jin have broken up and become alienated with each in between Ano Sentaku You and this one, for very understandable reasons.
  • One-Steve Limit: Subverted. With Alex from Street Fighter joining in, we now have to Alexes on the side of the Chosen Ones: Alex Walker the Original Character and Alex the wrestler.
  • Punched Across the Room: Doctrine Dark ends up on the receiving end of this and a Neck Lift from Jin Kazama, after their boss learns what he did to Cammy during his fight with her, making it very clear he is not to repeat those actions again.
  • Rapid-Fire Interrupting: This happens to Liu Kang, when he tries to talk to an impatient and irritated Alex, as the wrestler fights the Fire God.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Asuka tears into Lili for her vanity and supposed selfishness, after having to endure her taunts and scorn for months:
    Asuka: I’ll be honest here. You must have a good heart somewhere in that snooty I’m-better-than-you attitude.
    Lili: What in the world are you talking about?
    Asuka: You’re a Chosen One. A God saw within your heart and chose you to help defend the universe. There may be a lot of us, but trust me when I say that not many are given the task we’ve been given.
    Lili: ...I do not see how this pertains to our rematch!
    Asuka: Because instead of thinking about how the universe is being affected, all you can think about is yourself and your petty need to win a match against me. I’ve been a Chosen One from the very beginning, Lili. It’s a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. It’s not just the commoners who are affected by what we’re fighting against. Are you not worried about what could possibly happen and how it could affect those you care about? Like your father?
    Lili: How dare you assume I’m not worried about my father! Especially after your own cousin took over his oil fields months back!
    Asuka: First of all, let me be clear - to you and everyone hearing this through the drones - that I have nothing to do with my cousin’s actions!” Asuka called out bitterly as she got herself back in a fighting stance. “We share blood and a last name. That’s it! Lili, despite your attempt at throwing me off, however, I hope you understand what’s at stake! And no matter what the outcome of our match is, you’ll at least think about what I said!
  • Recap Episode: The opening segment of Chapter 34 serves as one, reminding the readers of what happened during the last few chapters after a few months hiatus.
  • Running Gag: Cyrax wanting and plotting revenge on Johnny Cage, for the awful Ninja Mime movie, is a frequent joke in here.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: While on a date, Smoke and Shura bond over sushi, the two having a little chat about the different kinds of fish used and how to prepare it. Smoke in particular remarking the blowfish isn't as remarkable as the skill needed to prepare it.
  • Soft Reboot: The fanfic reverts back to the Tournament setting of the first fic after the War Arc that was Ano Sentaku Bou. Though there is much progress in terms of continuity, characterization, and conflict progression (being based on the Tekken side of things), it's essentially a similar plot.
  • The Starscream: Despite allying with each other, both Kazuya & Quan-Chi, are secretly trying to stab the other side in the back.
  • Sumo Wrestling: We get one when E. Honda & Ganryu face off against each other, in the second round of the Tournament.
  • Tag Team: The Shikoken Tournament, is run with this theme in mind.
  • Take That!: Chapter 26, has a segment where Sindel rants to Hilde about Earth being to quick to assume others of being Evil, simply because of how they look, herself being the victim of this from strangers she has meant during the tournament; very clearly meant as the author's frustrations with Mortal Kombat 11, retconning Sindel's past and making her a coldhearted villainess.
  • Tournament Arc: Similar to Chishio No Me, the chosen ones participate in the Shikoken Tournament headed by the Mishima Zaibatsu.
  • Use Your Head: How E.Honda defeats T. Hawk during their fight in Round 2 of the Tournament.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Both Maxi & Julia have one in Chapter 27, as a result of their heavy night's drinking.
  • Wham Line: Chapter 38: Shura reveals her target to Smoke. Some on his side.
    Shura: All I know is that she’s a demon huntress despite being one herself, and her name is Ashrah.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Liu Kang says something to this affect to Ruby Heart, as she feels melancholic after losing Dhalsim and wishes she could do more:
    Liu Kang: In the meantime, Ruby Heart, let me say this; as a Chosen One, it doesn’t matter how big or small your contribution is. You are important to this mission just as much as you were during the last. Don’t ever forget that.
  • You Need a Breath Mint:
    • Alex mockingly says this to Hugo during their fight.
    • In a flirtatious example, Kenshi request Alex takes one before their romantic pool trip, having recently eaten a plate of sushi before hand.