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X Chronicles is a fanfiction written by Cyrex, based on the Mega Man X series.

X Chronicles contains examples of (TBA):

  • Aborted Arc: Cyrex stated he was originally only having Alia debut in the X4 story arc and be unaware of X's plans. However, this was getting in the way of his plan to have X and Alia be an Official Couple in his fanfic, so he made Alia's Adaptational Early Appearance earlier, and gave her an Adaptation Origin Connection with Flame Stag as a ticket for Alia to know about X's plans.
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  • Act of True Love: When X reveals Iris can be saved by giving her a substitute power core, Zero wishes to sacrifice his own core for Iris.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change:
    • Boomer Kuwanger was abused by humanity before joining the Maverick Hunters.
    • A side plot revolves around the interactions between Launch Octopus (under the guise of Depthcharge) and Jessica, the granddaughter of the one and only human who cared about Launch Octopus prior to the events of X1. This side plot ends with Launch Octopus quitting the Maverick Hunters so he could take care of Jessica
    • See also Adaptation Origin Connection below.
  • Adaptational Badass: Cyrex despised how X remained "childish" despite all the wars. As such, X is fleshed out as having a kindness and courage matched to a power and ferocity that could scare even Mavericks.
  • Adaptational Diversity: Mostly thanks to the fact many Mavericks are Spared By Adaptation.
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  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Alia, Signas, Colonel, Iris and Gate fall under this trope. Alia and Signas appeared in the X1 story arc, although Signas only appeared at the very end of it, and his character development started in the X2 story arc. Colonel, Iris and Gate made their debut in the X3 story arc.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Perhaps this happens with X. He was smart enough in the series to pick up Storm Eagle's IC chip. He also has the intelligence to connect a Reploid to the power core of another Reploid, which impressed even Zero.
    • Split Mushroom is a scientist in this adaptation.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Many of the Mavericks become close allies to X after their defeat. Most significantly Sigma.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Flame Mammoth is nicer than in the games. Slash Beast is less violent and ruthless. Maybe in his case it's because X saved his life twice...
  • Adaptational Villainy: Gate already went Maverick by the time he made his debut in the X3 story arc.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Played With. In the first two story arcs (coresponding to X1 and X2), the Mavericks do this after they join X.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection:
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    • Signas is actually Sigma's reasonable side.
    • Colonel and Iris were created by Gate.
    • Slash Beast is a clone of Neon Tiger.
    • After joining the Maverick Hunters, Alia trained under Flame Stag for a while. Most likely before Sigma went Maverick.
    • Several Mavericks were trained by some X1 Mavericks:
      • Flame Stag trained under Flame Mammoth.
      • Blizzard Buffalo trained under Chill Penguin.
      • Volt Catfish trained under Spark Mandrill.
      • Tunnel Rhino trained under Armored Armadillo.
      • Although not truly a Maverick, Storm Owl apparently trained under Storm Eagle.
  • Adapted Out: The Eurasia Incident was ended early.
  • Alternate Continuity: Of Mega Man, particularly the X series. One of many.
  • Ascended Extra:
  • Big Bad: The Maverick Virus. During the X2 adaptation, this role was shared with Serges, who in fact was Dr. Wily in a robotic body.
  • Cain and Abel: The relationship between Colonel and Iris decays into this after the Repliforce incident, with Colonel being Cain and Iris being Abel.
  • Canon Foreigner: Cadis, Dex, Councilor Teagan, Jessica.
  • Composite Character: High Max is actually an upgraded Colonel.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: The Viral Mavericks X defeats become X's closest allies.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Storm Owl makes one of these in the Mega Man X3 saga. This is an ironic case, since Storm Owl is based on a nocturnal bird.
  • Greater-Scope Villain:
    • Obviously, Dr. Wily. Having created Zero and The Virus, the latter who is responsible for Sigma going Maverick and who, at the end of the X1 story arc, becomes the Big Bad over Sigma, whose AI was taken by X, it is Dr. Wily who is the ultimate root of basically all of the X Chronicles series' conflict.
      • It should be noted that Serges, the Big Bad of most the X2 story arc, is actually Dr. Wily's Reploid avatar, so this trope is not averted in this arc.
  • The Man Behind the Man: According to X, it is Councilor Teagan who placed Double in the Maverick Hunters.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: It happens a lot.
    • All viral Mavericks regretted being used as puppets by the virus. Exception being Serges, Violen and Agile, since Serges is Dr. Wily, the person who created the virus, and Violen and Agile are blindly loyal to Serges.
    • X feels this when he killed Vile.
    • Chill Penguin and Flame Stag tore Alia's heart apart. They apologized to Alia as soon as she learned about X's plans.
    • Sigma/Signas feels that he's responsible for more crimes than anyone else, due to the virus stealing his identity.
    • Despite Iris was Spared By Adaptation, Zero still felt, after his fight with her, that he was nothing but an useless jerk. On the plus side, Iris too feels horrible about fighting Zero, so they can help each other overcome the trauma their fight caused on them.
    • Perhaps the worst case of this trope is Wire Sponge. He killed everyone Cadis knew.
    • Fun fact: Storm Eagle actually mentions this trope after his defeat.
  • Mythology Gag: At the beginning of Fall of X, Zero, Iris and Alia start believing that X became a dictator of sorts. When they question X about it, he claims that it's for the safety of humans and Reploids alike. A copy of X also becomes a Knight Templar dictator in the games, although that copy only cares about humans.
  • Named by the Adaptation:
  • Not as You Know Them: With X and most of the Mavericks, including Sigma/Signas.
  • Official Couple: X and Alia, Zero and Iris.
  • Power Incontinence: In "Fall of X", Zero suffers of this, due to his connection to the Maverick Virus.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Not sure if this trope is valid, but I think this happens to Alia, as she's shown more romantic interest into X than in the games.
  • Robot Religion: The Reploids lately seem to worship Dr. Light like a god. In fact, X is apparently the only one who sees Dr. Light as he truly is: a modest old man.
    • One would assume it's Thank the Maker since Dr. Light created X, the template after which all Reploids are based... but then it turns out Zero of all people worships Dr. Light as well.
  • Shout-Out: The alias Boomer Kuwanger took upon himself after his defeat? Quickman.
  • Spared By Adaptation: All over the place.
    • Of course, since Iris' death was the most tragic one in the games, she's the happiest case of this trope.
    • Averted with Serges, Violen, Agile, General, temporarily Vile, and perhaps Cyber Peacock and Double. However, Slash Beast falls twice under this trope: not only X took a hit meant for Slash Beast, but Slash Beast is a clone of Neon Tiger, meaning he was fought in a gauntlet before the confrontation with Dr. Doppler.
  • Survivor Guilt: In her debut, Cadis labels herself as a Maverick because of Wire Sponge's crimes. Granted, she joined the Maverick Hunters, but it took a lot of convincing from X to make her realize that she's no Maverick. Might be a female case of I Let Gwen Stacy Die, but I don't know if this trope fits.
  • Taking the Bullet: X does that for Slash Beast. As thanks, Slash Beast surrenders quietly.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent during the Repliforce incident, Depthcharge returned to the Maverick Hunters during the Nightmare Phenomenon, and this time he brought Jessica with him.
    • Back for the Finale: Since the Nightmare Phenomenon is the last arc of the series, Depthcharge's return counts.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Zero realizes this about X when he connects Iris to Zero's power core.
  • Unexpected Character: In-universe, no one expected Depthcharge and Jessica to join (rejoin in the former's case) the Maverick Hunters during the Nightmare Phenomenon.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: Averted. Cyrex stated that he didn't originally know that Boomer Kuwanger and Gravity Beetle were brothers, but the fanbase explained that to him before the X3 story arc.
  • Unwilling Roboticization: This happens to some humans, turning them into cyborgs. No thanks to Split Mushroom.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • After being taken under Maverick Hunter arrest, Split Mushroom and Magma Dragoon are never seen or mentioned again.
    • Similarly, Double's true fate after his defeat is uncertain.
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