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Alessa’s Fantasies is a universe of Fantasy series that all revolve around a girl with incredibly powerful abilities named Alessa.

The work was started on an AO3 account using the same name. It has since become part of a shared universe with another fantasy series called Kadu'av.

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Tropes in this work are (SPOILERS ARE UNMARKED):

  • Action Survivor: Phillip has a good shot, but for the most part he’s just a priest who finds himself in two incredibly dangerous and life threatening situations. He survives both.
  • Action Girl: A running theme of this series.
    • Alessa was given an incredible power by her guardian angel, and she was powerful enough to kill Satan.
    • Serenata was trained to kill monsters since she was a kid, and it shows. She’s a crack shot and is skilled in all forms of monster killing.
  • Adorkable: Alessa when she’s dealing with her crush on Lola, especially when the two share a bed together while they’re both half naked.
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  • Adults Are Useless: Played with. While High Priestess May is a good woman, and tried to crack down on bullying when it resulted in a student being Driven to Suicide, the story mentions not much has changed.
  • Affably Evil:
    • Alexander Brimstone is the power hungry and cowardly dragon to Nicholas, Satan himself, but he’s also a goofy Benevolent Boss who is causal with the people he plans on killing.
    • General Black is just as eccentric and polite as the above is.
  • Alpha Bitch: Cynthia was this before becoming something much worse.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Vampires. Justified, as the only way to become a vampire is to be a wicked soul that has crawled out of Hell.
  • And I Must Scream: Nicholas, Alexander, General Black, and The Shadow Queen are all condemned to Hell for their actions in life.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Like in most incarnations, Satan is this to God.
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  • Anti-Hero: While still ultimately a good person, Luna is incredibly abrasive, ruthless, and an alcoholic.
  • Anti-Villain: Willow in Alessa and the Kingdom of Shadows is an emotionless, cruel woman who subjects the people of the Shadow Kingdom brainwashing and turns them into monsters. However, it’s revealed that it’s because she actually tried to help the people at one point, and had her family murdered by The Shadow Queen as a result. She even intentionally leaves Alessa’s restraints loose so she could break out and kill her.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Nicholas to Alessa. He killed her parents, her kingdom, and is threatening to do the same to her friend’s kingdom when he shows up. He still wants revenge years down the line, and even targets her kingdom to use as a place to hold a mass sacrifice to free him from Hell.
    • Though he hasn’t appeared in person yet, Coyote is this to Luna. Considering he murdered her family and took her arm, the feeling is mutual. He has finally arrived in Coyote.
  • Ascended Extra: Phillip only had a few scenes in his debut story, but ended up having his own solo story not long after (it was the very next story).
  • Asshole Victim: Bad Boss they may be, most of their followers deserve it.
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • Nicholas loves to kill. While he offers up pragmatic reason to do it, he also says one should do it For the Evulz as well.
    • Betty the doll is a completely insane Yandere in the body of a Killer Doll.
  • Badass Family: Luna and Serenata’s parents trained the latter to go into monster hunting. Luna didn’t want that life...but the death of her family at the hands of a werewolf changed her opinion fast.
  • Badass Gay: Most of the protagonists are lesbians, including Alessa herself.
  • Badass Preacher: Phillip manages to kick ass in his debut and his solo story.
  • Bad Boss: Most of the villains with followers don’t treat their men very well. Nicholas is the most prominent, as he spends almost every scene he’s not acting like a Jerkass towards the heroes acting like a Jerkass towards his men.
  • Bait the Dog: The Shadow Queen has one of the monsters that failed her sit on her lap so she can pet him, she then makes an example of him by snapping his neck in front of General Black to show what will happen if he fails her.
  • Berserk Button: Being a princess, Alessa absolutely despises rulers who abuse their power.
  • Benevolent Boss: The King is horrified and enraged by Nicholas and Alexander’s slaughter of his men, and makes it clear he wants as little of them to die as possible.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Alessa, Phillip, and Serenata will not hesitate to kill.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Alexander Brimstone is goofy, affable, and once recommended monkey bars as a way to increase morale. He also slaughter his own kingdom to save his own ass and for power.
  • Big Bad: Nicholas was the main antagonist of Alessa, and his return in Revenge marks him as the Big Bad for the whole universe.
    • Alessa duology: The Shadow Queen in Alessa and the Kindgom of Shadows.
    • Phillip: Dr. Valentine.
    • Luna and Serenata: Betty in Serenata and The Doll, Oswald in Cat & Mouse, The Wolf in The Wolf, and Coyote in Coyote.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Cynthia, as monstrous as she was, got completely decimated when Alessa got her powers back.
  • Big Good: God.
  • Bittersweet Ending:
    • Alessa: Nicholas is defeated, and Aless and Lola start a relationship, but Alessa must live with the knowledge she is the Sole Survivor of her kingdom.
    • Serenata and The Doll: Betty is killed, but not before she kills Kelly’s wife, leaving the latter broken.
  • Black and White Morality: All of the Big Bads so far have been unapologetically evil, while most of the protagonists are usually nice, compassionate heroes.
  • Body Horror: The citizens of the Shadow kingdom, as a result of being trapped in the shadow realm for so long, have completely pitch black skin, and a sickening yellow light glowing from their mouth and eyes.
  • The Bully: Cynthia Wilson,e specially after she gets her powers.
  • Bury Your Gays: Inevitable in a mythos filled with LGBT women.
  • The Cameo: Alessa, Lola, and many of the characters from the Alessa duology make a brief cameo in Phillip.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Nicholas loves to rub it in how evil and powerful he is.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Almost every female character, who make up a majority of the main cast, are LGBT.
  • Classic Villain: Being Satan, Nicholas represents Pride.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Alexander Brimstone. Beware the Silly Ones is in full effect.
  • Co-Dragons: Alexander Brimstone and Cynthia Wilson to Nicholas in “Alessa”.
  • Cool Teacher: High Priestess May is a kind woman who always stuck up for Lola whenever Cynthia and her friends made fun of her.
  • Daddy Issues: Satan with God.
  • Damsel in Distress:
    • High Priestess May is abducted by Nicholas because she’s the one keeping up the blessed shields, keeping Nicholas out. They tragically fail to save her.
    • Annabel in Alessa and The Kingdom of Shadows.
  • Dark Action Girl:
    • Cynthia after she’s given powers by Nicholas.
    • Luna is an anti-heroic version, but she’s a werewolf who can tear through her enemies no problem.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Many of the protagonists.
    • Lola’s girlfriend was bullied into suicide, and she was driven to a suicidal depression as a result. The bullies who caused the suicide targeting her next didn’t help.
    • Alessa’s true name was Mary Aldin, and she was the princess of a kingdom slaughtered by Nicholas. She witnessed her mother die, and has to live with the knowledge her entire kingdom is gone and she has nothing.
    • Phillip was trapped in The Shadow Kingdom, which is being ruled over by the Shadow Queen.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Justified with Serenata. Luna is mentioned as having naturally black hair, meaning she dyed it.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Phillip becomes the main character of the his own solo story that is named after him.
  • Defiant Captive: High Priestess May shows no fear while being held captive by Nicholas, even as he’s killing her.
  • Defiant to the End: High Priestess May spends her last moments mocking an extremely pissed off Nicholas before he chokes the life out of her.
  • Dirty Coward:
    • Both Alexander Brimstone and Cynthia Wilson served Nicholas to save their own hids, turning on all of humanity in the process.
    • After his time in Hell, Coyote has become this.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Nicholas is the Starter Villain for the whole universe.
  • Disney Villain Death: Cynthia is tossed off a cliff by Alessa.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In the height of his Villainous Breakdown, Nicholas starts killing his own men for things as small as questioning him.
  • The Dragon:
    • General Black to The Shadow Queen in Alessa and the Kingdom of Shadows.
    • With the amount of times Nicholas has brought him back to work for him, it’s safe to say Alexander Brimstone is this to him.
  • The Dreaded: When Nicholas reveals he is truly Satan, Alessa is naturally horrified.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Nicholas has shades of this. While he looks human, his true form is hinted at whenever he warps one of his arms into monstrous tentacles.
  • Escaped from Hell: How Vampires Are created.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Nicholas to Cynthia. While she is no less monstrous, he makes it absolutely clear she means nothing to him.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Nicholas finds murder and mass slaughters in general to be funny.
  • Evil Is Petty: Coyote starts killing people Luna saved just because she was getting her life in order, and he couldn’t have that.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Alexander may be a power hungry coward, but he’s not his Sadist of a boss, and tries to minimize the bloodshed (not that it works for him).
  • Fallen Angel: Satan, naturally.
  • Fantastic Racism: Luna doesn’t trust Phillip and his people, calling them “monsters” based off their appearance alone.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Nicholas is bright, cheerful, condescending and a complete Jerkass.
  • Feminist Fantasy: A fantasy setting with a focus on badass ladies.
  • For the Evulz:
    • Nicholas says one of the reasons to kill should be for fun.
    • When she has him dead to rights, Coyote reveals this is why he kills.
  • God: Not seen, but He’s been mentioned many times.
  • God Is Good: Especially when He’s the Big Good.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: The Shadow Queen, the Big Bad of Alessa and the Kingdom of Shadows, is a selfish woman driven by her need for power. Her plunging her kingdom into the shadow realm is just the tip of the atrocities she committed against her own people.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Luna is on the side of good, but she’s barely tolerated by her own sister.
  • Good Is Not Soft: With the exception of Luna, every protagonist is a kind, considerate person...unless you’re evil.
  • The Ghost: Coyote, the werewolf that killed Luna’s wife and daughter, has yet to be seen. Though his actions are felt whenever Luna’s severed arm is mentioned. He finally makes an appearance in Coyote.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Nicholas has an extremely short fuse, and it doesn’t take much to piss him off.
  • Handicapped Badass: Subverted with Luna. Yes, she’s a monster hunter, even with her missing arm, but it’s only because her werewolf form grows it back.
  • Has Two Mommies: Luna was married to a woman and they had a daughter together. Both her and daughter were killed by a werewolf.
  • Hate Sink:
    • Nicholas is smug, arrogant, cruel, sadistic, and The Devil.
    • Cynthia plays this much more straight, being a vicious, homophobic bully who bullied a fellow student to suicide just for being gay. This is before she turned on everyone who bothered to love her to save her own hid.
  • Healing Factor: Luna, since she is a werewolf and can only be killed by silver, usual has this reaction to any damage she takes.
  • Hero Killer:bPhillip is killed by Coyote in Coyote.
  • Hope Crusher: Nicholas promises to spare Lola’s kingdom if Alessa can get her powers back. In truth, he doesn’t actually think she can do this, and just wants to pull the rug out from under the people who put faith in Lola and Alessa. It all blows up in his face when Alessa does get her powers back, and kills him.
  • Human Sacrifice: The Shadow Queen intends to do this Annabel, and has done this to an untold number of girls.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Michael accidentally hurts Alessa’s feelings when he asks her why Lola won’t take her surname, Aldin. He ends up backing down and slapping himself when he sees he upset her.
  • I Lied: While it thankfully blows up in his face, Nicholas makes it absolutely clear he’s going to slaughter Lola’s kingdom regardless of whether or not Alessa gets her powers back. This is shown when she does get her powers back, and he immediately tries to slaughter the whole kingdom, anyway.
  • It's All About Me: Nicholas is basically throwing a hissy fit that no one in Heaven, God especially, agreed with him that humans were inferior. When he was cast out after too many attempts at eradicating them, he set out to kill off all of humanity himself.
  • Jerkass:
    • Probably the nicest way to describe Cynthia.
    • Nicholas is abusive, cruel, sadistic, and all around an asshole.
    • The Shadow Queen cruelly mocks Alessa about her past.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Luna is rude, abrasive, violent, bitter, and all around not a very nice girl to be around, even Serenata can barely tolerate her. However, she does care when innocent lives are lost, and she does love her sister under all of the fighting. It’s deconstructed, however, as Luna constantly butting heads with her sister has caused a massive rift between them, and she feels increasingly guilty about it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: You think Cynthia cares at all about her friends and family? Nope, she sells out her entire kingdom to Nicholas, her family included, and proves her loyalty to him by slaughtering her friends.
  • Les Collaborateurs: Cynthia sells out her whole kingdom in an attempt to save her own ass when she believes Alessa and Lola will fail their mission.
  • Karmic Death:
    • Cynthia boast about how the strong deserve to kill the weak...before getting killed by Alessa, someone billions of times more powerful than her.
    • Nicholas is killed by the very same girl whose kingdom and parents he slaughtered with reckless abandon.
  • Kick the Dog: Nicholas killing Alessa’s (at that point, Mary) mother in front of her.
  • Killer Doll: Betty from Serenata and The Doll.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Nicholas, while he does have some levity, set the standard for how bad the villains in this mythos will get. His reappearance in Revenge causes the stories tone to dip.
  • Knight Templar: Oswald from Cat & Mouse is violent Sadist who kills those he deems “scum”.
  • Lack of Empathy: Dr. Valentine could care less when his children rip their way out of their mothers. It just frustrates him that he hasn’t perfected the formula.
  • Laughably Evil:
    • Nicholas is a very downplayed version of this. While mostly a hatable scumbag, he does have a few goofy moments.
    • Alexander Brimstone plays this much more straight. His Establishing Character Moment is him recommending to Nicholas that they should install monkey bars in their ships to increase morale.
    • General Black is cowardly, idiotic, and incredibly immature. It’s what makes him so charming.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: Nicholas.
  • Make an Example of Them: The Shadow Queen snaps the neck of a monster that failed her in front of General Black to show him what will happen if you fail her.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Nicholas. Justified, as Satan is well known for knowing exactly what to say to make people make deals with him.
  • Meaningful Name: Nicholas makes a lot more since when it’s revealed he’s Old Nick.
  • Monster of the Week: Appears to be how all of the series will go. Each story will have it’s own antagonist.
  • Never My Fault: Nicholas takes absolutely no responsibility for his actions. Spending most his time screaming at God for not listening to him.
  • Nice Guy:
    • Alessa is heroic, compassionate, and loves to help others. That said, God help you if you’re atrocious enough.
    • Lola is so sweet that pretty much everyone except Cynthia and her friends love her.
    • Phillip. Appropriate for a Priest.
    • Serenata is this, especially when compared to her sister, Luna.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: If Nicholas had just slaughtered Lola’s kingdom, Alessa wouldn’t have gotten her powers back, and he wouldn’t be dead.
  • No Name Given: The King, Cynthia’s friends, the monster serving The Shadow Queen, etc.
  • Nosebleed: Alessa gets one after seeing Lola in her underwear for the first time. She keeps having them thoughout the night when she allows Lola to sleep next to her.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Alexander seems like nothing more than Nicholas’ cowardly, idiotic sidekick. Then you see what he did to Alessa’s kingdom.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Shadow Queen tries to paint herself as a benevolent ruler trying to free her people from the shadow realm at any cost. It loses its luster when she subjects her people to horrid lives of oppression and misery. Gets even more this trope when it’s revealed she’s the reason her kingdom was plunged into the shadow realm to begin with.
  • Oh, Crap!: Pretty much everyone’s reaction to Alessa after they heard that she killed Satan.
  • Omnicidal Maniac:
    • Nicholas makes it clear he’ll kill everyone on Earth, one kingdom at a time.
    • The Shadow Queen plans on razing the Earth once she gets her powers.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: The Shadow Queen’s true name is never given, so she’s only referred as that name.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Vanpires are wicked souls who have crawled out of Hell.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: If Luna is anything to go by, werewolves have healing factor for everything that isn’t silver, can regrow lost limbs (but only in werewolf form, whenever she returns to human her amputated arm gone, once again), and are complete sentient, but unable to speak, in their wolf forms. Thennit turns out she’s not a pure blooded werewolf.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Michael brings a lot of levity with all of his scenes, unless Cynthia is mentioned.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Cynthia is a homophobic monster who bullies LGBT girls into suicide.
  • Posthumous Character: Luna’s wife and daughter have been dead for years, but their deaths still affect Luna to this day.
  • Psychopathic Manchild:
    • Nicholas was alive since before man walked the Earth, yet, at the end of the day, he’s just a child who’s pissed off that Dad didn’t give all His love to him.
    • The Wolf considers killing little girls a game, and spends his last moments whining to Serenata about how she “cheated”.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The King and High Preistess May.
  • Redemption Rejection: Nicholas spits in God’s face when Alessa reveals He is willing to forgive everything he’s done if he just stopped. Alessa kills him not long after.
  • Revenge: Luna and Serenata have been trying to find the werewolf that killed Luna’s family. Though the sister’s have a conflicting relationship, they both agree they want him dead for what he did.
  • Sadist: Nicholas Loves the Sound of Screaming.
  • Satan: Nicholas is revealed to be old scratch himself.
  • Science Fantasy: The series has a lot of advanced technology, along with its more fantastical elements.
  • Serial Rapist:bDr. Valentine.
  • Serial Killer:
    • The Wolf murders little girls. The first victim had her fingers bitten off and her throat bitten out, the rest were chocked to death by having the fingers of the previous victims stuffed down their throat.
    • Coyote murdered Luna’s wife and daughter, and recently killed Phillip. Naturally, he has countless other victims under his belt.
  • Sibling Team: Luna and Serenata are twin sisters who hunt monsters.
  • Smug Snake: Nicholas believed him and God were battling for humanity’s survival. In reality, God gave a single human girl enough power to complete curb stomp him, and left it at that. Nicholas completely loses it when he’s told this.
  • The Sociopath:
    • Nicholas is low functioning example. A rabid, immature, cruel, and disrespectful being bent on wiping out humanity for extremely petty reasons.
    • Cynthia’s idea of fun is bullying LGBT girls into suicide. That’s not even getting into turning against her own kingdom, killing her friends and selling out everyone who ever loved her for her own selfish gains.
    • The Shadow Queen is cruel, selfish ruler who is willing to sacrifice hundreds of her people for power.
    • Dr. Valentine is a vampire who rapes women in an attempt to make the perfect Dhampir, not caring in the slightest when his failed attempts results in the horrible deaths of the women involved.
  • Sole Survivor: Alessa, aka Mary Aldin, is this for her whole kingdom.
  • Starter Villain: Nicholas is the Big Bad of Alessa, the first story in her series and the entire universe.
  • Stepford Smiler: Lola at the beginning of Alessa, the story begins with her happily having breakfast with her parents, but as she nears the priestess academy, her tragic backstory is revealed. After being cruelly mocked by Cynthia and her friends, she runs to beach and contemplates suicide. Thankfully, meeting Alessa not only stops her, but gives her a real reason to smile.
  • Stupid Evil: Nicholas does several incredibly stupid things in an attempt to be a Hope Crusher. The whole plot of Alessa wouldn’t have happened if he had just killed everyone with his vastly superior army.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Cynthia is a wicked girl who bullies LGBT girls into suicide. It’s telling that, in a story where Alexander Brimstone had his entire kingdom slaughtered, she still stands out as the most cruel person under Nicholas’ command.
  • That Man Is Dead: In Alessa’s words, “Mary Aldin died along with her kingdom.”
  • Tom the Dark Lord: Subverted with Nicholas. While that may seems like a pretty standard name for a mosntours creature bent on humanity’s extinction, it’s ultimately just a play on one of his nicknames, “Old Nick”.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Alessa at the end of her titular story.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Luna is a dark-skinned lesbian woman.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: An inversion happens between Luna and Phillip. After she saves his life, he thanks her, but she just scoffs and says she wasn’t trying to save him. When he does save her life, she doesn’t hesitate to thank him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Kelly had no idea her love for her doll, Betty, would result in it coming back as a demonic entity willing to kill everyone around her just to “make her happy”.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Luna was, by all accounts, a sweet person until her family was murdered by a werewolf. This event left nothing more than a bitter, abrasive woman in her place.
  • Werewolf: Luna is one, and she’s trying to track the one that bit her, took her arm, and the life of her wife and daughter.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Coyote murdered Luna’s daughter. We get to see it in all its horrid detail in Coyote.
    • The Wolf targeted little girls.
  • Yandere: Platonic example with Betty the doll from Lune and Serenata. She wants Kelly all to herself, and she’ll kill anyone to make her “happy”.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Luna’s missing arm always morphs into a leg whenever she changes into her werewolf form, but it always goes back to being the stump that it is when she turns back human.
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