Heroes die. With time, the stories of Goku and Vegeta came to an end, leaving the task of defending the earth to their descendants, friends and students.
Alas, they proved insufficient, and the Earth burned at the hands of the being known only as The Enemy as its defenders dead. What few survivors remained fled, and fled, and fled, until they found a place where they could hide forever. Weaving magic, they took the forms of the inhabitants of the planet, and disappeared from all sight.
Hundreds of years later, 8 year old Kakara Goku, Scion of Goku and daughter of Berra Goku, head of the House of Goku and Lord of the Goku Clan, begins her training to achieve the form of Super Saiyan...
Written by PoptartProdigy, and located on Sufficient Velocity, it can be found here.
Dragon Ball: After the End contains examples of:
- Abusive Parents: Lord Vegeta Vegeta, who verbally and physically abuses his son Jaffur, at one point beating him so much he can't move and refuses to give or allow him medical treatment.
- After the End: The story occurs several centuries after the destruction of the Earth.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Only a former, current or future Lord of a Clan is allowed to possess the Super Saiyan transformation, automatically turning them into the strongest warriors in Exile Society.
- Big Eater: The Exiles, being part-Saiyan. They regard a 32-oz steak to be snack-food, put on a stick and all. Even go back for seconds.
- Blood Knight: Being Saiyan-Human Hybrids, the Exiles have a tendency towards this. This has resulted in fighting/sparring being their primary sport.
- Cap: Surprisingly, Saiyans and Saiyan hybrids possess an innate Cap, which limits them to a PL of 15 million, with minor individual differences, due to a quirk of their biology. Unlocking Super Saiyan increases that Cap, and mastering it increases the base cap up to 375 million. All of this is due to Poptart Prodigy adopting the power level system from Bringer of Death, claiming that it's easier to keep track of.
- Of course, Super Saiyan itself has a cap on how much power it can grant, of up to 750 million in the mastered form, for a combined PL of 1.125 billion. Progressing further requires additional transformations.
- The later transformations haven't yet been revealed in-story due to cultural restrictions in Exile society. While the author has confirmed that Super Saiyan 2, as per BOD canon, replaces the boost from Super Saiyan with something twice as large, BOD hasn't expanded on its power level model past that point. The author is on-record as having gone off the rails and developed the higher levels independently, although the details are yet to be shown.
- The Clan: Three centuries of isolationism and survivalist paranoia later, the Exiles' culture has gone somewhat odd. Saiyan society is divided between two Clans: Clan Goku, and Clan Vegeta, serving as tribes. These, in turn, are divided into Houses, which serve as dynasties.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Super Saiyan and its higher forms count as such amongst Exiles. Super Saiyan is allowed only to their leaders, while Super Saiyan 2 and above are illegal to all. Illegally obtaining them carries the death penalty.
- Half-Human Hybrid: All "saiyans" are such nowadays, although it's noted to be closer to 80% human.
- Heroic Willpower: Represented by the Willpower system, which allows "Willpower Pushes" to increase your PL.
- Human Aliens: As per Dragon Ball.
- Identical Grandson: Kakara, the protagonist of the story, is near-identical to her distant ancestor, Android 18.
- Identical Stranger: Of course, the relationship is so distant, the resemblance is (confirmed to be) due to blind luck more then anything.
- Killed to Uphold the Masquerade: Averted as much as possible. They generally prefer seduction or magical oaths.
- Klingon Scientists Get No Respect: Saiyan Sorcerers, and to a lesser extent Seers, have a negative reputation amongst the Exiles. This is partially a result of them being on the weaker end of things on account of the time required to learning them.
- Seers suffer from this due to the fact that the Sight is regarded as creepy while in use, and the fact that almost all Seers are rather antisocial, a result of knowing how conversations will end a week ahead of time.
- Masquerade: The Exiles maintain one, out of fear of discovery by the Enemy.
- One Steve Limit: Averted, with several characters bearing the same name as a Saiyan/Saiyan-Human Hybrid from Dragon Ball, with several bearing the same name.
- Pacifist: The main character. Considering the culture she lives in, this is an issue.
- Power Levels: As per Dragon Ball.
- And much like in Dragon Ball, they're a factor in a fight, instead of iron-clad. As Kakara and the players are harshly reminded.
- Proud Warrior Race: The Exiles, on account of being part-Saiyan, and their focus on their history.
- Red Baron: The Reputations system often shakes out to this, with Kakara picking up an expanding array of impressive nicknames as she finds herself at the center of more and more significant events.
- Seers: As it turns out, Bardock's curse affects his entire lineage, though only 1% actually suffer from it. Unlike Bardock, they've managed to learn how to control and utilize it. Kakara is one such case, and is the first Seer to also be a Scion.
- Spirited Competitor: Many of the Exiles, on account of their love of fighting. Even the main character gets in on it, despite her hatred of violence.
- The Butcher: Yammar Vegeta is an almost literal example with his sobriquet of, "The Butcher of Talt," referring to his brutal extinction of that House by way of reply for the murder of his father.
- The Sleepless: Exiles can go without sleep through the use of the Masque, though most don't, as sleep is still enjoyable and pleasant.
- Transplanted Humans: Humans have somehow ended up a wide-spread species across the galaxy, including on Garenhuld. Where humanity originated from is unknown.
- Triple Shifter: The Lords of the Clan, when not engaged in their human lives, are busy ruling an entire society or training.
- Undead Tax Exemption: Subverted on account of most, if not all, Saiyans possessing human identities and form. Combined with the ability to go without sleep and secret farms and industries to support their larger and/or exotic requirements, and the Exiles blend right in.
- However, even then, the Masquerade is one audit away from being broken, so many Saiyans arrange to be in positions of power, whether through nobility, politics, or governmental bureaucracy to help maintain it. Bribery tends to patch over most of the remaining issues.