Follow TV Tropes

Following

Undying Loyalty / Fan Works

Go To

Characters in fan fiction who have pledged their Undying Loyalty to someone.


Avatar: The Last Airbender

  • Double subverted in So We'd Both Be Free. Ty Lee initially acted as Azula's loyal best friend and romantically loved her, but she backstabbed her because she loved their mutual friend Mai more. When Ty Lee is given to Azula as a slave, Ty Lee spits at her and curses her. Her past adoration is no more. As it turns out, however, even Azula allowing Mai and Zuko to be executed doesn't stop Ty Lee from loving Azula. Feeling that Azula is all she has left, Ty Lee ends up falling back in love with her.
Advertisement:

Code Geass

  • Dauntless (Allora Gale): Everyone who works for Lelouch is loyal to literally suicidal extremes. When Lelouch is badly injured in Area 11, his entire former squad (including their Number mechanic who'd be executed for it) go AWOL to be by his side, unknowing that Lelouch requested their transfer over a month prior and thus they wouldn't be court-martialed. One of Lelouch's squadmates was furious with another member because Lelouch had to put himself in danger to save him. Most notably, Lelouch's former comrade Lukas declines an offer to be Euphemia's knight (one of the highest honors any soldier can receive) because he wouldn't be able to serve under Lelouch if he accepted.
  • C.C., Suzaku, Nunnally, and Rolo all have this towards Lelouch and he in turn them in Rise of the Unholy Trinity by LokasennaHiddleston. However they don't have this towards one another, with C.C. viewing everybody other than her, Lelouch, and Suzaku as secondary, Suzaku and Rolo being wary of each other, and Nunnally low key resenting how Lelouch always has Suzaku and C.C. by his side over her.
Advertisement:

Dragon Age

  • Theirs may be an Odd Friendship, but Fire-Forged Friends Mahanon and Victoria have this for one another without question in All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird. Even when they're not anywhere near one another, they will defend each other without hesitation.
  • Much like in canon, Varric has this for the Hawkes in Beyond Heroes: Of Sunshine and Red Lyrium. He reasons that they effectively made him part of their family, and have always been there for him, while other important people in his life (such as his brother and his old girlfriend) were more apt to use him for their own ends. One of the recurring themes in the story is how the loyalty runs both ways, and is not misplaced.

Advertisement:

Doctor Who

  • Rose of Pollux's Doctor Who fanfics have this between Jamie and all of the Doctors in spades. This makes for many heartwarming moments.

Girl Genius

  • Ducky from Raised by Jägers is a born and bred citizen of Mechanicsburg, who has also been best friends with the new Lady Heterodyne for most of her life. That means she is completely, impossibly loyal. She survives being tortured for weeks without giving anything up, and then kills her captor on the way out, and makes it clear that dying in captivity would have been fine with her.
    Ducky: I killed him because he was a threat against the Heterodyne. And the only reason I didn't kill you when I had the chance is because you're not going to be any kind of threat to her.

Hetalia: Axis Powers

Homestuck

Invader Zim

Jackie Chan Adventures

  • In Queen of All Oni, Left and Right (Left especially) feel this way towards Jade. As Left puts it, in his thoughts,
    "They were her bodyguards, she was the one who had raised them to awareness and granted them power. Thought and the power to act on it, boons that to Left could never be fully repaid."
    • Ozeki, the General of the Sumo Khan, feels this way to Jade as well, having only served Tarakudo until female Shadowkhan could rise again.
    • Hebi (formerly Viper) is specifically conditioned to be this to Jade as well.
  • Queen of Shadows: The Shadowkhan race as a whole has this for the Queen lineage. Whatever other divisions they may have amongst themselves, they are all united in serving the Queens no matter what, and striking down anyone who threatens them.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Miraculous Ladybug

  • Scarlet Lady: Tikki's loyalty is ultimately to her mission of stopping Hawk Moth, forcing her to work with Chloé and make their partnership work to the best of her ability. Unfortunately for her, Chloé hates the job, but loves the attention she gets as Scarlet Lady, and Tikki is constantly forced to witness the various atrocities her selfish holder commits. Including deliberately getting others akumatized so she can earn more praise for having Chat Noir beat them.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

  • The Differentverse: Coco has this to Applejack and her family after Applejack, on the way out of Manehatten, found her crying from being bullied (due to having recently lost her parents) and, knowing how she felt from personal experience, offered her a home.
  • Taken to an unhealthy level in Zenith. Spike is always loyal to Twilight, even as she's lying comatose in the hospital.
  • In MLP Collateral Damage, Princess Ceymi feels this for the other Changelings of Hive Chrysalis, even as she is increasingly-alienated from Queen Chrysalis herself.
  • Chrono Reflect has Standard and Machine Rainbow Dash. However, with Standard Rainbow this is portrayed negatively, as she is a loyal friend to Standard Fluttershy, a bully who goes out of her way to treat her like dirt.
  • Inner Demons: Trixie to Queen!Twilight, out of love. Until literally her last breath, as she takes a sword for her and dies.
    • As the sequels prove, it's a literal case of undying loyalty, Trixie's love for Twilight having lasted over millennia, due to Reincarnation.
  • In Loved and Lost, Prince Jewelius turns the entire city of Canterlot against Princess Celestia, Luna, Shining Armor, the Mane Five (all but Twilight) and Spike, even managing to manipulate Twilight Sparkle into losing all trust in them. However, he's unable to destroy the esteem Twilight and Canterlot's citizens hold toward Princess Cadance.
    • Though the princesses as well as Twilight's friends and brother become scorned pariahs about everywhere, the town of Ponyville quickly shelters them. It helps that Jewelius has not inspired any loyalty there by making the life there miserable on flimsy excuses ever since his rise to power.
    • It's revealed in the 11th chapter that most of the Royal Guards were seriously injured in the Changeling invasion, yet many of them refused to forsake their loyalty to the dismantled princesses and their former captain Shining Armor. Jewelius ordered these loyalists to be murdered as casualties of the invasion, and he afterwards filled the greatly decreased ranks with criminals he released from dungeons in exchange for their loyalty.
    • After Twilight finally realizes how evil Jewelius truly is and escapes from Canterlot to join the other heroes, Jewelius tries to label her as a traitor. Much to his surprise, however, Canterlot's citizens don't believe for one minute that Twilight doesn't have a good reason for turning against Jewelius. In fact, they start warming up to the idea of forgiving the other heroes and welcoming them back to society now that Twilight has joined them.
  • In one of the multiple endings of We Can Do This Forever, Twilight Sparkle finally defeats Starlight Glimmer after roughly three hundred years before using the time spell to return them and Spike back to their own time. After seeing proof of Twilight's status as The Ageless, Pinky Pie starts studying to learn how to become an Alicorn so Twilight is never left alone again. After hearing Pinky's reason, Applejack starts studying alongside her.

Naruto

  • The Peggy Sue fic Time Braid has this between Naruto, Hinata, and Sakura. It's especially prevalent with Hinata to Naruto as well as Sakura and Hinata to each other. Hinata whether she's brainwashed or has sold her soul refuses to fight Naruto. Sakura (to whom Hinata sold her soul) gives up a chance at godhood because Hinata is damned for selling her soul.
  • In Rising of the Dark Naruto, Hagwin, and Celia all share absolute loyalty for each other, going so far as to willingly wage war on roughly half the world for each other.
  • War of the Biju: Much like in canon, not even death will break Itachi's loyalty to Konoha. Even though Naruto is younger than him by several years and was named Hokage after his death, Itachi still willingly goes to one knee before him and acknowledges him as his Hokage.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

  • Advice and Trust: In Chapter 2 as — he believes — Asuka sleeps, Shinji swears he will be hers always and forever. Throughout the story he sticks by her through thick and thin, and insists he will go whenever she goes.
  • The Child of Love: Shinji told Asuka he would never leave her or cheat on her and if he hurts her he will only hurt himself.
  • A Crown of Stars: Shinji refuses to leave Asuka alone because he did it in the past and the consequences were horrible. She tried to commit suicide, she got torn into pieces and eaten alive, she was raped by monsters... so that he promised that he would always get her back and would never leave her side.
    • In chapter 54, after an episode of strong self-doubt Shinji declares Asuka he loves her, he is completely devoted to her, he would do anything for her and he is hers for as long as she wants her. Asuka feels utterly overwhelmed because she thinks she does not deserve that level of loyalty.
  • Evangelion 303: In chapter 13 Shinji pops the question to Asuka. She asks if he really wants to tie himself to a nutcase like her and if he can promise he will be true to her for the rest of his life. He does.
  • In Ghosts of Evangelion Shinji promised that he would take care of Asuka. And he looked after her until the end. He never dated other women, either.
  • HERZ: Since he met her Shinji was single-mindedly fixated on Asuka, even if for many years she seemed hating him. In chapter two, during a breakdown Asuka pleads Shinji not leaving her, and he answers he is and has always been hers and he would never leave her.

Peanuts

Pokémon

  • OGiNiM, the cheerful Keet Bulbasaur, towards the Dutch hypnotist YouTuber Nimja in Pokémon × Nimja: Play the Game. Regardless of the circumstances, he absolutely adores Nimja and will make it absolutely clear. One sentence sums up how he feels about Nimja: Ik gehoorzaam u volledig, Mijnheer! note 

Sherlock Holmes

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • In Robb Returns, Quill, one of Jon Arryn's men, has this towards the Lord of the Eyrie himself.
    • The North in general to Eddard Stark, particularly now that it is obvious that it will fall upon him the task of leading Westeros in the fight against the Others.
  • A Dragons Flight gives this at House Velaryon for the Targaryens. When Visenya Targaryen comes to them for help, they immediately grant her shelter, showing her the respect a royal princess is due and already plotting to give her back the Iron Throne.
  • The Velaryons are just as loyal to the Targaryens in Bequeathed from Pale Estates. The moment they realise that Lyarra Martell nee Snow/Stark is in reality Visenya Targaryen, the last living child of Prince Rhaegar, they immediately start plotting to overthrow the Baratheon dynasty and place Visenya on the throne. They do all this without Lyarra herself knowing.

Star Wars

  • The Will Of The Empire: Firmus Piett's most emphasized trait is his personal loyalty to Darth Vader, and he'll carry out any and all orders given him by the Sith Lord to the best of his ability, even if questions them. Strongly. Hence why, after the Battle Of Endor, Piett swallows his own misgivings and does his absolute best to carry out his lord's Dying Wish: putting Luke Skywalker on the Imperial Throne.

Superman

  • In the Hellsister Trilogy, Wildfire spends one thousand years trapped in a star. Never, not even once, does he stop thinking about his friends or his girlfriend Dawnstar.

Yu-Gi-Oh!

  • In Fallen King, Joey is constantly asking himself what Yugi would do, and a lot of his actions stem from wanting to honor Yugi's memory.

Crossovers

  • Children of an Elder God: In chapter 23 Shinji pleads with Asuka not to leave him. She replied she will not leave him, ever. Later when they are considering leaving human civilization after the war, Asuka tells plaintively she will go wherever Shinji goes. She never considered parting with him.
    Shinji:"I love you too, Asuka. Don't ever leave me. Please."
    Asuka:"I won't, [...] Never."
  • Code Geass: Paladins of Voltron: Even after what Lelouch said about Zen when he learned Zarkon was her former Paladin, she doesn’t hesitate to save him, Nunnally, and Sayoko.
  • Last Child of Krypton: In Chapter 9 of the rewrite when Shinji confesses his feelings Asuka demands this from him. He answers she already has it.
  • In Child of the Storm, while rarely explicitly stated, the Avengers all have this towards each other.
    • In reference to the above, Natasha's former mentor and father figure Ivan Petrovich comments on how the Avengers have her loyalty, in tones that imply that this is a very rare thing indeed.
    • If Harry decides that you're his friend, there is no limit to how far he will go for you.
    • The Winter Soldier's loyalty to Natasha is perhaps one of his defining traits, and she is a key motivator in his breaking free of his brainwashing and resultant Heel–Face Turn.
  • In The Havoc Side of the Force, Harry Potter manages to inspire this in everyone he befriends on any level, partially because he's such a Benevolent Boss. Anakin's mother was offered a position in Chancellor Palpatine's retinue but turned it down so she could stay a kitchen hand on Harry's ship. A minister goes out of her way to have a former lieutenant in Naboo's military work for Harry and openly lies to the committee investigating him. Lastly, Anakin makes it clear that his friendship to Harry far outweighs his loyalty to the Jedi Order (at least partially because Harry's the reason Anakin could buy his mother's freedom).
  • Thousand Shinji: When Asuka tells Shinji that she is afraid of losing him, Shinji replies she will never lose him. When Asuka muses he can not promise that, Shinji replies he can and he does and, even if he died, his soul would find his way back to her from whatever afterlife he found.
  • Son of the Seven Kingdoms: William tends to inspire this in those around him. The Blades, the Legions, and the Dawnguard are all loyal to him to the last member, and his closest friends view him as a brother.
  • The maid Claire towards the sorceress Circe in Zero Context: Taking Out the Trash. When she discovers that her mistress is acting severely out of character by getting engaged to a known sleazeball, Claire joins an alliance intended to crash the wedding. When threatened over the matter by someone who wasn't entirely in the loop, she makes her stance known:
    "I am loyal and dedicated to my Lady. I always have been, and always will be for as long as she and I live. As one of her maids, it is my duty not only to do all the work that is expected of me, but to protect her against any discernible threats to the best of my ability. And the scum that is Marc Maddhouse is very much a threat."
Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report