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YMMV / The Erased Chronicles

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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: See examples such as Angst? What Angst? and Ron the Death Eater below, but the Erased Chronicles is by no means unfamiliar with stretching character thin in other directions for the sake of its plot.
  • Angst? What Angst?: Explicitly defied. This is a story where the early parts could be summed up as "What if 7 years wasn't enough to mend the wounds left by Goku's passing?". At the end of the Cell Arc, the main cast fairly bereaved when Goku chose to stay dead, and in fact some of their life choices were based around Goku's death, but in canon, they're all over it by the time he shows back up, without any mention of it whatsoever. The early part of the story focuses on this immensely, with Gohan still feeling guilty for his father's death, especially in the wake of being an older brother to a younger brother that never knew their father, and Chi-Chi, as rocky as their relationship was, loves and misses Goku.
    • This continues even further ten years after the events of the Majin Boo arc. Similarly to Chi-Chi, Bulma misses Vegeta very much, but is conflicted on her feelings for her late husband due to the fact that he deliberately and maliciously attacked a crowd of people in which she was a part of. Despite this, claiming to be a friend of Vegeta is enough to get in her good graces, and it could be said that she's done everything she has in the past ten years out of a sense of loss for her husband.
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  • Awesome Ego: Gohan and Vegeta could match wits with this shit.
  • Badass Decay: As with canon, Gohan suffers from this at the end of the battle with Cell compared to his strength at the beginning of the first arc. He gets better.
  • Base-Breaking Character: The titular character of all people, Erasa. Is she a well-written character who plays off Gohan well, and an example of a strong Earthling done right, or a half-assed attempt to replace Videl, given Ass Pull powers she shouldn't know how to wield? It's a mixed bag for some.
  • Catharsis Factor: Gohan's utter beatdown of Majin Buu is certainly this. Considering, up until this point, Buu killed Chi-Chi, Tenshinhan, 18, brutally beat down Piccolo, and was indirectly responsible for the death of Vegeta, it was a sight for sore eyes not seen since Goku had thrashed Nappa.
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  • Continuity Lockout: The Erased Chronicles honestly runs on this. It takes place from the Majin Boo arc of the series onward. Bear in mind that this was the last arc of the original manga. Meaning if fans who haven't read up to this part of the Dragon Ball series attempt to pick up the fanfic, they will be very lost.
  • Creator's Pet: Videl of all people seems to be playing this role to the author. While the two focal characters get their own fair share of development, and definitely got the lion's share of awesome powers, Videl is the character who seems to receive the most character development in the Erased Chronicles, and receives more and more focus as the series goes on, firmly placing her in the realm of a tritagonist.
  • Critical Backlash: You can't please everybody, and the Erased Chronicles is proof of that. Despite not being the best story, it has a surprisingly good following, but those who have complaints make their complaints known. The author makes several decisions, such as keeping Vegeta dead, that ruffle the jimmies of more than simply one person.
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  • Flip-Flop of God: In an earlier chapter, the author described the Super Saiyan Fourth Grade as feeling "warm," like a sauna. However, when Gohan transformed into a Super Saiyan in chapter 54, the "tingling feeling" from Dragon Ball Super was mentioned, despite never having been alluded to before. It was, however, described as familiar, implying it had always been there and just never mentioned.
  • Growing the Beard: For some readers, it was definitely Chapter 14, when Goku came back and the series took on a much more Dragon Ball Z-like feeling.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Videl. Despite the fact that has certainly developed into the Creator's Pet, she started off as this. Her negative qualities were more or less amplified for the sake of telling the story, and as the author doesn't take many cues from the anime, any development she'd gained there was cut for the sake of taking the manga representation and running with it in a way that rubs Videl's surprisingly vocal fanbase wrong.
  • Saved by the Fans: The Erased Chronicles explicitly defies this trope. The deaths of Vegeta and Kuririn have not sat well with some fans, neither is the continued lack of Son Gokū. Despite this, no amount of complaints from the fans is going to result in their revival. Despite this occurring in the source material, if someone dies in the Erased Chronicles, and the author wants them to stay dead, they aren't coming back, Dragon Balls be damned
  • Schedule Slip: Oh Lord. The Erased Chronicles used to update weekly, then it was monthly, would occasionally be weekly again before slipping right back into a monthly release.
  • Subbing vs. Dubbing: This argument somehow manages to rear its bloody head in the reviews section of a fanfiction, due to the fact that some readers (along with a particularly vocal asshole) dislike the author's use of sub terms. The author, however, is very much in favour of the sub, and other readers appear to be neutral.

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