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    Chapter Update: What's more important? Reform the Army or create a couple hundred new medal designs? Guess.
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    The Earth Empire stands victorious! It can never be defeated, right?
    The Earth Empress and her ever-loyal Consort have won the Hundred Year War! Now what? Follow the two as they 'help' (earth pillars count as help) allies, fight bandits, and try to reform the bloated, corrupt, one-problem-away-from-collapse Earth Empire.

    It's satirical, it's political, it's written by a sidekick. Follow one man as he gets dragged by a pint-sized master earthbender from crisis to crisis.

    Just remember, shout Ten Thousand Years and your problems vanish!

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    The Metaflux rolls, teeters, falls. And everything, again, is his fault.

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    During the fateful mission to the Kannabi Bridge, Obito is too slow, and Kakashi ends up paying the price with his life. Years later, Elite Jonin Mangekyou no Obito is placed in charge of a very familiar genin team, determined to keep them safe in a world at peace.

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    Obito surviving wrecks everything, in twenty steps or less.

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    16/?
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    Instead of Hagrid, one Quirinus Quirrell comes to fetch Harry from the Dursleys.

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    Skull tosses a crumpled up piece of paper over his shoulder, and somehow that changes the course of history forever.

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    23/?
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    When Kurapika gathers a group of allies to infiltrate the Succession War, he reaches out to Killua, who accepts his offer.

    This is a one-shot, setting up a Succession War with Killua present at the start and Kurapika already well-aware that Hisoka is onboard and using this to persuade Killua to join. In the process, we get to see how Killua and Kurapika's relationship has changed, how both men view Hisoka, and how concerned Killua is for his friend.

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    Katsuki is kidnapped before the training camp even starts. He escapes changed, cracked by the torture. Quiet. Twitchy. Blind. But bright sparks leap from his hands, filling those cracks with gold and teaching him that he can still stand tall.

    A fic where Katsuki becomes blind and fights to keep training to be a hero. Friendships are negotiated, Aizawa struggles to protect his students, and healing can begin in more ways than one.

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    28/?
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    Izuku doesn't have a quirk. That's the long and short of it. After being told his whole life he can't be a hero, General Education at UA is the best he can hope for, right? Wrong. Dead Wrong. So super wrong that his best friend from Gen Ed, all of Class 1A and a whole mess of Pro Heroes are going to prove to him how wrong he is. Izuku has the makings of a hero, and his lack of a quirk only throws those qualities into starker relief. After all, who wants to be as strong as All Might when you can be the cleverest hero in the business?

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    The great war machine of Britannia lumbers on, but like machinery, Britannia will also break. Already the signs are there as nobles and commoners prepare. In the midst of it all, are Lelouch and Nunnally, unable to hide. Or: Marianne vi Britannia survived and things sort of snowballed from there. Unfortunately, that doesn't make things easier.

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    Kingdoms rise and fall for the want of a nail. Uchiha Madara desperately wants Konoha to be part of his World Omelet of Peace – and has to crack a few eggs to make it, like a six year old nail named Inuzuka Tsume. Shimura Danzo doesn’t want a kingdom of his own – he wants the village for which he sacrifices everything to thrive. Tsume just wants to be wanted, and finds herself collecting a kingdom of strays, from a newborn Kakashi abandoned at birth by his mother, to a naked 3 year old Naruto seeking refuge in Tsume’s dog kennels in the dead of winter, and a cranky old man named Danzo.

    (Madara started it. Tsume regrets nothing, even if her taste is questionable. Danzo regrets himself into becoming a decent human being. Well, somewhat decent.)

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    I was tired of the Chaos, and so I became the Chaos.
    Midoriya Izuku was always the Chaos, and now Mamadoriya is joining us.

    (Ahhhhh. If this is disjointed, please forgive me. I have no power, no WiFi, and no f#cks left to give.)

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    Uchiha Satsuki, avenger, doesn't love anything, or anyone. Not revenge, not tomatoes, and definitely – definitely! – not Uzumaki Naruto. But when she winds up on a genin team with him, she realises there's more to his smile than teeth and sunshine.

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    41/?
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    There are few things worse than dying.

    But then again there are very few things better than being able to turn into a dragon, so I guess it balances out in the end?

    Regardless, this is the story of how I became a Hero.

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    35/?
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    In which Endeavor’s “first day of school” instructions were just a little more specific...

    Shouto is just a little more petty...

    And Kaminari is just a little more nosy.

    Or, Shouto was told specifically not to make friends. Naturally, he became a social butterfly.

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    "Dispatch? Kill Prince Zuko?!" Fire Lord Azulon hissed. "With Prince Lu Ten dead and Iroh without an heir? To leave me with only one grandchild to secure the monarchy? No, Prince Ozai! You have overstepped. Zuko will live, but not as your son. I will give him to Prince Iroh to raise as his own son, as his heir."

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    In a world where the Avatar wasn't found, the Fire Nation has taken over two nations and they strive to overcome the last one. Water Tribe warrior Sokka seeks to fight for his people's rights, but he's captured by his enemies. His life is no longer in his hands as he fights as a Gladiator, and his fate will eventually depend on the Fire Nation Princess, who needs him for her own ends...

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    How do you want to be remembered?
    Obviously one will always want to be remembered as a good person, someone great whose virtues outweigh the flaws, of course they'd want to be remembered as someone who did something in life, who accomplished something with the time they were given, someone others could be proud of, or remember fondly of, years down the road.
    Everyone always wants to be remembered when they were at their best and not at their lowest.

    I like to believe I was a good person, funny and smart and kind, someone who proved to be a good role model for future generations.
    I died content.
    I wonder why, then, did I find myself in such a peculiar situation?

    "Quest: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation"
    "Will you accept this Quest?"
    [YES] [NO]

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    77/?
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    2004
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    [AU] In which Hershel Layton delves into the ruins of Akbadain, loses his best friend, finds love, loses love, becomes a university professor, fights his brother, joins his brother, discovers the Azran Legacy, and takes down Targent for all time.

    ...Just none of it in that order.

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    23/?
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    42
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    565
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    Mo XuanYu is tired and angry and he wants his revenge. So he takes up a knife and calls for the worst person he can think up. And then he wakes up and things really start to go down hill.

    He wishes he just stayed in bed.

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    5/?
    Comments:
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    32
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    Waking up in Gusu isn’t a surprise but waking up as a teenager is enough to make Wei Wuxian scream, disrupting the precious silence of the Cloud Recesses.

    Wei Wuxian had been given a second chance when he was brought back to life. But this time, he can truly fix everything, and if he can’t find a way back then at least he can make some things right that he could never atone enough for.

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    48,062
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    12/?
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    1611
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