|Reviews for A Shadow of the Titans|
| SNicole25 chapter 10 . 3/7
Wow, Tarakudo perving on Jade was just priceless. Nice job, I'd really like to see more of this.
| Rain Shigu chapter 10 . 3/1
Gadjo is just plain awesome.
| edmantgoog chapter 10 . 2/18
great to see you continuing this
| fellow chapter 10 . 2/10
| Luiz4200 chapter 7 . 1/31
Cute but WRONG! Oh, how I miss the two stupid dogs. It'd surprise me seeing that Shout Out here if I hadn't already read it in tvtropes, which is where I first learned about this fic.
| ShineX chapter 10 . 1/30
very interesting, I look forward to more :)
| Luiz4200 chapter 2 . 1/30
About not 1, wasn't Superman mentioned in the JCA episode where Jade created a time portal to the seventies?
| Guest chapter 10 . 1/13
well i get why jade is staying at the hive now and not joining the titans.. (mind control)
so forget my pervious comment, (from few months back) now that i know that is adressed im less abset
| vela-marina hari chapter 1 . 1/12
o this is worse
| The Literary Lord chapter 1 . 1/10
Hey, I’m finally reviewing "A Shadow of the Titans"! Sorry it took so long.
"It was a swirl of colors; lights, sounds, and darkness blending together to create a mind-blowing vision as Jade was thrown through the shifting void. It took all of Jade's will to not throw up or scream. All of a sudden, her face met dirt or sand, and somewhat hard. Sputtering, she spat whatever it was in her mouth out and rubbed a few stray grains of sand from her eyes with her sleeve and looked around with wide eyes at her strange surroundings.
She found herself on an island of sorts, barely larger than a mall parking lot and composed of a stretch of sand and small boulders. But the sand was some strange color; or rather it didn't have a color at all, and was pure obsidian black. The boulders and rocks were even stranger, all of them actually crystals, a deep red with pulsing black veins running through them. To Jade, it was actually pretty creepy. Looking up, Jade decided to keep her eyes down. The sky above was still the panorama of chaos that it had been before, and looking up at it now from a more solid standpoint was still not helping her stomach any.
Now, normally, she would be up for a wise crack about her situation right about now. But Jade was able to see that for once it was not a time to joke – she was in serious trouble. So she decided that for now she was going to have to figure out what to do. Taking a seat on the sand, not wanting to take a risk by leaning on the strange rocks, Jade made sure she still had her talismans, and thought to herself.
"Alright, recount. Tagged along with Uncle and Jackie to banish a demon for a friend of Uncle's, who was actually older than Uncle if that is even possible. Hunted down the demon, turned out to be a wimp and Jackie beat it hands down with some killer kung fu. Uncle went to banish the demon, and ended up banishing me too, again! Now I am stuck here in whatever netherworld Uncle picked for the demon, on some creepy island that is floating in a modern artist's worst nightmare. Might as well look around while I wait for Uncle to fix this. At least I still have these babies. Pig for Eye-Beams, Rooster for Telekinesis and Levitation, and finally Dragon for literal fire power. Like to see someone jump me with these!"
What a pity she had to say that last part out loud.
Jade smirked, stood up, and pocketed the Talisman's before she started walking in a random direction. From what she could tell, any direction was a good one; the island she was on did not seem that large. Unfortunately, Jade was right, and it only took a moment to reach the edge of the island. Looking down and over the edge, Jade could clearly see that the island was suspended in mid-air, or what ever passed for it here. So engrossed was she in the sight of the floating island and trying not to get vertigo from the visual chaos, that she missed the fact that she strangely and suddenly had company, on a formerly deserted island. But it did come to her attention, when a dry and raspy voice spoke out from behind her.
"Quite the sight, isn't it, girly? Takes some getting used to, but it's quite the beautiful thing once you do. Of course, there are some that do not appreciate it."
Jade froze at the voice, shivers running up and down her spine, and slowly turned around to come face to face with a scarecrow-thing, dressed in raggedy tatters of what was most likely a cloak at some point and a head covered by a deep hood. What really got to Jade were the glowing white pits that glowered out at her. Without warning, a bony and bandage wrapped hand shot forward from under the tattered cloak and wrapped itself around her throat and hoisted her off the ground, and the bone-dry voice continued, apparently lost more in its thoughts than paying attention to the struggling child in its hand.
"Yessss, like that blasted one that keeps trying to stop the Chaos, trying to prevent a glorious Omega from happening. Such a pity it is, He is always there, interfering in the worlds and making sure that they never see the beauty that is Omega. Oh, how I would love to wrap my fingers around his self-righteous little throat and cut out those all-seeing eyes He is so proud of, yesss. But no, I can't. He is too strong, too much power, and he has that thrice-cursed piece of wood! But now I have you, yessss. I can see what you are meant to do, and I won't let it happen! I can't fight Him, but I can stop Him nonetheless! Yesss, I'll hide you, make sure He can never find you, and the world will see the greatness that is Omega!"
At this point, it was all Jade could do to stay awake as the bony fingers tightened in an iron grip on her throat as the strange figure ranted and raved in its now obvious insanity and fear gripped her heart. For such was its nature, that her panic had driven the thought of the talismans from her mind, which left her at her captor's mercy. Whatever this thing had planned for her, she could not help but feel it was something she would never forget. Clawing at the fingers, she managed to get a gasp of air.
"Please, stop! I don't know what you're talking about you creep, so let me go!"
Jade continued to struggle, and the fingers tightened. The crazed figure cackled, and its pit eyes burned with a suddenly sinister white fire and a contrasting black energy started to dance down its arm.
"No, no, I do insist! But you are far too pale – you lack color! I will have to change that, yesss, and will have to change a lot of things to make sure He never finds you. I know just what to do, yesss, I know just what to do! Don't worry, you will like the changes I am going to make girly, it's a promise! And don't you fear, I won't change you too much, I am just going to bring something in you back to the surface and make it stronger! Oh yesss, He will never find you, and He will fail for once! The Stranger will fail, and Omega will rise and consume another world!"
The black energy washed over Jade and brought her fading world back into a painful clarity, as a burning sensation spread over her and the feeling of her skin feeling pulled off and put back on overtook her. If she had the breath to scream she would; the pain was so much. All of a sudden, the feeling vanished, and her sight started to fade out. She barely felt the bony fingers shift their grip from her throat to the front of her hoodie, as the cackling figure drew back and threw her off the edge and back into the swirling chaos. As she drifted off into the void and her sight faded completely to black, she could make out the figure waving from the island, and its dry voice in a cheerful rasping shout.
"Enjoy your trip, girly, and watch your temper! It's going to get you in more trouble then you think! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!"
Jade's last thoughts, before she drifted off, were surprisingly simple.
"What a creep…""
What is that place exactly, some kind of dimensional void? I can’t help but feel sorry for Jade, tempting fate like that. She thought she was alone, but still. What's this Omega? Is the Cackler talking about the Phantom Stranger? What piece of wood? This chapter raises a lot of questions, even taking the later ones into account. SO in character with that last line of Jade's though. Nice to be able to put the whole chapter in the review for a change BTW. Happy writing!
| Guest chapter 10 . 1/8
This chapter was awesome. It's too bad Jade didn't try to see if she could summon shadowkan in this state. I can't wait for the next chapter.
| Meko Ka-liko chapter 2 . 1/4
I kinda like this chapter. But I don't if someone f informed you yet but Jade is Chinese not Japanese. Cause Jackie Chan is Chinese. Look it up to find out if you want.
| Zhor chapter 10 . 1/4
First off, let me say I really loved this chapter. You really got the humor aspect down and I liked the whole aspect of the little aging arc. I would like to see Jade reach that point again at some point and would imagine we'll start seeing some minor physical changes start coming into play. As for Slade, I'm curious what exactly you'll do with him and eagerly await the next chapter. Try not to take as long on this one, neh?
| Guest chapter 10 . 1/3
This chapter was super creepy in a Hikaru Genji plan way. That Hes doing mental manipulation as well and others also found her aged up form attractive was super creepy too. Yes they are villains but this makes me want to pretty much drop all of your stuff Im following.
| chaotic9 chapter 10 . 1/2
This is awaaaaaaay better than an interlude. More, MORE, AHHHHHHHH HA HA HA HA HA HA! (insert Joker maniacal laugh).
Now seriously great chapter. This one is probably the funniest chapter of this story (and perhaps of all your works so far). This really surprised us on each turn. And the end was hilarious, and so Tarakudo (of all the mystical beings of Jackie Chan Adventures he always rubbed me of someone with some sense of humour at least when compared to Shendu or Drago).
It was actually intereting seeing how curricular work turned to a plan to defect turned wrong. Ironically things didnt turn out well not because the spell backfired (like it more or less usually happened on her world) but she made the great mistake associated with trying to grow up/upgrade too quickly: if skill/adjustment doesnt accompanies it then it means nothing in the end (I could list several examples, but one that particulary occures to me was in Pokemon anime when Pikachu faced a Raichu, his species evolved form, winning at the second time because that Raichu while more powerful was forced to evolve too quickly, so he was slower and less resilient than even Pikach). Also that her threat level was upgraded was expected and funny, with her fear of facing heroes that perhaps could take on against Shendu and his siblings (then again I dont know, the Demon Sorcerers could only be beaten with the appropriate spells, so a direct confrontation could be pointless since they are pretty much invincible, but then again I could also list several villains that were pretty much invincible too on a physical level that only a few things work that the League also found a way to best). Still I could guess that Robin would have to swallow his pride in order to take that call in letting others deal with Zhu Chan (unless Raven and the others forced him to do it), but expected on him if this is beyond season 1 (if it was in the beginning of the Teen Titans then it would be expected that he would force the Titans to face her a few more times in my opinion). And that Jade was the one that downgraded herself was an interesting twist, since again in her world it was mostly Uncle and Tohru that "cured" her (then again the spell did his purpose so it would be expected that she could easily revert it). It is a small pity that there is no small scene with Tiny-Cybord, I could clearly see some resamblences to his incarnation on Teen Titans Go cartoon (he and Beast Boy are extremily funny in there), but hey, this is Jade/Zhu story after all.
Now the fun parts, from Mammoths humiliation to the all work that Jade seemed to put until it was revealed to be just root beer (magic can do AAAAAAANYTHING, Uncle would say), Gizmo Mech ultimate failure, Tiny-Cyborg, Zhu being stared by the others (and perhaps in some "suggestive" ways), Gadjos parts (he really resembles me the Joker with his psychopatic personality mixed with some impredictability mixed with sadomasochism, potent combination like dear old Mistah Jay), Jades troubles around the world evading the Green Lantern (cool reference to my home country, and almost on my hometown), the bar scene (while not on a bar I am also planning Jade/Kages first encounter with alcohol in that story), Jade surprising everyone by downgrading herself, the dream sequences (all of them more or less surprising I admit). It was a sure riot until the last scene. COMEDY GOLD, AHHH AHA AHA AHA AHA!
The dream sequences were diffcult to classify to which one was the funniest, they seemed to be increasingly funny as they appeared. Mammoths nightmare was hilarious but I also loved the reference to a certain game of spacial transportation through a gun in which we had to escape a certain homicidial AI (not that different from Blood, correct), but perhaps the funniest was Jades own dream (or perhaps more like her mindscape since she was not really dreaming at all?). Again Tarakudo was spotless with his quick humour and actually capable to deviate suspicious on his side. So it was HIS fault that Jades desire to defect is slowly disappearing. It shouldnt be that surprising to be honest, technically speaking he already did it once more less (more like his mark, but it is a good reference of a possible power). So, how are his chances of getting hired by the NBA (by the way is it really the Tarakudo that we know or this dimensions version - pratically sure that it is him, but with you we can never be completely sure).
Nice references to the Oni along with some of your own invention. I wonder if the horns do imply sexual attraction considering Tarakudo (in the real folklore Onis horns reflected their power and status, the more they had or the more developed they were the higher the Onis position if I am not mistaken).
Looking foward to see what you are cooking next. Considering that a certain one eyed half oranged masked madman (sorry everyone, not Tobi/Madara), I imagine that Jade will get her work cut out when dealing with Slade. By the way, can we also expect Terra to appear? For some reason I could actually see both of them get along somewhat.