Author has written 1 story for Naruto, and Fairy Tail.
Name: Jiraiya's Dream (you weren't expecting my real name, right?)
Fav. Manga: Naruto, Bleach, Fairy Tail, RosarioVampire, Gamaran, Highschool of the Dead, Bakuman, Fullmetal Alchemist, To-LOVE-Ru, Rurouni Kenshin, Great Teacher Onizuka, Nisekoi, Shingeki no Kyojin, Tower of God
Fav. Anime: Gundam Seed/00, Bakemonogatari, Clannad, Durarara!, Fate, Cowboy Bebop, Steins;Gate, Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, Full Metal Panic!, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sword Art Online, Ore no Imouto, Panty & Stocking, Toradora!, Madoka, High School DxD
Hi everyone! This is Jiraiya's Dream here. I've been lurking on this site for goodness knows how long (which you can probably surmise from my long list of favourites), and I've finally decided to sit down and churn out what I feel is a respectable piece of fanfiction. I've had many attempts at writing, and as time went on, I realised how bad they were and scrapped those stories. But now, my writer's block from conscription has been demolished, I'm older and wiser, and my grasp of storytelling and language has improved tremendously. Also, my favourite manga/anime have provided much more content to play with...
In case you wish to know, Naruto is my favourite manga, not because of the plot (which is getting from bad to worse, along with the ridiculous power climb), but because of the sheer size and complexity of the world. There are so many things you could do with the ninja society Kishimoto-sensei created, and while the shōnen label doomed canon, fanfiction could delve into so much more. Funny how my first real story is a crossover though...
I have a ton of silly plot bunnies that I've written down somewhere. Most never see the light of day. Some are listed/elaborated on below. For now, I'll just keep plugging away at La Tormenta, before I even contemplate putting any more stories on my plate. I've had plenty of experience with getting distracted by too many initial ideas, and losing interest in my stories before they've even started.
One day, when I feel confident enough, I'll do a completely original piece of fiction, without restrictions from source material that fanfiction has. Then we'll see if I'm truly capable of writing a good piece of fiction on my own.
Note: Rant removed because I doubt anyone still wants to read it.
A Hanzō Challenge
A reviewer requested for me to write a Hanzō-centric story; or at the very least, a story with a significant Hanzō presence. I can't fulfil the request at present moment, and I'd love to read something like that too, so will someone pretty please take up this challenge? :) Here are some ideas...
Hanzō the Protagonist
Young Hanzō yearned for world peace, but was warped by the shinobi world. So if Hanzō is going to be a (anti-)hero, the story will have to start developing his character from, say, the Second Shinobi War. He can be a good guy by canon's time, but there has to be SOME character development, or at least, an explanation of his non-canon personality.
Hanzō the Antagonist
He's a crazy old man by canon, which can make him a decent antagonist. Of course, there must be a reason why Hanzō's the antagonist, be it war, killing of a loved one, etc. Amegakure's isolationist policies can be a good way of leading the protagonist to the first conflict with Hanzō, becoming the premise of the story. Some ninja skulking ordered by Danzō/Sarutobi can be the catalyst for a protagonist going into Amegakure.
Hanzō the Grandfather
He's paranoid about Iwagakure and Sunagakure, and only slightly less so about Konohagakure. All three big powers have jinchūriki, and even Takigakure has one. So he figured he might as well get one too, to secure his power and ensure that his country will never be devastated by others. Lo and behold, a fresh jinchūriki is born in Konoha. Stealing a baby from Konoha (in a reasonable/realistic way!), he sets about making Naruto his weapon. That means crazy, intense training and a granddaughter chosen as his consort to tie him down to Amegakure.
But Konoha will want their weapon back...
Hanzō in Fairy Tail
Now this one is thanks to my current crossover, La Tormenta. I'm writing a gritty Naruto, and my reviewer believes that I can write a good Hanzō. I'm not sure if I can write a second Fairy Tail crossover without borrowing elements from my first, or how I can integrate Hanzō (young or old) into the story. So, any takers? :P
La Tormenta (NarutoXFairy Tail Crossover) - WIP
Mired in the falsities of the ultimate illusion, Naruto tries a desperate gambit to restore the world. He failed. [NarutoMirajane]
As of 15th Dec 2013
Woohoo! Finally done with Chapter 21. Still conceptualising Edolas, but I'm 70% sure of what I'm going to do for that. The new chapters of Fairy Tail have me really, really disappointed in Mashima-sensei (though nowhere near how disappointed I am in Kishimoto-sensei). C'mon, Face? Seriously? Whatever. My original idea for Tartaros has been scraped in favour of the canon version, although there'll be some changes obviously. Ironically, the canon Tartaros fits my plot ideas better than my original concept for Tartaros.
And while I see differing translations of Tartaros/Tartarus, I'm going with Tartaros so it doesn't feel like such a big rip-off of Greek mythology.
For The Curious
I have this minor OCD with regards to naming. It's gotta feel authentic, it's gotta be somewhat original, it's gotta try and fit the naming theme the mangaka puts in his works. And it's even better if it's pun-ny (Har. Har.). Any native speakers, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Google Translate isn't the most reliable of tools at the best of times...
La Tormenta - 'the storm' in Spanish; refers to Naruto and his name's meaning (maelstrom), his techniques (wind) and a pun on his past and his current journey in the Fairy Tail world (a torment)
Ráfaga Remolino - 'gust' and 'whirlpool' in Spanish
Perdere Tria - 'lose three' in Latin/Italian; refers to the 3 (loser) A-class mages leading the guild
Kurobana - 'black nose' in Japanese; the town is nearby Shirotsume, which means 'white claw' in Japanese, making it a pun on the Inuzuka names in canon (Tsume and Hana); as another language pun, it can also translate as 'black flower', which fits the flower theme of Fiore's towns
Infernum - 'hell' in Latin; it's a subordinate guild for Tartarus, the hell for Greek gods
Saturnos - comes from the root word 'saturnus', which is 'Saturn' in Latin; he's the Roman equivalent of the Titan Cronus, who was sent to Tartarus by his son Zeus after he was overthrown by his children
Kronos - root word 'Cronus'; refer to above
(NOTE: Cronus is a Titan, a generation of Greek deities that were born before the Greek gods of Olympus, or Olympians, that most people are familiar with. Someone pointed out that I should get the terminology right, so I fixed it. Though I still consider both Titans and Olympians as Greek gods...)
Matsubara - 'pine grove' in Japanese; randomly picked to fit the flower theme of Fiore's town names
Mt. Himawari (Himawarizan) - 'sunflower' in Japanese; again, to fit Fiore's naming theme
Corazón Oscuro - 'dark heart' in Spanish; they're a subordinate guild of Grimoire Heart
Fuegor - root word 'fuego', or 'fire' in Spanish; he uses Fire Magic
Hato-chan - 'little dove' in Japanese; Ikaruga's name is 斑鳩, which is the Japanese grosbeak, a bird (the theme for Trinity Raven's names). However, the first kanji in that name is in fact 'madara' (which means 'spotted'). The second word is pronounced 'hato' and means 'dove', which still fits the bird theme for Trinity Raven. Making Naruto basically calling her 'his little dove' is to make it sound like a mark of affection, and Naruto accepts it as such because he's somewhat sensitive about the other word in her name, madara.
For The Furious
So, I thought I'd address the general discontent from some readers about Naruto's character. I thank you for your reviews, and I understand why some might be disappointed with how Naruto is turning out in my story. He's completely different from the canon Naruto, which effectively makes my Naruto an OC.
BUT, do take into account that canon Naruto is only 15-16 years old. A year later, he's alone, chased by a madman and with a self-imposed mission to save everyone in the whole world. If the pressures of doing well in school can lead to students of a similar age to Naruto committing suicide (I'm Asian and I hear a lot about these cases), then I think it's a miracle Naruto didn't already end it all, even with his optimism. And I've just implied that he had a lot to do with the world succumbing to Madara's control. There's guilt mixed in there too.
Then, he failed to save everyone. His mission, having consumed his mind, body and soul, failed miserably. People commit suicide for less. That Naruto recovered well enough to try and help people of Fiore is quite impressive to me. Then, ten years pass. Naruto is not the callow youth of 15-16 anymore, he's 26-27 years old. He's the age Kakashi is at when canon starts. Everyone grows up, and this includes Naruto. His child-at-heart had died a miserable, cold death, and his mature/cynical side is now his default.
You can cite me the example of Might Guy and his silly antics, but that's fiction. And yes, while my story is fiction based on fiction, I'm trying to make La Tormenta dark and realistic. Blame the recent Batman trilogy if you must. I now like my stories gritty, grounded and making as much sense as a fantasy world can.
Do you guys know why the title is as such? 'La tormenta' means 'the storm' in Spanish, referring to Naruto, but I wanted to imply that Naruto was tormented by his past, and how his time in Fairy Tail might be a torment too. It's a language pun similar to those that Japanese mangaka like to use.
I think it was pretty clear from my first chapter that Naruto wasn't going to be the usual naive and obstinate protagonist. Heck, I basically stated he considered suicide in chapter 1. There are plenty of other crossovers with canon Naruto, and they are excellent works. Mine is not one of those. Thank you for your readership, but please, if you don't like the version of Naruto I'm presenting, don't force yourself to read anymore. The story is more likely to turn Naruto into even more of an anti-hero than a shōnen protagonist, which will probably annoy you.
Heck, I love anti-heroes, because they feel more complex and real. People invariably grow and change according to what life throws at them. We all cope in different ways. Heroes cope better because they are crafted to be near infallible. How many people do you know in your life that can get up after what Naruto has gone through, and still smile and laugh? You'll sooner see them in a straitjacket than saving the world.
Anti-heroes, on the other hand, are flawed and relatable. They struggle to find the good within themselves, having been affected negatively by external circumstances. Yet even as they fight against the world and themselves, they continue to mean good, often doing the bad stuff that has to be done, but no one is willing to taint themselves with. A reader can better sympathise with how an anti-hero feels, because they're more realistic. They also have more than one or two emotions, which gives them depth as a character.
I know a lot of my readers enjoy the realism I try to portray, so this probably seems superfluous. But I really want to highlight that you're definitely reading the wrong author's works if you want a regular shōnen adventure.
Potential Future Projects
I've been writing La Tormenta for a couple of months now, and while it's my main (and only) project, it's pretty impossible for me to not think of new ideas for stories (or think about old story ideas either). Many of them are just simple 'what if?' premises, but to me, some of them have good potential as future works, either by myself or anyone wishing to write it.
I thought it might be nice to get a bit of feedback about some of my better ideas for future projects, and maybe even help me decide what I'll pick up after La Tormenta by gauging people's reactions (if any). I would love to bounce ideas off some of you and fix any glaring plot holes even before I've started writing any of them.
(That reminds me, I don't have a beta. I'm not sure if I should even look for one...I've been coping fine so far...)
These are definitely post-La Tormenta projects though, as I want to focus on and finish it before I start on another story, possibly not even from this list. Although I'm probably not doing myself any favours by putting all this up online :D
I'm not asking people to vote for my next work though. I know some ideas may possess more appeal than others, but what I write really depends on how interested I am in starting that particular story, and whether I can keep at it for an extended period of time. I don't like voting for things like pairings, what-happens-next and things like that, because as a writer, you should be the one setting the direction/pairings and guiding the plot, not your readers.
Of course, I welcome anyone to pick up one of these ideas and turn it into a story (so I have something good to read), so feel free to PM me about adopting one of these ideas :)
IN ESSENCE, THESE STORY IDEAS ARE ALSO CHALLENGES. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TAKE A SHOT AT ONE OF THESE STORIES. JUST PM ME FOR PERMISSION AND IT SHALL BE GRANTED.
Now, the recent manga reveals our dear Nidaime Hokage to be what I deem as a near perfect ninja for the sort of world Naruto is set in. Of course, real ninja can't use chakra, but if they could, I would imagine Tobirama to be the epitome of that. He tells us that the Uchiha have a greater capacity to love/hate than any other, even resulting in physiological changes. Now, that tells me that as a canny ninja, you might want to exploit such emotions instead of shackling it.
What if Tobirama sent the Uchiha to the frontlines? Uchiha dies to the enemy, the relevant loved ones and subsequently the clan will hate that enemy forever. As they die for Konoha, they also grow a great sense of loyalty to the village. Since so much blood has been spilled for their homeland, they can't/won't let their clansmen's sacrifices be in vain.
Now, this will lead to plenty of ramifications, given that it's the era of the First Shinobi War, and every war thereafter shaped the world to come. The Senju will likely survive better than just having Tsunade left, and with a greater Senju presence, Uzumaki clansmen might have all migrated to Konoha in the wake of their home being attacked.
Of course, given that Tobirama is a very cautious man by nature, he might need a big push to do something as uncertain like that. Cue Uzumaki Mito, wife of Senju Hashirama the eternal optimist. She offers to lead the Uchiha into battle, and given her sensory abilities, she can tell if the Uchiha are truly loyal or harbouring resentment for the establishment. With Mito leading the Uchiha to victory after victory, spilling blood and shedding tears with them, they grow to love her.
So when the Uzumaki come along to join Konoha, the Uchiha welcomed them as much, if not more than the Senju. Then of course there's the usual Naruto/Sasuke friendship. There's a lot more to flesh out, given the great changes such a twist will bring, but I think it will be a worthy venture as a story.
Side Note: For all of Kishimoto-sensei's recent chapters that annoy me to no end, I have a particular fondness for the Nidaime. He's a man that has influenced every major piece of action since when he was born. First fighting against the Uchiha when they were just kids (in the flashback), landing the final blow on Madara, creating the organisational system of Konoha, teaching the Sandaime and Danzō, creating Edo Tensei, all are actions which have had mega consequences in later years. I think Kishimoto-sensei compensated a little too much, given the rich importance he gave to the Shodai, the Sandaime and the Yondaime earlier in the series. But hell, I like it. It's about the only thing I like in the recent manga chapters though :(
The Fart That Wasn't
We all know how the Chūnin Exam preliminaries went. Naruto farted in Kiba's face, etc. This is what happens when that fart turns out to be something more.
I don't usually enjoy stories with gods (because they tend to make Naruto Uber!), but I'm hoping I can write a good one (if I do pick up this project). So, a bit (or more like a lot) of background.
The Rikudō Sennin had a brother, and both were demigods, sons of a deity and a human mother (which happens a heck of a lot in, admittedly, Greek mythology). This gave both of them the Rinnegan. Now, the Jūbi was a demon that consumed this brother, allowing him to gain the powers of the Rinnegan, combining it with the Sharingan it originally had.
I subscribe to such a theory because of the eye of the Jūbi. It's basically a combination of the Rinnegan and the Sharingan. Now, if the Rikudō Sennin had the Rinnegan before he sealed the Jūbi, that means that they have to be related somehow. So this is my theory.
Anyway! So the story moves along, and because he's now a jinchūriki, his elder son inherits an eye that will one day develop into the Sharingan, which came from the Jūbi. The Sharingan has the Yin capabilities of the Rikudō Sennin because of lineage, and the rest of its powers from the Jūbi's original pre-Sharingan eye.
So, at this point, gods exist, and they like to procreate with humans. This also means that some enjoy interactions with humans. Not sure what the rest of the theory has to do with the story, but I like making theories :P
Fūinjutsu is the language of the gods, taught to the Rikudō by his father. This, after many years, was distilled into a combat art. As we know, the Uzumaki are distant relatives of the Senju. So, they may be a section of the Senju that broke off long ago, because they felt the spiritual urge to understand the gods more than their combat-oriented Senju cousins do, thanks to their better understanding of heavenly scripts.
As the first Uzumaki clan head was a master of Fūton, the Uzumaki came to associate with and pray to Fūjin, the god of wind. Of course, this started out as a minor tradition for the clan head, which warped over time to become a pseudo-religion. The later Uzumaki believed that Fūjin was the procreator of their clan, having bedded a Senju and birthed a son who would go on to create the clan.
(Don't think that such a warping of events in people's minds is possible? Just look at Greek mythology, especially Homer's epics and how they portray gods' interactions with humans, and you'll find the evidence.)
Gods are empowered by prayer and belief, and Fūjin is no exception. Hence, he decides to associate himself with the Uzumaki, granting the main succession line a greater affinity for Fūton if they were born with such an affinity, and longevity for the entire clan (Fūjin is associated with Greek god Boreas, who in turn is associated with longevity).
However, as the Uzumaki clan was destroyed and the scant few left were scattered, Fūjin no longer had followers. He loses his influence and power. He couldn't find a main line Uzumaki with a wind affinity that he could reach out to, granting them superhuman control over the wind and convince them to revive the worship.
He followed Naruto's birth with interest, but because of the seal, the Shinigami had marked Naruto as 'his'. It wasn't until the Gogyō Fūin sealed off Kyūbi that Fūjin could enter the equation. Thus, he changed Naruto's fart to a blast of wind (the start of this story), and subsequently contacts Naruto about reviving the clan and worshipping him.
Of course, what are stories without villains right? Jashin is integral to Hidan's religion, and can be broadly translated as 'evil god'. Obviously, even in the pantheon of gods, there are shades of grey. Naruto can become an avatar of Fūjin, fighting the avatars of other gods like Hidan, so as to establish superiority as a god. This is basically a proxy war for the gods, which makes a heck of a lot of sense given that gods will probably wreck the world if they really fought.
Now, given Naruto's personality, he's probably not going to enjoy being ordered about to fight some guy who worships another god, just because. He isn't interested in petty squabbling amongst the gods. Also, Konoha isn't going to like that their war asset is doing weird things, and being manipulated by some 'godly being' they have no evidence exists. I can't imagine Danzō/Homura/Koharu being religious people at all.
So expect interrogations, threats to extract the bijū, the Sandaime fighting for Naruto's survival, and possibly even Naruto running away (which, in my opinion, makes a far better 'leaving Konoha' premise than the usual exile-thanks-to-mission-failure routine).
Naruto in Kiri
Now, those two stories were just premises that I fleshed out, but this one has a bit more meat for the general flow of the story. That's because I actually did a couple of chapters for this before I started La Tormenta, and while I abandoned it early, it's still one of the more concrete and promising ideas I've had.
It's nowhere near as complicated to do the background for this one, but essentially, Jiraiya smuggles Naruto out of Konoha. He comes back after the Kyūbi attack to find out his sensei made a huge blunder by announcing Naruto as the jinchūriki, and takes him to Kiri, to an orphanage which is run by his main Kiri contact.
This is pure sentimentality speaking, because if he were using his logic, Jiraiya would never have done this, depriving Konoha of an important asset. He picks Kiri because he thinks Kumo/Iwa might end up cultivating Naruto to be loyal to them, thus giving either village 3 jinchūriki. Suna is an ally, which makes it easy for Naruto to be found. Kiri, on the other hand, is always in chaos, which bodes well for Naruto's future allegiances, and that Kiri won't utilise all 3 jinchūriki to start a war, being embroiled in a civil conflict.
This Kiri contact is a former Swordsman of the Mist, or Swordswoman rather. She was turned by Jiraiya long ago when he threatened her life, and we all know how many traitors Kiri produces, even if this is a reluctant one. So she runs the orphanage as a kindly, red-haired matron.
Why is red hair important, you ask? Well, she's going to be Uzumaki Chiyome, a former ninja from the now defunct Uzumaki clan. When she escaped from the attack on Uzushio, she reinvented herself as Iga Saizōmi. Jiraiya didn't know her true roots, but realised her ability when he couldn't find any information about her past (aided by the destruction of her home, of course). This established his trust in her abilities, and over time, as Kiri descended into madness, Chiyome hoped the information she gave to Jiraiya can help change the leadership and fix Kiri for the better.
In case you're wondering about how I got the names, it's Wikipedia. Uzumaki 'Chiyome' comes from Mochizuki Chiyome, a famous female ninja, or kunoichi, who formed a school specially for kunoichi. 'Iga' comes from the famous Iga clan of ninja from feudal Japan, who were wiped out by Oda Nobunaga. The survivors then fled and scattered (sounds familiar to the Uzumaki situation, doesn't it?). 'Saizōmi' comes from a combination of the words 'Saizō' and 'mi'. 'Saizō' comes from the famous fictional (though possibly real) ninja of the Iga clan, Kirigakure Saizō, who was probably Kishimoto-sensei's inspiration for the village's name. Fittingly for my character's fake name, 'Saizō' means talented at hiding. As for 'mi', it means 'beautiful' in Japanese, a common word in female Japanese names.
(You can see my obsession with nitpicking about names and not-so-important details here. If you read my author's notes for La Tormenta chapter 17, you'll see me talking about this obsession too.)
Naruto grows up as Shiruko Naruto, which is to protect him somewhat. But Jiraiya didn't want the name Minato and Kushina picked to be unfamiliar to their son. A person's first name is what Jiraiya thinks defines a person, not his last name. After all, he doesn't have a last name himself. Also, he doesn't generalise people based on their clans (and consequently their last names) because he knows everyone is different. Just look at how different the Shodai and Nidaime Hokage are, despite being brothers and from the same clan, sharing the same last name.
(FYI, 'Shiruko' means red bean soup, which is stated as one of Naruto's favourite foods in the databook. Kishimoto-sensei likes to use food for names, so I thought it appropriate. If you don't believe me, 'mitarashi' and 'anko' are both ingredients for Anko's favourite food, dango.)
So, Naruto lives a happy if somewhat fearful life for a couple of years, then the Kaguya attack happens. BOOM! Naruto watches as Kimimaro kills Chiyome/Saizōmi, and swears revenge. At this point, Naruto can develop into an anti-bloodline madman, or he can turn into an avenger like Sasuke.
So before she kicks the bucket completely, Chiyome/Saizōmi tells Naruto of the hiding place for some Uzumaki scrolls she smuggled out of Uzushio decades ago, also telling him of his true identity as an Uzumaki (Jiraiya had informed her of his lineage and how important Naruto was to him personally, to make sure she understands that she is to protect Naruto at all costs).
Naruto then apprentices under Ameyuri Ringo. Saizōmi may or may not be the former teacher of Ringo. If she is, that gives Naruto the impetus to want to learn the use of her blades. If not, it doesn't really matter.
But Naruto will be picked by Ringo, not the other way around. Swordsmen are hinted as being selected by the bloody exams Zabuza went mad in. Even after the exams are gone, I don't think they'll change the selection of the best and brightest. Naruto will obviously be motivated to train and become a Swordsman, to avenge Chiyome. Given Kiri's academy probably doesn't care much about bookwork, only how efficient you are at killing, Naruto being a kinaesthetic learner should be able to pick things up fast and graduate quick.
As for why I want Ameyuri Ringo, there are several reasons. One, the sword is the easiest to write out of all seven swords, with the possible exception of Kubikiribōchō. But I can't give him Kubikiribōchō or Samehada because Zabuza and Kisame take their swords with them when they betray Kiri, which means Naruto won't get a sword to use later as he will stay loyal. His pseudo-mom did just die protecting Kiri, which means he'll pick up those sentiments too.
Ringo, being one of the five undeveloped characters of the Swordsmen, makes it easier to develop her. I don't really count the anime background as canon, but she can still die of illness, since this doesn't affect the succession of the swords unlike betrayal, where Kisame/Zabuza take their swords with them.
So, Naruto learns fūinjutsu from scrolls and kenjutsu from Ringo. During this time, Zabuza has his coup, Kisame kills the daimyō. Naruto dyes his hair red and covers his makeup up so he resembles an Uzumaki more. Kabuto spies for Danzō in Kiri as in the manga, and we can have a Danzō side plot here.
Then the story progresses. Add in Mei as an overweight teen with self-esteem issues, who became fast friends with pre-Tobi-controlled Yagura and wants to save her friend, hence the revolution (and these self-esteem issues also lead to her fear of being single). Naruto wants to join the oinin to hunt Kimimaro (and possibly all kekkei genkai wielders). Ao is his teacher after Ringo dies for whatever reason, training to become a hunter. Chūnin Exams. Jiraiya. Rasengan. Lies, betrayal, intrigue, and so on.
By the way, Mei is clearly the Ugly Duckling, in case that wasn't obvious enough. I initially thought of this story with a Mei/Naruto pairing in mind, but given the age differences, it's not particularly feasible. Mei will definitely flirt with Shippūden-age Naruto though; I mean, she flirted with Sasuke, who is half her age and trying to actively kill her and vice versa.
I didn't write down ALL the ideas I've had for this one because that would basically amount to even more spoilers if I do write this story in the future. But you get the gist.
Naruto is Scar
For those who read/watch Fullmetal Alchemist, you'll probably know who Scar is. For those who don't, he's a man who can basically deconstruct something to the molecular level with an alchemic script on his arm. For Naruto, however, he's going to gain this power from Kyūbi, who is vindictive and wants his new container to suffer.
The ability, which involves his skin contacting anything, goes wild with strong emotions, which makes a child with such a power extremely dangerous, and basically needed to be quarantined for everyone else's safety. I mean, the kid can't even hug someone in happiness because he could kill that person by deconstructing the person's midsection. His clothes are probably toast when he gets even the least bit emotional, and nothing survives long in his home for sure.
So, he lives in isolation, with only the Sandaime and his ANBU watchers for occasional company. If any pairings are going to happen, it'll probably be FemHaku, as she's a character in the series that has an accursed power like him, yet create something tangible with that power, in complete contrast to his ability to destroy everything he touches. But if someone else writes this, I'm obviously not going to be picky about it.
This really came about because I got fascinated by the Fullmetal Alchemist crossovers. Most of them involve the more standard alchemy favoured by Edward Elric. I first thought about using the flame alchemy Roy Mustang uses, and then one of the Homunculus' abilities. But then I realised there was far more character development potential if I used Scar's abilities and made it uncontrollable.
Naruto can see death
Or at least, some numbers indicating when people are going to die. This came when I suddenly recalled the music video for the Nickelback song Savin' Me (please don't judge me!). If you watch the video, basically he has the (permanent) ability to see the remaining lifespan for everyone around him in the form of a countdown above everyone's head. Can you imagine the implications of this ability, for a profession where death can be just a mission away?
Also, I think that's a far more interesting ability to give Naruto than to have him get god-like powers and crush everyone with impunity. I'm not dissing Sharingan/Rinnegan stories because there are plenty of good ones, but some of them could do well to tone down Naruto's strength a little.
Itachi isn't goddamn emotionless
This is after the reveal of Shisui's death, and how Danzō got his eye. Itachi may be a badass, but he's 13 years old when all of this happens. You telling me a 13 year old is going to keep calm when some old fogey takes his best friend's eye (who promptly gives you the other eye and commits suicide of all things), and tells him to murder his entire clan in cold blood instead of letting the leader of the village work something out? He may love peace, but there's got to be a limit. And I think a teenager's limit can only go so far, even if it's Itachi.
So. Itachi kills Danzō for taking Shisui's eye, and drama ensues. Civil war may or may not break out. Story unfolds. If civil war is to be prevented, maybe the Sandaime can turn Itachi into Godaime elect, to appease the Uchiha after all this stuff spills out into the open. Itachi may also give Shisui's eyes to Naruto, hoping he, as the Yondaime's hope and legacy, can also help carry Shisui's dreams of peace (which is an interesting way of giving Sharingan to Naruto).
Another 'Minato Lives' story
If Minato studied some Uzumaki seals, culminating in the one he put on Naruto, why not use Mito's seal? His lover is a jinchūriki, which gives him all the more reason to study up on the bijū sealing methods Konoha possesses. Mito didn't die sealing up Kyūbi, and she's an adult too. So surely that seal wouldn't have killed Minato and Kushina? Though to make things estranged between father and son, Kushina can (and should) die.
In that case, the Sandaime is obviously not burdened by governance, and helps take care of Naruto. Naruto is always in the shadow of his father, and wants to prove himself by being different. Minato sees all of Kushina's personality traits in Naruto, and finds it hard to deal with the loss. The Uchiha coup is dealt with differently since Minato is in charge.
Will this prove to be different and fresh, compared to other stories where Minato lives/family estrangement? I don't know, but the premise is somewhat different. If I do pick this up, hopefully I can do a good job with it.
I would totally write a Bleach crossover, but I've written a few before, and they didn't turn out so well. Either the Naruto-has-zanpakutō ones (would love to see him use Ryūjin Jakka/Hōzukimaru/Kazeshini instead of the usual Senbonzakura/Hyōrinmaru, if anyone is willing to write it...), or Naruto-in-Bleach ones. This crossover though, is something I've mulled over before I started out on La Tormenta.
You know how everyone makes Naruto join Yōkai Academy with Moka? Well, what if he's a senior, who joins with Otonashi San? I've always been interested in developing her character more. In case you don't know (or can't remember) who she is, she's the Siren who reformed Ginei/Haiji, back when she was a senior ahead of them in school. She meets Tsukune's gang during summer, when they help out at the resort.
Naruto is thus a graduate when Tsukune and gang join the school, which gives him a lot of room to mess about and fight against Fairy Tale on his own, a lone hero on his righteous crusade. Also, all three school years will have to be original content, since there's no manga/anime precedent (and there won't be complaints like there were with La Tormenta!). Preferably with some clashes with Kuyō and his cronies, and establishing a reputation alongside San as the strongest of Yōkai Academy (which is an actual title given to San in canon).
Side Note: I notice a lot of writers think that the 'Yōkai' in the school name means spirit, or demon. Yes, yōkai is the Japanese pronunciation for the noun 妖怪, which does mean spirit/demon. However, the actual name for the school in the story is 陽海, which is literally 'sun and sea'. It's meant as a pun by the mangaka, but since non-Japanese readers won't understand the kanji and read the romaji instead, it goes unnoticed and (often) misinterpreted. I noticed this because my mother tongue is Chinese, which also helps a lot when I craft jutsu names, because there are a lot of shared characters between Japanese kanji and Chinese.
I've been dying to do this one, mainly because I can learn to write different types of content (I love gag, but I can't write humour well). And because I want to be entertained by my own story. To-LOVE-Ru also has much potential for a ninja to thrive, given the whole Yami/Golden Darkness thing. I mean, if there's a demand for interstellar assassins, surely there's a demand for a kickass ninja right?
In fact, I have two ideas on how to bring Naruto into the To-LOVE-Ru world. One is the gag one, the other is the more serious one that has more leeway for ninja stuff. I see a good number of To-LOVE-Ru crossovers that bring Naruto to Earth via the usual means that crossovers like to use (like Kamui, the gods, Rinnegan, longevity), I thought it might be nice to have something else.
The gag one is inspired by To-LOVE-Ru's own opening scene. Naruto tries to learn Hiraishin, screws up and ends up naked where/when Mikan is taking a bath. Lala will do the same with Rito a year later, leading to Rito to think to himself that the bathtub is like a spawn point of a video game, or a magic portal. Heck, Naruto could appear right before/after Lala instead. That would be even funnier. Imagine Rito freaking out because a nude couple just appeared in his bathtub, and Mikan pops in to see her brother in a threesome.
Girls/love interests can be divided between Rito and Naruto in any way. That sounds chauvinistic, but the concept of a harem (which is prevalent in gag/fan-service manga) is already demeaning to women. So please don't accuse me of being sexist. I believe in gender equality, LGBT rights and marriage, the whole lot. Though it annoys me when feminists demand chivalry AND equality. Chivalry already implies an inequality. That's hypocritical. I can and will be chivalrous, but on my own terms, not as a demand from someone who claims to seek gender equality.
(I'm not trying to offend people, I'm just being honest. You want equality? Complete equality it is. Split the bill. Share the chores. Don't try and sell me the 'oh, this is a what a man should do' crap, because you WANT to be recognised as equals.)
Ahem. Anyway, the bodyguard of Saki, Mikan and possibly Yui (who with her straight-laced ways will clash horribly with a Jiraiya-taught, perverted prankster) are good candidates as Naruto's love interest, be it singular or multiple.
The other premise is far darker. It’s where a ninja offends Gid Deviluke, the father of Lala. He united the galaxy under his rule, and was powerful enough to destroy planets, and will do so in a petty fit of anger (he actually did this in canon, according to Zastin). So when a ninja scoffs at him and his all-conquering army, he annihilates the ninja world, leaving only Naruto as a survivor (who lives through some unknown, probably Kyūbi-related means).
Naruto is interned at a POW camp as a little kid who only just recently joined the Academy. He gets so depressed he tries to kill himself by releasing Kurama (who wouldn't be, when your entire planet was friggin' blown up and you're probably the only person left?). Minato and Kushina appear, and give him hope. Kurama, seeing Naruto's imprisonment, can relate, and they eventually become friends during his time in jail.
After Gid conquered the galaxy, he gets on with his perverted antics. Obviously, with his power and a galactic army, he doesn't fear retribution. So he lets his POW camps release well-behaved prisoners on a sort of parole. That saves resources on his part, now needing to feed and watch over less prisoners. Of course they will be monitored for suspicious anti-Deviluke activity, with microchips in the brain or something. They're technologically advanced, it's totally possible.
Naruto obviously gets released onto Earth, which is a backwater planet that Gid has no qualms about blowing up if need be (this is canon too). Naruto was released at about 14/15 years old, and he tries to make a new life while training under Kurama's rough guidance in the use of chakra. He meets Rito at a flower shop (Naruto enjoys gardening, it's in the databook I believe), and they strike up a friendship. The Yūki family, being as friendly as they are, invite Naruto to stay with them (which is a bit of a stretch, but other stories do this too).
So Naruto works hard, learns about Earth, and ends up in the same school as Rito and gang. Lala ends up in Naruto's bathtub on that fateful day. Imagine the conundrum when Naruto recognises Lala's Devilukean lineage, and even worse, that her father is the guy who destroyed his world; but Lala is obviously as innocent as they come, and deserves no blame for it all. Other jinchūriki might also be involved, as they have the best chances of surviving like Naruto. Then Yami turns up, and the darker aspects of To-LOVE-Ru can be properly expanded upon (like how To-LOVE-Ru: Yami is trying).
Aaaaand...that's all the ideas I've got that I think have potential. Plenty of other random thoughts, but those are way less developed concepts than these few.
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