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Officially entitled "soulless shell", complete with missing caps, this fic has been dubbed the legolas by laura of the Redwall fandom, and described as being "like a badfic bingo card". To attempt to summarise this thing:

The story begins with the introduction of Leif Melyamos, a half-rat half-mouse, whose parents are killed by a mysterious organisation of evil which captures him and declares him to be the "crimson king" (apparently no relation to The Dark Tower series). They demand he demonstrate his powers, and it's revealed very suddenly that he has the ability to shoot beams from his paws and teleport, by which fact nobeast seems very surprised for some reason. Skip an uncertain amount of time, and Leif has become the leader of the mysterious organisation of evil, despite being a good guy at heart. His rival, Councilman Arnold, is accused of rape and Leif has him arrested, only to have him escape. Luckily Leif is on a date nearby with his fangirl Maiomi, who is supposed to be seventeen but acts seven because the author can't write female characters convincingly, finds Arnold, and slaughters him messily while in his brand new randomly-appearing monster form, which has horns and wings. Leif then goes on a quest to find his father's magical sword, which demands a sacrifice of blood before it will let him use it. The story ends abruptly there, as the author has not resumed it since.

The original can be found here and the MST here. The dramatic reading is here.

Tropes used in Soulless Shell (Fanfic) include:


  • Adaptation Decay: Putting it mildly.
  • Aerith and Bob: Characters' names include Leif, Maoimi, Aveena, Karas, Thrnos, Monroe, and Arnold.
  • Attention Deficit Ooh Shiny: Raynold's only defining characteristic.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: For Leif, and it's mentioned that Cataros is an experienced spy while Rajh is a veteran warrior. By contrast, the rest of the council is mostly useless.
  • Badass Boast: The Crowning Moment of Funny is an attempt at one of these.
  • Beige Prose: "Ahh he yelled as he slashed him his blood hit the floor."
  • Black Comedy Rape: Unintentionally so.
  • BLAM Episode
  • Boring Invincible Hero: There are no opponents who could present any sort of challenge to Leif.
  • Cardboard Prison: Arnold talks his guards into letting him out and joining him in revenge against Leif.
  • Curb Stomp Battle: Leif against everyone he fights. Lampshaded in the encounter with three of Arnold's guards (who, to be fair, as Mooks, wouldn't give most heroes any trouble, either).
  • Darker and Edgier: Well, at least it's trying to be.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: At one point, Thrnos bows twice in a single run-on sentence.
  • Did Not Do the Research: The sequel, "Blood omen", features a character making a bow in a forge. Since bows are not generally made of metal, this would be difficult.
  • Dirty Old Man: Arnold.
  • Dual-Wielding: Leif in his demon form.
  • Wicked Weasel: Arnold is a ferret.
  • Fat Bastard: Arnold, again. He's even described as one in-story.
  • Fat Idiot: Arnold. See Too Dumb to Live.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Leif isn't actually all that big in his mortal form, but Maoimi apparently can't reach above his waist.
  • In Name Only: This thing bears no relation to the canon except for the fact that it's briefly mentioned that the characters are rats/mice/foxes/ferrets/whatever, and are the "evil" species of the world. Except Leif is half-rat half-mouse and is a good guy, yet is the leader of the bad guys ... Try not to think about it too hard.
  • Indecisive Parody: It can't be real, right?
  • Interspecies Romance: Leif's father was a rat and his mother was a mouse. He himself engages in the beginnings of a romance with the rat Maoimi, but the sequel "Blood omen" mentions that he eventually married another character named Maria, who was referred to as a human, though it's unclear if the author actually meant she was a human or if he just lost track of the fandom.
  • Knife Nut: Leif likes to wield daggers and throwing knives.
  • La Résistance: Maria and her mother are the leaders of the "rebel group zaridos".
  • Large Ham: Leif. See "Narm".
  • Lolicon: Seemingly Maoimi, who behaves like a toddler and apparently can't reach above Leif's waist when hugging him.

 Ara: "Wait, wait, she's seventeen? We've been making paedophile jokes the whole time for a reason, she acts like she's seven!"

 "It's really just the 'Arnold' bit that's bugging me, because the first thing I thought of was the governor of California. You can tell the author's just out of ideas."

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