Stains of Time by theamerican
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Summary:

An epic where events in the past, present, and future all converge on one change in the timestream during Destroyer.  Back in the past, a seemingly ordinary man with no memory finds himself jumping forward through time. During the present, the world's heroes grieve for the loss of one of their own, unaware of an alliance of villains that seek to bring about their own downfall. And deep in the future, two brothers will lead a resistance movement in a post apocalyptic world. All remain unaware though of the greater evil that lurks in the shadows, seeking to bring not only the destruction of Earth, but the End of All Things.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Character Death
Challenges: None
Parent Series: None
Stories: 14
Series Type: Closed

 
Summary:

The first arc of the epic Stains of Time Saga.  Set during the final battle against Darkseid as seen in Destroyer except this time, the League will have to sacrifice one of their own to save the world.  How will the remaining founders react when one of their own is killed?


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 18598 Read Count: 4734
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

With the loss of their savior, a city will hold its breath waiting for the fallout. While the League and others try to get through the grieving process as they prepare for the funeral of a friend, old enemies begin to exploit the tragedy for their own advantage.  Unbeknowest to all though, the New God time traveler and scientist Metron makes a surprising discovery after learning the seemingly inevitable and grim fate of the universe.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 29688 Read Count: 7349
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

During the Dawn of Evolution, man had to battle the forces of nature and his own kind.  While a "Savage Man" leads his tribe at hunting other men, a mystery man struggles to survive, unaware of his importance to future events or that he is being watched by the enigmatic Metron.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Action
Warnings: Extreme Violence/Gore
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9877 Read Count: 2634
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

Gotham is in chaos!  As the police force finds themselves overwhelmed by an all out gang war, the Batclan tries to survive in the absence of leadership.  As tensions grow and the situation worsens however, the Batclan finds themselves taking a risk and seeking the help of something they are not sure they can control.  While the whole world remains distracted by Gotham's descent, one villain will begin to recruit others in bringing down the Justice League.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Crime
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 23708 Read Count: 3605
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

After his plot to overthrow Olympus with the Titans was exposed, Hades was banished from the heavens. The angry god then tried to begin a conquest of Man's World on his own as a consolation prize. However the only thing standing in his way is a battered and outnumbered army of Amazons led by his former lover, Hippolyta. As the Amazons slowly begin to lose their will in the war, a mysterious man comes to the camp who might hold the key to changing the tide of the war before it is too late.

 


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Action
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 29492 Read Count: 3848
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

While the Justice League tries to recruit the new Batman, the Mad Hatter implements his own plans and takes over the League by exposing their own demons and guilt on themselves.  As Batman tries to save the League from the Hatter's control, many find themselves confronted with feelings they tried to keep buried.  And in the shadows, Ra's al Ghul begins to implement the first stages of his master plan.

 


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Abusive Language
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 25576 Read Count: 4114
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

The amnesiac time traveler finds himself now in the early years of King Arthur's Court. Posing as a knight by the name of Sir Thomas, the new knight accompanies the idealistic Sir Justin and his incorrigible squire on a quest to escort Arthur's new bride to Camelot.  But like all quests, the heroes find themselves battling wicked villains such as an evil sorceress, an unstoppable assassain, and a corrupt land baron that has crossed paths with Sir Thomas in a previous life.  As Sir Thomas struggles to not only help protect his companions and save the world, he finds himself being taunted by death itself.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 52257 Read Count: 4415
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

Shayera has always been an outsider to the Justice League.  It's not easy being the one League member that no one trusts, but it's even harder when the man you love is dating someone else.  As Shayera struggles whether or not to tell John about her pregnancy, John finds himself battling his own guilt.  Elsewhere, Diana tries to move on and comes across Agent Faraday who has a special proposition for her and the Justice League.  Lastly Batman begins to catch onto Ra's and his allies and becomes determined to stop them at any cost.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 32587 Read Count: 5484
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

It's back in the Wild West for our mystery time traveler this time.  Going by the name John Wayne, the American attempts to lie low and settle for the quiet life by working on a farm.  However when reunited with an old enemy, Judge Savage, at the nearby town of Desert Star, Wayne forms an alliance with a wanted outlaw, a weary sheriff, a curious young man, and a mysterious preacher to try to bring the corrupt Savage down and save the town, unaware of the impending storm that awaits them.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Action
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 52718 Read Count: 5264
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

Ra's al Ghul is one step closer to initiating the Apocalypse of '09 and the only one who can stop him is Batman.  But how can the Dark Knight hope to bring down Ra's and his allies when he and the Batclan can't even work together as a team?  Meanwhile Diana steps up to become the leader of the Justice League before it falls apart due to lack of guidance while Superman becomes determined to prove that his best friend is not dead.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Suspense
Warnings: None
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 45210 Read Count: 3344
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

The time traveler, now known as Detective Justin Saunders, finds himself in the corrupt city of Gotham in the 1970's.  Workign with his hot-headed partner, James Gordon, Saunders finds himself caught in the middle of a territorial war between mobsters Salvatore Valestra and Lew Moxon.  While Saunders and Gordon try to spearhead a secret police task force to bring both crooks down, Saunders finds something nagging in the back of his mind, unaware of the significant murder that is about to take place.  Behind the scenes, Metron gets ready to enact his plan to save the universe but finds himself at odds with Hades who is still looking for revenge.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Mystery
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 45105 Read Count: 3102
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

After the fall of Darkseid, the world thought it was safe.  They did not realize what evil had been stirring, ready to strike.  Ra's and the Gotham villains finally put the last part of their plan into action while the Justice League remains helpless and incapable of stopping them, leading to the destruction of the world.  Now the only hope rests in the future with two young brothers who go from survivors to revolutionary leaders.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 55428 Read Count: 4114
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 01.26.2014
Summary:

After the Apocalypse of '09 otherwise known as the Day that Evil Won, the victorious Sector Leaders conquered what was left of the world they destroyed, dividing it amongst themselves and converting most of the living populace into slaves.  However, there is still a glimmer of hope fifty years later when a revolutionary movement called the Bat Knights gains steam in the vicinity of Sector 1.  However all remain unaware of the great evil that has been manipulating everything to bring about the End of All Things.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: Sci-Fi
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 161902 Read Count: 7403
[Report This] Published: 01.26.2014 Updated: 03.24.2014
Summary:

The final arc to the epic Stains of Time Saga.

"A man dies ... only a few circles in the water prove that he was ever there. And even they quickly disappear. And when they're gone, he's forgotten, without a trace, as if he'd never even existed. And that's all." -Wolfgang Borchert, The Outsider


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU
Characters: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Stains of Time
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 124807 Read Count: 7467
[Report This] Published: 04.22.2014 Updated: 02.06.2015