Friday, May 30, 2014

Devil Ninja, Chapter 5

High School DxD Q&A for Chapter 5
Son of Helios: I do eventually plan on going over how Naruto arrived in this world, at least vaguely. I'm not going to outright tell you the “how” because I feel it would be better to leave the details up to you, the readers, but I will give you enough information to let your imaginations run wild with all kinds of awesome and implausible scenarios.
I have to disagree. I think if someone like Rias or Koneko asked him about his powers, he would be more than willing to tell them. This Naruto isn't all secretive and shinobi-like. This is a slightly more mature and wise version of canon Naruto, and canon Naruto is an open book who's almost always completely honest.
Shuredda Sora: Of course Naruto's a little OC. First off, this is fanfiction. Every Naruto in Naruto fanfiction is going to be slightly OC. It's impossible for someone who isn't Kishimoto to create an exact replica of Naruto. Second, my Naruto has already been through the fourth great shinobi war, so he's a bit more mature than canon Naruto.
Who said anything about love at first sight? Naruto is devoted to Rias because she gave him a second chance and a goal: to become the strongest devil in the world. In some ways, Naruto was like a more cheerful version of Haku after ending up in the High School DxD world, in which case, Rias is like Zabuza here. She gave him a purpose, a reason to exist. Hence his devotion to her.
Rias' affection for Naruto makes even more sense. First, all members of the Gremory clan are very affectionate towards their servants. Second, Naruto is a mystery that she wants to solve. She knows she's beautiful, she knows of the effect she has on men. She is trying to use her feminine wiles to get close to Naruto and figure him out. It just so happens that Naruto is such a bright and likable character that she's slowly beginning to fall for him.
Biotechnus: Raynare died. Rias killed her, just like in canon. That's why I didn't show it.
ImagineBreaker7: You can be sure that Naruto leaving Mittelt and her companion alive will have some impact on future chapters. I'm not going to say much, because I don't want to ruin the story, but I can tell you that these two will have a role to play in the future. I never do anything without there being some kind of deeper motivation behind it.
Hikaru no Suzaku: Yes, his stats are almost reversed now. And normally, that would be the case, his Uzumaki heritage would ensure he has massive reserves. What most people fail to realize is that Naruto's chakra coils were destroyed, not just damaged, not ruined, destroyed. When Naruto entered the High School DxD universe, his chakra coils were gone, utterly gone, as if they had never existed in the first place. Rias managed to reverse this with her healing and now he has chakra coils, but she couldn't completely reverse the damage done to him so his coils are much smaller than they used to be. Ergo, he has the reserves of an above average genin on the level of Sasuke Uchiha when the Naruto anime first started.
Akuma-Heika: At the moment, no, Naruto cannot use the Rasengan. He will eventually though, just not right now. He doesn't have enough chakra.
And Rias does not have an extra piece. She traded in two pawns, in return she got a mutated pawn piece and Naruto's piece. That means she only has the traditional fifteen piece set.
0 Jordinio 0: I'm sorry to hear you don't like the romance, but I'm going to let you know it's not going away any time soon. You say the romance feels forced, unnatural and cheesy. I say you're imposing your own dislike of romance onto my story. Something you need to really understand is that romance ALWAYS feels kind of cheesy. When your dealing with all that lovey dovey stuff, it's going to feel cheesy to anybody who is uncomfortable reading stuff like that. The fact that you mentioned it tells me you're uncomfortable with romance. There's nothing wrong with that, but it still means you're imposing your own desire to see less romance in my fic simply because you do not like reading romance. Even your claim that you think I'm better at writing action than romance is you imposing your own desires on me.
I'm going to be honest here, I am a hopeless romantic. I love romance. I love reading about it. In my stories, romance always plays a key role because I enjoy the romantic aspects more than any other part of my story. I enjoy the actions and drama and epic fights too, of course, but those parts would get boring for me if I did not have the romance. I suppose in some ways you could say that you and I are opposites. I like romance, you don't, and that's okay. However, because I am the writer, I am going to continue writing romance. If you don't like it, I'm sorry to hear that, but it's not going to change.
All my fanfics are given the genre Romance/Adventure because the romance is just as important as everything else. Keep that in mind when you read my fics.

Blckwlf4: Naruto is taller than Rias.

Devil Ninja, Chapter 4

Devil Ninja Chapter 4 Q&A
Cerulean Knight: You know, I don't actually remember what Ero-Debegame means. I remember looking up a good nickname for Naruto to call Issei but couldn't find any. Then I google translated two words individually and combine them to get Debegame...the problem is I don't remember what two words I translated. Lol.
Now, without giving away any real spoilers, I can't tell you much about Kurama. All I can say is that he has a part to play in this story...it may be indirectly, or he may be more involved than you think, but he will have some kind of role here.
Naruto's mutated piece is going to be very unique, and I will explain why after the Rating Game with Raizer arc.
A good question. The answer to that is no, Naruto is not part youkai, at least not right now. Who knows what the future holds though. He may become a youkai due to Kurama's chakra at some point, but plot twists like that are a long ways off.
ShadowStar91: You make a very good point, however, without going into too much detail let me assuage your fears about this flaw you found. First, know that I have actually thought about that very same thing and come up with a suitable hypothesis (at least a hypothesis that is suitable and within the boundaries for a Shonen Manga) for why Naruto is able to be a member of Rias's peerage even though his piece is not a standard Evil Piece of even a standard Mutated Piece. It actually ties intimately into why Naruto is here and why Rias is the one who has him in her peerage. This is something that will be explained later in the story, like, after the the Rating Game with Raizer.
Pltrgest: You know something? I agree. Fortunately, you will be getting more BAMF in the next chapter. Please look forward to it.
Kid Coheed: I did indeed. I actually originally tried putting it into the chapter itself, but it just wouldn't fit anywhere so I ended up using it as an Omake. I'll probably do more so don't hesitate to give me any ideas for what you want to see.
As for your thoughts on Naruto's Evil Piece...well, I can't give away any spoilers, but I think you'll be thoroughly pleased when I do the big “reveal” about what his piece is and why Rias was able to use it to reincarnate him.
NarutoDkurosaki: In the High School DxD world Kurama would be ranked at the same level as one of the Twin Heavenly Dragons, Albion and Ddraig. And if you want another comparison, then the Juubi is on a level of power just short of Ophis

nrvbdnd: You and everyone else. Don't worry. The action will pick up soon.

Devil Ninja, Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Alright, so here you guys are, the chapter 3 Question and Answer sheet for Devil Ninja! Before we
begin, let us all take a quick moment to clasp our hands in prayer and give thanks to The Log.

'you are fools! your log is but a mockery of the power of ninja!- the ninja from the desert
declared. and the people shook their heads.

you have been denied the log for a long time, sandwalker. we cannot force you to see the
glory of the log, but know this. when the time comes, and you have no other allies to call
upon, the log will hear your prayers, and aid you.'

-book of the log, redwood journals verses 15-16

And now that I have read you...er... wrote you, this excerpt from the book of the log, let us get on
with the question and answer.

nad the destroyer: The reason I have some of my story viewed from Rias' point of view is because I
feel it's impossible to give readers the 'entire picture' from just one point of view (POV). I like giving
multiple POVs so people can see the world I am trying to create from several different eyes, that way
they have more then one perspective and can see the larger picture.

Ero-Debagame roughly translates to Perverted Peeping Tom.

Naruto is the only one who would call Rias by her name and not Buchou.

InflatedChimp: One can only hope. :D

SPark681: If Rias does find a manga that details Naruto's past, it will be as an Omoke and not an
actual part of the story, and if that does happen everyone will know to thank you for delivering this idea
to me. : )

Pepperoni Muncher: Naruto is ranked as a low-level devil. Like Issei and everyone else aside from
Rias, he is on the bottom rung of the Devil hierarchy.

Raidentensho: Considering I have never read Rise of the White Satan: The White Satan, I doubt I'll be
getting any inspiration from that fic. And while your idea of giving Naruto a Sacred Gear is an
interesting one, I don't think I'll be going with it. You won't understand why for a good number of
chapters, but I can guarantee you that he won't be needing any Sacred Gear to kick ass.

Guest: Naruto's chakra coils will eventually recover to what they once were, but not for a long while.
His chakra coils were quite literally destroyed, so he has to start from the level of a moderately strong
genin.

excalibur812: I don't know, but I don't really think it matters if it does. It's true enough that Manda
demands sacrifices before he is willing to let anyone summon him for battle, though, and I feel it adds
something to the story. Whether it's fandom or AU doesn't really matter. This is fanfiction, after all.

Well, that looks like all of the questions people had for me. Feel free to post if you have anymore, or
wish to talk about something specific on this blog.

Devil Ninja, Chapter 2

Chapter 2
I'm posting today to answer some questions that have been asked about my most recent fanfic, Devil Ninja. A good deal of people had very similar questions, so most of them will be easy to answer.
Will Naruto be getting a harem?
A lot of people have asked me about 'The Harem', some have even gone so far as to assume this fanfic would be a harem and have simply been making suggestions.
Before anyone gets too gung ho about The Harem, all of you should know that there is a possibility this story WILL NOT be a harem. To be perfectly honest, I have no clue if I plan on going The Harem route, or sticking with Naruto/Rias. In the end, whether this story remains a single pairing or becomes a harem will be dependent on the story itself. If The Plot cannot progress without a harem, then it will become one. If having a harem will ruin my story, then I will not have one.
What's going on with Naruto's chakra?
So, this was something that bugged people when I posted my first chapter. Apparently, Naruto was far too weak for their taste because he didn't have chakra.
For those who did not get what I did from chapter 1, I took Naruto's chakra away via destroying his chakra coils. I won't tell you how that happened, though you can assume it happened as a result of Naruto sacrificing himself for his friends at the climax to the 4th Great Ninja War.
I did this so that Naruto would be at the same level as the enemies he will face at this stage in the story. If I had left him at the same level of power that his canon counterpart is, he would have faced no challenge with anyone until Kokabiel. I dislike it when my characters don't have some kind of challenge, so I deliberately weakened him in order to ensure he was not too strong. If I left Naruto as he was, he would have pawned everyone he came across and that would have made a very boring story.
What happened to Naruto?
Some people have wondered what happened to Naruto in this story. How did he get to the DxD world? Why were his chakra coils destroyed? I will eventually answer those questions, but I would like to leave it as a mystery for now. As the story progresses, I will give more and more hints about what happened until everyone eventually understands.
Though I hope a few of you will figure out what happened to Naruto before then. I left quite a few hints in my first chapter, and it shouldn't be too hard to figure out what went down if you followed the Naruto manga up to this point.
Of course, if you only watch the anime you may be lost, but such is life.
Where the hell is Kurama?
People have been wondering about how favorite nine-tailed furball. I won't tell you what's up with Kurama yet, but I will tell you eventually. You'll just have to be patient until then.
Conclusion.

Those were the most generic questions I've been asked in reviews so far. The rest are pretty much along the lines of asking for specifics, which I don't actually have and wouldn't give if I did. I don't want to ruin the story by giving people spoilers. That being said, I hope this went at least a little way towards satisfying some of you.