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The Last Son by The Writer With No Name began as a Crossover Fic of Superman and X-Men: Evolution. It quickly expanded to include various Marvel characters like The Avengers and later expanded again to include various DC characters like the Justice League. Characters that possess multiple continuities are given Adaptation Distillation while others have their backstories altered to integrate the two universes together.
Part 1 is the story of Superman beginning a new life at the Xavier Institute while covertly preventing disasters. Most of the story is Superman's effects on the X-Men and the plot loosely follows X-Men: Evolution. The Big Bad of this part is Magneto and he attempts to force Superman to lead the mutants to victory over normal humans.
Part 2 expands the character roster considerably and sets up the formation of the Justice League. It also introduces Superman's Love Interest (NOT Lois Lane). The plot diverges considerably from X-Men: Evolution at the climax of this part. The primary villain here is Doctor Doom but other villains have an impact as well.
Part 3 begins with the world adjusting to the existence of mutants, Superman, and his independent Justice League. Even more characters are brought in here and various factions attempt to bring down Superman. At this point the plot only vaguely resembles X-Men: Evolution, with the basic events still happening but going Off the Rails in creative ways. Three-quarters through this part the story begins the invasion arc where Shi'ar, Kree, and Skrulls invade Earth simultaneously in a race to seize the Kryptonian technology Superman possesses.
In case you haven't figured it out yet, this fic is massive. It contains over 1,506,103 words and is currently in its Fourth Part along with a Spin-Off set during Krypton's involvement in the Kree-Skrull war. Sadly though, the entire series has been on hiatus since 2019.
- Adaptational Wimp: Are you a Marvel character? Chances are you'll struggle to open a jar.
- Affectionate Nickname: Superman calls Spider-man "Little Red", while Spider-Man calls Superman "Big Blue". Additionally, Logan has one for just about every member of the Xavier institute.
- Always Someone Better: Superman to just about everyone.
- Badass Normal: Batman, who takes on the Juggernaut, the Executioner, a Sentinel, the Rhino, and the Kingpin, and even manages to stall General Zod in hand-to-hand combat. Also the Punisher, who manages to escape from Superman (with a gambit that involves grenades, a rocket launcher, and a runaway van) and almost kills the Joker, as well as killing several unnamed inmates of Arkham Asylum.
- Bigger Bad: Darkseid.
- Brought Down to Normal: How they finish General Zod, by cutting him off from yellow sunlight.
- Code Name: Played doubly straight, as all of the X-Men and Justice Leaguers have call signs in addition to their superhero names; i.e. Dazzler/Nightengale, Superman/Boy Scout, Green Arrow/Robin Hood, etc.
- Clark Kenting: Present and accounted for, improved with a holowatch.
- Clone Degeneration: Bizzaro only lasts about a week.
- Composite Character: Dazzler + Power Girl = Alison Blaire.
- Curb Stomp Battle: Happens a lot, but most notably when Superman fights a (demonically empowered) Deacon Frost.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: John Corban/ Metallo encounters this problem after his surgery.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Siryn until her Heel Face Turn
- Deus Exit Machina: A benign example. Superman goes offworld when the X-Men set up a surprise birthday party for him.
- Eagle Land: The more political-relations with superheroes always center around in the US.
- Enemy Mine: Various villains including Magneto put their ambitions aside and help the heroes when the alien invasion is about to arrive.
- "Everybody Laughs" Ending: Part 1 Chapter 7.
- Eye Scream: Superman burns out Selene's right eye with his laser vision, prompting this. In fairness, she was about to kill his teammates.
- Face Heel Turn: Daredevil (and a few other heroes) think that Spider-man has done this during the "Tangled Webs" storyline. He didn't, by the way.
- Face Palm: Superman sometimes does this when he forgets to bring his holowatch.
- Good Feels Good: Lance gets this.
- Heel Face Turn: Superman has this effect on a LOT of people.
- Heroic BSOD: Superman and his girlfriend goes through one when his girlfriend leaves after finding out about her origins. They Get Better. Batman almost has one of these when he finds Arcade's murdered parents and he begins flashing back to his own parents' death. Wonder Woman snaps him out of it, though.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Deadpool when he appears, obviously.
- Like a Badass Out of Hell: Lobo got kicked out of hell.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Inevitable when mixing two comic universes.
- Kneel Before Zod: Zod gives what is quite possibly the most epic delivery of this line EVER to D'ken, and later to the United Nations after North Korea attempts to nuke Sentrius - and fails spectacularly.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Siryn tries this against Dazzler.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Subverted/played straight - Superman goes through this about once every five chapters for doing what legitimately needed to be done, and needs to be snapped out of his depression by his teammates.
- Mythology Gag: Many and varied, often with characters substituted where appropriate. Such as Lex Luther related moments being given to other villains like the King Pin.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: General Zod gives one to practically every hero in the Last Son 'verse, including, but not limited to: The X-Men, the Avengers, the Justice League, the Fantastic Four, the Brotherhood, Doctor Doom, the Hulk, and Magneto. He beats Spider-Man almost to the point of killing him, tries to strangle Power Girl, and almost incinerates Pyro.
- No Sell: Superman is explicitly referred to as immune to X-Gene powers.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: (Senator Kelly) and "General Ripper" (General Lassetier).
- Outside Context Villain: The Brainiac Emulater Unit Mark VI takes everyone by surprise.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Pietro is not happy about being slower than Superman.
- Put on a Bus: Averted. Evan's bus ticket gets revoked here. Superman convinces him to stay when he's supposed to join the Morlocks.
- Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies: The climax of book 1 has Superman averting this.
- Ship Tease: Early on Clark and Rogue kiss and absolutely nothing happens. They just stay friends after that.
- Spaceship Girl: Sentrius's AI.
- The Starscream: Shinobi Shaw to his father, Sebastian Shaw.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Superman asks Zod this a LOT.
- The Worf Effect: To prove how dangerous Zod is, he has no trouble plowing through the Asgardians.
- Younger and Hipper: Clark usually only starts being Superman in his late twenties/early thirties. Here he starts when he's nineteen.