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Blade Trail

Take it one step at a time. But never stop.


Commander Gabriel Reyes has lived a long and tragic life. Once a hero, his rage at being neglected, unappreciated, and then painted as a failure drove him to betray everything and everyone he once held dear - destroying his body and shattering his mind in the process.

Now known as Reaper - an undying wraith haunted by the voices of his past and driven by an insatiable need to kill - he works to further the goals of the Talon criminal organization, and in so doing, exact his revenge on all those that had turned their backs on him. After a string of depressing failures, his latest mission brings him to Shimada Castle to investigate a powerful new energy signature. What he discovers there will change his fate forever...

An Overwatch crossover. At least a basic knowledge of Overwatch lore (heroes, premise, some of the animated shorts) is recommended, but is not required.

Chapters (21)
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Also, great writing. I cant' wait for more.

A full chapter without a hint of mlp? First time I've experienced that on this site.

Why are the comments so empty on this story?

More! More! More! More! More! More! More! More! More! More! More! More! More! More! More! More! More! More!

I really generally don't like it when authors go overboard with the fourth-wall breaking Pinkie stuff, but it isn't my story, I suppose.

not gonna lie reaper shot guns suck what shot gun close range takes more then one bullet to the head

Thank you! There will be more soon :twilightsmile:

Honestly, this is already way more attention than I expected. Thanks for commenting!

I get that. If it means anything, it's not gonna last. I sorta had a small list of 4th wall shenanigans that I've never tried putting into a story before, so I tried them out in these early chapters. May have gone too far, but it's definitely not going to be a common thing overall. Thanks for letting me know it wasn't working out for you!

<insert Roadhog meme here>

Huh did not expect Reaper to be so weak....OR TO BE CHIBI!:flutterrage:

....I really wanna see it go where Reaper is brought to Celestia and Luna and the voices come back as well as his true form. He then goes on a rampage and....well.....DIE......DIE......DIE........:pinkiecrazy:

Zenyatta sure loves his balls

Only thought here is that the dialogue in game shows that everyone knows that Reaper is Reyes. Seems like you're changing that here.

Actually, the in-game dialogue is non-canon. It is presented from a "what if" perspective.

The whole game is non-canon (which is why we can have Tracer working together with Widowmaker to deliver a bomb to destroy the omnics on King's Row, for instance). Lore-wise, the writers have stated that only Soldier: 76, Ana, and Sombra know that Reyes is Reaper. Of course, that statement was made before Doomfist, and his comic suggests that he too knows who Reaper really is. The rest of the cast is unaware, and I'm rolling with that here. A little caveat to that, though, the writers have also stated that if some of the cast were to encounter Reaper face to...well, mask, they would know who he was instantly, so his identity is a mystery to some simply due to the fact that they haven't met him yet.

EDIT: Here is a source

I heavily disagree with their decision to put non-canon dialogue directly IN THEIR GAME, but that's certainly not on you.


This story is awesome and I love it, please keep updating, the hunger of my need to read this story is returning.

I'm glad to hear you say that! Always happy to know that someone's entertained by what I do :pinkiehappy:
And don't worry, more is coming soon. This story is gonna be my entry into EQD's NaPoWriMo, so sit tight 'cause I'm working on it!

"Cry, Cry, Cry..."

Blizzard, read this fic, give Reaper Double Baby Bottles as Guns and make his victims babies when they die. REAPER WINS: BABIALITY!
OR, give him a Babysitter Legendary Skin!

And with that, the powerful tag team of the McHanzo was made

So far, this is good. Can't wait for the next update.

I would pay good money for Babysitter Reaper! :rainbowlaugh:


Thanks! I'll try to get it out as soon as possible.

Genji… where on this doll did Zenyatta touch you? :pinkiecrazy:

“I don’t...I mean…” Reaper began. His voice quivered slightly, and he found that he struggled to find words to say.

“It’s really quite simple, Reaper,” Rarity said. “You belong.”

“And you always will,” Rainbow added.

Reaper’s face betrayed no expression, but deep within the confines of his mind, Gabriel Reyes wept.


“In that case, you simply must allow me to create a new ensemble for you!” Rarity said, beaming.

Agree! Reyes’ voice commanded. No, wait, offer to help! C’mon, we love making costumes!

Let me guess; the El Blanco outfit?

Actually, it's a reference to the 2016 Junkenstein comic, where Reyes makes his own costume and impresses everyone.

But this could apply to any of his other costumes too!

only one word comes to mind for the end there. Beautiful.:pinkiesad2::raritycry::fluttercry::fluttershysad::fluttercry::applecry:

Damn, i was prepared to read some fighting, and i was hoping to see the bragging minotaurs head get blown off it's shoulders

Oh I can't wait to see what Rarity has in mind for Reaper's ensemble. Very good chapter, btw.

Zenyatta was unreadable. His robotic face was incapable of showing emotion and his body was completely motionless, save for the orbs floating around him. “It hardly matters,” he said. “You were here to speak of a magic orb, were you not? Would you mind letting me examine it? I am something of an expert in the realms of spiritualism and balls.”

“Balls,” Hanzo repeated flatly.

“Indeed,” Zenyatta replied.

“Magical balls,” Genji added.

dragon balls😜😜 get it, Hanzo has the soul of a dragon in a ball, and Zenyatta is an expert in magical balls, alright I'll stop *BANG, thud*

Starlight, however, had already gone back to fussing over Reaper and listing all of the things she’d packed for him, which now included items such as tissue boxes - in case he got sick - and fifteen different types of crackers - in case he got hungry.

shes acting like a worried mother, its so cute😗

Hmm... perhaps all they need is a bit of... BROTHERLY LOVE. RAHAHAHAHA!

Don't tell me, let me guess. Reaper had enough of Axe's laugh.

Oh, Reaper, Rarity thought. What have you done?

Hmmm. Well, personally, I'd suspect one of the 'pony weak go for war' supporters tried something stupid because they were convinced that Equestians were foreign to war and just found out they have a friend who isn't:trollestia:. Man, it would be awesome if this friendship problem was partially solved because Reaper left half the minotaur crowd impressed and the other half wetting themselves:rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:!

Seriously, that laugh is infectious. I can understand why Reaper would want to kill Axe.

On side note, looking at Axe and Dagger, they kinda remind me of Balderich and Reinhardt, personality wise, from Honor and Glory. Not sure if it was intentional though.

Definitely wasn't intentional, but now that you mention it, I do see the similarities.

I'm glad you guys seem to be liking the story so far. :twilightsmile: I apologize for the slow updates. Life has been getting in the way these past few months. Rest assured that more is coming, though!

Not bad. Interesting crossover. Size difference seems to be a bit much though. Or at least hard to imagine at the moment.

Whelp. On to reading!

Ok. Now the size difference and lack of effect from weapon fires makes sense.

It doesn't. But in a good way.

That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

But still give him some even if it is a little shadow powers i cant stand here reading this if he if weak af.

I am not a reaper main for nothing

Don't make him weak!

So he is like the cute spray for reaper.

I like reaper more when he is the real one.

I love it. I can't wait for Reaper's chapter.

Thank you! I'll try not to take so long this time :twilightsheepish:

Sarangay. Why does that sound familiar to me?

You may have heard the term before. I'm borrowing a bit from other (real life) mythologies. The Sarangay is a lesser-known creature that resembles a minotaur and has a jewel in its ear. I don't know if it's used anywhere else, really, but I liked the name and the concept, so I used it here - with some alterations.

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