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* ''Roleplay/DCNation'', an online text roleplaying game set in the DCUniverse.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'', a Creator/DCComics-themed programming block on Creator/CartoonNetwork.

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[[redirect:Roleplay/DCNation]]'''DC Nation''' can refer to two works:
* ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'', a Creator/DCComics-themed programming block on Creator/CartoonNetwork.
* ''Roleplay/DCNation'', an online text roleplaying game set in the DCUniverse.
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[[http://community.livejournal.com/DC_Nation/profile DC_Nation]] is a LiveJournal [[LivejournalRoleplay based collaborative roleplaying community]] set in the DCUniverse. Players apply for characters and come up with plots to act out. Nation ignores most of DC canon from Infinite Crisis onwards, allowing things like there being two Blue Beetles and keeping Superboy and Kid Flash alive. It can be considered one big ongoing {{Fanfic}}, written by dozens of people.

There is currently a sister community for Marvel characters in development and a handful of spin-off games.
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Examples of tropes Nationverse does differently from the DCU:

* AlternateContinuity: Nationverse is actually rather proud of the fact they've had a running canon since May 2004 without a Crisis or reboot. That willingness to stick to their canon was the reason Nationverse split from JLA Watchtower. Unlike many LiveJournal role-plays, Nation more or less sticks with a consistent storyline. Many of the same events that happen in "Standard" DC will happen in Nationverse...but in a different fashion - sometimes subtle, and sometimes wildly diverging. The Green Lantern arcs tend to pretty much follow the comics with few alterations. Titans story arcs are more notorious for their divergences.
** With the news of DC Comics' Reboot, the game's continuity is even more alternate. While not all players are hostile towards the reboot, most are more than a little steamed at the parent company about now. A common saying among players of the game is "Nation Canon is my Canon." This has been updated recently by some of the truly pissed off as "Nation is my ONLY canon."
* [[AmicablyDivorced Amicable Exes]] : Nightwing and Starfire are the definition of this Trope for this universe, realizing that while what they had when they were young was great, too much has happened to want to return to it. They're still very close, and trust each other completely. Other broken-up-but-still-friends heroes include Merlynne and Caleb, Wally West and Jesse Quick, and Cyborg and Flamebird.
* AscendedFanboy: Nationverse is full of them. The best examples are the Original Characters Shift (a teen from another Hypertime where the Nationverse heroes are just comic book characters) and Eidolon (for whom fanboyism is his main skill).
* BadassNormal: Many of the characters including most members of the Bat and Arrow families.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Several of the heroes are sweet, polite, gentle, and in some cases downright adorable. But press the wrong buttons and watch out. Notable among them are Superman, the third Blue Beetle, Ice, and Kidd Devil. He's yet to be pushed far enough yet, but it's generally agreed that Eidolon will be one to beware as well.
** Miss Martian and Shift, a very cute couple of normally sweet and happy teen heroes, were out on a date when Blackest Night hit. When Shift's zombie grandfather almost killed him, Miss Martian morphed into her giant, scary white martian form and tore the zombie to little pieces. When the zombie grandpa got better moments later, Shift snapped and stranded him in a dead alternate Hypertime after beating him up at superspeed. He thought to himself (in his normal fragmented manner), after the blur of his own movements, "Tastes terrible. Zombies taste like old Slim Jims. Makes sense. Need mouthwash after this." The nice one ''bit off a chunk of his undead grandfather''.
** Another one from Blackest Night: DCNation is the ShapeshifterShowdown. Aurora is usually as GranolaGirl as you can get while still being a costumed heroine. But when she faced the Black Lantern version of Gar? Well, she doesn't bother resisting [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the beast within.]] She breaks out the claws, teeth, and ''cobra venom'' [[spoiler: between the ring and his greater experience, Gar still manages to kill her anyway]].
* BiTheWay: Several characters. (And several of the ''players'')
* CallingTheOldManOut : Averted in a touching way after Connor Hawke discovered the papers proving Ollie knew about him.
* CapeBusters: [[http://dcnation.wetpaint.com/page/No+Gods%2C+No+Capes%2C+No+Masters No Gods, No Capes, No Masters]] are a political organization that wants to outright ban on superhero activity in {{DC Nation}}. Other activist organizations and civil libertarians are also shown in Nationverse to be uneasy about costumed vigilantes, and talk radio stations are usually VERY savagely critical of the "capes." At least one celebrity doctor has made a small fortune doing armchair psychoanalysis of active heroes & villains, making utterly no distinction between them. Lex Luthor and Marcia Long (yes, former wife of Terry) used their political career to make life more difficult for the metahuman community.
* CharacterBlog - some, but not all, of the players keep "auxiliary" material and commentary on their character blogs. The plot-essential stuff is still on the main board, but the character journals flesh out some aspects of the plot.
* CListFodder: Inverted. Many "C-list" characters in the standard DCU are major players here, including the Dibnys, the ComicBook/TeenTitans (who had to be split into ''three'' teams), and even the JSA. By contrast, it has been harder in Nationverse to assemble JusticeLeague plotlines.
* DidNotDoTheResearch : Mostly averted. Players tend to have collections to lend out, expertise to offer or are willing to learn it. When your core player base includes librarians and English teachers and they're willing to help you find answers there's not a lot of excuses for not Googling something.
* ForcefulKiss: During BlackestNight, Cyborg snapped Starfire out of UnstoppableRage brought on by a Red Lantern ring. Her reaction was to stop fighting, plant one of these on him, and fly back into battle. Then again, we ''are'' talking about Starfire...
* GranolaGirl: Fauna. She was raised an ActualPacifist on a hippie commune.
* HappilyMarried and BattleCouple: Several examples. The Dibnys aren't dead here (Sue was, but [[IGotBetter she recovered]] when Faust decided to get cute and resurrect her in a bid to trap the Spectre). Other married couples are Oracle and Nightwing, Troia and Arsenal, and Tempest and Tula (after Dolphin was revealed to be a construct). Subverted in that Starfire married an OC and is widowed - again.
** Yes, there are BabiesEverAfter -- and there's a spin-off game with several of the kids growing up into yet another generation of heroes. Canonical "kids" like Lian Harper, Ceridian, Offspring, and even Nightstar (though she is an adult, and came from a dying universe into Nation) are present, as are OriginalCharacter additions like Allanah Dibny, Henry Jordan, Luum Simon Anders, and Sandra Grayson.
* HeroicBSOD: Happens twice in one day following Blackest Night to two members of the Bat-Clan after learning of those who died and didn't come back.
* HeroicSpirit: With all the superheroes, this trope is all over. The character Eidolon seems to run on nothing but this trope and sheer fanboyism.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Many of the younger heroes.
** Those who didn't jump at the call, like Green Shield and Merlynne are ResignedToTheCall
** Eidolon didn't just jump, he was ''begging'' for the call and leaping into danger before it even came.
* LampshadeHanging: Elements of genuine SilverAge [[WhatDoyouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs silliness]] or [[StopHavingFunGuys over the top]] DarkerAndEdgier material is mocked or shown as an undesirable outcome. Arguably, elements of their own canon (much of which is JLA Watchtower) are occasionally lampshaded as well.
* LittleMissBadass: Oh, Gods....Lian Harper is thirteen years old in this setting (and very much alive, thanks). She has been recieving training since at least eight years old at the hands of her father, stepmother (Donna Troy), a cadre of superpowered "aunties and uncles" from various superheroing teams, and has been receiving additional training on the sly from Lady Shiva. This is possibly the ''scariest'' thirteen year old in existence.
* LivejournalRoleplay - this is one of many role-playing games on LJ, though players are willing to colonize other spaces.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles - Varies. Some players only take one or two roles. The record-holder (one of the admins) has 13.
* MostFanficWritersAreGirls: Averted. About half the players/writers are male.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: An unfortunate side-effect of Fauna's abilities. The more she taxes her VoluntaryShapeshifting, the more feral she becomes. Push it hard enough and she goes into an UnstoppableRage where there is no human reasoning going on. Needless to say, this is one of the reasons the local GranolaGirl is still kinda spooked by her abilities (she will never call them ''powers'').
* {{Multiverse}} - completely dismisses "52" in favor of Hypertime. WordOfGod explanation is that Starfire's late husband, stranded between world after escaping death in his "own" timeline, literally "broke" the timeline when he chose to settle in Watchtowerverse/Nationverse. Hypertime is also involved in several plots, including the existence of Nightstar (retrieved from the imploded KingdomCome universe by Raven as an odd "apology"), and an ongoing feud between the founding Titans and Dark Angel. One of the Original Characters is powered by it, even.
* NakedFirstImpression: Gar "Changeling" Logan and Aurora "Fauna" Andersen. Hades had been forcing all the Titans to compete naked. Fauna hid in the audience and jumped in during the ending battle. Unlike Gar, her clothing doesn't keep up when she shapeshifts. The pair of them met in the middle of a zombie-filled battlefield without a stitch on them. Neither party ''minded'' the state of undress, either. They've been dating since.
* NearVillainVictory: Ra's al Ghul's Plague. Millions are dying, the rookie member of Clan Arrow has to give CPR to Superman. The father and son {{Green Arrow}}s have collapsed from exhaustion and the effects of the plague. Even the goddamn Batman is left mortally wounded. But when a last-minute solution is found by a dozen heroes, it roars back in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* OriginalCharacter: At least a dozen. Heroic, villains, and several in-between. Examples include a blind street kid who pickpockets a Green Lantern Ring, a crazy HyperTime elemental, a superhero fanboy with photographic memory taken in by Batman, and an Atlantean duke (and brother to Tula) who tried to usurp power from Tempest, sending Atlantis into civil war and ending with Tempest in exile.
* PowerBornOfMadness: The crazy but lovable Shift swings between this and [[TheEeyore the Eeyore]] depending on whether or not his pills have worn off yet. If he's on his pills, he's more of a [[CloudCuckooLander Cloud Cuckoo Lander]] hero, and if they've worn off, everything is trying to kill him (or at least that's what he says). Of course, he might just be [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity trying to comprehend every single probability at once with a brain that cannot handle the knowledge.]] So the powers cause insanity, and then the insanity fuels the powers...
* ThePowerOfActing: Hugo Anders. Justified as he ''was'' an alternate-universe version of HugoWeaving (long story). Armed only with this, a set of BrassBalls, and maybe a Desert Eagle, he willingly married into the Titans and acted as support staff until Blackfire got the drop on him.
* RefugeInAudacity: Travis Grey, a blind street kid turned GreenLantern runs on this Trope. In his first appearance, he ''steals'' Hal Jordan's wallet and ring, then uses the ring to start mopping up his hellish urban neighborhood. When Hal and Guy show up to get the ring back, the kid ''dares'' them to take it! (Hal's less than thrilled. Guy struggles not to fall over laughing.) Justified as he has a form of brain damage that makes him unable to process certain emotions (like fear) normally.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gar got an ''epic'' one in against a resurrected Terra. The Gar-mun at the time had just read ''Judas Contract'' and was itching to nail Terra to the wall. Terra proved herself TooDumbToLive by pushing ''all'' of Gar's {{BerserkButton}}s in the process. (Do not try to off Gar's current girlfriend, then follow up by making fun of the way DoomPatrol died).
-->''I ditched my lying, deceptive user of a power hungry lunatic, and found someone the complete opposite to share my life with! (''laughs'') And you were so pathetic, after getting out of your slavery in Hell with a sliver of honor, to fall right back to where you DIED. A worthless shell, used to bribe assassins with, among others no doubt, to con with, and scheme with. And now you tried to con yourself a life. With your ex no less. As a martyr to the Titans yourself, back from the dead honorably, when you really died crushing yourself by accident in the murderous rage you created from your insanity. You're pathetic Markov....See, that's your main trouble. You hate the truth Tara. You love lies. Lies are your best friend. You can shape lies. You can't shape truth. You can adjust lies by adding more lies. Adding a lie to a truth just makes it look worse. And you know what you'll end up dying with Tara? You and your lies. What a life that was. From nothing to something to nothing again. Hope you like this path, because on this planet, on the road you're on, you're pretty much screwed. Here lies Lying Manipulator. Died alone.''
* RetCon: Sometimes used to restore characters so that a player can add them to the game, and sometimes done with existing characters in order to adapt DC plotlines to Nation. Several of the players are very well versed in comics history, and research help is available. They've seen it done badly, so Nationverse ''internal'' history uses it seldomly.
* ShapeshifterShowdown : The [[http://dc-nation.livejournal.com/159575.html fight between Fauna and Menagerie (Gar Logan)]] in BlackestNight is ''ugly.''
* SharingABody : Tula and Garth were doing this (in his body) for a while. The Titans had recovered a EmptyShell clone of Tula (Aquagirl I), and one of Tempest's spells misfired (or WentHorriblyRight), causing her and Tempest to be...sharing quarters. It led to some tense moments as well as some PowerPerversionPotential (After all, Garth was divorced, Tula was willing, and the pair never stopped loving one another). Aphrodite thought the situation was cute, and intervened to put Tula into a body of her own so the two lovebirds could get it on properly.
* ShoutOut: Plenty to old comics. the character of Hugo provided a lot more to LordOftheRings and TheMatrix (Black Lantern Hugo is practically an undead Agent Smith). The plotline of "J" had several generous ones to {{Tron}}, including a "soundtrack" of {{Journey}} tunes.
* SilverAge and BronzeAge: several of the admins and players mine these eras in all of their cracktastic glory. There's also a great fondness for the Wolfman-Perez Titans run.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: trends more to the idealistic end, but still keeps things like Luthor getting elected president. Includes a strong CapeBusters movement. The game's tone is closer to BronzeAge than anything else. WhiteAndGreyMorality and BlackAndWhiteMorality are used, as many original villains like Duke Kostan and Pharras are [[WellIntentionedExtremist motivated (at least initially) by understandable, if not somewhat noble]], goals.
* SnarkKnight: Tara "Green Shield" Strong. She's faster with the snark than with a bow, and can't even manage to ''pray'' without sarcasm. Then again, if your three hero mentors were in a LoveTriangle, you'd probably be plenty snarky, too.
-->'''Green Shield''' (in her CharacterBlog): ''"Hi, Mom. Hi Dad. How's Cape May? Fine? Guess what? I just helped save the world up here. Yeah, all in a days work. Me? Noooo...not at Star U, Mom. I got something rare that was eating my nerves and muscles up - something terminal. No...Mom...Mom...MOM...I'm fine, really. I injected myself with a ton and a half of chemicals and I'm fine. No, I'm not on drugs but I can stop bullets with my abs. Interesting side effect of it all. No. Cyndi's right. I'm not with her. I've been staying with a lady who wears fishnets to work, [[GreenArrow a Buddhist, an AIDS patient, and a LIBERAL!]] Cool huh? Mom, you're NOT dying of a heart attack yet? Wait'll meet my boyfriend. No. He's not a med student. He's 17 and living at a bar with a redneck GreenLantern...but he has no fear, Ma, trust me. No, I haven't been to confession yet, but there's an angel up here on the satellite that says I don't need to...Did I mention the kung fu guy I'm going to be getting my med degree from who calls himself Mid-Night?"''
* SpinOff: DC Nation was originally comprised of players from the LiveJournal community JLA Watchtower, and from May of 2004 to April of 2008 (roughly) the continuity of both places is the same. Starting in January of 2008, there was an incident which caused a disruption to the com. Soon after, a modified mod team insisted on a "Crisis" style story incident that would reset the continuity. Rather then see that story through, some of the players (many of whom were plot-runners), chose to form DC Nation where the old continuity would continue.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: More than a few of the female superheroes and villains.
** This trope also applies to the first male Star Sapphire, Terry Berg. His default costume is just as skimpy and revealing as that of the female members of the Corps. He's since dubbed the Star Sapphires the 'Clothing Optional Corps' because of it.
* SuperHero: Obviously
* TakeThat: Unpopular elements of Modern Age and Dark Age DC used for target practice, or RetCon fodder.
** An ongoing game which fixes plot holes, allows characters to evolve and still keeps mostly true to the character's history while maintaining 7 years of consistent canon through several different authors could easily be taken in the face of DC's Reboot as one, epic level "take that."
* TeamChef: Several. Ma Hunkel is a retired heroine who does the cooking and cleaning at the JSA. Joan Garrick backs her up on big jobs. The Titans get Fauna, who catered two Titan weddings and would much rather be in a kitchen than suerheroing. Clan Arrow and the Outsiders have Green Shield, who got interested in chemestry watching her grandma cook.
* TeamMom : Sue Dibny is this for the superhero community. It helps when you're the JLA's political liason officer, used to take the Titans out for ice cream after report cards, and manage the betting odds at Warrior's Bar. Nationverse-Sue is someone even {{Batman}} isn't going to cross.
* AThreesomeIsHot : Hal Jordan walked in while Arisia and Zinda were... "fooling around". The ladies told him to quit staring and join in.
* TenchiSolution Played for comedy in {{DC Nation}}'s [[http://community.livejournal.com/dc_nation/tag/%22heaven+or+las+vegas%22 Heaven or Las Vegas]]. The Zamaraons attempt to figure out what makes the {{Green Lantern}}s of Earth tick and refine the process behind the Star Sapphire rings. To do this, they take the Earth-based lanterns, and put them in a theme-park version of Las Vegas. While most of the Lanterns wake up in the surreal "test environment" with the woman they're currently dating, Hal wakes up in bed with Carol Ferris, Arisia, "Cowgirl Jill," and [[{{Blackhawk}} Zinda "Lady Blackhawk" Blake]] -- ALL AT ONCE.
* TheWikiRule : Since the game's been going on for over five years, [[http://dcnation.wetpaint.com/sitemap?t=anon a Wiki]] was created to help [[WhatIsGoingOn potential new players and readers]] and prevent ContinuityLockout.
* WordOfDante: The folks at Nation love their comics, but got frustrated with the constant DarkerAndEdgier portrayals and storylines that left little room for humor or TrueCompanions-building. One of the admins explicitly states she wants the board to be a refuge for other, frustrated fans.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Sue Dibny, and usually only if she is ''really ticked off.''

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[[http://community.livejournal.com/DC_Nation/profile DC_Nation]] is a LiveJournal [[LivejournalRoleplay based collaborative roleplaying community]] set in the DCUniverse. Players apply for characters and come up with plots to act out. Nation ignores most of DC canon from Infinite Crisis onwards, allowing things like there being two Blue Beetles and keeping Superboy and Kid Flash alive. It can be considered one big ongoing {{Fanfic}}, written by dozens of people.

There is currently a sister community for Marvel characters in development and a handful of spin-off games.
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Examples of tropes Nationverse does differently from the DCU:

* AlternateContinuity: Nationverse is actually rather proud of the fact they've had a running canon since May 2004 without a Crisis or reboot. That willingness to stick to their canon was the reason Nationverse split from JLA Watchtower. Unlike many LiveJournal role-plays, Nation more or less sticks with a consistent storyline. Many of the same events that happen in "Standard" DC will happen in Nationverse...but in a different fashion - sometimes subtle, and sometimes wildly diverging. The Green Lantern arcs tend to pretty much follow the comics with few alterations. Titans story arcs are more notorious for their divergences.
** With the news of DC Comics' Reboot, the game's continuity is even more alternate. While not all players are hostile towards the reboot, most are more than a little steamed at the parent company about now. A common saying among players of the game is "Nation Canon is my Canon." This has been updated recently by some of the truly pissed off as "Nation is my ONLY canon."
* [[AmicablyDivorced Amicable Exes]] : Nightwing and Starfire are the definition of this Trope for this universe, realizing that while what they had when they were young was great, too much has happened to want to return to it. They're still very close, and trust each other completely. Other broken-up-but-still-friends heroes include Merlynne and Caleb, Wally West and Jesse Quick, and Cyborg and Flamebird.
* AscendedFanboy: Nationverse is full of them. The best examples are the Original Characters Shift (a teen from another Hypertime where the Nationverse heroes are just comic book characters) and Eidolon (for whom fanboyism is his main skill).
* BadassNormal: Many of the characters including most members of the Bat and Arrow families.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Several of the heroes are sweet, polite, gentle, and in some cases downright adorable. But press the wrong buttons and watch out. Notable among them are Superman, the third Blue Beetle, Ice, and Kidd Devil. He's yet to be pushed far enough yet, but it's generally agreed that Eidolon will be one to beware as well.
** Miss Martian and Shift, a very cute couple of normally sweet and happy teen heroes, were out on a date when Blackest Night hit. When Shift's zombie grandfather almost killed him, Miss Martian morphed into her giant, scary white martian form and tore the zombie to little pieces. When the zombie grandpa got better moments later, Shift snapped and stranded him in a dead alternate Hypertime after beating him up at superspeed. He thought to himself (in his normal fragmented manner), after the blur of his own movements, "Tastes terrible. Zombies taste like old Slim Jims. Makes sense. Need mouthwash after this." The nice one ''bit off a chunk of his undead grandfather''.
** Another one from Blackest Night: DCNation is the ShapeshifterShowdown. Aurora is usually as GranolaGirl as you can get while still being a costumed heroine. But when she faced the Black Lantern version of Gar? Well, she doesn't bother resisting [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the beast within.]] She breaks out the claws, teeth, and ''cobra venom'' [[spoiler: between the ring and his greater experience, Gar still manages to kill her anyway]].
* BiTheWay: Several characters. (And several of the ''players'')
* CallingTheOldManOut : Averted in a touching way after Connor Hawke discovered the papers proving Ollie knew about him.
* CapeBusters: [[http://dcnation.wetpaint.com/page/No+Gods%2C+No+Capes%2C+No+Masters No Gods, No Capes, No Masters]] are a political organization that wants to outright ban on superhero activity in {{DC Nation}}. Other activist organizations and civil libertarians are also shown in Nationverse to be uneasy about costumed vigilantes, and talk radio stations are usually VERY savagely critical of the "capes." At least one celebrity doctor has made a small fortune doing armchair psychoanalysis of active heroes & villains, making utterly no distinction between them. Lex Luthor and Marcia Long (yes, former wife of Terry) used their political career to make life more difficult for the metahuman community.
* CharacterBlog - some, but not all, of the players keep "auxiliary" material and commentary on their character blogs. The plot-essential stuff is still on the main board, but the character journals flesh out some aspects of the plot.
* CListFodder: Inverted. Many "C-list" characters in the standard DCU are major players here, including the Dibnys, the ComicBook/TeenTitans (who had to be split into ''three'' teams), and even the JSA. By contrast, it has been harder in Nationverse to assemble JusticeLeague plotlines.
* DidNotDoTheResearch : Mostly averted. Players tend to have collections to lend out, expertise to offer or are willing to learn it. When your core player base includes librarians and English teachers and they're willing to help you find answers there's not a lot of excuses for not Googling something.
* ForcefulKiss: During BlackestNight, Cyborg snapped Starfire out of UnstoppableRage brought on by a Red Lantern ring. Her reaction was to stop fighting, plant one of these on him, and fly back into battle. Then again, we ''are'' talking about Starfire...
* GranolaGirl: Fauna. She was raised an ActualPacifist on a hippie commune.
* HappilyMarried and BattleCouple: Several examples. The Dibnys aren't dead here (Sue was, but [[IGotBetter she recovered]] when Faust decided to get cute and resurrect her in a bid to trap the Spectre). Other married couples are Oracle and Nightwing, Troia and Arsenal, and Tempest and Tula (after Dolphin was revealed to be a construct). Subverted in that Starfire married an OC and is widowed - again.
** Yes, there are BabiesEverAfter -- and there's a spin-off game with several of the kids growing up into yet another generation of heroes. Canonical "kids" like Lian Harper, Ceridian, Offspring, and even Nightstar (though she is an adult, and came from a dying universe into Nation) are present, as are OriginalCharacter additions like Allanah Dibny, Henry Jordan, Luum Simon Anders, and Sandra Grayson.
* HeroicBSOD: Happens twice in one day following Blackest Night to two members of the Bat-Clan after learning of those who died and didn't come back.
* HeroicSpirit: With all the superheroes, this trope is all over. The character Eidolon seems to run on nothing but this trope and sheer fanboyism.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Many of the younger heroes.
** Those who didn't jump at the call, like Green Shield and Merlynne are ResignedToTheCall
** Eidolon didn't just jump, he was ''begging'' for the call and leaping into danger before it even came.
* LampshadeHanging: Elements of genuine SilverAge [[WhatDoyouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs silliness]] or [[StopHavingFunGuys over the top]] DarkerAndEdgier material is mocked or shown as an undesirable outcome. Arguably, elements of their own canon (much of which is JLA Watchtower) are occasionally lampshaded as well.
* LittleMissBadass: Oh, Gods....Lian Harper is thirteen years old in this setting (and very much alive, thanks). She has been recieving training since at least eight years old at the hands of her father, stepmother (Donna Troy), a cadre of superpowered "aunties and uncles" from various superheroing teams, and has been receiving additional training on the sly from Lady Shiva. This is possibly the ''scariest'' thirteen year old in existence.
* LivejournalRoleplay - this is one of many role-playing games on LJ, though players are willing to colonize other spaces.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles - Varies. Some players only take one or two roles. The record-holder (one of the admins) has 13.
* MostFanficWritersAreGirls: Averted. About half the players/writers are male.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: An unfortunate side-effect of Fauna's abilities. The more she taxes her VoluntaryShapeshifting, the more feral she becomes. Push it hard enough and she goes into an UnstoppableRage where there is no human reasoning going on. Needless to say, this is one of the reasons the local GranolaGirl is still kinda spooked by her abilities (she will never call them ''powers'').
* {{Multiverse}} - completely dismisses "52" in favor of Hypertime. WordOfGod explanation is that Starfire's late husband, stranded between world after escaping death in his "own" timeline, literally "broke" the timeline when he chose to settle in Watchtowerverse/Nationverse. Hypertime is also involved in several plots, including the existence of Nightstar (retrieved from the imploded KingdomCome universe by Raven as an odd "apology"), and an ongoing feud between the founding Titans and Dark Angel. One of the Original Characters is powered by it, even.
* NakedFirstImpression: Gar "Changeling" Logan and Aurora "Fauna" Andersen. Hades had been forcing all the Titans to compete naked. Fauna hid in the audience and jumped in during the ending battle. Unlike Gar, her clothing doesn't keep up when she shapeshifts. The pair of them met in the middle of a zombie-filled battlefield without a stitch on them. Neither party ''minded'' the state of undress, either. They've been dating since.
* NearVillainVictory: Ra's al Ghul's Plague. Millions are dying, the rookie member of Clan Arrow has to give CPR to Superman. The father and son {{Green Arrow}}s have collapsed from exhaustion and the effects of the plague. Even the goddamn Batman is left mortally wounded. But when a last-minute solution is found by a dozen heroes, it roars back in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* OriginalCharacter: At least a dozen. Heroic, villains, and several in-between. Examples include a blind street kid who pickpockets a Green Lantern Ring, a crazy HyperTime elemental, a superhero fanboy with photographic memory taken in by Batman, and an Atlantean duke (and brother to Tula) who tried to usurp power from Tempest, sending Atlantis into civil war and ending with Tempest in exile.
* PowerBornOfMadness: The crazy but lovable Shift swings between this and [[TheEeyore the Eeyore]] depending on whether or not his pills have worn off yet. If he's on his pills, he's more of a [[CloudCuckooLander Cloud Cuckoo Lander]] hero, and if they've worn off, everything is trying to kill him (or at least that's what he says). Of course, he might just be [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity trying to comprehend every single probability at once with a brain that cannot handle the knowledge.]] So the powers cause insanity, and then the insanity fuels the powers...
* ThePowerOfActing: Hugo Anders. Justified as he ''was'' an alternate-universe version of HugoWeaving (long story). Armed only with this, a set of BrassBalls, and maybe a Desert Eagle, he willingly married into the Titans and acted as support staff until Blackfire got the drop on him.
* RefugeInAudacity: Travis Grey, a blind street kid turned GreenLantern runs on this Trope. In his first appearance, he ''steals'' Hal Jordan's wallet and ring, then uses the ring to start mopping up his hellish urban neighborhood. When Hal and Guy show up to get the ring back, the kid ''dares'' them to take it! (Hal's less than thrilled. Guy struggles not to fall over laughing.) Justified as he has a form of brain damage that makes him unable to process certain emotions (like fear) normally.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gar got an ''epic'' one in against a resurrected Terra. The Gar-mun at the time had just read ''Judas Contract'' and was itching to nail Terra to the wall. Terra proved herself TooDumbToLive by pushing ''all'' of Gar's {{BerserkButton}}s in the process. (Do not try to off Gar's current girlfriend, then follow up by making fun of the way DoomPatrol died).
-->''I ditched my lying, deceptive user of a power hungry lunatic, and found someone the complete opposite to share my life with! (''laughs'') And you were so pathetic, after getting out of your slavery in Hell with a sliver of honor, to fall right back to where you DIED. A worthless shell, used to bribe assassins with, among others no doubt, to con with, and scheme with. And now you tried to con yourself a life. With your ex no less. As a martyr to the Titans yourself, back from the dead honorably, when you really died crushing yourself by accident in the murderous rage you created from your insanity. You're pathetic Markov....See, that's your main trouble. You hate the truth Tara. You love lies. Lies are your best friend. You can shape lies. You can't shape truth. You can adjust lies by adding more lies. Adding a lie to a truth just makes it look worse. And you know what you'll end up dying with Tara? You and your lies. What a life that was. From nothing to something to nothing again. Hope you like this path, because on this planet, on the road you're on, you're pretty much screwed. Here lies Lying Manipulator. Died alone.''
* RetCon: Sometimes used to restore characters so that a player can add them to the game, and sometimes done with existing characters in order to adapt DC plotlines to Nation. Several of the players are very well versed in comics history, and research help is available. They've seen it done badly, so Nationverse ''internal'' history uses it seldomly.
* ShapeshifterShowdown : The [[http://dc-nation.livejournal.com/159575.html fight between Fauna and Menagerie (Gar Logan)]] in BlackestNight is ''ugly.''
* SharingABody : Tula and Garth were doing this (in his body) for a while. The Titans had recovered a EmptyShell clone of Tula (Aquagirl I), and one of Tempest's spells misfired (or WentHorriblyRight), causing her and Tempest to be...sharing quarters. It led to some tense moments as well as some PowerPerversionPotential (After all, Garth was divorced, Tula was willing, and the pair never stopped loving one another). Aphrodite thought the situation was cute, and intervened to put Tula into a body of her own so the two lovebirds could get it on properly.
* ShoutOut: Plenty to old comics. the character of Hugo provided a lot more to LordOftheRings and TheMatrix (Black Lantern Hugo is practically an undead Agent Smith). The plotline of "J" had several generous ones to {{Tron}}, including a "soundtrack" of {{Journey}} tunes.
* SilverAge and BronzeAge: several of the admins and players mine these eras in all of their cracktastic glory. There's also a great fondness for the Wolfman-Perez Titans run.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: trends more to the idealistic end, but still keeps things like Luthor getting elected president. Includes a strong CapeBusters movement. The game's tone is closer to BronzeAge than anything else. WhiteAndGreyMorality and BlackAndWhiteMorality are used, as many original villains like Duke Kostan and Pharras are [[WellIntentionedExtremist motivated (at least initially) by understandable, if not somewhat noble]], goals.
* SnarkKnight: Tara "Green Shield" Strong. She's faster with the snark than with a bow, and can't even manage to ''pray'' without sarcasm. Then again, if your three hero mentors were in a LoveTriangle, you'd probably be plenty snarky, too.
-->'''Green Shield''' (in her CharacterBlog): ''"Hi, Mom. Hi Dad. How's Cape May? Fine? Guess what? I just helped save the world up here. Yeah, all in a days work. Me? Noooo...not at Star U, Mom. I got something rare that was eating my nerves and muscles up - something terminal. No...Mom...Mom...MOM...I'm fine, really. I injected myself with a ton and a half of chemicals and I'm fine. No, I'm not on drugs but I can stop bullets with my abs. Interesting side effect of it all. No. Cyndi's right. I'm not with her. I've been staying with a lady who wears fishnets to work, [[GreenArrow a Buddhist, an AIDS patient, and a LIBERAL!]] Cool huh? Mom, you're NOT dying of a heart attack yet? Wait'll meet my boyfriend. No. He's not a med student. He's 17 and living at a bar with a redneck GreenLantern...but he has no fear, Ma, trust me. No, I haven't been to confession yet, but there's an angel up here on the satellite that says I don't need to...Did I mention the kung fu guy I'm going to be getting my med degree from who calls himself Mid-Night?"''
* SpinOff: DC Nation was originally comprised of players from the LiveJournal community JLA Watchtower, and from May of 2004 to April of 2008 (roughly) the continuity of both places is the same. Starting in January of 2008, there was an incident which caused a disruption to the com. Soon after, a modified mod team insisted on a "Crisis" style story incident that would reset the continuity. Rather then see that story through, some of the players (many of whom were plot-runners), chose to form DC Nation where the old continuity would continue.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: More than a few of the female superheroes and villains.
** This trope also applies to the first male Star Sapphire, Terry Berg. His default costume is just as skimpy and revealing as that of the female members of the Corps. He's since dubbed the Star Sapphires the 'Clothing Optional Corps' because of it.
* SuperHero: Obviously
* TakeThat: Unpopular elements of Modern Age and Dark Age DC used for target practice, or RetCon fodder.
** An ongoing game which fixes plot holes, allows characters to evolve and still keeps mostly true to the character's history while maintaining 7 years of consistent canon through several different authors could easily be taken in the face of DC's Reboot as one, epic level "take that."
* TeamChef: Several. Ma Hunkel is a retired heroine who does the cooking and cleaning at the JSA. Joan Garrick backs her up on big jobs. The Titans get Fauna, who catered two Titan weddings and would much rather be in a kitchen than suerheroing. Clan Arrow and the Outsiders have Green Shield, who got interested in chemestry watching her grandma cook.
* TeamMom : Sue Dibny is this for the superhero community. It helps when you're the JLA's political liason officer, used to take the Titans out for ice cream after report cards, and manage the betting odds at Warrior's Bar. Nationverse-Sue is someone even {{Batman}} isn't going to cross.
* AThreesomeIsHot : Hal Jordan walked in while Arisia and Zinda were... "fooling around". The ladies told him to quit staring and join in.
* TenchiSolution Played for comedy in {{DC Nation}}'s [[http://community.livejournal.com/dc_nation/tag/%22heaven+or+las+vegas%22 Heaven or Las Vegas]]. The Zamaraons attempt to figure out what makes the {{Green Lantern}}s of Earth tick and refine the process behind the Star Sapphire rings. To do this, they take the Earth-based lanterns, and put them in a theme-park version of Las Vegas. While most of the Lanterns wake up in the surreal "test environment" with the woman they're currently dating, Hal wakes up in bed with Carol Ferris, Arisia, "Cowgirl Jill," and [[{{Blackhawk}} Zinda "Lady Blackhawk" Blake]] -- ALL AT ONCE.
* TheWikiRule : Since the game's been going on for over five years, [[http://dcnation.wetpaint.com/sitemap?t=anon a Wiki]] was created to help [[WhatIsGoingOn potential new players and readers]] and prevent ContinuityLockout.
* WordOfDante: The folks at Nation love their comics, but got frustrated with the constant DarkerAndEdgier portrayals and storylines that left little room for humor or TrueCompanions-building. One of the admins explicitly states she wants the board to be a refuge for other, frustrated fans.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Sue Dibny, and usually only if she is ''really ticked off.''
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3rd Dec '11 12:06:22 PM Nocturna
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* AThreesomeIsHot : Hal Jordan walked in while Arisia and Zinda were...[[IfYouKnowWhatIMean "fooling around"]]. The ladies told him to quit staring and join in.

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* AThreesomeIsHot : Hal Jordan walked in while Arisia and Zinda were...[[IfYouKnowWhatIMean "fooling around"]].around". The ladies told him to quit staring and join in.
3rd Dec '11 11:55:15 AM Firebert
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* WordOfDante: The folks at Nation love their comics, but got frustrated with the constant DarkerAndEdgier portrayals and storylines that left little room for humor or {{Nakama}}-building. One of the admins explicitly states she wants the board to be a refuge for other, frustrated fans.

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* WordOfDante: The folks at Nation love their comics, but got frustrated with the constant DarkerAndEdgier portrayals and storylines that left little room for humor or {{Nakama}}-building.TrueCompanions-building. One of the admins explicitly states she wants the board to be a refuge for other, frustrated fans.



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* ThePowerOfActing: Hugo Anders. Justified as he ''was'' an alternate-universe version of HugoWeaving (long story). Armed only with this, a set of BrassBalls, and maybe a Desert Eagle, he willingly married into the Titans and acted as support staff until Blackfire got the drop on him.
1st Sep '11 12:39:27 AM Allronix
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* ForcefulKiss: During BlackestNight, Cyborg snapped Starfire out of UnstoppableRage brought on by a Red Lantern ring. Her reaction was to stop fighting, plant one of these on him, and fly back into battle. Then again, we ''are'' talking about Starfire...
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* SharingABody : Tula and Garth were doing this (in his body) for a while.

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* SharingABody : Tula and Garth were doing this (in his body) for a while. The Titans had recovered a EmptyShell clone of Tula (Aquagirl I), and one of Tempest's spells misfired (or WentHorriblyRight), causing her and Tempest to be...sharing quarters. It led to some tense moments as well as some PowerPerversionPotential (After all, Garth was divorced, Tula was willing, and the pair never stopped loving one another). Aphrodite thought the situation was cute, and intervened to put Tula into a body of her own so the two lovebirds could get it on properly.
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