Welcome Welcome students, to the Castle of Grave Academy, just your regular AllGhoulsSchool in Transilvannya, but with a few twists; Grave Academy is a Brazilian, Forum-Based RPG, that started on September 2011, in this verse, Monsters walk among us humans, but they do so when they're not, you know, [[IAmAHumanitarian ''Hunting'']], being punished by their law if they don't do so.

But that's where Grave Academy comes in, to teach young monsters how to fit in this Human-dominated world, and there they can learn various subjects, like: Venoms and Antidotes, Camouflage, Defense, Wield of Weapons, and even Magic; The school is directed By the Headmaster, Jack Jerripher, a Eccentric Dullahan, and his Right-Hand Woman, Sophie Merryweather, a bossy Harpy.

A Canonic Fanfic was released on the forum itself in October 31th, specially because of Halloween, and it covers the stories of the recently-dead-turned-ghost Luke Truesdale, as he is welcomed to the World of Monsters by Jack Jerripher, and is invited to the school, where he befriends and interacts with various other classmates, like the snarky Witch, Blair Liddel , the vegetarian Kelpie, Gary Crawford, the competitive Werewolf, Brenda Thompson, and the {{Keet}} Wendigo, Kain Winchester, as they encounter various hardships through their school life, and their clashes with the Monster's sworn enemies, the renegade Hunters, along with other foes. Oh, who are we kidding there? [[spoiler: {{Deconstruction}}, {{GutPunch}}, {{TearJerker}}]]

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!!Tropes Describing Grave Academy Include:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The upcoming Grave Sewer Area, is this on steroids, since it contains raised walkways, tunnels and even a ''Shop''.
* ActionGirl: Sophie, though most female characters are implied to be this, but the series hasn't shown a fight with them yet.
** Brenda, Blair, Carmela and Juliet confirmed as of chapter 8.
** Let's just say that women are not the fragile sex in here...
* AffablyEvil: Most monsters qualify.
* AFormYourComfortableWith: Monsters assume a Human form so that they don't get exposed to humans.
* TheAgeless: But they also have an [[HealingFactor accelerated healing]].
* AlphaBitch: Juliet.
* AllGhoulsSchool: No, ''Duh''
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Feral Monsters, and most Hunters.
** Not most, just most until now, but we are told that they are mostly good.
** Actually [[spoiler: NONE of the Hunters seen until now were evil! Except {{Mook}}s]]
* {{Badass}}: Lots of Characters, but more prominently, Jack, Sophie, Margareth and Samantha.
* BattleAura: Powerful Monsters when they get serious.
* BallroomBlitz: Played With, it looks like Jack and the crew are gonna do this, but they are gonna join the fireworks party instead.
* BersekButton: Bad-parenting to Kain, and parental abandonement to Ran Mao.
** Harming a student in front of Jack.
** Call Margareth a little girl. I.DARE.YOU.
** Remind Jack and Sophie of how [[spoiler: They couldn't protect Teresa]]
* BigDamnHeroes: The J-Trinity and Carmela saving Luke e Co. from Beast!Brenda
* BigGood: Jeliel for the Monsters, and Igor for the Hunters.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: the Fanfic is gonna do this.
** It does, ''A LOT''
* BuildingOfAdventure: The Castle.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Most of the Council of Swords count.
* CallingYourAttacks: They don't actually call them, but their names appear in a stylized way.
* CircusOfFear: the Pierrot Machité area.
** [[spoiler: Also, a big part of the sequel]]
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Chapter 8 of the first one and Chapter 19 of the sequel
* CloudCuckooLander: Werewolves with ttheir moon nearby, and Jack Jerripher, ''BIG time''.
* CoolOldGuy: Yuji, the Jellyfish Youkai.
* CreepyChild: Margareth Rabbit, the torture teacher, takes the form of a nine year old girl.
** Also Helena Minovich of the Council.
* {{CrowningMomentOfFunny}}
** ''''He then felt the acidic smell of a room full of teenage boys by the morning'''' funny because it's true.
** ''''He Thinks he has a Chance with her!''''
** Luke and Blair's exchange about the latter's hair at the Fireworks party.
* CuteWitch: Blair.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Most of the cast, living in a world where your species is dominated by others isn't pleasant.]]
* DemBones: Skeletons of course.
* DissonantSerenity: The Torture Teacher is a... Wererabbit?
* EccentricMentor: Most Teachers, and the Headmaster, in spades.
* ElementalPowers:
** PlayingWithFire
** BlowYouAway
** MakingASplash
** DishingOutDirt
** AnIcePerson
** ShockAndAwe
** HolyHandGrenade
** CastingAShadow
** GreenThumb
** PoisonousPerson
** ExtraOreDinary: The Crystal Alignement, kind of.
* EvilPlan: The Six Renegade Hunters (current villains in the Fanfic) are setting up a nice evil plan...
* MrFanservice: Gary,and Jack too.
* FauxActionGirl: Margareth hasn't participated in any action, but she certainly has the attitude.
** [[spoiler: later subverted.]]
* {{Five-ManBand}}
** TheHero: Luke/Ghost
** TheLancer: Gary/Kelpie
** TheSmartGuy: Brenda/Werewolf
** TheBigGuy: Kain/Wendigo
** TheChick: Blair/Witch
* GeniusLoci: The Castle seems to have a mind of it's own.
* GiantSpider: The Arachne Species.
* GuileHero: Jack, sometimes.
* GratuitousEnglish: Since this is a Brazilian Portuguese forums, most magic, although Sophie's are GratuitousGreek.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Jack's magic spelll, ''Chariot''.
** Most of his spells have something to do with that.
* HandsomeLech: Kain.
* HeadlessHorseman: The Dullahan Species, most prominently, the Headmaster.
* HealingFactor: All Monsters have this.
* HellishPupils: Show up every now and then.
* HeroicSacrifice: Kain in the end of chapter 8.
* HornyDevils: The Succubi and Incubi.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Many monsters have this as backstory because they're not always evil.
* {{Kappa}}
* {{Kitsune}}
* KindheartedCatLover: Daphne, in human form, although she IS a cat (Nekomata) in her real form.
* KrakenAndLeviathan.
* LadyOfWar: Sophie, elegant, quick, and powerful.
* LawfulStupid: Mooks of the Council of Swords seem to be this.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall
* LovableAlphaBitch: Juliet.
* {{Lunacy}}: What's like for werewolves when the full moon is near
* MadBomber: Blair's ''Pumpkin Bomb'' and ''Pumpkin Grenade''.
* MeaningfulName: To name a few, Jack Jerripher (Jack the Ripper and the Reaper), Samantha ''Kind''ersley and Sophie Merryweather (guess one of her powers).
** Margareth ''Rabbit'' takes the prize.
* MistakenForGay: Luke and Gary at the Fireworks Party.
* MoodWhiplash: DEAR LORD CHAPTER 8! Starts with a lot of humour regarding Brenda, Luke, Margareth, Samantha and Kain, and ends with a rampaging Brenda cornering the group, whose members are already in a bloody mess themselves, and them she ALMOST KILLS [[spoiler: KAIN!]] luckily, the J's and Carmela arrived, but the chapter ends with the cliffhanger... and will only come back on 12/02!
* NatureSpirit: Nymphs, like Samantha, and Ents.
* NoodleIncident: Whatever it was that made Grigori hate Jack.
** What happened to the Movie Room and the fourth floor's Bathroom.
* OocIsSeriousBusiness: When Jack stops having fun, it's Over.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* OurElvesAreBetter
* OurGeniesAreDifferent: The Djinn Species.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Normally have Mismatched Eyes, but they turn into a blood-red color when hungry.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Winged Species in general.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: ''Juliet'': You Called? on the end of chapter 8.
* PsychicPowers
* RealityWarper: Jack is hinted to be this.
* Really700YearsOld: Most of the monsters, really.
* RedBaron: Members of the Council of Swords to a mythical sword.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: One of the Vampire's traits in this series is that their eyes turn Red when they get hungry.
* RedHerring: Current arc is setting up Carmela to be one of the hunters, but it doesn't seem that likely.
* RuleOfCool: Basis of the Series.
* ScrewTheRulesI'mBeautiful: Juliet.
* ShoutOut: Blair's name to the BlairWitchProject, and her last name, Liddel, to Literature/AliceInWonderland.
** Maybe Kain ''Winchester'' to Series/{{Supernatural}}.
** The Council Of Swords, having 10 members, with sword-motifs, are kinda like the ''Espada'' in Manga/{{Bleach}}, only good.
** ''Carmela'' ''Sherridan'''s name AND last name, and being a Vampire, to Sherridan LeFanu, the writer of Literature/{{Carmilla}}.
* SummonMagic: Experienced Monsters and Wizards can do this via Pentagrams, summoning Feral Monsters.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Brenda's Beast Mode.
* {{Telepathy}}: Most Experienced Monsters are able to do this.
* {{Tengu}}: The Combat Teacher, Aaron B. Vengeance.
* TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires: Averted, since it's a Brazilian Forum.
* TheChessmaster: The leader of the Renegade Hunters is played up like this.
* TheWorfEffect: Kain's battle with Beast!Brenda.
* TownWithADarkSecret: The True Cross Village.
* TricksterMentor: ALL teachers, to varying degrees.
* {{Tsundere}}: Sophie, ''Big Time''.
** Carmela and Juliet too.
* {{Uberwald}}: Where the series takes place.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Jack and Sophie.
* WideOpenSandbox: With over 70 species of monsters to choose!
* WizardsAndWitches
* WreathedInFlames: Salamanders and Dragons more prominently, but some Fire-Alignement Techiniques do this.
* WolfMan: One of the Species.
* {{Youkai}}: Various.
* ZombieApocalypse: One was seemingly attempted in the Canonic Story, but was apparently cut short when the zombie-virus vaccine became too expensive, and the Council had to wipe out the human's memories of this, they apparently call that the world war II now...

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!!Tropes applying to specific Characters:

''Luke Truesdale:''

The Main protagonist, he dies by being hit by a truck in the first chapter and thus becomes a Ghost and is dragged into the world of the monsters as he enrolls the Grave Academy, he's in the Brinterruves Republic.


* BrownEyes
* DarkAndTroubledPast: a staple of the series.
* ElementalPowers: So far: GreenThumb,MakingASplash and BlowYouAway.
* FirstEpisodeRessurection: As a ghost
* FriendlessBackground
* HomingProjectile: His ''Phantom Disk'' technique.
* {{Invisibility}}: Learning.
* IronWoobie: Seeing as he lost his dad when he was young, died, left his mother and brother without saying goodbye to them, he does not complain much, but recently revealed chapter information has revealed that he's going to get to deal with the {{Angst}}.
* [[spoiler: LivingMacguffin]]
* NaiveNewcomer: Understandable, as he's new to the monster world.
* NiceGuy
* OnlySaneMan: Due to being oblivious to the workings of the monster world.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: They have to learn to control invisibility and intangibility.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Kain once insisted that he should use his invisibility to spy on girls.
* RocketPunch: Kinda, his ''Ectoplasm Hook'' technique.
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive
* TheHero

''Brenda Thompson''

A Female Werewolf, she's a smart and soft-spoken girl, but can sometimes be kind of a DeadpanSnarker, was the first to befriend Luke, and also has a close bond with Gary and Blair, but she disapproves of Kain's lecherousness. She's in the Deprecius Republic. [[spoiler: Hinting at her true nature as a StepfordSmiler]]


* BadassBookworm
* ButNotTooBlack
* [[spoiler: CurbstompBattle: versus Luke, Kain, Blair, Gary, Juliet, Jonah, James and Carmela, she's not in the receiving end...]]
* CuteMonsterGirl.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* ElementalPowers: CastingAShadow, BlowYouAway and DishingOutDirt, so far.
* FriendlessBackground
* GrayEyes
* GunsAkimbo
* [[spoiler: LivingMcGuffin]]
* Meganekko: Like Blair, she doesn't always wear them.
* Orphan'sPlotTrinket: Implied, she has a locket with a family photo inside, and is hinted to be an orphan.
* ParentalAbandonement: Or DeadParentsAreTheBest, we don't know yet.
** [[spoiler: Actually... It's SelfMadeOrphan... But it was for self-defense]]
* StepfordSmiler
* [[spoiler: SuperpoweredEvilSide: as related to the original werewolf, she can shift into a stronger mode, called Feral Mode, but [[ThePlan she was tricked into activating it]] on chapter 8]]
* TheSmartGuy
* WolfMan: Girl actually.

''Kain Winchester''

A [[spoiler: Half-]]Wendigo, he is the comedic relief of the group, thinks highly of his looks, although not many people agree with him, he's constantly being lecherous, but he's really someone you can count on. He's in the Lucemis Republic. [[spoiler: His father Freaked out when he discovered that his wife and child were monsters, he killed Kain's mother in his front, by the boy's soon-to-be Stepmother.]]

* CarpetOfVirility: is overly hairy for a 16 year old, a side effect of being a Wendigo, but most caharacters don't like it...
* CasanovaWannabe
* CrouchingMoron,HiddenBadass
* CrowningMomentOfFunny
* ElementalPowers: GreenThumb and HolyHandGrenade for now.
* HappilyAdopted
* HandsomeLech: as a Running Gag.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempted during chapter 8
** UnexplainedRecovery
* HollywoodDateless: he's physically based on Landon Liboiron, so it's surprising that's he never gets a date.
** Justified, as he's constantly being lecherous.
* [[spoiler: LivingMcGuffin]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Beast!Brenda breaks his arm with a punch in chapter 8, he barely winks.
* SupremeChef
* TheBigGuy
* TheNoseKnows
* {{Wendigo}}: Though they're more like Werebears in the Grave Academy 'Verse.
* ZergRush: his ''Heaven's Claw'' move.

''Gary Crawford''

A quiet and smart Kelpie, born and raised on the Kelpie Tribe, somewhere on Italy, he's quick to make friends, and is the target of many a girl's attentions for his looks, although he himself undermines this, at the Third Chapter, before meeting and befriending Luke, he was trapped with Bay Stones and made irascible, picking a fight with the Ghost at the Dining Hall, but once he got rid of the stones, he returned to his kindhearted nature.

* AwesomeMcCoolName
* BigBrotherInstinct
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Subverted, he's the only one, barr maybe Luke, who had a normal life.
* ElementalPowers: MakingASplash, ShockAndAwe and BlowYouAway.
* MrFanservice: In-Universe.
* GeniusSweetTooth: Shows even MORE when he eats sweets.
* {{Kelpie}}
* [[spoiler: LivingMcGuffin]]
* MasterOfIllusion: still learing the ropes.
* TallDarkAndHandsome.
* TheBully: Averted as he was only that because he was affected by the Bay Stones.
* TheClan: The Kelpie Tribe.
* TheLancer
* TheStoic: though less so then most.
* VegetarianCarnivore: By his own choice.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Bay Stones make Kelpies lose it.

''Blair Liddel''

A young Witch prodigy, she is highly praised for her magic, but she hates all the attention, and although she looks like a poster ''popular kid'', she has many nerdy and derpy hobbies, like LARPing, liking to study, designing clothes, etc... She's i the Sapiensorens Republic, like Gary. [[spoiler: she's also the KnightOfCerebus for the first volume, as she was revealed to have been working for the villain all along. However, it's noteworthy that she was coerced into doing so, as her entire clan was wiped out by her sister, Blair(her real name is Alice, and since that day, she took her sister's name), who was ALSO under the villain influence, throughout her stay at the castle, she became real friends with everyone, and decided that she wasn't worth it, luckily, she was snapped out of it by Luke in their fight]]


* AwesomeMcCoolName
* BadassBookworm
* [[spoiler: BecomingTheMask]]
* CuteWitch: or HotWitch, as she's 17.
* ElementalPowers: PlayingWithFire, MakingASplash, DishingOutDirt, BlowYouAway, GreenThumb, ShockAndAwe, GreenThumb, HolyHandGrenade, CastingAShadow, and even the exclusive AnIcePerson.
* GreenThumb: Most of her personal spells have a pumpkin theme.
* [[spoiler: KnightOfCerebus]]
* [[spoiler: LivingMcGuffin]]
* [[spoiler: LastOfHisKind]]
* [[spoiler: PowerGivesYouWings: ''Pumpkin Peacock'']]
* Meido: Uses a similar style for the FireworksParty.
* Meganekko: Not always wears 'em though.
* MundaneUtility: Can use Magic to change her hair/clothes, and make 'Raindrops miss her and her group''
* MsFanservice: has the most curvaceous body and wears sexy outfits quite often.
* ShoutOut: Both her first name, to TheBlairWitchProject, and her surname, to Literature/AliceInWonderland.
** [[spoiler: And then we discover that her real name is Alice.]]
* TheClan: her Clan, the Liddels, are known for producing great wizards and witches.
* TheMario: Is all-rounded and is capable of using all elements, save for the elusive crystal alignement.
* [[spoiler: TheMole: as of chapter 17, she was revealed to have been working for the bad guys...]]
** She's back now, as she was only led to being one.
* {{Tsundere}}: more Dere-Dere.

''Jack Jerripher''

The Headmaster, if he can be called that, seeing as he's a HeadlessHorseman, Jack is a bit on the loony side most of the time, but can be wise as a sage if the need arises. He's the Third member in the Council of Swords, and so, he's recognized as the third strongest monster alive. [[spoiler: Lost his sister, Teresa, after a fight with an ancient demon]]

* AFatherToHisMen
* BersekButton: Shared with all teachers, harming his students.
* BreakTheCutie: As seen in the two spoilers below.
** [[spoiler: Being forced to MercyKill Robin]]
* CoolHorse: his Familiar, Cervantes.
* CreepyCoolCrosses
* ElementalPowers: Claims to be an allrounder, so, JackOfAllStats.
* EstrogenBrigadeBait
* ExcentricMentor: In Spades.
* {{Familiar}}: His Zombie Horse, Cervantes.
* [[spoiler: FreakOut: After discovering that his sister was the mastermind, and that he essentially became a WindmillCrusader]]
** [[spoiler: Descends further into madness after his MercyKill on Robin]]
* GreenEyes
* {{Hammerspace}}: Lots of his magic powers seem to have something to do with this, either that or transportation.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: The only reason he's alive is his sister's]]
* [[spoiler: MercyKill: On Robin]]
* PunnyName: To Jack the Ripper.
* RainbowMotif: Within the Council of Swords, he's Deep Blue.
* Really700YearsOld: At least 300, but looks 27.
* RedBaron: As a member of the Council, his is: ''Interpreter of the Imagination''
* RockThemeNaming: All of the members of the council are likened to a Gemstone, his is a Deep-Blue Sapphire.
* ShipTease: Buckloads with Sophie, Robin and Samantha, but mostly with Robin, [[spoiler: See BreakTheCutie and MercyKill]].
* ShoutOut: His Horse's name to the writer of Dom Quixote. [[spoiler: Turns out it was {{Foreshadowing}}...]]
* [[spoiler: StepfordSmiler]]
* TarotMotifs: His Spells.
* TheChessmaster
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Sophie.
* [[spoiler: WindmillCrusader: He's set on revenge on the demon who killed his sister... Only to find it WAS his sister, see BreakTheCutie]]

''Sophie Merryweather''

A bossy Harpy who's the right-hand woman of Jack, she excels in Camouflage, being noted as one of the top practicioners of the art, she's been Jack's freind for a long time, and thus, knows exactly how to deal with his loooniness, she was part of the official Camouflage comitee, and wanted to change its more stern rules, and altought she couldn't in the end, she learned that you just have to live with some things that we can't change. As the Eight member of the Council of Sowrds, she's regarded as the eight strongest monster alive.

* AcrophobicBird: But later got over it.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookworm
* BloodBrothers: With Samantha.
* ChildProdigy
* CoolSword: Abalone, her diamond and laurel-patterned longsword.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathGlare
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Part of her Backstory.
* ElementalPowers: Her field of specialization, her strong Water/Wind/Thunder magics granted her the moniker: ''Unyelding Storm''
* [[spoiler: FreakOut: With Teresa's death]]
* GratuitousGreek: her spells usually have something involving Greek Gods.
* [[spoiler: HiddenDepths: She admits that she has no idea of how she managed to get friends, as she seems so cold all the time, and says that she was desperate for some.]]
* MasterOfDisguise
* MentorOccupationalhazard: Her Aunt taught her all she knows about camouflage.
* OnlySaneMan: Of the teachers.
* RainbowMotif: Within the Council of Swords, she's White.
* RedBaron: As a member of the Council, hers is: ''Divine Lightning'', but she also has: ''Unyelding Storm''.
* RockThemeNaming: All of the members of the council are likened to a Gemstone, hers is a Pure-White Diamond.
* [[spoiler: StepfordSmiler]]
* SupremeChef: Revealed in an Omake.
* {{Tsundere}}: More Tsun-Tsun.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Jack.
* VolleyingInsults: Guess with who?