The Advance Wars Roleplay is a [[PlayByPostGames forum-based roleplay game]] based on the NintendoWars series but set in an AlternateUniverse.

In this universe, the various continents of Wars World divided and each country operates anomously. Each CO has powers which they use to gain an advantage in battle. There is a wide array of characters with various abilities, which often reflect the personalities of the character.

In the Advance Wars Roleplay, there are four main powers set across the continent of Cosmo Land. They are:
* ''[[{{Eagleland}} Orange Star]]'': The American-style faction and perpetual rivals to Green Earth. They are currently led by [[DishingOutDirt Dune]]. Former commanders include [[CoolOldGuy Warfield]], [[{{Pirate}} Dart]], [[AcePilot Zephyr]] and [[EnsignNewbie Maria]].
* ''[[GloriousMotherRussia Blue Moon]]'': Based on Russia, Blue Moon are the most isolationist faction. They are currently led by [[NoIndoorVoice Sigrid]], formely by [[AnIcePerson Boreas]], [[HandicappedBadass Eva]] and the Board of Commanders, and [[BrokenBird Procella]].
* ''[[UnitedEurope Green Earth]]'': The European faction, taking on [[NorseByNorsewest aspects of ancient Scandinavia]]. They are allied with Yellow Comet but rivals with Orange Star. Their current leader is [[EnsignNewbie Sheppard]], with [[HornyVikings Thor]] and [[BadPowersBadPeople Viola]] being the former Green Earth leaders thus far.
* ''[[ImperialJapan Yellow Comet]]'': The Japanese faction and main allies to Green Earth. They are the only country to have one leader since the start of the game, Emperor [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Ken]].

The game itself can be found [[http://forums.warscentral.com/index.php?showforum=27 here]], with an official wiki [[http://awrpedia.warscentral.com/index.php?title=Main_Page here]]. For a more detailed description see [[http://awrpedia.warscentral.com/index.php?title=AWRP here]].

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!!This roleplay provides examples of:

* ACommanderIsYou - Like NintendoWars itself, this is more to do with actual [=COs=] (Commanding Officers) than to do with factions. There's still a hint of this with the actual factions, though.
* AcePilot - Suzi is one for Helicopters, but previously Zephyr, Kestrel and Joseph were in general. Newer [[AcePilot Ace Pilots]] include Matt for planes and Kaitlyn and Kierra in general.
* AirborneAircraftCarrier - The ''Defiant''.
* AlternateUniverse - First, the RP itself is set in an alternate universe to the NintendoWars canon. Then there's a ''second'' parallel world, where Black Hole are from. It's also implied there's countless more parallel worlds. Yay quantum theory?
** ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: Orange Star finally have them!
* AmbiguouslyGay: Ryouta
* AntiAir - As well as the Anti-Air vehicles, the surface-to-air Missiles, the anti-sub/air Cruiser, some factions have additional counter-air weaponary including:
** The Orange Star/Yellow Comet Frigate, a ship with a surface-to-air missile launcher
** The Green Earth Hoverflak, a hovercraft armed with an anti-air vulcan, similar to the one on the Anti-Air tank.
** The Yellow Comet [[ShoutOut Masako]] [[VideoGame/SaintsRow1 Troopers]], armed with [[MoreDakka miniguns]], which make them one of the most cost-effective ways of dealing with enemy helicopters. They also fair well against Interceptors.
** Orange Star's "Md. Tank of air defence", the Skysweeper.
* AnyoneCanDie - Maria, Don, Zephyr (but he got better until he didn't again), Lorin, Omega, Petr, Haynes, D, loads of SMART [=COs=], Sunspot, a ridiculous number of soldiers...
* ArmorPiercingAttack - Yellow Comet's Bombers, Fuzei and indirect-combat units have this to a limited degree, as Yellow Comet's "Ballistic Precision" technology allows their attacks to ignore enemy [[GeoEffects terrain defense]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking - All the [=COs=], but especially Dart, Procella, Thor and Ken.
* BigBad - Vogel in the [=SMART=] event, Nicole in the [=AB04=] storyline. For other events, it's not entirely clear.
* BiggerBad - Vogel
* BroughtDownToNormal - The main universe [=COs=] during the Black Hole event. It's implied that it wasn't just the Cosmo Land [=COs=], but also the Omega Land ones and possibly even the Macro Land ones.
* BunnyEarsLawyer - Quite a few characters:
** Maria and her penchant for stuffed toys.
** Dart is a minor case as of late, but has been known for taking his {{Pirate}} act quite far.
** Merlin. Where do we start?
** Rakshata's furniture fascination qualifies her as one.
** Thor, like Dart, is a bit of a minor case. Although he doesn't act like a [[HornyVikings viking berzerker]] as much as he did, he's known to lapse into such moments occasionally.
** Hanako certainly acts as would be expected from a military commander and scientist, but dresses pretty lightly in all-natural materials when possible and [[DoesNotLikeShoes always goes barefoot]].
** Ryouta, a former VisualKei singer who still dresses the part. All the time.
** Suzi gave this impression to Christine thanks to her penchant for pigtails.
* ConversationalTroping / DiscussedTrope / LampshadeHanging: Hanako has talked about tropes including PersonalityBloodTypes, ThemeNaming (particularly FlowerMotifs) and ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld. Procella also recognised a potential EnemyMine situation in regards to Green Earth.
* CoolBoat - Everyone has at least one.
** Orange Star has the Tactical Submarine (also known as [[FanNickname "Tacky Sub"]]), which can submerge itself to sneak into a powerful position, rise and then wreak havoc on opposing ground and naval forces.
** Blue Moon has the Veles Stealth Cruiser.
** Green Earth has the Peccatore Battleship ([[FanNickname sometimes]] called the [[FreudWasRight "Pecca"]]), a stronger version of the Battleship which can also target air units.
** Yellow Comet has the Dreadnaught (or [[FanNickname "Dreadie"]] or variations thereof), which packs even more power than the Peccatore, but can't fire on air units. It can absolutely ruin enemy Submarines, however.
** [=SMART=] also got in on this, with their Frigate, a design that was stolen by Orange Star and passed onto Yellow Comet. See AntiAir.
** [=AB04=] is certainly this for whoever owns it. It's a giant submarine used for developing bioweapons which is overseen by some unknown entity with a robot voice.
* DiscOneFinalBoss - Reagan. Everyone was led to believe she was behind the SMART invasion, when she was actually a subordinate to an even higher ranking man: Vogel. She was something of the actual final boss of SMART, tagging with Vogel in their final stand.
* {{Doppelganger}} - Black Hole World:
** Eastwood for Farkas
** Ironside for Lorin
** Odin for Zephyr
** Stonewall for Greg
** Molotov for Plamya
** Eris for Maria
** Empress for Emi
** Viola and Rosa for... Viola and Rosa
*** Viola and Rosabella for each other while we're at it, seeing as they're identical twins.
** Alternate versions of Procella, Petr, Ken and Thor have also been mentioned but not seen.
* DualModeUnit - Yellow Comet's Siege Tank can switch between being a moderately powerful tank and an incredibly long ranged artillery piece.
* EnemyMine - [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] by Suzi and Yellow Comet.
* {{Expy}} - Some of the [=COs=] in the AWRP fill similar roles to those of those from the actual [[NintendoWars Advance Wars]] games, either in terms of ability or in terms of story role. For example:
** Dart has strong naval units and a damaging Super CO Power, similar to Drake.
** Madison and Dart's romance was somewhat similar to Eagle and Sami's in [=AW1=] while Madison was in Green Earth, albeit gender swapped.
** Chase is a narcisstic speed freak, similar to Adder.
** Procella works best in good terrain cover, similar to Lash
** Joseph has strong air units and a weak navy, similar to Eagle. His movement boosts for air units are also like those of Zadia/Tasha.
** Ken serves as the overall leader of Yellow Comet, similar to Kanbei.
** Hanako serves as a foil to Ken, like Sonja to Kanbei. Like Sonja and Lash she is also a prodigy and has terrain-related abilities. Ken and Hanako aren't blood related, however.
** Caligari's abilities are like Andy's, but slightly better. His CO Power is practically identical to O'Brian/Brenner's. He's also an Expy of [[Series/DoctorWho The Fifth Doctor]].
** Sae can empty enemy CO Power meters and doesn't get any firepower or defensive boosts under normal circumstances, similar to Sasha.
** Ironside is wheelchair bound and heavily crippled, much like Von Bolt.
** [[SubvertedTrope Suzi is nothing like]] [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]], despite her PunnyName.
** Mira is essentially a cross between Penny/Lily and Olaf.
** In terms of characterization, Kaitlyn is partway between [[Series/DoctorWho River Song]] and [[Series/DoctorWho Amy Pond]]. Her day-to-day strength and weakness are the same as those of Eagle, and her CO Powers are Hawke's with different names.
* FiveManBand:
** Black Hole, First Wave
*** TheHero or TheBigBad - Eastwood
*** TheLancer or TheDragon - Odin
*** TheSmartGuy or TheEvilGenius - Ironside
*** TheBigGuy or TheBrute - Molotov
*** TheChick or TheDarkChick - Eris
*** TheSixthRanger - Stonewall
* FiveBadBand - Black Hole, as listed above. SMART also had this in each wave of their attacks.
** First wave:
*** TheBigBad - Reagan
*** TheDragon - Abigail
*** TheEvilGenius - Alyosha
*** TheBrute - Aaron
*** TheDarkChick - Akemi
*** TheSixthRanger - Herr Kalt
** Second Wave:
*** TheBigBad - Vogel
*** TheDragon - Reagan
*** TheEvilGenius - Silicon
*** TheBrute - Maurice
*** TheDarkChick - Akane
*** TheSixthRanger - Plamya
** Black Hole second wave:
*** TheBigBad - Hawke
*** TheDragon & TheEvilGenius - Lash
*** TheBrute - Flak
*** TheDarkChick - Adder
* GameBreakingInjury - The virus that prevents the usage of CO Powers could be seen as a form of this, especially since the Black Hole [=COs=] are unaffected and some have borderline GameBreaker abilities.
* GatlingGood - The Yellow Comet Masako Troopers use miniguns, as do the Vulcaneers from the alternate Yellow Comet.
* GeoEffects - Like in AW proper, terrain affects the movement and defensive strength of ground, sea and also hovercraft units. Different [=COs=] and technologies affect them further:
** Madison gets strong attacks at sea, weak attacks on land and neutral attacks on rivers, beaches and ports.
** Blue Moon's pillboxes grant 5 terrain stars to any occupant.
** Green Earth's Enhanced Topography ability grants +1 terrain star on natural terrain which already has 2 or more stars (forests, wasteland, reef, rough sea, mountains).
** Yellow Comet's Ballistic Precision makes indirect attacks and dropped bombs [[ArmorPiercingAttack nullify the effect of terrain stars]].
* {{GMPC}} - Currently Suzi and Oleg. Used to include Viola, Hanako, Zephyr, Dart, Joseph, Ken, Raoul, Procella, Madison, Warfield, Tremor, Sigrid and Yuriko.
* HandicappedBadass - Lorin. Her AlternateUniverse counterpart Ironside takes this UpToEleven.
* HoverTank - The Yellow Comet [[CaptainObvious Hovertank]]. There are also hover artillery, hover anti-air and hover transports. May not count as they are actual hovercraft as opposed to AppliedPhlebotinum applied to actual units.
* KillItWithFire
** PlayingWithFire - Plamya's powers
** FireBreathingWeapon - Green Earth's Flamethrower Infantry.
* LargeAndInCharge - Dart and Thor
* MacGuffin - Nuclear weapons, or more broadly weapons of mass destruction - have never been used as weapons, but frequently as plot.
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Man Behind The Man and sometimes also women]] - Vogel. It was implied that Reagan was in charge of the organisation but she was merely in charge of their army while Vogel was in charge of the whole organisation. There was also Dieter Kalt (the first man behind Viola), Conway Black (the second man behind Viola and man behind Thor) and William Richmond (the man behind Dart).
* MeaningfulName
** Maria Onette a CO with [[MarionetteMaster the ability to control enemy units]].
** Hanako Mori, whose given name means "flower child" and surname means "forest", is a trained botanist [[GreenThumb who works best around plants and coral and can even make them overgrow temporarily]].
** Alexandr "Plamya" Molotov had fire-related powers, "plamya" being Russian for flame.
** Aya Tsukino's given name means either colour or design. She's an artist.
* MegaCorp - Many. In order of prominence, SMART, the main reality's Black Hole Industries and Aries Armcorp are just three.
* MildlyMilitary - Every nation to some degree, but Yellow Comet slightly more so.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg - Thor invokes this by sending a message to the other Green Earth [=COs=] opening with "To the Dukes and Duchesses of Green Earth. Kiku as well."
* {{Nanomachines}} - Hanako and Ken both use nanomachines. They are used to make their CO Powers even stronger.
* NoIndoorVoice - '''[=SIGRID "ELECTROMA" HENNELZEN IS THE VERY EMBODIMENT OF THIS TROPE!!!=]'''
* PaintballEpisode - The war game in Yellow Comet.
* PersonalityBloodTypes - [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]: Hanako's a type A, which suits her. Kiku's a type O, which doesn't. Yuriko's a type AB, which suits her despite the fact she doesn't in superstition.
* [[PleaseSelectNewCityName Please Select New City And Island Names]] - When SMART lost some of their islands to the various nations of Cosmo Land, the islands were renamed. Instead of [[ThemeNaming Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto]], the islands are now known as Liberty Island, Kristallichy Island, L'isola Vesuvio and Minamimoto. The cities were also renamed.
* ThePowerOfFriendship and/or [[ThePowerOfLove Love]] - Tag affinities are determined this way. [[TrueCompanions Tag powers gain a 5% boost if both [=COs=] are in the same faction, for instance]], unless decided otherwise. This goes both ways, as [=COs=] who don't get along have a weak tag power.
* PunnyName
** Maria Onette whose powers were based around using her opponent's units like puppets.
** Stanley "Knife" Orwell
** [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Suzi Mia Harrison]]
* PurposefullyOverpowered - Vogel and some of the Black Hole [=COs=], the Stratodestroyer.
* SecretRelationship - Dart and Maddie think they have one. They really don't - it's not secret.
** [[spoiler: Eastwood and Ironside]]
* SequelEscalation - When not fighting each other, the nations of Cosmo Land have faced:
** Red Valley, a small splinter faction from Orange Star.
** SMART, a MegaCorp who took over Grey Meteor and launched invasions on the rest of Cosmo Land [[WarForFunAndProfit in order to have control over the continent's economies]].
** Their counterparts from Macro Land in an intercontinental war.
** Their literal counterparts (or at least, counterparts of former characters) from another world, led by the counterpart of the otherwise-benign [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Black Hole Industries]].
* SerialKiller - Zephyr was going around killing Blue Moon [=COs=], until he was shot attempting to kill Procella.
* ShoutOut - Hundreds, listing them all would take all day. Notable shoutouts include [[TheNthDoctor Caligari]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Dart]], [[Series/DoctorWho the Defiant]], [[Creator/ClintEastwood Eastwood]], [[Franchise/MetalGear Grey Fox]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Rakshata]] and [[VideoGame/SaintsRow2 Vogel]].
* StageNames - Again, a lot. Amongst the current cast we have Izumi "Hemlock" Date and Kaede "Tremor" Ishida. Many other [=COs=] have nicknames and titles that aren't generally used by their fellow countrymen, such as Christine "The Cleaner" Armstrong.
** One could argue for Suzanna Mia "Suzi" Harrison and Matthew "Matt" Jorgan who use shortened forms of their given names.
* TankGoodness - As well as the standard, Medium and War Tanks from [[NintendoWars Days of Ruin]], the [=AWRP=] features the [[DualModeUnit part-artillery]] [[ShoutOut Siege]] [[{{Starcraft}} Tank]], the subterranean [[ThisIsADrill Yormungand Tank]] and the [[HoverTank Hovertank]]. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as the Yormungand and Hovertank aren't much more powerful than a Medium Tank.
* TechTree - In the early stages of the game, each faction was limited to a handful of units from the games and had to research the remaining ones. Even now, new units, defensive installations and effects can be researched, although this is more freeform.
* ThemeNaming - [=PanicAttack's=] characters (Viola and Rosabella Abandonato, Hanako Mori, Kiku Kurosawa, Suzanna Mia Harrison and Yuriko Maki) all have flower-themed names. Other characters also have plant-related names including Ken Kobayashi, Emi Hayashi and Sae Sakurazaki. [[HypocriticalHumor Hanako]] was the one who [[LampshadeHanging noticed the]] [[FlowerMotifs flower theme]] first.
** Shanghai Alice's character, Momoko, also has a plant-related name. Her name means "peach child". She also has the powers "Sour Rot" (after a disease that affects peaches) and [[Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath "The Peaches of Wrath"]].
* UrbanWarfare - Yellow Comet have had two battles in their cities now. It's almost a tradition [[spoiler: since there's supposedly another one planned to happen relatively soon]].
* VideogameFlamethrowersSuck - Or at the very least, AwesomeButImpractical. Although they are tied with Masako miniguns as the strongest antipersonnel weapon wielded by an infantry class, [[CripplingOverspecialization that's all they're good for]]. That was until Infantry became necessary in taking regions.
* VitriolicBestBuds - Orange Star in general are like this, especially since Christine showed up. The fact that nobody's killed anyone else is miraculous at times.
* WarHasNeverBeenSoMuchFun - [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Even though the game is set on the same continent as Advance Wars 1, the [=COs=] never treat war as a game. The closest so far has been the war game in Yellow Comet, which takes the subversion further - Hanako outright states that rather than live ammo, bullets are replaced with paintball guns and shells with flour bombs.
** Outright averted by the alternate reality. Their most recent war, with Black Hole, left their world devastated, and understandably nobody's too happy when they have to talk about it.
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong - Rakshata demonstrated her EarthShatteringKaboom device, proudly boasting the only key to similar devices was her laptop. Rakshata is pretty scatterbrained.
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