->"Protip: get a bit crazy, it keeps you from going completely insane."
-->Lieutenant Colonel Peter 'Mega' Firebrand

[[http://redvsblue.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2217049&page=1 Alpha Outpost Blues]] is an online, text-based role playing game, hosted on the [[http://www.redvsblue.com RedvsBlue.com]] site forums. It is based loosely on both the Haloverse and [=RvB canon=], yet what specifically is undetermined and there's absolutely [[NoFourthWall No Fourth Wall]] to be found.

On a planet named ''Undae'' a lot of armies are based, one of these being the Blue Army's Twelfth Armored Cavalry, generally just referred to as the blues. They are led by Lieutenant Colonel Peter Firebrand and-

No, no, this just isn't the right way to describe it.

Alpha Outpost Blues is the tale of the Blue Army, which consists of several crazy, murderous, sociopathic if not downright insane soldiers, as they deal with all sorts of crap that goes against logic, physics, common sense and damn near everything else one can imagine. When they aren't fighting enemies from their past or back-from-the-dead no-longer-allies, they're either finding underground caves, Forerunner ships, magical crystals, or simply fighting among themselves.

There are occasionally underlying plots, but these generally take a back seat compared to the wacky hijinks the characters get themselves into.

They have since moved on to a new planet, Tribute and the new RP can be found [[http://redvsblue.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2225152 here]]

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!!Provides examples of:

* ArtificialHuman: Sarah, the daughter of Mega and Fox
* AxCrazy: Numerous characters, most notably Pete and Sam.
* AuthorAvatar: Lucas, Indy's creator is s literal example, as he is a teenager who is a PhysicalGod within the realms of West Mountain.
**Cam is a less literal example because his character is modeled directly from his own personality. Though not a physical god, he slices through the fourth wall like it's butter.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The longer you're around, the higher your rank, and more ridiculous stuff you can get away with.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Experimental weapons, and the radiation bomb fall under this trope.
* AwesomeYetPractical:The crystals, nano swarms, and forklifts.
* ICallItVera: Cam's revolver. He calls it Shelby.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Captain Pete, [[strike:doubly]] [[strike:triply]] QUADRUPLY so for the AI, Skysong. Naturally he isn't too happy about this. Captain Red's back too, seems like Captains do this a lot.]]
** [[spoiler:Sarah, too.]]
* BattleCouple: Mega and Fox
** BadassFamily: With the addition of their robot daughter, Sarah
* BearsAreBadNews: The Mutant Bears.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: The RP has shown to have a corrupting effect on the players, because relatively nice characters have insanity in a month. The most sane person is Major Tori Roberts, who's method are pretty standard. The most insane person is Cam, who loves the base itself more than the people inside it.
** Cam summed it up nicely with, "This base is a black hole that consumes all innocence and sanity. That's what makes us us."
* BoredWithInsanity: "My mind is still adjusting to sanity. It was bound to happen."
* BoringYetPractical:Indy during his time BroughtDownToNormal was the embodiment of this trope.
* BigFreakingGun: Due to the GadgeteerGenius nature of many of the characters, there are several throughout the RP, most notably Mega's KMG (Knife Machine Gun)
* BigBad: I think its safe to call Pete this.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Mostly done by Cam and Mega. Cam knows he's in an RP, while Mega can hear the [[InAndOutOfCharacter out of character]] talk as voices in his head.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Numerous characters. Best seen in Nomad.
* ButtMonkey: Everyone has their turn. Indy gets it the most often though.
* CerebusRollercoaster: The role-play never actually settles down into a definitive genre. One page it could a life or death mission capturing a rampant AI on an abandoned ship, and another page is seeing what the resident nut is up to. To put things in perspective, [[{{Troperiffic}} every trope on this page has been played for laughs, and for drama at least once.]]
* ColonelBadass: Lieutenant Colonel Peter 'Mega' Firebrand.
* ComedicSociopathy: Being run solely by lovers of the Machinima/RedVsBlue series, naturally this is prevalent throughout.
* {{Cool Car}}: The Warthog that is customized and pimped by WO-2 Marc Draak. It has an auto-target gun on the back with 5 barrels and a Electric Discharge Grenade launcher. It has multiple layers of plating and is the fastest vechicle around.
** Thijs and Indy made a pretty cool forklift.
*** It has two mini mac cannons and a slipspace engine. Yeah, its pretty fucking cool.
* CrazyAwesome: Follows logically from the AuthorityEqualsAsskicking and AxCrazy tropes
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Mega single-handedly destroying an Energy Projector on foot, while fighting Pete.
* CloningBlues: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] by Mega's view of the Blue Crystals. When asked which one is the 'real one', they reply with: 'who the hell cares?'
* ClusterFBomb: Oh so very much...
* [[HollywoodCyborg Cyborg]]: [[RobotGirl Fox]], Mega's girlfriend.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Captain Red]] He got better.
** A lot of unactive characters got a bridge dropped in their lap after the Captian's last battle.
*** some have gotten better.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: Pete]] helping against the Salt Vampires.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Pete's hideout at Froman is mostly underground.
** The original West Mountain base was this trope.
* ExpansionPackPast: The characters that have been around for a while tend to develop this.
** Especially the Captain as of late. He's gone from a military scientist from Reach, to a [[Series/DoctorWho Time Lord]] (since retconned out), finally to being adopted as a Sangheili warrior.
* FaceHeelTurn: Indy went from NeutralGood to NeutralEvil.
** FaceHeelRevolvingDoor:And back to NeutralGood.
* AFatherToHisMen: Mega, sometimes. Loc was certainly fatherly to us.
* FunWithForeignLanguages: A lot of the writers come from the Netherlands, so one can occasionally find a whole page of dutch conversation between characters. The other soldiers must have an ''extremely'' specific WeirdnessCensor for them to accept their usually english-speaking coworkers to suddenly break out in Dutch despite having no history of even being ''in'' the Netherlands.
* FourthWallObserver: Cam easily qualifies.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: It's very hard to find someone on the Blues' side that isn't this. Major Tori Roberts might be one of the only ones.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Major Steele,Ex-Captain Pete]]
** Disregard the latter.
*** No, he's gone for real this time. We promise.
**** WordOfGod confirmed in fact.
* GadgeteerGenius: Popularised by [[spoiler:ex-]]Captain Pete, then expanded on by the WetwareCPU; Skysong, now every man and his dog/rabbit/crow has got on-board.
** Indy is now the resident GadgeteerGenius as he can make anything in an instant.
* GenreSavvy: Quite a lot of characters. Cam does this often, on the verge of metagaming.
* GreenRocks: Mega's crystals.
** Cam has the white crystal now. [[spoiler: it is made out of super compressed partials of space and time and has the potential to DestroyLifeAsWeKnowIt. Why the fuck did we let him have it, again?]]
* LampshadeHanging: Several characters.
* MadScientist: Mega, sometimes.
** Indy's starting to get doses of this.
* ManChild: As is the case when [[spoiler:mostly]] fully grown characters are authored by [[spoiler:mostly]] teenagers, just about everyone fits this trope.
* MarySue:On the surface, it seems like many people are this trope, but everyone dislikes each other, and aren't perfect.
* MoralEventHorizon: The Captain's gleeful torture and prompt execution of [[spoiler:Jason]] by way of a drug to induce the worst possible memories in the subject. Speaking as his creator, it was at that point the Captain became truly irredeemable in my eyes.
** Everyone else viewed said creator crossing this when his "good" character killed a cat. Immediate ban.
*** Not just killed, but beat, skinned, and cooked said cat before burying the remaining three.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Considering that most of the character names are not only made up by the players, but also based on their on-line usernames, this tends to pop up quite often.
* NoFourthWall:What so ever. The fourth wall is more like a fourth door. We have had a few people go into the game. Yes, actual people. In a forum game.
* OCCInsanity: Every once in awhile, when the thread is inactive, you can find pages upon pages of random, senseless Out of Character discussion. One time, the Admins came back to find 15+ pages of Fetish preferences.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Even though he's one of the longest fixtures in the story, no one knows what Lieutenant Nomad's real name is.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They are made out of salt.
* SanitySlippage: Again, damn near everyone, although it comes to light best in Skysong/Sierra.
* SchizoTech:The base has nano technolgy,technopaths, and advanced mechs. Yet the technology for everything is still Halo based, meaning that we still use cars, and guns with bullets.
* SharedMassHallucination: Poor Indy... CalPal is starting to get a taste of it too. Stupid Indy... Leaking his brain juice everywhere...
* SlidingScaleOfFourthWallHardness: Alpha Outpost can be on the BeyondNoFourthWall side of things at times.
* SorcerersApprenticePlot: Sergeant Indy took the mantle of computer chief while Sky was offline. Zany antics ensued.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: And how!
* RuleOfCool:The Lieutenant Colonel has a machine gun that fires knives. And it's not the craziest thing to be invented there.
** Cam has a revolver that fires nukes, that explode into revolvers that fire nukes...
* SomethingBlues
* {{Technopath}}: Indy is one of these, through implants.
* UltimateJobSecurity: Just exactly why are these guys still in the army? Subverted in Skysong, who actually had to pay for his crimes against the [[BearsAreBadNews Mutant Bears]]
** Of course, there is the [[EpilepticTrees theory]] that Command placed them there to get rid of them.
* NoSuchThingAsHR: Cam shoot our you knee again? Go join a union, you big baby.
*** "Why haven't we court marshaled Band yet?" "If we court marshal him, we'd have to court marshal everyone. I'm not doing all that fucking paperwork just to lose my job."
* UnderConstruction: Seriously guys, I'm going to pistol whip the next person who thinks its a great idea to mess around with explosives while inside the base.
** -hides C-4 behind back- Of course, sir!
* VillainProtagonist: At times, though they try not to cross the MoralEventHorizion.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The orange, purple and blue crystals have this as a side-effect to their otherwise beneficial powers.
** Could also apply to the higher ranking officers. Good lord, are they a bunch of psychopaths.
*** Indy's technopathic abilities give him split personality disorder, and to stop that he had to be BroughtDownToNormal.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Some players (and therefore, their characters) tend to disappear quite often.
* WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings: Binx. 'Nuff said.
* TheScrappy:Bink. Oh god, Binx.
* AnotherDimension: Finch and Cam have somehow ended up in the Multiverse RP.