->''[[color:#ff0000: Don't believe everything they tell you. :)]]''

[[http://ataraxion.dreamwidth.org/ Here.]] A SurvivalHorror panfandom game on Dreamwidth.

Player characters wake up in stasis pods aboard an empty colony ship, the ''Tranquility''. They must adapt to life in space, all while the ship and the two surviving members of the crew keep any sort of useful information under wraps.

Ataraxion is notable for combining elements of [[AlternateRealityGame ARGs]] into its mod plotline, which allows for a high level of interactivity and personal involvement both in and out of character.
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!! This game provides examples of:
* AbandonedHospital: What exactly ''was'' in those locked morgue cells?
* ActionGirl: Even the ones not traditionally expected to be action girls get in on the action sometimes.
* ActionSurvivor: Edgeworth, Stiles, Nathan Petrelli
* {{Adorkable}}: Mouse, Eridan, Topher.
* AdrenalineMakeover: The entire ship lbr.
* TheAlcoholic: Half the damn ship struggles with alcoholism, most notably Alaric, Haymitch, and Jack Sparrow.
** You forgot ''Tony Stark''
** Stefan Salvatore too. Ripper, anyone?
* AlmostDeadGuy: So many portentous last words, so little time. Doesn't anyone just die on this damn ship?
* ArcWords: Certain words and phrases keep running through metaplot releases.
* AxCrazy: ''Many, many people.''
** Most notably Neal Caffrey and his cryptic posts.
* BeardOfSorrow: Space crazy makes you stop shaving.
* BecomingTheMask: The Stark sisters, despite their brothers being present and knowing full well who they are, are unwilling to let go of their masks.
* BerserkButton: Dear god, don't call Wheatley a moron.
** Conversely, hitting Edgeworth's is like an extreme sport for some people.
* BigBad: ??????????????????????????? FUCK IF WE KNOW.
* BigGood: We don't have one of these.
* BittersweetEnding: The only wins allowed in space.
* BrainUploading: Allegedly it's how the AI's got into those human bodies in the first place. Cave Johnson and Topher Brink have both been working to reverse that process.
** GLaDOS has been a victim of this twice, going from human to AI then back to human and her [[TheReavel reveal]] that she used to be Caroline to Wheatley has convinced him he had a similar thing happen.
* BrainsAndBondage: Irene Adler. (No, not that one. ''That'' one.)
* BrandX: Two words: space booze.
* BuffySpeak: Buffy Summers and Topher Brink take the cake.
* CabinFever: What leads to Space Crazy.
* CainAndAbel: Wasnik and Smiley, Stefan and Damon Salvatore.
* CannotTalkToWomen: Murphy Pendleton, anyone?
* CassandraTruth: Played with, to an extent. Tony will often make casual observations that end up coming true. It's not that no one believes him- it's just that he wasn't actually being serious.
** Hilariously, his codename for the anonymous network is Cassandra.
* CannotSpitItOut: Topher and Ariadne. It's so bad that Ariadne actually thinks he's gay.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Both Tyke and Kirk have had public mask related meltdowns.
** This is rly anyone in charge of ''anything'', after long.
* ChekhovsArmoury: The modplot.
* ChekhovsGunman: Assume all [=NPC=]s will be these.
* TheChessmaster: Smiley. (Or ''is he''.)
* ConMan: Keller and Neal.
** The Irenes are a female example.
* ConvenientComa: Both Aberdeen and Chell have gone into comas to explain away mun hiatuses.
** In the month of December muns had the option to put their characters in comas to explain away hiatuses, leading to a month of HEY MY FRIEND DIDN'T WAKE UP.
* ConversationalTroping: Many of the pop culture savvy characters like to compare the ship to various mediums.
** LOST meets Resident Evil meets Dead Space, anyone?
* CrazySurvivalist: Riddick.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: On Strela, Wheatley beat off the hivemind with a spanner to escape.
** GLaDOS helped.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Being locked outside the pods during a jump is messy as hell.
** Shale getting swallowed by a black hole.
* CrypticConversation: Anything having to do with what the fuck is actually happening on this ship. Space crazy makes you cryptic.
* CultureClash: Robb Stark's battle to make Tony Stark a member of Westerosii society.
** Hell, any time the Ren Faire speak to anyone.
** Notably Jon Snow and Faith and the "celibacy" conversation.
** Let's not forget Arthur and magic... anything.
* CuriosityIsACrapshoot: ''Topher''
* DesertedIsland: IN SPACE
* DisasterDemocracy: Nathan Petrelli would like the ship to start up one of these.
* DividedWeFall: Let's just say that there's not a lot of trust between the characters on the ship and the NPC duo that is Captain Ward and Chief Engineer Resnik. There was also a full-fledged Mutiny plot, courtesy of Megamind.
* DownTheRabbitHole: There aren't rabbits in them, spoiler alert. Just death.
* DrivingQuestion: what the hell is even going on?
** AND WHO IS SMILEY OH MY GOD TELL ME
* DysfunctionJunction: Ask ''every single character'' about their traumatic pre-ship past.
* EnemyMine: Several plots have involved enemies working together to achieve a common goal.
** Still waiting on Kirk and Tony's buddycop adventure.
* EyeScream: Tony Stark and his missing eye.
** and Cambridge and his choice words about said missing eye.
* FamousLastWords: "It wasn't our fault."
** And then Hotspur repeated "Don't believe everything they tell you" before he went splat. (Never forget.)
** "It's only just beginning."
* FanNickname: Ward and Resnik are usually referred to as Wardnik or Wasnik.
** The Westerosii and Middle-Earth contingent are usually referred to as the Ren Faire.
* FemmeFatale: The Irenes
* FightClubbing: Once a month everyone gets together to beat the crap out of each other and bond over mutually induced injuries.
* ForScience: Tony and his Science Hipsters.
* Foreshadowing: Everything bad that happens was predicted ages ago, we just didn't get it ''then''.
* FriendlyEnemy: Smiley was pretty horror inducing. And then he might have helped?
* FromACertainPointOfView: Anything anyone learns from the NPC characters, ever.
* FromBadToWorse: The tagline to the game may as well be, This escalated quickly.
* FunWithForeignLanguages: Subverted by the Universal Translator built into the game's setting.
* GeographicFlexibility: The mods introduce new ship locations every so often to further the plot.
* GhostShip: The ''Tranquility''
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: what happens when you go out into the ship alone.
* GoingNative: Happens to everyone who stays long enough.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Suspected to be the reason for the mysterious circumstances surrounding Hotspur's death.
* HiveMind: The Strela Space Station was one.
* HatesBeingTouched: Wheatley developed a complex about being touched while in his human body. [[RunningGag Topher keeps forgetting it]].
** Derek Hale suffers from this, making his jump log reunions all the more hilarious.
* HumanityEnsues: The AI are given human form when they arrive on the ship, ranging from android forms to actual human bodies.
* InsufferableGenius: All the AIs except maybe Jarvis - hilarious because Wheatley is actually a moron. Also Edgeworth.
** And Tony and Topher.
* IronicNickname: Topher refers to Chell as "Mute Girl," which is funny because of the several mute female characters, she's the only one ''not actually mute.''
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pretty much half the ship that isn't secretly AxCrazy is this.
* KilledOffForReal: A partial appear of the game is that, compared to other LivejournalRoleplay games, there is no standard system to revive characters who have died. Once a character's gone, they're gone.
* LastNameBasis: Riddick (assuming you even get to know his name), Sark, and Keller.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Ward and Resnik have done this to the entire ship, much to the detriment of everyone.
* MedievalMorons: Sort of. The entire Song of Ice and Fire and the Lord of the Rings crew, while not stupid, are constantly surprised by technology. Also vernacular.
** Except Rickon, he figured out how to type faster than Stannis.
** Subverted with Robb Stark, who was tutored by Aberdeen to use encryptions and locks.
* MindVirus: Thomas "Durham" Sutton's ability to erase memories.
* NamesTheSame: So you're looking for a Jade. Would that be [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Curtiss]] or [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Harley]]? There's also a surplus of Johns(Buchanan aka Oxford, [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Watson]], Tillman, [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Egbert]] and [[Franchise/MassEffect Shepard]]), Jacks([[Series/DoctorWho Hark]][[Series/{{Torchwood}} ness]], Gibson and [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Noir]]), and Isaacs([[Series/{{Heroes}} Mendez]] and [[Franchise/DeadSpace Clarke]]) you could be looking for.
** Also there's three Sherlock Holmeses, two Irenes and three John Watsons, so good luck.
* {{Nanomachines}}: The tattoos everyone has that designates their numbers are made out of nanites. You really shouldn't hack them. Just ask Aberdeen, who went comatose, and Chapel, who's still under house arrest.
* OddFriendship: The list goes on and on.
* OntologicalMystery: They're stuck on the ship, have no way of getting back, and the ship could be less than friendly...
* QuirkyHousehold: The Starks and their assorted bannermen
* RunningGag: GUYS, ERIDAN TOLD YOU TO MAKE SURE YOU MAKE IT TO THE GRAV COUCHES BEFORE THE JUMP.
** Tony, you made it angry.
** Keeping Sherlock from calling dibs on dead bodies is quickly becoming one.
** Moriarty and bacon.
** Is there a department for it? Sulu's a member.
** Moran and tigers, the romance that can never be.
* SacrificialLion: Hotspur.
* ShipTease: AND HOW. They don't call it the SS Space Orgy, for nothing. Almost every character is shipped with ''someone'' if not multiple someones. Surprisingly, there are very few actual serious romantic relationships.
** Averted with Jon Snow and Ygritte, the couple no one wants together (especially Stannis). Naturally, they finally did.
* TheSpeechless: Nill, Seraphim, and Chell.
* SurvivalHorror
* TallDarkandSnarky: Tony Stark, Petyr Baelish
* TheComputerIsYourFriend: Some people have sneaking suspicions that Smiley is this trope.
* TheEndIsNigh: Neal Caffrey, Smiley
* TheMaze: The path to the old science labs is one.
* TooMuchInformation: Might as well be Dave Strider's middle name.
* TragicKeepsake: Tyke and Dean Winchester's gun
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Jaye's an animal shifter.
** Alias also qualifies.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Pretty much Tony and Howard's entire relationship.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Robb Stark and Lucrezia
* YouDoNOTWantToKnow: ... Pretty much anything that happened before ''the Tranquility'' began picking up strays falls under this category.
* YouJustHadToSayIt: Topher tries to explain to Edgeworth that Wheatley's perfectly easy to get along with so long as you don't say the "m" word. Cue Edgeworth trying to figure out what said 'm' word is.
** It ends exactly how you think.
** Topher telling Howard that Tony is his son. Good job.
** Anyone else remember Mike and Josh fourth-walling the Star Trek cast, leading to the biggest nerd pile up this game has ever seen?
* ZenSurvivor: If you don't go Ax Crazy or just up and die, you could be a zen survivor.
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