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A [[FanFic fan-created]] AlternateContinuity to the VideoGame/DeptHeaven series, usually referred to simply as "Apocrypha". This uniquely-told and unabashedly bizarre creation is a (mostly) linear narrative constructed through an [[JournalRoleplay online roleplay]]... or wait, maybe it's the other way around, just an online roleplay that's wound up creating a mostly linear narrative.

Whichever the case, the story has been going for a year now and is still continuing strong. The basic premise is that characters from any and all VideoGame/DeptHeaven games arrive as students of, or teachers at, a vast interdimensional school that accepts talented students from [[CompetenceZone the ages of six to twenty-six]]. This school, the Collegium Caelum as it's formally called, has been producing excellent warriors, mages, healers, and scholars from time immemorial, and its many students are watched over by its two headmasters, [[EccentricMentor Ursula]] and [[BigBad Hector]].

Due to the nature of the medium, the cast tends to fluctuate a little, and in order to keep the continuity from collapsing in on itself, many characters are NotAsYouKnowThem. Apocrypha also finds itself flirting with near-constant DevelopmentHell, as inevitably something will be interfering with one or another of its creators' lives and putting one or another of the plot threads on hold. This is balanced out, however, by the fact that the creators are all quite good writers, many of whom also happen to be tropers fond of placing lampshades on their own actions.

As of this writing, the story's main characters are:
* '''[[MysteriousWaif Nessiah]]''', a prickly transfer student struggling to acclimate to the school despite new disabilities and a slew of progressively more disturbing and horrific secrets. One of the central characters of the story's first and third arcs.
* '''[[IdiotHero Milanor]]''', a backwater thief sent to Apocrypha unwillingly to get some formal education. The experience is proving to be more of an eye-opener than he first expected.
* '''[[TheMillstone Kylier]]''', Milanor's long-standing girlfriend and emotional support--although maybe their relationship isn't as healthy as it appears to be. Recently she's been having trouble keeping her foot out of her mouth.
* '''[[TheStoic Ledah]]''', the taciturn president of the Student Council. It's common gossip in the school that he's not on good terms with his family.
* '''[[BlessedWithSuck Fia]]''', a young girl from Riviera who is displaying unprecedented power in her holy magic--and is having trouble controlling that power. The central character of the second arc.
* '''[[GenkiGirl Seth]]''', the headmistress' cheery younger sister, for whom Apocrypha is her first taste of the world... among other things. Has a reputation as a troublemaker.
* '''[[IJustWantToBeSpecial Monica]]''', a village girl with big dreams. She's close friends with Fia, Seth, and Ein, and tries to help them with their problems. [[DevelopmentHell She has a planned storyline...]] [[DemotedToExtra that has been repeatedly postponed and will only start after the conclusion of the current plot and Nessiah's next event]].
* '''[[RebelliousSpirit Meria]]''', a well-traveled mercenary sent to Apocrypha because of family problems. She has connections to many different stories within the school.
* And as of late September, '''[[NaiveNewcomer Ein]]''', an [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesiac]], wingless angel who--unbeknown even to himself--once had a connection to Ledah. His arrival should bring Ledah's plot out of DevelopmentHell.

There are several other characters as well, and new cast members are always welcomed, for anyone that wishes to get involved. An up-to-date backlog of the story thus far can be found [[http://community.livejournal.com/apocrypha_ooc/11783.html#cutid1 here]]. Just be warned that the subject material can get mature in every fashion.

A [[Characters/DeptHeavenApocrypha Character Page]] is under development.

!!Dept. Heaven Apocrypha utilizes the following tropes:
%%* AbusiveParents: Ledah, possibly [[spoiler:Meria]].
* ACupAngst: An interesting case with Meria - her own cup size is average, bordering on gifted. Despite this, she still manages to be smaller than her three sisters, the elder two especially, and has been shown to be spiteful about it.
%%* ADateWithRosiePalms: Seth has a log to this effect. It's plot-significant, the fact she's able to be comfortable with her own body again is a milestone in dealing with her issues after [[spoiler:accidentally cheating on Meria.]]
%%* AdultsAreUseless: Particularly against a VillainWithGoodPublicity.
%%* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Nessiah and Meria apparently both had to deal with this as kids.
* AllThereInTheManual: It's not necessary to enjoy the story, but things will make one ''hell'' of a lot more sense if you're familiar with series mythos and trivia (this includes the canon bible and the drama [=CDs=]).
%%* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Seth gives an in-universe one of Meria, but quickly admits it was said in anger and not entirely fair.
%%* AltumVidetur
%%* AngstComa: [[spoiler:Nessiah]].
%%* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove
* AscendedFanon: Kylier's last name, Schofield, was used by her player in an unrelated project. Another player used the name here, making it official.
* {{Asexuality}}: For all intents and purposes, Ledah is asexual--this is one of the [[ExtremeDoormat many]] [[SuperOCD issues]] he's been left with after [[spoiler:his parents and Hector's abuse]]. WordOfGod is that he is technically bisexual, but just cannot bear sexual contact after what he's been through.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: [[spoiler:Meria and Marietta]], who have been shown to completely loathe each other, are suspiciously quick to worry about each other's well-being when [[spoiler:Hector shows up to harass them]]. Possibly a case of EnemyMine.
%%* AxCrazy: Meria.
%%* BeleagueredChildhoodFriend: Meria's pissed to find out what happened to Nessiah.
* BerserkButton: If you value your life, your 'nads, and the arrangement of your face, ''never'' suggest to Meria's face that she ReallyGetsAround.
%%* BetaCouple: They're main characters, but Milanor and Kylier fit most of the other characteristics of this trope.
%%* BirdsOfAFeather: Lampshaded by Fia when discussing [[spoiler:her demon and Meria]].
%%** This may also be in effect for [[spoiler:Ein and Monica]].
%%* BlessedWithSuck: Poor, poor Fia.
%%* BoyMeetsGhoul: Gender-flipped and made more complicated by the fact that [[spoiler:the "ghoul" in question is using another character's body to carry on their InterspeciesRomance.]]
%%* BreakTheCutie: Fia's plot seems headed this way. This is also [[spoiler:Nessiah]]'s backstory.
%%* ButtMonkey: Fia, arguably. Nobody knows what to do with her, at first. When things finally [[ThrowTheDogABone start looking up]], her best friends start abusing her. Except it's ''much'' more complicated than that.
%%** And then there's Seth, who started out OK. Then things just [[YankTheDogsChain got worse from there]].
%%* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive
%%* CantHaveSexEver: Meria and [[spoiler:Fia's demon]], most likely--[[spoiler:Fia isn't happy with the idea of lending her body for something like that]].
%%** Lately it seems they may be taking some creative measures to work around this without stepping on [[spoiler:Fia's sense of propriety]] too badly.
* CartwrightCurse: Every relationship [[spoiler:Meria]] has ever had that might become serious has ended with an abrupt breakup or the death of the significant other. It has not done much for [[spoiler:her]] inclination to get serious, or [[spoiler:her]] self-esteem.
%%* CastFromHP: What tends to happen whenever Nessiah expends more power than his chains really allow. Also, [[spoiler:any of Meria's really flashy attacks]].
%%** Seth's powers are a variation - if she ever depletes her magic reserves entirely, she dies.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Variation - Kylier walks in on Milanor trying to tidy up after he and Nessiah made a huge mess of the sheets.
** Taken to an extreme when she later interrupts them in the act... [[spoiler:''and is invited to stay and watch''. [[CovertPervert She does,]] [[YaoiFangirl and greatly enjoys it]].]]
* ChaosArchitecture / GeographicFlexibility: The school has no official floorplan, so players invent rooms, corridors and settings as required, leading to some minor inconsistencies, such as exactly what furniture is in Milanor's room at any given point.
%%* CharacterDevelopment: All over the place.
%%* TheCharmer: [[spoiler:Fia's demon.]] It works on Meria, anyway.
%%* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler:Monica]]. Maybe Fia, too. And probably Ein.
%%* ClingyJealousGirl: Not that his circumstances (or Kylier) have ever really helped, but Nessiah fits this to a T. [[spoiler:And given his {{Yandere}} tendencies, it wasn't pretty when he finally snapped.]]
* ClusterFBomb: Meria achieves this when her rage takes hold. In a particularly memorable example, more than five percent of a single post was instances and variations of the word.
** Milanor also has one when he hears [[spoiler:the BigBad is coming back]]. It does a good job of showing just how bad the situation's getting - not only is he not known for such outbursts, he does it in front of the headmistress.
* ComedicSociopathy: [[ButtMonkey Fia]] and [[TheChewToy Milanor]] tend to get the brunt of this, although no one's really immune. The former still gets our sympathy, at least--when hilariously terrible things happen to Milanor, we just point and laugh. [[ThePollyanna He can deal with it.]]
%%* CoolBigSis: Eudy.
%%* CoolDownHug
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Several characters seem to be into cosplay (if the Samhain events are indicative of anything), but Meria in particular stands out--not only did she cosplay as [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Beatrice]], she went out of her way to be in character, too. And got Fia[[spoiler:'s demon]] [[GotMeDoingIt doing it, too]].
%%* CreatorBreakdown: Recently, one of the players has been going through this behind the scenes.
%%** At least one of the creators is ''always'' on the verge of one at any given time.
%%* CuteMute: As of this writing, [[spoiler:Nessiah]], who has aphasia.
%%** Also, Vienya.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Relatively. Dept. Heaven does address issues like slavery, racism, insanity, and [[EpilepticTrees depending who you ask]], rape; but it does so with subtlety and tact. Apocrypha approaches these taboos and more with all the subtlety of a freight train with an atom bomb strapped to the front fender.
%%* DemonicPossession: A large part of [[spoiler:Fia's plot, although the demon in question makes a HeelFaceTurn and decides to help out with the real issue]].
%%* DemotedToExtra: Ledah and Monica.
%%* DepartmentOfChildDisservices: Just ask [[TheWoobie Nessiah]]...
%%* DevelopmentHell: Ongoing and persistent.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The way [[spoiler:Monica finds Joyeuse]] is pretty much a direct reference to the way that [[spoiler:Joan of Arc found her holy sword in the book ''A Personal Recollection of Joan of Arc'']].
%%* DoubleEntendre: Seth uses several to tease Monica at one point.
%%* DramaticDrop: Ledah's response to [[spoiler:finally seeing Ein again for the first time in years]].
%%* DrowningMySorrows: Meria's reaction to [[spoiler:learning that Seth cheated on her]] was to grab a friend and get completely smashed.
%%* DumbStruck: [[spoiler:Nessiah]].
%%* DysfunctionJunction: Lampshaded by Meria in the same conversation as below.
%%* ElevatorSchool: Most people can't afford it, though.
%%** It's also an ElaborateUniversityHigh, and one of the colleges is a bonafide WizardingSchool.
%%* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:Nessiah]] in the first part of the ''Surfacing'' arc of his plot.
%%* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Seems to be the case for most relationships so far.
* EveryoneIsBi: Holds true for most of the cast, although there are a few characters who are stated explicitly to be completely straight (Fia, Monica) or completely gay (Nessiah).
%%* EveryoneMeetsEveryone
%%* ExtremeDoormat: Ledah. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Meria in a conversation with Aegina.
%%* FanDisservice: The [[spoiler:Kylier and Nessiah]] sex scene and the rape scene.
%%* FantasticRacism: Apparently the Red Sage has been getting some of this from those darn NPC students.
* {{Flanderization}}: In ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'', Monica's resemblance to Joan of Arc was largely implied through subtext and side materials. Here, her player is self-admittedly determined to play this up for all it's worth, including {{Shout Out}}s from Monica's username ("callmejeanne") to a few scenes that might as well be from the classic book ''A Personal Recollection of Joan of Arc''.
%%* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Ledah, poor thing.
* FreudianSlip: Kylier has a massive one while discussing Milanor and Nessiah's particularly good morning.
-->'''''Kylier:''' ...So how was he?\\
'''Milanor:''' ''[[FlatWhat What]].''\\
'''Kylier:''' [[LuminescentBlush Th-that's not what I meant!]]''
* IdiotBall: ...whose idea was it to let the deeply disturbed kid put half the student body into a waking dream?
%%* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Monica to Nessiah.
%%** Monica does it again, complete with slap and lecture, to a [[HeroicBSOD bluescreening]] Seth.
%%* GoodBadGirl: Meria.
%%* GreaterNeedThanMine: Meria uses it as an excuse to avoid discussing her own problems, though considering what her friends [[RapeAsDrama have been]] [[DemonicPossession going]] [[SternChase through]], it's probably valid to some extent.
%%** Kylier lampshades this, using it as a vicious personal attack during an argument.
%%* HairTriggerTemper: The Red Sage.
%%* HatesBeingTouched: Nessiah. He's gotten a little bit better about that, though.
%%* HearingVoices: Monica's is the godly sort.
%%* TheHeart: Yggdra.
%%* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Fia's demon]].
* {{Hellfire}}: [[spoiler:Fia]]'s fire magic can burn through anything, including [[DeaderThanDead souls]].
* HeroLookingForGroup: Fia needs outside interaction to get anywhere in her story. Much advertising was done. She has since acquired the crude basics of a party. There was much rejoicing.
* HeroicBSOD: Milanor after the phantasmagoria event, and Seth after [[spoiler:she realizes she's just cheated on Meria]]. Nessiah had one during the confession thread, but it was the source of much hilarity and didn't last too long (comparatively).
** Seth goes through another two in rapid succession during a conference in Ursula's office. The first, [[spoiler:when she incorrectly guesses she'll have to play bait for Hector]], she recovers from quickly. The second, [[spoiler:when told that if it comes down to it, she'll have to be the one to kill him]], not so much.
* HilarityEnsues: This is what happens when you get a couple of {{Kleptomaniac Hero}}es in the same room... and have Meria arrive at [[NotWhatItLooksLike precisely]] [[MistakenForPedophile the wrong moment]].
* HotterAndSexier: Veiled and not-so-veiled sex references have been in Dept. Heaven since the beginning. Sexual content in Apocrypha is very, ''very'' not veiled.
%%* HowDoIShotWeb: Fia's plot features this trope ''gone horribly wrong.''
* IAmWho: Nessiah [[spoiler:is a more-literal reincarnation of a variation of his canon self. To explain, he has the same backstory up to midway through the unexplained years of his canonical {{plan}}, during which he suffered a period of deep depression and [[DrivenToSuicide killed himself over and over]] until after he'd ritualistically butchered himself, the gods [[strike:were [[{{Squick}} squicked]] enough that they]] [[ShootTheDog took pity on him]] and killed him outright]]. After the phantasmagoria event, he starts to regain memories of this, which adds to his SanitySlippage.
%%* IJustWantToBeNormal: Nessiah and Fia.
%%* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Monica.
%%* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Milanor's face-off with [[spoiler:Nessiah, after he finally snapped]].
%%* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming
* [[ImageSong Image Album]]: Available [[http://community.livejournal.com/flightworks/21152.html here]].
%%* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler:Meria, although no one knows how serious she was about it at the time. ]]
%%* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:Meria and Fia's demon]]. Maybe. [[{{UST}} Probably.]]
%%** More subtly, you have human Milanor and Kylier with angelic Nessiah, and sprite Seth with angelic Meria. [[spoiler:for a while, anyway.]]
%%* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: The TemporaryLoveInterest's excuse for leaving.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Meria.
%%* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: The phantasmagoria.
%%* {{Kimodameshi}}: What Meria initially mistakes Monica's search for [[spoiler:Joyeuse]] for.
%%* KissingUnderTheInfluence: See InterspeciesRomance example. [[spoiler:Fia will probably never live it down.]]
%%* KnightInSourArmor: Discussed (and later frantically denied) by Meria, lampshaded by Fia[[spoiler:'s demon]], and then [[TheDulcineaEffect played straight]], though non-romantically.
* LampshadeHanging: Take this conversation, for instance--
-->'''''Meria:''' I'm starting to think they pick us for scholarships based on how fucked-up we are rather than how much talent we have...\\
'''Aegina:''' What makes you say that?\\
'''Meria:''' Most of the people I've met so far at this school have got ''[[DysfunctionJunction issues]]''. ... Not the students' fault, but hey. [[ThereAreNoTherapists You just have to wonder sometimes why the faculty doesn't make sure we get counseling or something]].''
%%* '''LargeHam''': The Red Sage.
%%* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Ein.
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: Amusingly averted. Fia would love to do this for [[spoiler:her demon and Meria, but since they're using her body to do it, she ''can't''.]]
%%* LeParkour: Preferred sport of Seth.
%%* LoveFreak: Monica.
%%* LoveHurts
%%* LuminescentBlush: Nessiah, among many others.
* MagneticHero: Monica. She knows ''almost every active character'' and is friends with almost everyone she knows.
* ManipulativeBastard: Fia [[spoiler:harasses her own demon into sleeping with Meria right before he leaves]]. Whatever her intentions are, they're anything but completely innocent.
%%* MarshmallowHell: Inflicted upon Nessiah by (who else?) Meria--just as friendly teasing, considering Nessiah's preferences.
* MeaningfulName: In religious context, "Apocrypha" tends to refer to documents outside Biblical canon. (It's also the name of [[http://www.imeem.com/lusirloveharuhi/music/3h9y793X/eufonius-apocrypha/ a song]] the administrator likes.)
%%* MeasuringTheMarigolds: Ledah first appears to be a fairly textbook example, but his few childish moments seem to indicate otherwise.
%%** Played a little bit straighter with Roswell and Aegina, though.
%%* MeetCute
* TheMedic: Fia still goes around healing people despite herself.
%%* {{Melodrama}}: But of course!
%%* MentalWorld: [[spoiler:Fia [[HeroicBSOD locks herself away]] in one. Or something.]] The phantasmagoria is a straighter example.
* MetaGuy: How many tropes has Meria lampshaded so far?
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: An unfortunate side effect of the GenderBender incident. While Nessiah's sexuality remained the same, the fact that he was stuck in a female body meant that he was attracted to Kylier while in it. Which would have been fine, except that she wasn't as careful as she should have been. Even after an entire year, he's ''still'' not over it.
%%* MindRape: Oh ''god,'' the MindRape... [[spoiler:Always awful no matter how unintentional it is.]]
%%* TheMole: Possibly [[spoiler:the Red Sage]], although it's a little early to tell whether or not this is {{Fauxshadow}}ing. [[spoiler:Fia's demon]] was also supposed to have a combination of this role and assassin.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Apparently Nessiah has strongly considered killing Kylier a few times in the past, although having thought it through logically, he never even tried because he knew that losing Kylier would be the worst thing that could happen to Milanor]].
* NoNameGiven: [[spoiler: Fia's demon is never given a proper name.]]
* NoodleIncident: Milanor and Kylier's [[TheirFirstTime first time]] is often referenced, but never fully explained. Kylier apparently also has one involving children that's behind her dislike for them.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. Meria's periods are so bad she has to take painkillers for them.
%%** [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Real Life Writes The Friggin' Plot]]. Just ask her player.
* NoseBleed: Milanor has one thinking about Kylier and a [[GenderBender gender-bent]] Nessiah. [[spoiler:Too bad the actual occurrence doesn't play out nearly as well as he imagines.]]
%%* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Part of a sadistic and sickening MindRape that [[spoiler:Hector inflicted on Nessiah]]. This is what finally succeeded in shattering [[spoiler:Nessiah]]'s mind.
%%* NotSoDifferent: Though not antagonists, Kylier and the Red Sage quickly realize this about each other.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Milanor and Kylier both have vaguely Australian accents, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot owing to their player's nationality]]. This isn't usually that noticeable, except for moments like Milanor using the expression 'kangaroo court'... when VideoGame/DeptHeaven doesn't even ''have'' kangaroos.
* OddCouple: [[RebelliousSpirit Meria]] and [[StudentCouncilPresident Ledah]], bffs. Enough said.
%%* OfficialCouple: Milanor and Nessiah. (And Kylier.)
%%-->''[[MemeticMutation Run that by me one more time?]]''
%%* OhMyGods
* {{Oneesama}}: To all appearances, Kylier has just become one to a sawn-off, perpetually angry demon loli. [[HilarityEnsues This will probably be ''good.''
%%* OstentatiousSecret: The name of [[spoiler:Fia's demon]].
* TheOtherMarty: Due to a lack of source art, some of Seth's icons are recolorings of [[Characters/TheIdolmaster Ganaha Hibiki]]. She's half-jokingly credited as an actor in the icon notes.
* PantyThief: A passtime of Milanor's early on, though not an exceptionally perverted or unlikable example. Being otherwise busy and [[CharacterDevelopment a general increase in maturity]] have curbed this habit, but apparently most of the school's female population still holds it against him.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Seth can destroy things just by ''thinking'' about it, so she's extremely careful about who/what she uses her powers on.
%%* PoorCommunicationKills: Meria attributes [[spoiler:the failure of her and Seth's relationship]] to this.
%%* PowerGivesYouWings: Meria. [[spoiler:It lasts about as long--and is about as exhausting--as it is for Maria canonically.]]
* PutOnABus: Any dropped characters, although Cierra is the most {{JustForFun/egregious}} example--her player pulled her out of the story during an argument with the administrator, and as that player got permabanned, it's highly unlikely she'll ever be brought back.
* RapeAsDrama: Making up a large part of [[spoiler:Nessiah's story]]. When any incidents are written out, the players purposely made them as full of horror as possible.
%%* RoomFullOfCrazy: Many areas in the phantasmagoria, but Nessiah's workshop in particular.
* RunningGag: Vienya haet vending machines.
** And they hate her right back.
** Also, the school's orientation maps appear to be chronically out of date.
%%* SanitySlippage: Nessiah.
%%* SayItWithHearts: Cierra did this a lot.
* SchizoTech: While the level of technology in the Dept. Heaven canon is more or less on par with the Middle Ages, students of the Collegium have access to such conveniences as cell phones, showers, and (possibly) modern-day drugs.
** [[HandWave It IS in Asgard, though]], and Asgard is shown to have highly sophisticated technology [[AllThereInTheManual in the Riviera dramas]].
%%* SchoolgirlLesbians
* SharingABody: [[spoiler:Fia and her demon]]. They're different genders. It's awkward, and getting more so.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Nessiah.
* ShoutOut: The TakeThatMe MemeticMutation comes from comparing the early part of Nessiah's story to the ''Tatarigoroshi-hen'' chapter of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', but there are other more subtle ones to games, anime, and music.
** Particularly in the Halloween/Samhain event, in which Yggdra cosplayed as [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Marisa]], Durant as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Setsuna]], and Kylier as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Rydia]].
*** The Samhain event for 2009 has so far featured Ursula cosplaying as [[Manga/SoulEater Blair]], Monica as [[VisualNovel/PrincessWaltz Iris]], Vienya as [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Toeto]], Seth as VideoGame/{{Iji}}, the Red Sage as [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Vita]], Ein as [[VideoGame/AdvanceWars Will]], Rosary as [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Byakuren]], Serene as [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Komachi]], Meria as [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Beatrice]], and [[ShipTease Fia as]] ''[[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Battler]].''
** The usernames,: Monica's is a reference to Joan of Arc, and Aegina's to a weapon in ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare''.
*** ...''Meria's'' is actually a reference to the MoreDakka trope ''itself.''
*** ''The Red Sage's'' is LudicrousGibs. This may be a [[BewareTheNiceOnes warning of what]] [[BloodyHilarious someone would end up facing]] [[HairTriggerTemper if they get her]] [[OhCrap very angry...]]
*** ''Cierra's'' username is based off the HardDrinkingPartyGirl trope, only the British spelling of "fairy" (from Bottle Fairy) was used instead.
** [[Literature/DeepgateCodex "Would you catch me?"]]
*** [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry ".........Thank you for being born."]]
** In a recent monologue, Nessiah has referenced both ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' and ''VideoGame/{{Baroque}}''.
** One of Seth's battle litanies references, of all things, TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}
* ShowerOfAngst: The first thing [[spoiler:Meria]] did after finding out [[spoiler:she'd been cheated on after her first night together with Seth]] was hide in the shower for hours and cry. The [[DrowningMySorrows getting drunk]] and [[RevengeBeforeReason body count]] happened later.
%%* SoapWheel
%%* TheSpeechless: Vienya--for now, at least. Even her ImageSong is an instrumental version of a voiced song!
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Those ever-contentious ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare'' Romanizations. The administrator finally just said that whichever a character's player preferred was fine, as long as everyone could stick with it.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: [[spoiler:Done out of necessity by Fia's demon, since Fia isn't exactly in the right state of mind to wield her own magic]].
%%* SquishyWizard: Nessiah. To a lesser extent, Roswell.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted. Character relationships and alliances are in a constant state of flux.
%%* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:Meria]]. Perhaps because this character doesn't act anything like your typical example, most people would not ''believe'' the issues [[spoiler:she]] has.
* SuddenlySexuality: Deconstructed. Milanor's revelation that he's bisexual puts him in a very subtle HeroicBSOD and makes him constantly question his sexual identity, which winds up causing a lot of problems in his relationship with Nessiah.
%%* SugarAndIcePersonality: Ledah.
%%* SupernaturalAngst: ''Fia''. Really, where to begin with her...
%%* SuperOCD: Ledah. He's a more serious example than most.
%%* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: [[spoiler:Joyeuse]], Monica's long-awaited PlotCoupon.
* TastesLikeFriendship: Feed Vienya, and she will love you '''forever and ever'''.
%%* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Kylier and Meria.
%%* ThemeTwinNaming: Maria and Meria.
%%* TheyDo: [[spoiler:Milanor and Nessiah, Milanor and Kylier, Meria and Seth]]. [[supersecretspoiler:And Meria and Fell, briefly.]]
%%* TourettesSyndrome: Meria, when in a bad mood.
%%* TokenMiniMoe: Vienya, the Red Sage, and Nietzsche.
%%* {{Tradesnark}}: The Mailer Daemon?.
* TriangRelations: Milanor, Nessiah, and Kylier. And it just keeps getting more and more complicated.
** There's also [[spoiler:Fia, her demon, and Meria]], especially if you count the fact that [[spoiler:Fia's ''body'' is involved, if not her feelings]]. At any rate, it's at least a Type 9.
*** This ratchets into full-on LoveDodecahedron proportions when one takes into account that [[spoiler:Meria may have lingering feelings for Seth]], and the latter may have lingering feelings although [[spoiler:she may be acquiring a new love interest soon]].
** And now, we have [[spoiler:Ledah, Ein, and Monica]].
%%* TroubledFetalPosition: Nessiah is found doing this quite a lot, especially as the FromBadToWorse trope was stalking him for quite a while. [[spoiler:Meria]] had her share of it, too, and Kylier acted like this briefly while under her blunt trauma migraine.
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Nessiah. Meria has shown hints of the non-romantic version, too.
%%* {{UST}}
* VaporWear: [[spoiler:Nessiah]] is stated to be unable to stand wearing tight clothing because of his negative body image (among [[RapeAsDrama other things]]), which includes underwear. A much more traditional example would be [[spoiler:Meria]].
* VerbalTic: Nessiah's "mii". Originally, "mi" was just a nickname for Milanor (who'd answered to it enough times when Nessiah only got the first syllable out for it to stick), but [[spoiler:after Nessiah's mental breakdown and slow rehabilitation, this was all he could say when his vocal cords started working again. He's in speech therapy now, but still resorts to saying "mii" occasionally]]. It seems as though even once this is over with, it's going to remain a permanent tic.
%%* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Where Seth's apparently taken to keeping her phone.
%%** More amusingly, Nietzsche does a variant of this and holds hers under her ''bikini strap''.
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Hector.
%%* WeNeedToGetProof: [[spoiler:And even when they do, it isn't enough.]]
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Poor Ledah. In a variation, [[spoiler:Fia's demon]] is actively curious about love and [[LoveFreak wants to experience it]], which is his reasoning for [[spoiler:his [[StarCrossedLovers inevitably short-lived]] relationship with Meria]].
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: [[spoiler:Meria regards the lives of both Fia and the demon possessing her as equally important, despite the latter being of TheLegionsOfHell.]]
%%* WhiteMagic: Fia. [[spoiler:A cruel subversion in that its [[HolyHandGrenade good intentions]] are slowly killing her.]]
* WhoWouldWin: Seth and Aegina discuss a possible battle between Ursula and Hector. [[invoked]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Nessiah is intensely achluophobic. Hector likes to leave him in pitch-dark places.
* WouldHitAGirl: Milanor, who has recently shown no regret slapping Kylier when she steps far enough over the line.
%%* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Nessiah]].
%%* YaoiFangirl: Kylier seems to be becoming a bit of one, [[CovertPervert even if she'd rather not admit it herself yet]].
%%* YouAllShareMyStory