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->''"They say that heroes have been dead for years now . . . they were wrong."''
-->-- '''DE's tagline.'''

[[VillainWorld Arcadia,]] the city where [[TheBadGuyWins the villains won.]]

No-one knows when Arcadia was founded, or why it was named that. All anyone can say is that there was a war fought with superpowers, an epic conflict between good and evil - and good didn't prevail. Fifteen years later, Arcadia is ruled by the iron fist of the Wise Men, Orwellian dictators with superpowers on their side. People without powers are confined to ghettos, and any attempt at defiance results in the troublemaker being whisked away to [[{{Room101}} Tartarus]] by the Wise Men's secret police, the Elite.

But there is a ray of hope. A group of self-styled heroes, [[LaResistance the Messiah Complex,]] are fighting against all odds to take down the Wise Men. Whose side will you be on?[[note]]Feel free to apply and join us anytime![[/note]]

A [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/index/ Play-By-Post forum rpg]] with some AIM chat roleplaying to spice things up - they're always accepting new members!

They also have a [[http://arcadianart.tumblr.com/ tumblr]] for their art and [[CrackPairing various short stories focused on shipping.]]
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!!This RPG has the examples of
* AcademyOfEvil: SIN Academy
* AffablyEvil and FauxAffablyEvil: Most of the villains
* AGlassOfChianti: Gabriel.
* ALighterShadeOfGrey
* AlternateUniverse: Too many of them to count, really.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* AWolfInSheepsClothing: Valentine while impersonating Fisher. Also, Maitho as Bianca.
* BadFuture: The second generation Arcadia AU in Another School Life et cetera.
* BallroomBlitz: [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/topic/6998354/1 The Grand Ball,]] in which the Elite are throwing a ball and our intrepid heroes invite themselves in.
* BewareTheSuperman
* BlackComedy
* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: Where else but SIN Academy?
* CharacterBlog
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: A few of the characters that were neglected by their creators had this happen....
* ClassTrip: A horrifically twisted one forms the premise of [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dnCgQ6LKo7Am6GgdAgdG9M46PfZ4K3GDdHuGj6KTeSc/edit?hl=en_US The Lesson]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: A common tactic of the villains - and the heroes aren't always above it, either.
* DeathByOriginStory: Applies to almost all the characters and their parents/guardians
* DifferentlyPoweredIndividual: In this case, the term is "Power Users" -although the nature of the setting is such that more commonly they're called "people" or "us," as opposed to the powerless [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper Normals.]]
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: Done by the heroes in [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OV8aPR260jvacKN8GAHguOgvvGUOBeKBkBQ4D0EPZv8/edit?hl=en_US Lights, Camera, Action]]
* ElectricTorture: A favorite of Gabriel's and a tactic Valentine is not above.
* EnemyMine: Done in [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/topic/6854804/ The Minos Incident]] by Valentine, Gaelic, Aidric and Clara.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: The Elysian Citadel for the Wisemen
* ExplosiveLeash: [[NonPlayerCharacter Ed]] [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/topic/6966089/1/ puts]] [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/topic/6967600/1/ one]] on Price, [[spoiler: but it turns out to be a dud.]] Later done to Ira as well. [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/topic/7110330/1/#new]]
* FantasticRacism: Against the Normals
* FascistsBedtime
* FoeYay: Apparently [[NonPlayerCharacter Chloe's]] FoeYay-dar is hyperactive.
-->'''Gabriel:''' 8D Val!
-->'''Valentine:''' Briel! Good to see you!
-->'''Chloe:''' . . . GOD JUST MAKE OUT ALREADY
* HeroWithBadPublicity: The Messiah Complex
* HomeBase: Cafe Richard for the Messiah Complex
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Tartarus
* LaResistance
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: ''Card Guardian'' is essentially the Arcadian magical girl franchise equivalent of PrettyCure. It started as a silly joke during the Halloween thread, but quickly grew into a boardwide thing.
** Averted by MLP being discussed by characters.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* LockedInTheDungeon
* LoveTriangle: Several.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: In [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OV8aPR260jvacKN8GAHguOgvvGUOBeKBkBQ4D0EPZv8/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1 Lights, Camera, ACTION!]]
-->'''Aidric:''' The vents... *gestures dramatically* OF JUSTICE ...wait, that... doesn't work because it's a building of evil, so I guess it's... more like vents of sodomy and villiany and... *pause* ...okay, this is getting away from me now.
* MistakenForAnImposter: [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/topic/6806625/1/ Aidric, by Aryil]]
* MindRape: How Valentine sees his mindwipe by the Messiah Complex. [[spoiler: Rowan gets this treatment too although he decides it's better than dying.]]
* MoralityKitchenSink: On the one hand, the government boasts such characters as Arco, [[WellIntentionedExtremist Valentine]] [[KnightTemplar Svarc]] and [[WideEyedIdealist Anya]] [[PunchClockVillain Mori.]] On the other hand, the [[LaResistance rebel forces]] feature such characters as [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Aidric]] and [[TokenEvilTeammate Ackerly.]]
* MundaneUtility: When you live in a society where the entire upper class has superpowers, this is a given.
* NextSundayAD: The story's setting.
* NonSequiturThud: The end of the Aidric vs. Arco fight.
-->'''Arco:''' *Sits up* "Why yes, Andre, I'd like some more of that kiwi pie, it is simply splendid! Uuuh..." *Falls back, unconscious*
* NoodleIncident: Hitler Duck.
** AllThereInTheManual: [[WordOfGod The tale was told by Digi]] in a livestream.
* NotSoDifferent: [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/topic/6803460/1/ Delivered by]] [[TortureTechnician Gabriel]] to [[KnightTemplar Valentine.]]
* NotWearingTights: But [[BadassLongcoat Badass Longcoats]] are all the fashion
* PoliceState
* PuttingOnTheReich: The Elite's red armbands. The Tartarus ceremonial uniform is the biggest offender.
* RescueArc: The appropriately named [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/topic/6912332/4/ To The Rescue]]
* SecretPolice: The Elite
* SchoolOfHardKnocks: SIN Academy again
* SleepCute: Hector and Anya in [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/topic/6832595/3/ A Day Off (part two)]]
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Aidric, Arco, and James most often, Hector and Isaac less often. [[spoiler: Maitho pulls one off as Bianca, announcing the wedding massacre.]]
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Every time Aidric meets Val. Every time.
** And now Ackerly is getting in on that theme.
* TheAlcatraz: Tartarus again
* TheBadGuysWin
* TheInfiltration: [[MasterOfDisguise Valentine]] impersonates Fisher [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/topic/6881474/1/ between]] [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/forum/3020723/ Minos]] and [[http://s13.zetaboards.com/DestineEnormity/topic/6955296/1/ The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine]]
* VillainsOutShopping: Pretty much every single villain has dropped in for a cup of coffee at Cafe Richard.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Wise Men and the Elite
* VillainWorld
* WhatMeasureIsANonSuper
* WhyCantIHateYou: Resa to her roommate, [[PunchClockVillain Anya.]]
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters
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