A [[http://fandom-smash.livejournal.com/ parafandom roleplay]] on LiveJournal, the general story is that people from all worlds and times have been brought to this place in-between worlds called the Nexus. Part of its charm is that it lets players do what they will, meaning most events are player-hosted. There is an underlaying plot which occasionally comes into play, but it changes (sometimes dramatically) depending on the characters who participate in events and the things they do, making it a more dynamic story than anything else.

Now has a tumblr - [[http://textsfromthenexus.tumblr.com/ Texts From the Nexus]]

!!Tropes Used:
* ActionGirl: Nearly every female at some point or other but standouts are Annabeth, Faith, Laura, Buffy.
* AdultsAreUseless: Can be the attitude of some of the more combat-experienced Academy students.
** It has to be noted, however, that this is just an attitude. Often when they're called in, the adults are '''more''' than capble of helping out.
* AffablyEvil: The Master. He teaches History.
** You could also count [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]], who sees the Nexus as 'his holiday.', and is often the OnlySaneMan in a situation
* ALittleSomethingWeCallRockAndRoll: Usually seen as a bonding exercise. If you want a literal example, just look to [[Theatre/WeWillRockYou the Bohemians]].
* AnachronismStew: Happens but with less FishOutOfTemporalWater outcomes than you might expect. As a rule of thumb, the general 'time-period' of the Nexus seems to be somewhere amongst the late 90s to contemporary.
* AndIMustScream: Rule of thumb, assume this when [[Literature/TheLookingGlassWars Redd]] gets bored and decideds to ''play''.
* BandOfBrothers: Generally tends to be the outcome of some of the more harrowing plot posts
* BigBad: Amongst the characters, [[StreetFighter Bison]] is considered this. On a larger scale, the Empire is also this.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: The Empire
** In a more humorous example, Sparkly Mc Sparklepants, from the player created Nexus-Book, who spreads gossip. Think of him as the Nexus' form of Gossip Girl. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial And he certainly isn't Trey Sylvania]].
* BigDamnHeroes: Happens with great frequency. One of the best examples was the storming of [[Literature/PeterPan Captain Hook's]] ship to rescue the kidnapped people
* BreakTheCutie: While X is tougher than most, this certainly qualifies: his personality was copied and reprogrammed, then said personality (apply dubbed "Maverick") proceeded to hijack his body and go on a murderous rampage, killing quite a few people in the Nexus, harming more, and doing tons of property damage. And all while X could [[AndIMustScream clearly see and hear what was going on, but couldn't do anything about it.]]
** [[Film/StTrinians Andrea's]] experiences would definitely count
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Inspector Clouseau has shades of this.
* CasualDangerDialog: Throw a rock. You're sure to hit someone who uses this trope.
* CardCarryingVillain: The Joker and Redd certainly count.
* ConvenientEnemyBase: There's an abandoned warehouse ''district'', and a villians bar.
* CoolTeacher: While every teacher can be considered this to at least one student, notable examples are Faith Lehane, Jamie Madrox, and Chris Halliwell.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: A lot of the best ways to resolve plot elements can end up like this.
* DeadPanSnarker: There's many.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: The Academy. A Gothic looking castle on the outside, incredibly up-to-date inside. No, we don't question this.
* EternalEnglish: Explained in a [[Series/DoctorWho timey-wimey, space-wacey]] like fashion by a Tardis creating a projection field.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Master (Ainley version) regarding certain behaviours of villians within the Nexus. Anyone who effects something he claims will '''pay'''.
** This can apply to Dr. Eggman as well.
* EyeScream: Happened to [[{{Saiyuki}} Hakkai]] once when Andrea decided to fight him in class.
* FilleFatale: The St Trinian Girls
* [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A Game]]: [[{{RENT}} Mark Cohen]] is in various stages of making a documentary about the Nexus.
* FirstGirlWins: Actually, subverted. While there are some pairings that manage to last a while, couples do break up and new ones are formed.
* FishOutOfWater: The premise behind the game, though characters can usually find their feet after having it explained to them.
* ForTheEvulz: The Joker once broadcast a game show that included him shocking the constants with increasing voltages. The reason was this trope.
** Actually, that can happen with a lot of the Joker based plots. It's generally best to avoid him if you can
* GeographicFlexibility: While there is a map, the actual size and where little things are can be a bit ... foggy.
* HeroicBSOD: Understandably, X had an almost literal one after the other personality was removed.
* IdenticalStranger: Due to the nature of the game, it can happen a lot. Most current example is Arthur Dent and [[Series/{{Sherlock}} John Watson]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: There is a lot of this in the Nexus, due to the Time Lords and vampires. Some examples would be the Master's friendship with Morgana, the Doctor's friendship with Gazza, and Eric with Vlad.
* KidHero: At least ''half'' of the students at the Academy.
* LocalHangout: The Academy has shades of this due to simply being where most people end up. Fangtasia is another good example, as is the Town Hall.
** Castle Madrox is also becoming this.
* MegaCrossover
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: X's reaction after being freed from Maverick's influence, though with less words and more horrified choking noises.
** Andrea, again, after numerous break the cutie moments.
* OddFriendship: Considering the characters can come from any world or time, it's pretty much a guarantee.
** Though perhaps the strangest is X and Otto. Yes, ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and [[SpiderMan Otto Octavius]] are best friends. It's somehow both heartwarming and bizarre.
*** Then again, Otto's player has repeatedly stated that X's friendship, acceptance, and care are the things that's helped Otto regain and hold onto his sanity. X literally used the power of friendship to make Otto somewhat of a good guy.
* OlderThanTheyLook: X looks roughly around 25-27 years of age. He's around 200 years old. Could also be considered Really700YearsOld, though in a more mild sense. Justified considering he's a Reploid and thus doesn't age or wear out.
** The Time Lords (yes, there's more than one), and the vampires obviously. Oh, and Aphrodite.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Throw a rock. You're more likely than not to hit someone like this.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: There's many, but a special nod must be made to the Nexus Police Force. Lead by [[Series/DoctorWho Brigaider Alistair Lethbridge Gordon Stewart]], with the second in command being [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]]. Members include [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Captain Angua von Uberwald]] and [[Series/TheATeam H.M. Murdock]], and they are occasionally assisted by [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Mr Holmes]] and his assistant [[Theatre/HelloDolly Dolly Levi]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Generally speaking, one of the Doctors or even the Master. To the Academy kids, Jamie Madrox is generally seen in this light.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Played with. While the many genuises in the Nexus have been able to make strides in understand it, and creating ways to travel betweeen realities, there wil be the occasional plot post that completely ''destroys'' their progress.
* ShipTease: Also a CrackShip, but [[TrueBlood Eric]] / [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Susan]], dear Aphrodite, Eric and Susan.
* ShipperOnDeck: Aphrodite. For every single pairing.
** Practically everyone (except Death) for Eric/Susan.
* StatusQuoIsGod: In a sense. It doesn't matter what happens, if it's term time, the Academy will go on.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: A reprogramming table, but still -- this is how Bison tried to restrain X while having him reprogrammed. [[spoiler:It didn't work.]]
* SuperheroSchool: The Academy. Also a Magic School, and a BoardingSchool.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted! There's a grand total of ... one. And he's technically a [[Series/CriminalMinds criminal profiler for the FBI]].
* TrueCompanions: Both between the characters, and the players themselves. It's a close knit community.
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