[[http://ink-city.dreamwidth.org/ Ink City]] was a cartoon-themed [[JournalRoleplay Dreamwidth roleplay]] (originally on LiveJournal, moved as of January 17th, 2012), founded on August 17th, 2010 and concluded on September 13th, 2013. It was specifically designed for animated, drawn, and rendered characters (no live-action characters are accepted) and has quite a large focus on existential and meta themes.

The premise is initially similar to that of other MegaCrossover games; [[OntologicalMystery Characters from various canons suddenly find themselves in the strange and bizarre "Ink City" after crawling out of a large ink well in the center of town]], and are forced to co-exist with everyone else who also happened to be brought here... peacefully or otherwise. A unique element of the City itself however is that it's made of up buildings from each of the character's worlds. When a character enters the City, they bring with them a building relating to them from the place they come from, such as their house or place of work.

The creation, and really the extensiveness, of this page was due to that many of the players are [[OneOfUs highly aware of the tropes they use]], [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife enjoy collecting them]], and liked to treat the entire game as its own canon JustForFun.

Has a [[Recap/InkCity Recap]] page.

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!!Tropes Used:

* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[EldritchAbomination Dr. Norrington]] stays in the form of an elderly human gentleman in order to avoid driving anyone horrifically insane.
* AbortedDeclarationOfLove: Cave Johnson does this towards Caroline, after he gets her a little drunk.
* ActorAllusion: When [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Disc]][[Creator/JohnDeLancie ord]] arrives, [[RegularShow Skips]] immediately starts calling him [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]].
** Similarly, when Rarity arrives, several of the residents notice she sounds just like Heloise.
** A more meta example: take a CuteButPsycho pink pokémon with the power to shapechange, and give it [[SplitPersonality multiple personalities]]. Where's the [[http://rpdictionary.wikia.com/wiki/PB PB]] for her human form come from? [[ElfenLied Why, the anime with]] CuteButPsycho [[ElfenLied girls with]] [[SplitPersonality multiple personalities]] [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair and pink hair]]!
** Subverted/combined with NoCelebritiesWereHarmed in the case of when [[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Dr. Norrington]] met [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]]. Norrington's voice sounds remarkably like that of Creator/TonyJay, so when he contacts Quasi over only a voice message, he's mistaken for Frollo.
* AIIsACrapshoot: GLaDOS.
* AlternateContinuity: The Franchise/{{Transformers}} cast has representatives from [[TransformersGeneration1 Gen 1]], [[ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne the G1 Dreamwave comics]], [[TransformersAnimated Animated]], [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]], and [[TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]. Including [[OneSteveLimit four Starscreams]].
* AlternateTimeline: What occurs in the crack community is completely non-canon from the rest of the game, but has somewhat its own separate (and hilarious) continuity, and is often referred to as "Labocanon". This crack canon does have less actual continuity to it to, for obvious reasons.
** Interestingly, unlike most games, the crack-community's "canon" is actually has prominent and evolving characterization, albeit one that is aware of the goings-on in the main game. Chances are, if one of the Ink City characters shows up in DearMun, the version you're speaking to is "Labocanon" (due to the meta nature). Of course, for some characters ([[NoFourthWall Deadpool]] and [[RenAndStimpy Ren]] come to mind) the difference is almost completely nonexistent.
* AmericanAccents: Priscilla has a southwestern accent, being as she's from the [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Mojave Desert]] (200+ years into a post-nuclear-apocolyptic future not withstanding).
* AndIMustScream: Mordecai, briefly while being trapped in a "black hole" beneath the Ink Well.
** [[spoiler:Rigby when he was under mind control.]]
** Most of what happens to Thrasher throughout the entirety of the [[MeaningfulName me1TD0WN Event]].
** Happens to [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] after going into the forest to find the TARDIS. He seems surprisingly okay with it.
** Trevor tried to inflict this fate on [[spoiler:Yakko and Rigby]]. Didn't work out the way he planned it.
* AnotherDimension: While the city exists as something of a cross between a PhantomZone and an InnBetweenTheWorlds with a one way door, the characters themselves are from different and unique dimensions. [[CaptainObvious Obviously]].
** This was played with when the canon version of ComicBook/TheRiddler came in, when an [[AlternateUniverse AU]] version had already come in and gotten acquainted with everyone. This was played with ''again'' with the entrance of Aki, a MegaManBattleNetwork AU who knew Bass, but [[MindScrew not the Bass already in the city]] (who is in of himself an AU).
** Said AU that Bass originates from is partly a MegaManBattleNetwork[=/=]Franchise/{{Pokemon}} {{Crossover}}, leading to even ''more'' confusion when he and others from that 'verse met the CuteButPsycho Mew... and ''then'' '''their''' Mew showed up...
* AntiHero: Heloise's morality is very affected by [[MoralityPet Jimmy's]] presence. Before he arrived she was very much NeutralEvil or even ChaoticEvil. By the time he'd joined her in the city she'd slid back into ChaoticNeutral, and even felt a bit of remorse for what she did while he wasn't around. [[spoiler:Needless to say, she does ''not'' have an easy time after Log #36...]]
* ArcNumber: The different overarching plot segments that occur in the game are referred to as "seasons". "Season 1" ended with [[spoiler:the first confrontation with Audrey II]], and "Season 2" concluded with game-wide "World Split" Event. The game is currently in "Season 3".
* ArcWords: Ostensibly, [[spoiler:"Fly away, birdie... fly away home."]] for the "Season 1" arc.
* AscendedMeme: "Labocabana", the title of Yakko's parody of "Copacabana", later became the name of the game's crack community.
* AuthorAvatar: [[spoiler:Avatars of the players themselves are starting to appear in the game in some [[NoFourthWall Fourth Wall-shattering]] shenanigans.]]
** [[spoiler:The Mayor's Consort may be something of a subversion, as she's [[WordOfGod been described as]] "numerous aspects of [her player's] personality and mental process exaggerated and personified into something of symbolic representation of [her] creativity"]]
* AxCrazy: Heloise and Ren.
* BalefulPolymorph: Inverted by both [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Wheatley]] and [[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Doctor Norrington]]. Prior to entering the City, the former became an android while the latter obtained the ability to enter a human form.
* BadassGrandpa: Norrington, while being an [[Really700YearsOld Elder God]], still counts since he looks/acts like an old man and has grandchildren who he worries about. Too bad he'd rather be a RetiredBadass, but can't seem to catch a break.
* [[spoiler:BeatStillMyHeart: At the end of Log #3, Mordecai's fate.]]
* BecomingTheCostume: Discord crashes the City's Halloween Party by transforming everyone into their costumes.
* BerserkButton: Nearly every character has one. An especially extreme has been [[spoiler:Lucius at the mention of Beezy's mother.]]
** [[spoiler:Do not break the Fourth Wall around [[FourthWallObserver Deadpool.]]]]
* BetterAsFriends: How Heloise feels about Dr. Chipotle Jr., despite the fact he's completely infatuated with her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[Anime/YuGiOh Ryo Bakura]] is nice enough. [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Yami no Bakura]], [[FauxAffablyEvil on the other hand]]...
** [[RegularShow Don's]] usually a NiceGuy willing to help others and get sugar, but mess with his brother and he's perfectly willing to [[spoiler:leave you floating in a pool of paralytic fluid]].
** When Swindle unleashes the Cosmic Rust upon Ink City as part of an ill-concieved plan to blackmail the sweet-natured Skyfire into trading his cannons for the cure, Skyfire makes it ''very'' clear he doesn't barter with his friends' lives.
* BigBrotherInstinct: In the absence of the other Warner sibs, Yakko has taken Rigby on as a psuedo-sibling.
** Don and Wakko show cases of ''Little'' Brother Instinct upon discovering just how Trevor's been treating their big bros.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Audrey II, post Inky Mayor encounter.]]
** [[spoiler:Heloise]] gets in on it, too, when [[spoiler:she saves Mordecai and Rigby from Johnny C.]]
** Yakko, when [[spoiler:Trevor kidnaps Rigby]].
*** And that was followed shortly by Wakko and Don when [[spoiler:Trevor nabbed both Yakko and Rigby]].
** Yakko, Rigby, and Crmsn attempt to [[SaveTheVillain rescue Trevor]] after it's been revealed what Berri did to him. [[spoiler:Unlike the other mentions here, this one goes [[TotalPartyKill very, very badly]].]]
** After Starscream manages to get his hands on Three, the just-arrived Optimus Prime goes after him, with several of the other stitchpunks tagging along for the ride.
* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Trevor ''believes'' this is an acceptable method to bring about his vision of New Bregna. Other residents tend to disagree on the 'greater good' aspect.
* BreakTheCutie:
** While not fitting into the traditional 'cutie' personality, [[RegularShow Rigby]] doesn't deserve ''half'' of the things that happen to him once entering the city.
** In general, ''all'' the residents get broken pretty badly. Including [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko]], who [[spoiler: [[http://ink-city.livejournal.com/141833.html went feral]] after Heloise decided to [[FromBadToWorse make things worse]].]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Trevor [[http://ink-city-ooc.livejournal.com/80540.html gets catapulted into the OOC community]] by Yakko during [[http://ink-logs.livejournal.com/20131.html?thread=1955747#t1955747 this log]].
* BreakTheHaughty: Heloise in Log #4. Broken isn't even the half of it, [[spoiler:but what happens to her in Event #1 is arguably even worse.]]
* BreakThemByTalking: Trevor frequently engages in these in everyday conversation.
* BrickJoke: [[spoiler:The ability of one player's avatar to become a [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Gomamon]], a fact established during a NoFourthWall meme several weeks prior, comes in handy when swimming through the fountain is necessary to recover another avatar.]]
** Somewhat easily missed if you're not familiar with [[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice his canon]]; what Norrington receives from [[spoiler:The Mayor's Consort. "Here are your eyes back, Doctor~"]]
* BrokenBird: A few characters, some more than others.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: ComicBook/TheRiddler (P.I. Version). Upon first arriving in the city, he gains no points towards people believing him sane by rambling maniacally under his breath (in actuality, he was just trying to deduce how he'd gotten there).
* CaptainOblivious: Cave Johnson.
* CardCarryingVillain: Heloise, who literally has business cards.
* CassandraTruth: Twilight ''tried'' to warn everyone about Discord, but most of the responders to her broadcast were more concerned with her being a talking purple unicorn. A few ''did'' take her seriously, but none of them were in any position to react when he made his move.
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Now that people have learned to listen to her warnings... she's getting closer and closer to revealing things [[{{Masquerade}} that the Mayor has confided in her]]... things that [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow toons were not meant to know]]. It appears that she still has problems keeping a secret.
* CatsAreMean: [[{{Lackadaisy}} Mordecai Heller]], naturally.
* CaughtOnTape: The communicators have Record and Playback features.
* CharacterDevelopment: Living in the City tends to change people. Some more than others.
** [[DiscussedTrope Dicussed]] along with CharacterDerailment[=/=][[CharacterRerailment Rerailment]] after Dot and Wakko learn just how much a year alone in the City has changed Yakko.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Mr. Puppethead.]]
** The Maxthulhu Attack, originally considered to be a BigLippedAlligatorMoment or NoodleIncident, becomes this ''over a year later'' once [[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice The Narrator]] finds out about it.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Ion Spark. She's dead-set on trying to help everyone in the City, even if they don't want her to. Unless of course, they're a villain.
** Ichigo has shades of this. Taking requests from fans and family was such an intregal part of life back in [[KatamariDamacy the Great Cosmos]] that helping others out has become an emotional crutch of sorts simply because it's familiar.
** This could easily apply to Priscilla too.
* CombatTentacles: Audrey II. They're vines, actually, but same thing.
** Norrington, naturally. Though he attempts attacking The Mayor with these, it doesn't work, because Elder God or not, you can't exactly fight ''ink''.
*** They prove to be far more effective on Him, especially when [[spoiler:he uses ''thousands'' of them to tear him limb-from-limb.]]
* ContinuityNod: It's not unusual for events in the City to contain nods to events from a given character's original {{Canon}}.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: At first blush, things are pretty good-you're in a mostly colorful world with all sorts of people from different worlds and you [[HaveANiceDeath don't die permanently]]. On the other hand, you're in a city ''you cannot escape'' with people from [[CrapsackWorld other worlds]] and you [[WhoWantsToLiveForever can't die permanently]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Rigby, as surprising as that is.
* CruelMercy: Trevor refuses to take revenge on Berri for what she did to him. He deliberately waits to inform her of this until ''after'' she's made a city-wide confession, in order to watch her suffer. The only reason she confessed in the first place was to keep him from punishing [[OneSteveLimit the wrong Mew]], so the timing was critical.
* CurbStompBattle: Doctor Norrington vs. Him.
* CuteAndPsycho: [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Berri]], having been completely broken back home, has become this as a result. What she did to Trevor just proves it.
* CycleOfRevenge: Thanks to the Ink Well allowing residents to respawn, death isn't the end -- but it sure does tick people off!
* DamnedByFaintPraise: Some of the things the voice in Hely's head could be interpreted this way, such as "'''You've made this City what it is!'''"
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Yakko, Audrey II, and a few others.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The Benson[=/=]Mordecai[=/=]Heloise Log. You may have trouble watching ''RegularShow'' again afterward...
* DeadpanSnarker: A good majority of the characters are like this.
* DealWithTheDevil: Caroline trades five ounces of [[{{Transformers}} energon]] for blueprints for the handheld portal gun. This led to her having to make a ''second'' deal with a different devil, as Starscream demands more information and loyalty in exchange for her breach of trust.
* DeathIsCheap: Whenever any character dies, no matter how horrible their death is, they simply respawn sometime later at the Ink Well where they first arrived.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Mr. House]] is definitely starting to become this, with Priscilla as his heat source. Especially after she's able to temporarily enter his virtual reality mainframe, and becomes not only the first human being he's had physical contact with in over 200 years, but actually ''hugs him''.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: Trevor, meeting an enraged Wakko for the first time, attempts to convince him that his own brother should be [[spoiler:paralyzed and tortured]] for his own good. Needless to say, Wakko doesn't buy it.
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Someone fed you to a man-eating plant? Kidnap their best friend and perform a lobotomy on them - without any form of anesthesia - and insert a chip into their brain that puts them under mind control and tell them to kill said person who fed you to the plant.]] Granted, [[spoiler:being eaten alive is pretty horrible, and she was especially vengeful after losing her MoralityChain, but it was still rather extreme.]]
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: As mentioned above, [=LaboCanon=] is seperate from the main game, to the point that certain characters have become ''vastly'' different in Labo compared to Ink City.
* [[DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm Does Not Understand Pop Culture References]]: Ichigo tends to take things at face value, and doesn't always realize when someone's joking.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Benson and Mordecai in Event #1.]]
** [[spoiler: [[KickTheDog Which eventually backfires on them...]]]]
* DontExplainTheJoke: [[http://community.livejournal.com/ink_city_ooc/5285.html?thread=51877#t51877 This exchange]] (after Mordecai is MistakenForGay) on the OOC community which is oddly in-character.
* DontGoInTheWoods: Ever. And if you must, at least StayOnThePath.
* DrowningMySorrows: Skips, after he [[spoiler:discovers he isn't immortal anymore.]]
** [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix is found]] suffering from a hangover. The tag description calls him a binge drinker.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Lucius consistently appeared in the crack community memes weeks before being formally introduced into the main game. Although for now dropped from the main com, he continues his presence in Labocabana.
* ElegantGothicLolita: [[spoiler:A distinctive feature of The Mayor's Consort. Her account name even lampshades this.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: Due to a humorous misunderstanding, Heloise calls Mordecai "Ladybird", simply because it pisses him off.
** [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix]] has two: Nick and Arizona.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Rigby managed to record one of Trevor's many attempts to capture and control Yakko and him, and replays it for the entire City to try and shatter Trevor's public image.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[KatamariDamacy Ichigo]] is quick to tell others that she's a Royal Cousin, emphasizing the royalty aspect. There's also Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana-Fana-Bo-Besca the Third, aka 'Dot'.
* CuteKitten: [[FairlyOddparents Cupid]] turned [[{{Lackadaisy}} Mordecai]] into a kitten. And promptly ''forgot about it'', much to Mordecai's dismay.
* EvilGenius: The City tends to attract a lot of these, many of them also [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]].
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Trevor wishes to eliminate this and transform Ink City into New Bregna.
* EvilVersusEvil: GLaDOS and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Starscream]]. To make matters worse, part of the reason they're squaring off is because ''both'' are interested in exploiting [[WesternAnimation/{{Nine}} the stitch-punks]].
** Trevor and GLaDOS are also set to butt heads in the near future.
* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: Caroline justifies her decision to aid Starscream with a variation on this. Sure, betraying Optimus Prime to him will surely cause the deaths of millions of innocents upon his return home... but that's not ''her'' universe, so what does that matter to her?
* {{Expy}}: The Inky Mayor is very often compared to [[WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}} The Warden]]. His human form just adds to this.
* EyelessFace: [[spoiler:The Mayor's Consort]].
* FalseFriend: Caroline proposes to Starscream that she can become one to Optimus Prime and help the Decepticon find a way to kill him.
* FantasticRacism: [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight]] seems to have a lot of vitriol towards the various {{Transformers}} in the city, despite what Hub's commercials may suggest about pony/robot togetherness. Being from a world where ThePowerOfFriendship conquers ''every'' problem might be part of the issue, given the Transformers' ForeverWar...
* FelonyMisdemeanor: When Cave Johnson learns Caroline took a job with [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Mr. House]], he reacts like she's been cheating on her husband. [[MarriedToTheJob Her husband being science]].
* [[spoiler:[[FirstGirlWins First Boy Wins]]: Ultimately, Jimmy was the only one for Heloise.]]
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Not all residents come from worlds with lots of technology. [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda Young Tigress]], for instance, has no clue what things like 'videos' and 'robots' are, for obvious reasons.
* FlatWhat: Yakko's reaction to Jimmy and Heloise's friendship.
** Also, Yami no Bakura's reaction to seeing [[FernGully Batty]].
* ForScience [[ForTheEvulz And The Evulz]]: Heloise's motivation for doing what she does.
** GLaDOS is also motivated by this, and [[NotSoDifferent Caroline]] as well... to the point that Caroline is willing to make several deals with shady characters like Starscream, Trevor, and GLaDOS herself for the sake of furthering her research.
** What Megatron did to Caroline was pretty much to prove to Ink City how evil he is.
* FourIsDeath: Openly, blatantly referenced by Berri when her fourth post to the community involves [[spoiler:displaying Trevor in a paralyzed but still-living AndIMustScream state.]]
* FourthWall: Located in the forest; touching it leads to ''bad'' things.
** [[spoiler:Caroline]] is poised to go through this as well, once she learns the AwfulTruth.
* FromBadToWorse: The first log with Benson, Mordecai, and Heloise slowly gets more and more dark and disturbing.
** Invoked by the name of [[http://ink-city.livejournal.com/141833.html the post where]] [[spoiler:the feral Yakko makes it back to the City]].
* GentleGiant: Several among the Transformers Cast. [[TransformersShatteredGlass SG Megatron and Starscream]], [[TransformersGeneration1 Skyfire]], and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime TFP Optimus Prime]] come to mind
* AGodAmI: Trevor invokes this a lot.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[{{Robotomy}} Thrasher]] throughout the [=me1TD0WN=] event.
** DoomedByCanon: A bit of an odd case; [[{{Robotomy}} Thrasher's]] madness-inducing revelation is becoming aware of his canon's status as a [[ScrewedByTheNetwork cancelled show]] that likely won't see any sort of revival in the history of ''ever'', and is a large part of [[BreakTheCutie what leads to]] his [[MegatonPunch city]]-[[BrickBreak shattering]] [[ArcWords me1td0wn]].
** WordOfGod says this is what happened to Bass after he [[spoiler:absorbed part of the Mayor's FourthWallObserver powers, leading him to [[HearingVoices hear unidentified voices]].]] The madness made him [[OhCrap more violent than usual]]. This lasted until becoming Crmsn's LivingShadow during the Halloween event ''forced'' him into close contact with people he'd otherwise been avoiding. This acted as something of a weird SanityBall dropped into his lap, and he's been improving ever since, albeit still dealing with stress from what had happened. Of course, with renewed contact with the wall, [[FromBadToWorse things got worse]].
** Seems to be one of the more severe mental side-effects of touching the fourth wall. While Berri never hit the level of physical deterioration that Thrasher did, it's brought her in contact with 'past selves' and left her in a state [[MindHive not]] [[ManySpiritsInsideOfOne entirely]] [[SplitPersonality unlike]] [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Altogether Andrews]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Several of the characters possess scars of some kind, especially in the head/face region.
* TheGovernment: Who is The Inky Mayor? How does the city actually run?
* GratuitousSpanish: Doctor Chipotle Junior
* HalfHumanHybrid: Veser Hatch is a half-Selkie.
** Legato is part [[MegamanBattleNetwork Net Navi]] and part human via AppliedPhlebotinum and FunctionalMagic.
* HasTwoDaddies: Legato. Starscream and Soundwave have also formed an odd family unit with Jetstorm.
* HearingVoices: Ren starts hearing a [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience red-tinted]], purple-tinted for a while, voice during the World Split that keeps abusing the fourth wall; it hangs around afterward.
** Heloise also starts hearing voices after the World Split is fixed; its comments don't bode well for her future...
* TheHeartless: [[spoiler:The Inky Mayor has the power to summon hoards of monstrous black Ink creatures, actually somewhat similar in appearance to the original Heartless.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[ThePollyanna Jimmy]], of all people, [[spoiler:after he finds out that Heloise killed Mordecai.]]
** Bass has somewhat of a minor one after [[spoiler:[[OhCrap tagging the wall through Berri]]]]. It would have been more serious if he hadn't forcibly pushed it aside for other priorities, but a full-blown one is certainly on the horizon.
* HiddenElfVillage: One ''tries'' to run the Cathedral like this, ordering the other stitchpunks to stay inside and never use their communicators. It doesn't work.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Trevor got a taste of his own medicine -- or rather, his own [[spoiler:[[AndIMustScream paralytic fluid]]]].
** Prior to this, Trevor managed to hurt Rigby by showing Phoenix a video of [[spoiler:Rigby's revenge killing]] and damaging his friendship with the lawyer. Rigby eventually gets his revenge by broadcasting footage of what led up to Trevor's hoisting above.
** Trevor is a magnet for these; Berri takes the first example and throws in a dash of MadScience by [[spoiler:pumping him full of paralytic and opening up his chest]].
* HopelessSuitor: Doctor Chipotle Junior to Heloise, though they have quite a bit of ShipTease.
* HotConsort: [[spoiler:Turns out The Mayor has one, though she's not exactly "hot" in the most... [[HumanoidAbomination traditional]] [[EyelessFace sense]].]]
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:The Mayor's Consort is essentially a mix between an attractive young lady and an Ink Monster.]]
** Subverted by [[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Doctor Norrington]], who's an [[EldritchAbomination Elder God]] in disguise.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Berri]] and [[{{Youkai}} Ava]] feel this way.
* IAmNotWeasel: Rigby is constantly confused for a rodent. Ren has the same basic problem.
* IChooseToStay: Not all of the residents are upset by being brought to the city, having left behind even more {{Crapsack World}}s or simply becoming enamored with what it has to offer.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Megatron]] demanded that [[TransformersAnimated Swindle]] prove his loyalty by finding a way to destroy the Ink Well and its regeneration abilities. Swindle's been trying to TakeAThirdOption and weasel out of it without making himself a target in the process.
* IgnoredExpert: [[spoiler: Mordecai to Benson in Log #3]]
* ImplausibleDeniability: Trevor attempting to convince Optimus Prime that despite all evidence to the contrary, he didn't kidnap Aisling.
* InnocentInnuendo: Innuendo tends to fly right over Ichigo's head, while Dot is savvy enough to recognize, lampshade and encourage it. This backfired on the Warner sister when Ichi's not understanding [[CompensatingForSomething what Oscar Mayor could be compensating for]] led down a ''very'' awkward road.
* InsaneEqualsViolent: Deliberately invoked by Berri's player; her unstable nature has been likened to [[UsefulNotes/BipolarDisorder Bipolar]], with her CuteButPsycho moments distinctly being referred to as "manic" states. In contrast, her mellower, 'depressive' states being the cue to [[ContemplateOurNavels contemplate her navel]].
** Trevor also likes to use this to 'justify' his behavior by claiming those who stand against him are insane, violent creatures.
* IntellectualAnimal: The city has quite a few, although not all of them are standard Earth animals; the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} are a good example.
* InWhichATropeIsDescribed: The title for a few logs.
* ISurrenderSuckers: Bass pulls this on the Mayor at one point, to get close enough to attack him. This [[ContinuityNod intentionally mirrors]] a [[NoExportForYou little-seen]] moment in the manga where he pulls the same stunt, and factors into the resolution of the Discord Halloween incident.
* [[LukeYouAreMyFather Jake, You Are My Uncle]]: Priscilla (a human [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Courier]]), through a series of alternate universes, is actually technically the niece of [[{{Rango}} Rattlesnake Jake]]. It's a bit of a MindScrew for the both of them when they discover this, to say the least.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: After Rigby apologizes to the City at large for what he did to Trevor, Trevor contacts him to rub salt in the wound... then alludes to [[spoiler:possibly ''cloning'' Yakko]], as well as having his own revenge plans in the works.
* KickTheDog: Just in case it wasn't fully established that [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Cave Johnson]] is oblivious to [[ItsAllAboutMe everything that isn't him]], one of the first things he does in the city is kick [[WesternAnimation/{{Nine}} Six]] out of the way.
** Megatron's first act upon arrival is to kick Starscream around. Yet he deals even worse damage to Caroline, despite (or ''because?'') her professed loyalty to the Decepticons.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Averted. Characters remember everything about their respective canons, and their deaths, if they die.
** Somewhat played straight after Heloise [[spoiler:respawns after Rigby pushes her off a boat into the ocean to get eaten by Sea-Ink Monsters. She can't remember Jimmy's face, name, and most of the memories she had with him.]] Later it's revealed that [[spoiler:it was The Mayor's Consort that took away those memories in an attempt to keep Heloise from relying too heavily on a MoralityChain. She after which returns them.]]
* LateToTheTragedy: [[OswaldTheLuckyRabbit Oswald]] shows up late to the Halloween Party because he was having trouble finishing his costume on time... and as a result, was one of the only residents who didn't get hit by Discord's costume-changing spell. [[LampshadeHanging References have already been made towards his luck.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight]] decided to, "just this once", [[SleptThroughTheApocalypse skip out of the Nightmare Night festivities]]. It turns out, in worlds that aren't Equestria, being unsocial has its perks.
* LethalChef: Heloise, in an amusing contrast to SupremeChef Doctor Chipotle Junior.
** Legato, not that it's come up much (thank goodness for small miracles).
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: From the crack community, [[spoiler: Heloise and Lucius having thought they slept together. Turns out nothing actually happened, much to their relief.]]
** In the main game, [[VideoGame/GhostTrick Lynne]] to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fluttershy]] after realizing she almost told her that the reason Missile can talk is [[spoiler:'cause he sorta died]].
* LiteralGenie: [[TwistedMetal Calypso]], in fitting with the original canon. So far he's only granted one wish, but it resulted in [[spoiler:Ren's death.]] And he seems to just be doing it [[ForTheEvulz for fun.]]
* LivingShadow: Bass does this a ''lot''. It's taken UpToEleven when he is hit with the BecomingTheCostume spell during the Halloween event while in "Shadow mode" and becomes Crmsn's own personal, albeit very reluctant, LivingShadow.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: The Mayor would ''really'' prefer keeping the residents in the dark about... Well, take your pick of secrets, really. One good way to set him off is to keep poking at the fourth wall, literally or metaphorically.
* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality: Bass was on this road back home, which was interrupted when he decided to put himself on a LongBusTrip. Castmates arriving in the city have put this right back on track.
** In fact, this trope in general could be said of a few people around.
* MadArtist: Twice. JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac and [[WesternAnimation/{{Nine}} Six]]. Six also doubles as MadOracle, able to do things like draw GLaDOS doing to [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Vlad and his computer AI]] what she's best known for.
* MadeOfIndestructium: The communicators.
* MaliciousMisnaming: Heloise mockingly has "nicknames" for various characters, including "Ladybird" for Mordecai, "Roadkill" for Rigby, "Gumballs" for Benson, and now it seems "Freak" for Yakko.
** Dr. Nefarious just can't seem to get Heloise's name right in Log #8.
** A RunningGag with Dr. Chipotle Jr., carried over from his canon.
** The players aren't even safe from this trope; it tends to happen to people who hang out in the OOC chatroom over time.
* ManHug: [[RegularShow Don]] sure loves his sugar.
** [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Yosuke and Souji]] share one when the latter arrives, much to Seta's surprise.
* {{Masquerade}}: The Mayor is working desperately to uphold this in regards to Ink City's many secrets.
** [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] by the [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} P4]] cast: Yosuke has been very open about his Persona and powers to certain people, but cagier around others. Souji, meanwhile, prefers to keep such things to himself, and is annoyed whenever confronted with evidence his teammates haven't been as careful.
** For his first few months of being in the City, [[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Dr. Norrington]] actively hid the fact he was an [[EldritchAbomination Elder God]] from most everyone. He finally revealed what he actually was publicly after needing to take [[PowerpuffGirls Him]] down a peg.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: The muns playing the villains and evil characters are some of the nicest and most sociable people when they're not in character.
* MegaCrossover
* MasterOfDelusion: A number of times.
* MediumAwareness: Yakko, Wakko and Dot still have this, as do Deadpool and Petitius.
* MetaGuy: The City tends to draw in plenty of both types, along with a few {{Fourth Wall Observer}}s.
* MistakenForGay: Another humorous misunderstanding has Heloise take Mordecai's EmbarrassingNickname to the next level.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Caroline was pretty dedicated to helping the Decepticons until Megatron showed up. How he treated her resulted in her rethinking which side of the Cybertorian war she's on.
* MoodSwinger: The entire game switches from comedy and drama on a dime. For example, Logs #1 and #2 are rather light-hearted. Log #3 on the other hand...
** In-universe, there's [[JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac Johnny C.]] who goes from being friendly with Mordecai and Rigby to yelling at them [[spoiler:all while planning on murdering them.]]
* MoodWhiplash: See above. It's a bit to be expected, when you're mixing characters like [[AxeCrazy Heloise]], [[FourEyesZeroSoul Mordecai]] [[{{Lackadaisy}} Heller]] and [[EmperorScientist Trevor]] with [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} The Warner Siblings]], [[RegularShow Regular Show cast]] and Franchise/{{Pokemon}}. The DarkerAndEdgier clashes nearly constantly with the LighterAndSofter, leaving quite a bipolar, chaotic game.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Naoto]] sees Ink City as a chance to prove she's fully capable of handling being stuck in another world.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Benson [[spoiler:after realizing that he killed Rigby.]]
** Thrasher after he [[spoiler: accidentally shows Misery what he's seen.]]
* NameDrop: The city is in fact called Ink City by its inhabitants.
* NamesTheSame: [[RegularShow Mordecai]] and [[{{Lackadaisy}} Mordecai]]. Has led to the players [[FanNickname referring to them as]] "Birdecai" and "Mordecat", respectively.
* NiceGuy: Crmsn is one of these in the TroubledButCute way, complete with a dose of ObfuscatingStupidity and BrokenHero-ness to judge by a recent thread.
* NoEnding: Happens occasionally to some threads and/or logs. Sometimes these are even referenced later as [[NoodleIncident Noodle Incidents]].
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: When Yakko, Rigby and Crmsn tried to rescue Trevor from AFateWorseThanDeath, their reward was [[spoiler:getting blown up by Bass]].
** Belldandy helps Trevor repair his building, unaware it was damaged by Optimus Prime breaking Aisling out. Trevor immediately starts plotting to run experiments on ''her'' instead.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Yakko, who normally forces himself into the arms of pretty ladies, [[spoiler:finds The Mayor's Consort just a ''little'' [[EyelessFace too]] [[HumanoidAbomination freaky]] to hit on.]]
* NotSoDifferent: After Event #1, Heloise tries to convince Yakko of this, leading to a WeCanRuleTogether speech.
* NotSoWeak: [[spoiler:Rigby.]]
* [[RoomFullOfCrazy Notes Full Of Crazy]]: Mordecai had these towards the beginning of his stay in the City.
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Watching Optimus Prime and Aisling dote on each other after he saved her caused this for Caroline, given her plans to betray him to Starscream.
** Ichigo does this to Swindle when she tells him about the [[Recap/InkCityS2WorldSplit World Split]], unaware that he's asking about it because Megatron wants ''him'' to break the Well.
* OddCouple: Young, optimistic and cheerful [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Courier]] Priscilla loyally works for and is highly respectful towards the worldly, uptight and business-minded Mr. House.
** Veser and Saft appear to be on the fast track to this, as well.
* OddFriendship: Due to the range of canons and the characters all being brought together in one place, several of these have popped up.
** Some examples? [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Flynn]] and [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Dani]], [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix]] and [[RegularShow Rigby]], and [[FrankenFran Fran]] and [[RenAndStimpy Ren]].
** There's also [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]] and [[ScottPilgrim Knives Chau.]]
** Not to mention [[ElTigre Dr. Chipotle Jr.]] haven fallen in love with [[JimmyTwoShoes Heloise]], who considers him just a close friend. She's also become well acquainted with [[JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac Pepito]], [[PhineasAndFerb Dr. Phineastein]], and WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}.
** Killer robot [[{{Robotomy}} Thrasher]] and bad luck magnet [[RubyGloom Misery]]. He offers to be her bodyguard.
** [[MegamanBattleNetwork Bass]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Shiro]] seem to be heading down this path.
** [[KatamariDamacy Ichigo]] and [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Souji Seta]]. She's also [=BFFs=] with [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Dot]], which the latter has noted as odd since [[GenreSavvy common cliche would seemingly dicate]] that two {{Kawaiiko}}s would immediately see each others as rivals and hate each other's guts.
** [[TheSecretOfKells Aisling]] and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Optimus Prime]].
** Oddly enough, [[HannaIsNotABoysName Veser]] and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Cliffjumper]] -- especially since Cliffjumper ''ran Veser over'' on their first meeting.
* OhCrap: Benson [[spoiler:after the aftermath of Log #3.]]
** After World Split was over, the Mayor and Painted Lady went around fixing people who were still messed up by the event. One of these people was Bass, who repaid their efforts by... [[http://ink-city.livejournal.com/205120.html?thread=14884160#t14884160 stealing something]] from them both with Get Ability. Considering World Split could have been ''caused'' by a similar event in the past and Bass being, well, [[ChaoticNeutral Bass]], this causes an OhCrap moment on the part of the Mayor and the players.
** Priscilla after [[spoiler:discovering what Mr. House really looks like]].
** Trevor captures Aisling. Aisling gets her hands on Trevor's communciator long enough to get a message to the City, crying out for Optimus before being cut off. [[BigDamnHeroes Optimus responds]] [[TranquilFury accordingly]]. When he announces his arrival with '''BoldInflation''', Trevor realizes [[ThisIsGonnaSuck the jig is up]]...
* OlderThanTheyLook[=/=]InsistentTerminology: Heloise continually insists she's not a little kid.
** Ava barely looks over ten years old, but, as she admits to [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Souji]], she's ''408 years old''.
* OldShame: A meta example. After Heloise left the city her mun quit playing her for an extended period of time, and after regaining the muse, became highly embarrassed over the original portrayal. Her player now considers the "Ink City incarnation" of Heloise to have been more along the lines of an AU, based on an extensive amount of headcanon at the time.
* OneHitKill: What happened when Trevor pushed Bass too far and was on the receiving end of an [[KamehameHadoken Earthbreaker]] at point-blank range.
** TotalPartyKill: The second time, he leveled Trevor's entire compound, pretty much instantly decimating everybody inside. Including himself, naturally.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted; in addition to the existing [[NamesTheSame Mordecai and Mordecai]] situation, there's now ''two'' Mews in the city - one from the same confused AU that Bass comes from, and the other from a continuity much closer to the games' nature. And they [[CuteButPsycho couldn't be]] [[GenkiGirl more different]]. [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Two]] [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated different]] Optimus Primes and four Starscreams (as well as two [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Starscream clones]]) have also appeared in the city.
** IAmNotShazam: Prior to Kat's appearance, Berri was the only Mew in town and was referred to by her species name all around. After Kat's appearance and her own need to go incognito, she adopted an old nickname given to her by a former friend.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Heloise towards Mordecai and Rigby, [[spoiler:after Rigby tells Jimmy that she killed Mordecai and Benson.]]
** It's really the only reason [[spoiler:that she bothered to [[BigDamnHeroes save them from Johnny C.]] Of course, she outright admitted that she planned on doing something worse to them...]]
* OntologicalMystery
* OrderVersusChaos: The reason why [[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Dr. Norrington]] and [[SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas Eris]] aren't particularly fond of one another - he's Order while she's Chaos.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: [[Franchise/AceAttorney Dahlia]]. Ichigo also likes to use paper drink umbrellas like this.
* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Certain residents engage in this frequently, such as Trevor, GLaDOS, and Berri. Especially when speaking to each other.
** Souji and [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda Tai Lung]] get into a bout of this when Tai Lung answers Souji's question about weapons just to imply he's weak for wanting one instead of learning Kung Fu.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Anyone victimized by [[spoiler:Heloise]] tends to come to this conclusion pretty quickly.
** [[spoiler:Except that Rigby was very reluctant to do it at first since he believed that it was because of this trope that he was victimized.]]
** This mentality doesn't fly with everyone; Phoenix is particularly against residents killing other residents, causing a rift between him and [[spoiler:the RegularShow cast]], among others.
** [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Vlad's Computer AI]] seems to waver between [[HaveANiceDeath telling GLaDOS that she can go drink poison]] [[ShoutOut in the form of]] [[RevolutionaryGirlUtena canterella tea]] and telling [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Berri]] to [[MercyKill kill Trevor to end his agony]]. She seems mostly to be [[ChronicHeroSyndrome in the habit of helping people if they deserve it or not]].
** In fact, most witnesses [[WhatTheHellHero blatantly called out Berri]] when she took this stance with Trevor. Of course, the [[{{Squick}} rampant gore presented in gutwrenching video-feed]] may have helped that decision.
* PetTheDog: When [[AnotherDimension Kat]] arrives and Trevor initially mistakes her for the Mew who subjected him to AndIMustScream, Berri immediately contacts him to clear things up, even going so far as to offer a chance for physical revenge. Trevor, having learned nothing from his ordeal, promptly pulls a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] on her.
* PlayingBothSides: [[TransformersAnimated Swindle]], being a ConArtist, started trying this right away. However, the Decepticons and Autobots in Ink City are different than the ones he's used to which puts him over his head very swiftly.
* [[BreakingTheFourthWall Poking The Fourth Wall]]: What happens when you go too far out into the forest or ocean.
** Yakko pointing out to Mordecai that the reason he can't die is that they're all cartoon characters counts.
** And now, Mordecai is starting to realize the bounds of reality (while Yakko [[NoFourthWall smashes right through them.]])
** And then there's SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, who seems to be aware that he's a character in an online RPG.
* PointyEars: Legato, very much so.
* [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Politically Incorrect Boss]]: [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Cave Johnson]] manages to offend just about everyone he talks to, aside from [[HypercompetentSidekick Caroline]].
* PronounTrouble: [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Legion's]] status as a mobile platform for [[MindHive 1,183 Geth]] makes it difficult for other residents to know just how to address... him/her/it. (When Ichigo first notices how it refers to himself, she thinks it's using the RoyalWe).
** In a way, how Meredith addresses who she calls "The Creator"; the title refers to one person, but she refers to them as 'they' and 'them' when she's asked to describe 'them'.
* PutOnABus: Happens quite often to characters who are inactive. [[spoiler:However, there's actually a canon explanation for random people in the city disappearing... [[AndIMustScream an extremely unpleasant one]]...]]
** [[spoiler:Jimmy]] at the end of Log #36, in one of the [[TearJerker most heartwrenching]] [[GoOutWithASmile exits possible.]]
** TheBusCameBack: Occasionally, characters who previously appeared in the City and left wind up returning. Sometimes they're the ''exact'' same character; sometimes not.
** A certain character's bus boarding becomes a plot-heavy WhamEpisode, as [[spoiler:she's met by an avatar of her player]].
* ReplacementGoldfish: After Caroline quits, Cave immediately weedles [[Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro Yuko]] into becoming his new assistant.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[KatamariDamacy Ichigo]] is a big believer in "Noblesse oblige", thanks to how she was raised and the role she plays back home. Someone misusing or abusing whatever power they have is a major BerserkButton for her.
* RunningGag: All the [[WesternAnimation/{{Nine}} stitchpunks]] react poorly to a single line on the Sign: "7) There is no number 7." Leads to a BrickJoke when the twins steal the Sign so they can remove that line and Seven shows up immediately.
* SapientSteed: Kat, being a Mew and able to shape-shift into Pokémon large enough to be ridden, has acted as one on several occasions.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Legato.
* SecretKeeper: Several characters, as they've learned more about the nature of the City, have chosen to uphold the masquerade.
* ScienceIsBad: Thanks to [[InnocenceLost her experiences]] [[BreakTheCutie back home]], [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Berri]] believes all scientists are evil, soulless monsters.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: [[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Doctor Norrington]], in spades.
--> '''Yakko:''' "Mostly Natural"? I thought that just meant "History".
--> '''Norrington:''' Precisely. Not all events of historical importance occur incontrovertibly, in fact, ''most'' do not. Best to endorse honestly.
--> '''Yakko:''' ... How 'bout endorsing coherency?
* TheScapegoat: Heloise blames Mordecai and Yakko for the voice in her head because she can't think of any other explanation.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Zorua lays an unintentional one on Yosuke when she takes the form of a girl she saw in some photographs around his house: Saki.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Kat and Bass appear to be spiraling awkwardly toward this, especially if Berri's method of teasing is anything to go by.
* ShipTease: Dr. Chipotle Jr./Heloise is teased quite often. [[spoiler:In the end though, her heart completely belongs to and always did to Jimmy.]]
* ShoutOut: ''Tons'', but here's a notable few:
** Once during a crack community meme, Phoenix managed to trick Lucius. He was rewarded with a golden fiddle.
** An alternate universe version of Jimmy pulls off one to the [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Dead Parrot sketch]] in the crack community Bizarro Meme, which is equally hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] immediately by Lucius.
** Jimmy playing and singing [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt "Fallen Angel"]] on his guitar on New Year's.
** Deadpool thinks that a good mercenary name for Rigby would be [[MoralOrel Reverend Putty]].
** Apparently, Heloise is a fan of The Cure.
* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: When Maya attempts to convince Optimus Prime to fire his lasers:
-->'''Maya:''' Well, that's like saying 'How do I make this ice cream taste better without adding any chocolate'. Sure, I could use butterscotch, but who does that anymore? I guess what I'm trying to say is that you're butterscotch and now I want ice cream.
-->'''Optimus:''' Studies from the world wide web show that approximately 23% of the population still consider butterscotch a popular condiment.
* SlapSlapKiss: Lucius and Heloise in the crack community only, as their players enjoy them as a CrackPairing.
* SlasherSmile: Heloise's favorite expression. [[spoiler:Especially during Log #3 and #44.]]
* SociopathicHero: Deadpool; during a fight with the Inky Mayor, he seems more interested in just [[FiringInTheAirALot shooting randomly in the air]] and [[ShoutingShooter screaming]] [[CloudCuckoolander insane nonsense]].
* SoProudOfYou: Hely's voice repeatedly mentions how proud they are of her making the City what it is, and continues that praise [[spoiler:once they meet face-to-face]].
* SpeakInUnison: Dot and Ichi have a tendency to skirt ''very close'' to this, saying ''almost'' the exact same thing at nearly the same time.
* SupremeChef: Doctor Chipotle Junior, in a humorous contrast to LethalChef Heloise.
* StarCrossedLovers: Parodied when Knock Out discovers Jetstorm has Starscream's coding and assumes he's a forbidden sparkling between Starsceam and an Autobot.[[note]]Actually, he's a the result of the Autobots of his universe using Starsceam's coding to try and make jet-form Autobots.[[/note]]
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[spoiler:Heloise's preferred form of restraint.]]
* SympatheticMurderer: Explored. If somebody murdered ''you'', does that give you the right to murder ''them'' in return and consider it a KarmicDeath for an AssholeVictim? Or will that, in turn, give ''them'' the right to kill ''you'' again?
** [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Shiro]] decided to explore this trope by asking why the people would end up murdering someone. The answers were quite...varied, to say the least.
** Berri, on the other hand, [[CuteButPsycho took a different route]] and decided that, since DeathIsCheap, it's far better to lock someone in [[AndIMustScream a fate far worse than death]].
** Cave Johnson does this, volunteering himself to be absorbed by Cabrakan in Caroline's place.
* TakeOverTheCity: A common goal of the more evil residents, which tends to be {{Lampshaded}} by the savvier residents. Anyone publically declaring their intent to do so gets soundly mocked.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[{{Robotomy}} Thrasher]] attempts this on [[spoiler:the Ink Well. [[GoneHorriblyRight It works, causing the massive tremor that was likely the catalyst of World Split.]]]]
* TautologicalTemplar: Trevor really seems to believe he's going to make Ink City a better place, no matter what horrors he inflicts.
* TemptingFate: Mordecai and Benson were ''really'' asking for it in the beginning of Log #3...
** Konata accidentally does this regarding [[spoiler:the broken Ink Well]], saying "What's the worst that could happen?" [[OneOfUs Immediately realizing her mistake]], [[OhCrap she reacts accordingly]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: When the Mayor first confronts him after he transforms everyone into their costumes, Discord responds by mocking how powerless and disliked the Mayor actually is.
* TheyKilledKenny: [[RenAndStimpy Ren]] dies a lot.
** [[RegularShow Rigby]] dies just as much if not more.
** [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Optimus Prime]] has died the most out of the entire Transformers cast. (Three times) This is the continuation of a [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_many_deaths_of_Optimus_Prime proud Transformers tradition.]]
* ThouShallNotKill: Death may be cheap, but Phoenix doesn't care for the idea of going around ''killing'' others anyway, short of self-defense.
* TooDumbToLive: Trevor attempting to justify [[AndIMustScream his]] [[ColdBloodedTorture plans]] for Yakko... to Wakko.
* TookALevelInBadass: Nearly ''everyone'' in Event #1.
-->'''Mordecai''': [[spoiler:[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge This is for ripping my heart out, you bitch.]]]]
-->'''Veser''': [[spoiler:FUCK YOU, CTHULHU!]]
-->'''Megavolt''': [[spoiler:Alright, you inky sons of bitches... LetsGetDangerous.]]
-->[[spoiler:The above line being just before [[http://cheri-chan.deviantart.com/art/Last-Stand-187717755 Yakko and Megavolt's last stand.]]]]
** [[ChainsawGood Benson with a chainsaw]]. That is all.
** Yakko, of course, puts his own spin on this when he helps Rigby take several levels in Toon Antics.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Phoenix turns out to be a mean drunk. Being stuck in the city for over a year (and [[spoiler:losing Edgeworth]]) hasn't helped, either... to the point that he's begun lashing out at his non-human friends.
* TranslatorMicrobes: Rocket's communication device is able to translate his music speech into easier-to-understand English.
* TransparentCloset: [[spoiler:Rigby.]]
* TranquilFury: Souji tends to slip into this when angered, along with [[TheQuietOne using more words than normal]].
** When Trevor captures Aisling and she calls Optimus Prime for help, he ''tries'' to be polite to Trevor at first. Faced with Trevor's denial and all evidence to the contrary, he continues to speak calmly even while slipping into this.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld
* TraumaCongaLine: The RegularShow cast seems particularly prone to this.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Tai Lung takes the Young Tigress on as his pupil. How straight he plays this remains to be seen, but considering her relationship with his estranged master, Shifu...
** [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 The Tengu Shredder]] was this to Saft, Leonardo, and Aisling.
* UltimateAuthorityMayor: The Mayor sees himself as this, while the residents tend to see him as AuthorityInNameOnly. He tends to be 'hands-off' unless somebody hits one of his {{Berserk Button}}s. [[spoiler:It doesn't help that his own bosses appear to be even more 'hands-off' with him...]]
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: When Caroline leaves Cave's service, she takes a hard drive with her, carrying it here. This doesn't stop Cave from reaching right in to try and reclaim it.
* TheVillainSucksSong: Yakko and Rigby's [[http://ink-logs.livejournal.com/20131.html?thread=1925283#t1925283 Pretty Fly (For a Toon Guy)]], mocking Trevor to his face.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Trevor [[TautologicalTemplar does not consider himself a villain]], and [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating is heavily disliked]] by most citizens who are aware of his plans; however, ''new'' residents meeting him for the first time often come away with a good impression.
** Rigby tried to fix this by showing off what Trevor had done to him and Yakko. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero It got the attention of]] [[FromBadToWorse the wrong kind of people]].
* VoicesAreMental: A fairly literal example in Kat who, when speaking telepathically, will sound the same regardless of whatever form she's currently in. Played slightly more straight with her human form, as her speaking voice is also the same as her telepathic one.
* WeCanRuleTogether: After [[WhamEpisode Event #1]], Heloise tries this on Yakko.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[WesternAnimation/AeonFlux Trevor]] sees himself as this. [[MindRape His preferred methods]], however, don't exactly endear him to anyone...
* WhamEpisode: Event #1, wherein a group of residents venture into the forest and discover the FourthWall, [[FromBadToWorse among other things]].
** Event #2, where a cruise on [[CoolBoat Superboat]] results in several disturbing implications about [[spoiler:the exact nature of the Ink Monsters]].
** The climax of [=me1TD0WN=]: Thrasher [[spoiler: ''breaks the fountain'' and apparently wipes himself from existance in the process]].
** [[spoiler:Heloise]] [[PutOnABus leaves Ink City]], and they (along with several witnesses) are informed of this by [[spoiler:the Mayor's Consort, who ''looks like her player's avatar'']].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Pepito, Cindy, and Dr. Nefarious were scheduled to show up to Event #1, but never did.
** In general, this is really common, see PutOnABus above.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Discussed between [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Priscilla and Mr. House]], after Priscilla [[UnwillingRoboticisation unwillingly becomes a Securitron with a unique AI]] due to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Discord's]] Halloween antics.
* WhatTheHellHero: Berri ''thought'' she was protecting everyone by neutralizing Trevor, but her methods -- and very public broadcast of the results -- provoked this reaction from the City at large.
** Yosuke manages to seriously anger Souji by repeatedly ignoring his desire to be careful. Signing him up as the main attraction of a 'Butler Fight' without bothering to ask his permission first was bad enough, but when he follows that up by making posters with their names and faces and plasters them all over town -- again going against Souji's explict desire to keep a low profile -- he calls him out on it.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Being in the City essentially causes indirect immortality. Not everyone is a fan of this.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: During the VictoriasSecretCompartment incident, Caroline gets Optimus Prime's attention and sympathy with this. Cave does ''not'' [[NotHelpingYourCase help his case one bit]].
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:Poor Benson... It's tough when your head's made of glass and is easily shattered by things such as, say, a sledgehammer.]]

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