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This JournalRoleplay takes the [[OntologicalMystery "spooky jamjar"]]-style RP and [[InvertedTrope completely inverts it]]. The characters are [[TheMenInBlack agents]] of a CelestialBureaucracy dedicated to keeping the infinite worlds of the multiverse from spilling into, merging with, and destroying each other.

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!! This game provides examples of:
* ActorAllusion - For the [[http://community.livejournal.com/planelogs/16979.html Halloween party]], [[UragiriWaBokuNoNamaeWoShitteiru Toko]] wore a [[http://dessa-gepichu.deviantart.com/#/d31p63q chain-mail bikini]], with pieces that looked suspiciously like VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'s [=FeMC's=] [[ChainmailBikini Battle Panties]]. Both characters are voiced by Creator/MarinaInoue.
** [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] also dressed as CaptainAmerica since they both were at one point voiced by DavidHayter.
* AlternateTimeline - Normally the kind of thing CO is out to prevent... but what happens when people from two separate timelines that were once the same show up? Just this has been a situation thanks to the FateStayNight cast and the [[OriginalGeneration two World-YT timelines that have appeared]].
* AlternateUniverse - Part of the premise. The characters themselves aren't AU, though, unless they come from canon [=AUs=] (like the [[FateStayNight Fate/stay night cast]]) or mod-approved [=AUs=].
** However, there was an event that showed that every member of Confuto Ordinatio has an AU counterpart.
* AnyoneCanDie - If Elion and Roland are any indication.
-->'''[[WordOfGod Void]]''': I will murder the fuck out of any [=NPCs=] if I think it suits the plot.
* AnythingThatMoves - [[NonPlayerCharacter CEO]] [[OriginalCharacter Hideki]] [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Morichika]] of Kourindou Multiversal wandered the compound looking for a consort for a month. He propositioned [[MoonRabbit Reisen]], [[Franchise/AceAttorney Edgeworth]], [[FateStayNight Rider]], and [[RaidouKuzunohaVSTheSoullessArmy Raidou AND GOUTO]]. And then he propositions [[OriginalCharacter Cheryl]] [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Bugg]]. Who happens to be ''an ant who can be measured in feet''.
** [[{{Tsukihime}} A cat is fine, too, indeed.]]
* ApocalypseHow - The world of Aethr suffered a Class X-4. The Children of Entropy's ultimate goal is a Class Z.
* AxCrazy - [[NonPlayerCharacter Terrus]] of the Children of Entropy is this. He just likes to kill and is so batshit that he's stuck in a straitjacket at all times.
* BadFuture - When [[OriginalCharacter Hideki Morichika]] arrived, the characters got to see glimpses of a [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Gensokyo]] which had risen up to destroy the Hakurei Border and take control of the rest of the world. It includes such things as Hell being frozen over due to the death of Winter, the Sanzu River being ''dammed'', and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Mokou and Kaguya living peacefully together and just putting on fights for show]].
* TheCameo - Check the [[http://the-overseers.livejournal.com/6881.html NPC list]]. [[UnexpectedCharacter The Carecrow from]] {{Toonstruck}}? The Beholder from that Magazine/{{Dragon}} AprilFools cover? [[TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}} Friend Computer?]] (Although at one point he actually [[DemotedToExtra wasn't an NPC]]). [[DaChief The Chief]] from Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego?
* CantArgueWithElves - Averted by Kyonko's discussion with Senior Councilor Elion.
** Of course the guy gets murdered shortly thereafter...
** But later played straight when Kyonko tries to get information out of Inspector Elmeth. At least he was ''supposed'' to be a {{Jerkass}}.
*** Mostly averted with [[OriginalGeneration Virgil]], who is from a different universe and very laid back.
* CelestialBureaucracy - Confuto Ordinatio.
* ContinuingIsPainful - Characters can die in the line of duty, and they can be resurrected. However, it costs a ridiculous amount of money, and if the character can't pay it, he/she might find him/herself indentured to a Councilor or a corporate executive who paid the fee. An exception is made for characters killed by another member of Confuto Ordinatio - in that case, the killer pays the fee or is indentured to the person who pays - but only if they get caught. This also doesn't apply to characters from Aware Worlds -- they need to have the money available up front, which is why High Councilor Statham hasn't been rezzed yet.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment - [[OriginalGeneration Commander Ramirez]] doled out some of these for people who failed to show up to a training session. Examples include:
** WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck having his wardrobe replaced with pink clothing and fluffy, squeaking slippers.
** [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Lucifer of Pride]] being forced to tend to an old, incontinent Councilor.
** [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Jin Kisaragi]] and [[{{Suikoden}} Luc]] having their abilities nullified.
** [[RanmaOneHalf Ranma Saotome]] being locked into girl form.
** [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Tewi Inaba]] not only having her good luck negated, but being given cripplingly bad luck.
** [[FateStayNight Rider]] also found that a good way to keep [[WeissKreuz Omi]] in line was by threatening to tell Sakura that he's been reckless or otherwise misbehaving.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - Several have been popping up now that the game has had playable characters killed and resurrected, trying to coerce them into working off their debts doing less than ideal jobs with high odds of being killed again (thus their indentured servitude continuing even longer). The exception is Devorah Kebi, CEO of Gilded Comet, who is most certainly NOT corrupt.
* CreepyChild - Mireille of the Children of Entropy.
* DaChief - Chief Enforcer Morrison.
** And when he was missing, he was replaced by the Chief from ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego?''.
* DeaderThanDead - Poor Elion...
* DefeatMeansFriendship - post-canon [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Izanami]], apparently, much to Souji's deep confusion.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment - [[http://community.livejournal.com/planeocracy/231410.html Yup, they have one]].
-->'''[[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Souji]]''': It's actually pretty handy since they always have extra forms if you need them.
* DirtyOldMan - [[OriginalCharacter Hideki]] [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Morichika]].
* DungeonsAndDragons - several of the {{NPC}}s are from DungeonsAndDragons-esque fantasy worlds. This might be left over from [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the game's original concept]] of being set in the {{Planescape}} setting.
* EnemyCivilWar - Both of the enemy organizations so far are in a constant state of this. [Humanity] suffers from infighting among various factions, and the Children of Entropy are so disorganized that they need protective fields around their bunks to protect them from sneak attacks in their sleep.
* EvilTwin - So far we have documented cases of evil [[RaidouKuzunohaVSTheSoullessArmy Raidou Kuzunoha XIV]], evil [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]], evil [[KatawaShoujo Shizune]] and her interpreter, and evil [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]].
** Add Kyonko and [[VideoGame/GoldenSun Ivan]] to the list. And evil Kyon happens to be a certain someone in disguise. Who is that certain someone? [[spoiler:Why, Aenathia, of course.]]
*** Kyonko's clone subverts it, though, as shown by her HeelFaceTurn.
*** And one more: [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Yukari]].
* EmbarrassingNickname - Much of it thanks to [[TheNicknamer Kyoko]]; so far the list includes [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyonny (Kyon)]], [[{{Vocaloid}} Kiki (Kaito)]], [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Yoshi (Joshua)]] (who has since left the game), [[{{Suikoden}} Princess (Luc)]], and [[DungeonsAndDragons Pedobear (Archibald)]] (who was one of the gate-crash enemies).
* FelonyMisdemeanor - Sasami has gone to great lengths to hide the fact that she and Tsunami are bonded, mostly because she's an Agent and Tsunami's a Councilor. However, the people she's told - by her own volition, by force or by accident just... don't care. Granted, she's an eight-year-old with severe self-esteem issues concerning that, so...
* HaremCast - [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Souji Seta]] and [[GuiltyGear Ky Kiske]] both have them, [[ChasteHero though the latter doesn't realize it.]] [[OriginalGeneration Kazumi Hagino]] has one as well, both in Confuto Ordinatio as well as home.
** The harems of the first two have dwindled, though -- the former due to [[OfficialCouple his hooking up with]] [[KatawaShoujo Shizune]], and the latter due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot drops]].
* HaremSeeker - ''[[OriginalGeneration Kazumi Hagino]]''. Both at home and at Confuto Ordinatio, and she's quite successful.
* HilarityEnsues - The outcome of many jobs. Like the job to give [[MazingerZ Baron Ashura]] a [[{{Squick}} physical]].
* HiveMind - Every version of Chief Enforcer Morrison is connected via psychic link. [[VideoGame/GoldenSun Ivan]] learned this initially by using Mind Read on him. The result overloaded his brain and put him in the hospital wing.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl - [[KatawaShoujo Shizune]] is deaf, and since the translation function on the [=PDAs=] only works for spoken language, she needs an interpreter. She gets one in [[OriginalGeneration Naoki]], a ten-foot-tall oni. The two are seldom seen apart.
* HumongousMecha - A mecha hangar was constructed owing to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ the]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing presence]] [[BlissStage of]] [[MazingerZ multiple]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration mecha]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 series]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny represented]] [[Anime/CodeGeass in]] [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} the]] [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic game]].
* KnightTemplar - Most of the high-ranking members from the Transcendent Republic and Syltherian are stuck in this. It's to the point where their worlds' divisions, 0001 and 0002 respectively, would blow the Children of Entropy base right out of the Astral [[LawfulStupid without bothering to take captives and glean information on their plans in the process]] if they knew its location.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia - This is what happens to characters who are dropped.
* LesYay - Quite a few examples of this.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfRules - [=ICly=], at least.
* LoopholeAbuse - Confuto Ordinatio's modus operandi when implementing passed bills.
* LoveIsInTheAir - Has occurred for all Valentine's Days to date. The first year, a senior councilor dressed up as Cupid and shot arrows at personnel. The following year, he packed [[GunsAkimbo two]] [[MoreDakka Thompson semiautomatics]], a kevlar vest, and a JetPack. Oh, and his bullets could also inflict a desire to MurderTheHypotenuse. And THEN he appeared in a miniature B-52...
* TheMenInBlack - In everything except the suit.
** Although there have been bills to introduce [[FanService uniforms]].
* MisterMuffykins - Schnookums the cat is an irregular NPC who escapes from his overbearing owner. Agents are usually tasked to take him back, usually feeling guilty. Come on, the poor kitty got dyed GREEN for St. Patrick's Day.
** However, it's advised [[BerserkButton NOT to confuse]] [[RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Gouto]] [[BerserkButton for one]].
* MoodWhiplash - The game is generally lighthearted, but there are jobs where shit gets real. During the first major event, the agents investigated the disappearance of the VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''/''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' world. Serious jobs of lesser magnitude have occurred, too, such as dealing with renegade [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Espers]] powered up with [[{{Gundam00}} GN Drives]].
** Taken to its most extreme during the OS update event. It started out with silly malfunctions for wacky hijinks, then BAM -- virus hits, everything shuts down, and [[EvilTwin evil twins]] are roaming the compound and abducting people.
** And then, of course, was the Aethr integration event. The mods had already said that this would be a [[{{Foreshadowing}} major event]], so it was obvious that the 'happy' parties wouldn't stay happy.
* MoreFriendsMoreBenefits - [[OriginalGeneration Kazumi]] volunteered herself as an [[BlissStage ANIMa pilot.]] Given how many of the cast she had bedded, SuperRobot didn't even BEGIN to cover her [=ANIMa=]...
* MundaneMadeAwesome - During Franchise/CarmenSandiego's series of heists, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Locke]] (one of Carmen's accomplices) arrives in [[WebOriginal/OSTan My Network Places]], only to find a team there. How is he eventually captured? [[http://community.livejournal.com/planelogs/20142.html By [=WinME=] trapping him in a .zip file.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot - some of the [=NPCs=] qualify, but has far as for [=PCs=], [[DesertPunk U.S Marshal Virgil Klima]] takes the cake, being an [[OurElvesAreDifferent Elven]] Federal Marshal in an [[DesertPunk Alternate Old West]] - with [[PsychicPowers Psychometry]] -- and now, we can add {{Bifauxnen}} and Dropped A Bridget On The Entire Game to the list.
** And amusingly enough, we do have [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean five]] [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland pirates]] and [[{{Vocaloid}} some]] [[EveNoJikan robots]], but no zombies, and only two [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger part-time ninja]].
*** Do [[YamiNoMatsuei shinigami]] count as zombies?
* NoFourthWall - There are doujinshi of the various represented series for sale in the marketplace. And that's just the ''tip'' of the iceberg.
** Add in one [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland Guybrush Threepwood]] and several NipponIchi characters, and well...
** Let's not forget the Kyons. [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]] often recognizes people from different canons and even did research on them after the Man In Red tried to take control of Haruhi's powers. [[GenderFlip Kyonko]], on the other hand, will actually [[RageAgainstTheAuthor argue with her player in her monologues]] and comment on the game's format when the other player forgets.
** [[OriginalGeneration Kazumi Hagino]] was a big offender of this trope during her early months in CO, blatantly breaking the 4th wall by recognizing (and even verbally saying she recognized) people from the games she played. However, her ability to break the fourth wall has recently taken a huge hit from the {{Nerf}} bat.
* NonPlayerCharacter - Several Councilors and Senior Councilors were introduced for the first major event, as well as Chief Enforcer Morrison, CEO Devorah Kebi, and the occasional other staff member.
* NoodleIncident - Not planned as such, but how precisely ''does'' [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland Guybrush Threepwood]] best [[MahouSenseiNegima Evangeline A.K. McDowell]]? All that's known is she broke nothing important, and apparently he flat-out humiliated her enough to make her write a letter of apology for the incident in question (she still balked at calling him a "mighty pirate").
* ObstructiveBureaucrat - Most of these are [=NPCs=], though [[TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}} The Computer]] played the part well when it was around.
** [[UpToEleven And they've been outdone]]. Meet [[http://community.livejournal.com/planeocracy/157240.html Senior Councilor Ksthellixis]].
*** And as it turns out, it was [[SmugSnake Senior Councilor Aenathia]] that suggested that particular measure. Ksthellixis ''does'' make a career out of obstructing bills, though.
* OhCrap - The moment when everyone realized that [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]] had been [[http://community.livejournal.com/planeocracy/307111.html?thread=15749799#t15749799 kidnapped]] by [[SmugSnake Senior Councilor Aenathia]], disguised as [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]].
* OmnicidalManiac - The Children of Entropy is a terrorist group populated entirely of these.
* OneSteveLimit - Averted with [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Yukari]] and [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Yukari]], [[OriginalGeneration Naoki]] and [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Naoki]], and [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Mao]] and [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao]]. Technically, there's a whole bunch of Sergeant Morrisons, but only one at the branch the game takes place in.
* OntologicalMystery - [[InvertedTrope Inverted]].
* OriginalGeneration - There are quite a few [=OCs=], including the OC world Earth-YT ("Yakuza Theatre") and OC World [[DesertPunk Earth-NCaHN]] ("No Chance at High Noon").
** [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]][[GenderFlip ko]]'s clone is a more literal version of this, having been born during the Mainframe Crash event then becoming a player character due to her popularity among the playerbase after her mind gets downloaded into a different body.
** [[DaChief Morrison]] was recently revealed to be one of these as well, saying he never had another world to call home but Confuto Ordinatio.
* OurElvesAreDifferent - The NPC Elves are high magical, long-lived, and arrogant - they're also disdainful of worlds that have religion that doesn't manifest {{Physical God}}s and can't be argued with.
** Virgil on the other hand, along with the elves of the world are get along with humans quite well, only live about a decade longer and manifest PsychicPowers among a small percentage of the population... [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking the majority of them are Methodists or Lutherans]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction - Too many to list, but when you have worlds like DragonBall, MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha, VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}, VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery, and ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', it's unavoidable.
* RammingAlwaysWorks - [[TenchiMuyo Sasami]] decides to ram the Children of Entropy's main battleship with the ship form of Tsunami to save the other battleships and mecha from its main cannon. It works, but for her troubles, it leaves her drained and shot at.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot - The reason why the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''/''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' world was picked to vanish? The game's P4 cast trickled out within a short period of time.
** And then they get their original [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Souji]] back, as well as a [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Minato]].
** Baron Archibald Von Strauss exists due to [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]]'s player desperately needing an in-character reason for him to stay in Confuto Ordinatio after Mikuru dropped and requesting a subplot.
** [[OriginalGeneration Kyoko]]'s player originally intended to either let her die or be transferred to another branch, but when the other players expressed their love of her, she decided to keep her around and officially app her into the game.
* RunningGag - Many:
** [[AnimamundiDarkAlchemist Georik Zaberisk]] is not a Councilor.
*** Neither is [[KatawaShoujo Shizune.]]
**** Now she is!
** [[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon WTF? A cat is talking! How can this be?!]]
** [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} WTF? Giant bug?!]]
** * insert character from low-tech world here* cannot operate a PDA.
** [[EmbarrassingNickname Councilor "Kthxbai."]]
** [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Tenshi]] [[{{Troll}} would like to give you directions]].
** [[MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch Lucia]] thinks everyone (especially [[OriginalCharacter Matsu]]) is a pervert.
** World-[[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} P3]]/[[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} 4]] being ''constantly'' threatened by terrorist organizations and eldritch beings.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: ''Ksthellixis'', of all people, decided to say "screw it" to the red tape for once in his life and run in unbidden leading the cavalry to help out during the Aethr plot.
* ShutUpHannibal - Shizune punching her clone in the face when she has her VillainousBreakdown.
* SmugSnake - Senior Councilor Aenathia.
* SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum - The Children of Entropy.
* TheOlderImmortal - The VideoGame/{{Touhou}} cast are [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld pretty]] [[OlderThanTheyLook old]], but even they're not as old as [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} chaos]].]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill - How former Senior Councilor Aenathia was ultimately defeated. [[http://community.livejournal.com/planelogs/12670.html?thread=1463934#t1463934 It needs to be seen to be believed.]]
* TimeCrash - The result of [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland Guybrush]] breaking a magical voodoo clock. [[TimeTravel The gates to other worlds were thrown into flux]], characters were aged up or down, some characters got either sped up or slowed down, some characters regained items that should not exist in the present (such as [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix]] receiving Dahlia's locket or [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna]] receiving his severed arm), and multiple versions of characters appeared at the same time.
** And then new characters arrived during the madness, which gave us things like [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Lucifer as a stake]], and [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Alice Margatroid as she appeared in Mystic Square]].
* TimeTravel - Characters can travel to or originate from any given point in a series. Exceptions are characters who are KilledOffForReal - they can only come from a point prior to their deaths.
** TemporalParadox - among other things, [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Solid Snake and Meryl Silverburgh]] were from the same continuity, but different points in time. Meanwhile, [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Souji]] commented that it should have been impossible for his and [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Minato's]] world to have been taken away in two different points in time.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld - Averted. Characters are free to come and go between worlds as they see fit.
* WeaksauceWeakness - [[OriginalGeneration Terrus]] has a bomb strapped to his neck to keep him in line. Unfortunately for him, the makers didn't bother making it resistant to external stimuli...like an electrically-charged blade.
* WhamEpisode - And ''how''. After an episode of the CO branch having to organize to host discussions on whether the world of Aethr would be synchronized to CO. After the bill passed, there were wonderful parties... and then [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Nyarlathotep]] set off bombs alongside a new interdimensional terrorist faction, the Children of Entropy, which doomed the world to a horrific extinction in a matter of weeks and spread a horrific taint across it... All to create the [[CthulhuMythos Shining Trapezohedron]], full of [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow things mankind was not meant to know]] and capable of bringing despair to God-knows-how-many worlds.
** Aid efforts started immediately. Unfortunately, soon after the taint started taking effect, all abilities not of self-originated power began to be corrupted. Like, say, [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/BlazBlue Bolverk]], the seal that keeps Noel Vermilion's repressed hatred in check? Only the ''very'' lucky intervention of Ragna, Jin, and [[GuiltyGear Ky Kiske]] stopped Mu-12 from murdering more people.]]
** Meanwhile, [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} chaos]] is kidnapped while investigating, and the Children of Entropy are out to stop all rescue efforts. Nyarlathotep's goal in this is to [[DespairEventHorizon break chaos]], by [[ForcedToWatch making him watch]] Aethr's destruction first-hand. Of course, the [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment physical]] [[ManOnFire tortures]] weren't as bad as forcing him to [[MindRape feel all of humanity's negative emotions and hatred]]. And then, of course, [[AnythingButThat using the same spell]] on the rescue party. chaos ''did'' try to reason with one of his captors, but it [[DontYouDarePityMe wasn't appreciated]].
* YearInsideHourOutside - Or in the case of the aforementioned World-YT, three months in CO, ''eight'' years (and the introduction of a ''nasty'' AlternateTimeline) out of it.
** In general, time flows differently in Confuto Ordinatio than it does in the rest of the worlds out there.
* YouCantFightFate - Characters may ''not'' mess with events as they are to happen in other worlds.
** To clarify, characters technically ''can'' go back in time in their worlds and change events as they're supposed to unfold. Doing so, however, results in both a heavy fine and being forced to go back and SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. Characters who use in-universe technology to travel through time, however, like [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Lucca and Frog]], are left be.
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