Shadowhunter Peril is an RPG story set in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' universe, although it only features three canon characters from the books, and even then their roles, personalities, and ideals have been largely changed. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters The rest of the characters]] are [[OriginalCharacter all original.]]

The plot centers around an {{Alternate Universe}}. [[BigBad Valentine Morgenstern]] has taken control over the planet, forcing downworlders and humans into near-extinction, imprisoned the remaining {{Nephilim}} children in concentration camps located in his capital city Alicante, and continues to ally himself with demons.

Shadowhunter Peril begins {{After The End}} with a group of downworlders who plant the seeds of {{La Resistance}} by planning to [[FireForgedFriends stick together and survive off one another in the post-apocalyptic New York City.]] Eventually, as more characters appear and they begin to all band together, the idea of a resistance is formed.

This idea is not without complications, however. Romances begin to develop or break down, friends and family members are lost, or found damaged or dead. There is also betrayal. Through it all, however, the Resistance begins to become a thorn in Valentine's side, whose size continues to vastly increase.

An alternate AlternateUniverse has developed, taking an even darker ForWantOfANail twist.

After finishing the first story arc, and then a BeachEpisode epilogue, a sequel story was planned before the series went into an indefinite hiatus. [[{{Uncanceled}} As of September 2015, two and a half years after the epilogue ended, the sequel is back up and running.]]

Due to the large amount of characters that appear, this page has a [[Characters/ShadowhunterPeril Character Sheet]], although it is currently under construction.

!!Shadowhunter Peril contains the following tropes:

[[folder: Tropes For All Story Arcs]]

* AerithAndBob: There are characters with names such as Veronica, Kyle, Ethan, Theo...and then you have Umbra, Naoutha, Bezaliel, and Ignis. Then there's Dieter, whose name cannot be properly pronounced by anyone.
* BigBadEnsemble: Shadowhunter Peril has multiple prominent villains, despite Valentine being the main target. He's already completed his EvilPlan and just wants to mop up any pesky rebellion. Lilith, his most prominent [[TheDragon Dragon]], wants to kill Umbra and Ignis. Oblivion just wants to fight and kill anything he can, so this automatically puts him at odds with the Resistance. Abbadon is more or less a mixture of Oblivion and Lilith's goals, although this has yet to be seen because he is a new character. Nix may or may not become a BigBad, and his intentions are so far unclear.
* CastFullOfGay
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Arguably, especially with the inclusion of the angels.
* CrossOver: There is an unnofficial, non-canon crossover between Veronica Carter and Geier and Pan of OrderlyChaos. Hilarity will most certainly ensue.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Multiple examples. Warlocks are the products of a human and a demon mating, and Kyle is a phoenix-human hybrid. Faeries are the product of a demon and an angel mating. {{Nephilim}} do not count in this story because, even though they are half human, half angel, in the Bible, Shadowhunter Peril's Nephilim are humans augmented by angel blood. Yet they still have human parents.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Since the setting is post-apocalyptic, everyone has one of these.
* FiveManBand: Given the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, there can be several different varieties but the most common groups include:
** TheLeader: Umbra
** TheLancer: Puriel
** TheSmartGuy: Dieter
** TheBigGuy: Veronica
** TheChick: Etzel (ironically he's the closest to this example)
** TheSixthRanger: Osiris

** TheLeader: Nicholas
** TheLancer: Puriel
** TheSmartGuy: Etzel
** TheBigGuy: Umbra
** TheChick: Veronica
** TheSixthRanger: The Architect
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The entire cast is huge, easily with about 30 members, not including the villains.
* MadeOfIron: Oblivion should not be able to shrug off some of the things that happen to him whenever he fights Puriel. Veronica is practically the definition of this trope, although she manages to avoid criticism by using it for comedy.
** Especially whenever she whips out her [[BagOfHolding physics-defying purse]]
* NoBiologicalSex: The angels in their natural forms, although when they take a physical form they may choose to become male or female. All the angels introduced to date identify as male, though no one has gotten close enough to verify their claims ([[GuyOnGuyIsHot despite Veronica's insistences]].)
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: These angels aren't the fluffy, white-winged, halo-sporting heavenly advisors one often thinks of. Instead, angels are violent. And they have issues. Lots of them. But, they're considered to be the most powerful species out there, so if anything their surprisingly human emotions and flaws make them all the more dangerous.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: These demons have human forms, and then there are their nightmarish forms they were born with. The Greater Demons command a certain element, physical or emotional, of any kind, found on Earth. Their universal mother is Lilith, first wife of Adam.
* {{Satan}}: Averted, [[spoiler:''for now'']] , since Lucifer never actually appears in the RPG (although mentioning him will drive Puriel into a rage), but another Satan-like figure, Asmodeus, appears briefly in a flashback.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: All over the place, especially when Veronica decides to liven up the place a little.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Dave, being a werewolf and having a diagnosed mental disorder (MPD).
* TokenMinority: Theo, being a warlock/Shadowhunter hybrid.
** Kyle as well. He's the only one who's part phoenix.
** May, a faerie.
** The Architect was a TokenHuman.

[[folder: The Mortal Rebellion]]

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The sewers under Manhattan. They're large enough to fit Etzel's ''mansion'', and also have room for a Leviathon.
* AncientArtifact: The Soul Chalice, which can literally give someone wings and turn them into angels. This is not specifically for the good guys, however, [[OneWingedAngel as the Resistance is soon to find out...]]
* AnyoneCanDie: Made horribly clear in the final battle, when multiple characters who had existed on the RP for a while are fatally wounded or in some cases, killed, just seconds after the final battle starts.
* BadassArmy: Ra and his phoenix army. Just take a moment to consider it: MASSIVE, 7-9 foot tall birds of all colors, wearing identical sets of golden armor. Each phoenix breathes fire, and there are hundreds of them.
* BadassNormal: The Architect, who is the only human to appear in the RPG. While surviving the supernatural apocalypse as a human is commendable in itself, he also goes on to explain how he was stalked and hunted by a werewolf pack, then turns the tables on them and kills them all, [[ActionSurvivor with a pistol.]]
* BedmateReveal: Etzel and Kyle after Kyle got hammered.
* BigDamnHeroes: The Resistance as a whole. At first they were just a ragtag group of downworlders and {{Nephilim}} trying to survive, but since then they've added Greater Demons, angels, phoenixes, and humans to their rank, and they are now widely recognized as a fighting force to be reckoned with within Valentine's city.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The entire story is much more violent and adult than the book series it is based on. Such examples include multiple death scenes through flashbacks, and onscreen. Ethan's entire backstory could qualify the RPG for this trope alone.
* HeroicSacrifice: Umbra does one of these almost immediately after being introduced to the story. He gets killed by his own ''mother''. However, it turns out that his physical form can be destroyed and reformed endlessly, so he didn't really die (even though his spirit went to Hell).
* MarijuanaIsLSD: More like a case of Marijuana Is PCP. One time before the final battle, Veronica eats pot brownies--the amount is never specified, but it's safe to say it was at least a few. Considering the fact that this is Veronica, her using a substance is REALLY bad.
-->"I FOUND POT BROWNIES. I MIGHT HAVE EATEN ONE. OR FIVE." [[OhCrap (The entire tray is empty)]]
* MythologyGag: Lilith once mentioned the Mark of Cain very briefly, which was the mark responsible for her death in ''City of Fallen Angels''.
** Abaddon is a walking version of this combined with AscendedExtra, as he made an extremely brief appearance in the first book.
** There are also several comments referring to angels and demons in Literature/TheBible.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Horrifically done in the final battle. [[BadassNormal The]] [[ActionSurvivor Architect]] gets a [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat pile of rubble dropped on him.]] his death is made even worse because it was so sudden, and he [[GoOutWithASmile was laughing just before he got crushed.]] His last words were [[KilledMidSentence "I haven't had this much fun in--"]]. It was seen by [[CampGay Et]][[LetsGetDangerous zel]], the Architect's longest friend, who immediately had a MASSIVE HeroicBSOD and attempted to dig him out of the rubble while screaming that he couldn't leave him. Osiris attempted to stop him but Etzel slapped him aside and continued digging, even when his hands began to bleed. It was one of the most heartbreaking events of the series.
-->"No. No. No. No, this isn't-- no--I won't let this, you've got to, no--Can you hear me, come on, please, dear, just yell, honey-- darling--Jason--!!""
** Then it's revealed that the Architect is NotQuiteDead, as he barely hung on to life, but he's still alive. Still sad, though.
*** Then it's switched again--he's dead. But WordOfGod is being suspiciously silent about him...
* NobodyThinksItWillWork: Umbra and Nicholas's relationship, at first. To be fair, the liklihood of the two getting together was rather slim at first, but once their ForbiddenFriendship was real, the two quickly transcended into romance--and Nicholas's [[ShellShockedVeteran father]] [[OverprotectiveDad flipped out]]. Still, the odds. Nicholas was LawfulGood angel who--like his character sheet says--[[IncorruptiblePurePureness is the most stereotypically angelic member of the cast.]] He also had a [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes very bad phobia of demons due to being tortured]] and [[SealedBadassInACan imprisoned by them for 50 years]]. Umbra was a Type III AntiHero had a [[HeroWithBadPublicity bad rep because his brothers and sister actively embraced their demonic nature by killing everything in sight--especially angels.]] Before they were even friends, Nicholas was apprehensive about being in the same room with Umbra, even if it was crowded. By the end of the first arc, they're happily together. They even became a BattleCouple.
* OneWingedAngel: Valentine actually gains SIX wings when he becomes an evil angel.
** Regular angels and demons have this too. Umbra has transformed into his terrifying demon form. [[UnstoppableRage And promptly destroyed everything.]] Nicholas transformed into...''[[EldritchAbomination something]]''.
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Complete with a tank. Courtesy of Veronica.
* RunningGag: Two of them come from Veronica. Or, more specifically, her [[EldritchAbomination living pies]] and her [[StuffBlowingUp bazooka.]]
* ShiningCity: Ka'a.
* WackyRacing: By Etzel's standards, at least. Kyle got him to participate in an aerial obstacle course challenge against other phoenixes during their time in Ka'a.

[[folder: A Moment of Peace: Side Story]]
* ABoyAndHisX: Theo and Edom, the baby phoenix.
* BeachEpisode: The main focus of the entire arc.
* BreatherEpisode: The entire point of it was to bridge the gap between the first two story arcs, and offer some lighthearted moments between the characters so Shadowhunter Peril wouldn't seem completely depressing all the time.
* DeadPersonConversation: Puriel and Nuriel.
* UnderwaterKiss: Umbra and Nicholas.

[[folder: Alternate Universe]]

* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Veronica's creatures now freely roam the world, constantly looking for new victims to capture or eat--and they've gotten bigger.
* CrapsackWorld: While the world under Valerntine's rule was just as devoid of life, Veronica's world has degenerated it even further--her variety of monsters have forced all hiding survivors to flee from whatever rock they were under, and out into the open world.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Hoo boy. Shadowhunter Peril itself was dark in comparison to the books, but this alternate universe leaves it in the dust. Compared to the original arc, which was peppered with humor and had an overall light tone for most of the time, Veronica's world has absolutely no humor. There are scavengers, monsters, demons, and feral downworlders given completely free reign. It really emphasizes the Apocalypse espect and how far the world has gone.
* DisasterScavengers
* DividedWeFall: After Veronica betrayed the Resistance, she used her power to capture several of their members and holds them prisoner in her castle. Anyone who is still free, is roaming the continent trying to stay alive, no longer focused on her.
* HauntedCastle: Veronica's home, her massive black marble castle, also houses several hundred demons within its walls.
* ScavengerWorld