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''Sorting Hat'' is a [[CrossOver pan-fandom]] [[ExtranormalInstitute Extranormal]] HighSchoolAU JournalRoleplay community set in [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hogwarts]], during the years of Voldemort and the Death Eaters' rise to power. Each member applies as a character from any fictional medium and plays him or her as a student or teacher in Hogwarts, as the game focuses on the cast's day-to-day life in the school. Every two weeks, a random event will happen and cause either hilarity or bring out the trauma and angst that [[DysfunctionJunction almost every student secretly has]].

Started in 2005, it's probably one of the oldest games on DW at this point. Found [[http://sortinghat-rp.dreamwidth.org here.]]

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!!This roleplay provides examples of:
* AcademyOfAdventure (Forget Voldemort, our students provide enough excitement.)
* {{Adorkable}}: [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Firo]] fits this trope ridiculously well. Mobsters, Italy and Frank Sinatra, anyone?
* AlternateUniverse: The entire premise. Take any character from any canon, give them magic powers, stick them in Hogwarts, and see how much you can screw with them.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Peter.
* ArrangedMarriage: More common than you'd probably think with a work set in current times, as there have been at least four instances of this in the past ([[DotHackGUGames Haseo]]/[[NabariNoOu Raimei]], [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Rasiel]]/[[MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok Hel]] and [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Belphegor]]/[[Manga/{{Bleach}} Hiyori]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Beatrix]]/[[OuranHighSchoolHostClub Mori]], all [[PutOnABus dropped]].
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Whether it's more the character or the players is up for debate.
* BerserkButton: Call [[SoulEater Soul]] by his real last name or hurt his friends. I dare you.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: You certainly wouldn't expect cheerful little [[AxisPowersHetalia Antonio]] to be a Death Eater in the future, would you?
* BigBrotherInstinct: [[Manga/FullMoonOSagashite Mitsuki]] tends to cause this on most people she meets (see DisproportionateRetribution below).
* BigEater: [[KingdomHearts Roxas]]. Almost every journal entry is about seasalt ice cream to some degree. [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Mukuro]] calls him out on it. Roxas denies of course.
** Also [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Kyoko]]. Watch her eat/talk about cake and you'll understand.
** [[AxisPowersHetalia Alfred]] ate two whole cakes. That's as many as two ones. [[IAmBigBoned He denies]] the effect this has on his waistline.
* BiTheWay
* BlessedWithSuck: [[SoulEater Death the Kid]] was cursed when he was young. This curse makes him impervious to physical outside toxins but also...gave him [[SkunkStripe three horizontal stripes]] on ''one side'' of his head. [[BerserkButton This bothers him slightly]].
* BlondesAreEvil: Slytherin has a startling majority of blondes.
* BusCrash: The [[PutOnABus dropped]] characters [[GundamWing Zechs]], [[CodeGeass Anya]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Anise]] and [[{{Otomen}} Asuka]] died in the Death Eaters' attack on the Ministry.
* ButNotTooForeign: Most characters that are Japanese in canon have such heritage glossed over, and is hardly ever/never mentioned at all. Some characters incorporate it by making them have close Japanese relatives or be a child of immigrants.
* ClosetKey: [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Maxim]] helped [[AxisPowersHetalia Alfred]] figure out his crush on [[AxisPowersHetalia Arthur]], all while reassuring him that it's okay to be gay!
* ChaoticNeutral: [[SoulEater Eruka]]. She doesn't care about all that dark wizard stuff despite being a pureblood, she just wants to [[StuffBlowingUp have some fun]].
* ChekhovsSkill: It's a panfandom AU game. Guess what kinds of thing these people can do in canon.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [[{{Glee}} Brittany]] and [[{{Skins}} Cassie]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Moriarty]] towards [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Sherlock]] due to the former's sociopathy and fixation on the latter.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Take your pick.
* CrossoverShip (in-universe): The game's a breeding ground for these. These go from [[AxisPowersHetalia Matthew Kirkand]]/[[{{Tekken}} Lili Rochefort]] to [[{{Loveless}} Natsuo Sagan]]/[[Manga/FullMoonOSagashite Mitsuki Koyama]].
* CutHimselfShaving: The "I fell down the stairs" variant has been used a few times by injured characters. In at least one of those cases, it was technically true, but the character was actually PUSHED down the stairs.
* CuteKitten: In contrast to Alfred and Botan's bromance, their cats 13 and Robin have made them grandparents about... twice.
* CuteWitch: It's Hogwarts.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Firo wishes, but [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} in canon...]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Look at the list and try to find at least three characters who don't have one. It's fine, we'll wait.
* {{Delinquents}}
* DisproportionateRetribution: Half of Gryffindor's sixth year is ready to go after [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Rasiel]] with torches and pitchforks because he... Hurt [[Manga/FullMoonOSagashite Mitsuki's]] feelings, and scared her.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: To the point of MemeticMutation on how at Hogwarts, the guys are prettier than the girls, along with other merciless [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]]. There's even been at least one occasion where someone ''forgot [[LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh Saralegui]] is male''.
** And some of the guys have even hit on him.
*** It probably doesn't help that most people just call him "Sara".
*** Or that he has prettier hair than just about every female in the school.
* DysfunctionJunction
* ExtremeOmnisexual: [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Maxim]] and the entire Jaeger Clan, as he will happily tell you
* FantasticRacism: The setting is an [[AlternateUniverse AU]] version of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' world, so of course it's present in more of less the same way as the books.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Every Slytherin,and some Gryffindors really, can fall under this in some way.
* FlyingBroomstick: It's ''Hogwarts''.
* FriendlyEnemy: [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Mukuro]] and [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Joshua]] were this for years, playing mind games back and forth before they eventually chilled and became frenemies. Feel sorry for Link and Puck. Please.
* FutureBadass: Quite a few of the students that went on to become Aurors and a few Death Eaters in the Ten Years Later event. Also, [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Tsuna]].
* GoneHorriblyWrong: That time when [[SoulEater Death the Kid]] unleashed a [[http://kid8dik.livejournal.com/7681.html living cat monster drawing]] onto the journals by accident.
** [[http://scythe-papa.livejournal.com/5258.html?thread=172682#t172682 Cake monster!]]
* HappilyAdopted: [[YoungAvengers Billy]] in his [[AlternateUniverse AU]] backstory, as is [[KodomoNoOmocha Sana]]. [[SoulEater Crona]] and [[ChrnoCrusade Rosette]] also became this over the course of the game. Also [[KingdomHearts Roxas]], [[EvilParentsWantGoodKids to some degree]].
* HotBlooded: The Quidditch commentators.
* HotForStudent: There were TWO characters dating one of their teachers, namely, [[DotHackGUGames Haseo]], who was dating the Herbology teacher [[DotHackGUGames Endrance]], and [[Manga/DeathNote Misa]], with Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher [[NabariNoOu Yukimi]]. Naturally, they try to keep it hidden, which lead to an [[HypocriticalHumor amusing]] conversation where they discussed ''why'' a student would do such a thing. The former couple (and one half of the latter) has been [[PutOnABus dropped]] though.
** Yukimi's underage girls list now includes Reira and Lili.
* HugeSchoolgirl ( [[LovelyComplex Risa]], [[SoulEater Liz]], [[{{Tekken}} Lili]] and [[YuYuHakusho Botan]] are all in the 5'9"~5'10" range. Only Risa is [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon particularly bothered by it]], although Liz finds that it [[AllAmazonsWantHercules does limit her dating pool]]. )
** Lili loves it, though. [[BloodKnight Boys are more likely to agree to fight her if she's taller than them.]]
* IdiotPlot: Are the students bored? Chaos ensues.
* IdolSinger: [[{{Nana}} Reira]], [[KodomoNoOmocha Sana]], [[{{Hairspray}} Link and Amber]].
* JerkassWoobie: Saralegui.
* LadyLand: Considering the girl to guy ratio in Hufflepuff, it might as well be. Never mind the fact that some of the guys are pretty girly looking.
* LampshadeHanging: It's not rare to find a character complaining that the school seems intent on screwing with them.
* LargeHam: [[AxisPowersHetalia Yong Soo]] is such a ham, he might as well be honey-glazed.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: [[NabariNoOu Yukimi]] and [[KamikazeKaitouJeanne Maron]].
** [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Maxim]] and Vanamonde. Now officially a couple, too!
* LikeBrotherAndSister: [[YuYuHakusho Botan]] and [[AxisPowersHetalia Alfred]]. [[TheNicknamer She]] even calls him [[EmbarrassingNickname "binky"]]. He, on the other hand, calls ''her'' [[GratuitousSpanish "hermano"]].
** [[FanPreferredCouple Of course that leads to other interpretations]].
** [[KingdomHearts Roxas]] and [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 Xion]] also fall under this category, but without the embarrassing nicknames.
* LikesOlderWomen: [[{{Glee}} Puck]]. He's made not-so-subtle passes at some teachers, and even more with his housemates' mothers.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: And it's still growing.
* LoveDodecahedron: Rampant.
* TheMatchmaker: Dear God don't let [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Maxim]] find out about your crush, he won't stop until he's satisfied.
* MamaBear: Enough to set ActualPacifist [[RivieraThePromisedLand Cierra]] and [[KamikazeKaitouJeanne Maron]] out for blood.
** Professor Peixes ([[MSPaintAdventures The Condesce]]) whenever anything even slightly improper could get in the hands of her daughters.
** Bro Strider will punch you in the face if you insult or otherwise mess with his crotchdroppings.
* MeaningfulName: A lot of the journals have these.
* MemeticSexGod: Murdoc Donoghue ([[MSPaintAdventures Dualscar]]) and his tight pants.
* MiseryBuildsCharacter
* NiceHat: The Sorting Hat, of course!
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: We never get to see Dumbledore arriving during the attack and [[BigDamnHeroes kicking the Death Eaters' asses.]]
* OnlySaneMan: [[Disney/{{Mulan}} Mulan]] and [[SoulEater Tsubaki]] by far.
* ParentalAbandonment: And ''how''. Via DeathByChildbirth, MissingMom or DisappearedDad, or the classic DeathByOriginStory.
* PlatonicLifePartners: [[AxisPowersHetalia Alfred]] and [[NabariNoOu Raimei]]. Though most everyone but their players would consider them to be the [[FanPreferredCouple Fan Preferred Couple]].
* PromotionToParent: [[KamikazeKaitouJeanne Maron]] to [[AxisPowersHetalia Alfred]], [[RivieraThePromisedLand Ein]] to [[LightNovel/{{Toradora}} Taiga]], [[RivieraThePromisedLand Cierra]] to...[[AndTheRest everyone.]]
* PutOnABus: What usually happens to characters that are dropped. What happens in character can go from simply not using their journal, to transferring, or in some rather nasty examples, being in a coma after falling out a window.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Certain characters in their own native canon.
* RememberTheNewGuy: When a new character joins in the middle of the year. Usually explained by saying they'd 'lost their journals' beforehand.
* RichBitch: [[{{Tekken}} Lili]].
* SettingUpdate: The game's backdrop was formerly the beginning of the first Wizardry War set in the current day, but has been changed to the aftermath of Voldemort's first defeat by Harry.
* SharpDressedMan: Firo wears suspenders. Enough said.
** [[SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack Although everyone wears uniforms most of the time]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Too many to count
* SiblingRivalry: [[AxisPowersHetalia Alfred and Matthew]] once set each other on fire...
* SiblingYinYang: [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Castiel and Gabriel]] certainly come to mind. There are plenty of people who still don't even realize they're brothers, and others who had a hard time believing it.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[http://slug-healer.livejournal.com/3209.html?thread=39561#t39561 ...i am not a homosexual by the way.]]
* TeamMom: Sal Vantas ([[MSPaintAdventures The Signless]]). He doesn't care what house you're in, he will parent you to the end of time and back.
* ThePianoPlayer: Subverted by the fact that [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Gokudera]] and [[SoulEater Soul]] both don't like playing in front of other people.
* TheTalk: Thanks to the combined efforts of [[{{Glee}} Rachel]], [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Molly]] and [[AxisPowersHetalia Peter]], everyone in Hogwarts's younger years got it. And some of the older years, too.
** A discussion about masturbation almost reached [[http://sortinghat-rp.dreamwidth.org/96510.html 600 comments]] before teachers shut it down
* TenderTears: [[AxisPowersHetalia Katya]]...
* TimeTravel: There's been more than one Ten Years Later event.
** [[BadFuture The angst when it's over is worse than the event itself.]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: [[LovelyComplex Risa and Otani]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Most of the students in the school could pull this off. If they haven't already.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Seasalt ice cream anyone?
* TrueCompanions: Fodder for Crowning Moments of Heartwarming.
* UnreliableNarrator: Be careful about what you believe from what character.
* UnusualEuphemism: "... got lost" and "... on a desk" have become euphemisms among the players for... certain activities, the latter pertaining to it being someone's first time.
* VitriolicBestBuds: [[SoulEater Soul and Maka]]. Sure, they argue and insult each other a lot which often ends with Maka [[ThrowTheBookAtThem quieting Soul her own way]], but they're nigh inseparable.
* WhamEpisode: Hey kids, you know that field trip to the Ministry of Magic you've all been looking forward to? Well, guess when the Death Eaters will decide to attack the Ministry!
* WhatTheHellHero: [[CodeGeass Shirley]] certainly didn't pull any punches when she [[http://redwhiteandhero.livejournal.com/42617.html?thread=4667513&style=mine#t4667513 delivered]] hers to [[AxisPowersHetalia Alfred]].
* WholesomeCrossdresser: [[FushigiYuugi Nuriko]], Maora, [[AxisPowersHetalia Feliks]], [[RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]], and [[{{Kuragehime}} Kuranosuke]].
* [[WizardingSchool Wizarding]] BoardingSchool
* WouldHitAGirl: [[AxisPowersHetalia Alfred]], much to [[{{Tekken}} Lili's]] [[FoeYay delight]].
** She's the exception to his usual WouldntHitAGirl policy though.
* YouHaveToHaveJews: [[{{Glee}} Puck, Rachel,]] and [[YoungAvengers Billy]]
* YouNeedToGetLaid: This piece of advice is given perhaps more than any other.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Could be considered this when people from shared canons meet.
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