[[http://www.riseofimmortals.com/ Rise Of Immortals]](or ''[=RoI=]'') is an online, free-to-play PC game that expands on the hit MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena (MOBA) genre with new, innovative features designed to appeal to both core and casual players. It is Petroglyph's (of the CommandAndConquer and UniverseAtWar fame) first attempt on the genre.

Rise of Immortals is set in the world of Graxia, 300 years after the events of “Guardians of Graxia,” Petroglyph’s fantasy-based PC game released last year. Rise of Immortals features the popular action-strategy gameplay of traditional MOBA games, but adds enhanced socialization features, along with persistent character progression – a first for the MOBA genre. Instead of an account- based leveling system, players can advance their Immortals through a diverse, persistent skill tree, customizing and upgrading the characters to unlock unique abilities that persist from match to match.

In addition, Rise of Immortals features a social hub where players can show off their enhanced Immortals, chat, emote, browse leaderboards, shop, manage friend and guild lists and more. Players also have the option of taking their Immortals through cooperative Player versus Environment ([[PlayerVersusEnvironment PvE]]) scenarios to learn the game, try out new abilities, and earn persistent experience before jumping into Player versus Player (PvP) matches online.

Players can purchase items via the in-game store to further enhance their Immortals, including new Immortal skins and consumable items like in-game boosters and elixirs. Petroglyph plans to release new content on a regular basis, including additional Immortals, arenas, skins, sound packs, pets and more.

'''The game was renamed to 'Battle for Graxia' on November 28, 2012.'''

'''The game was shut down on June 27 2013 and is no longer available to play.'''

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!!This video game contains examples of:

* ActionBomb: Azcadelia can detonate her Shadelings to do massive damage to anything nearby.
* ActionGirl: All of the female characters, naturally.
* AirGuitar: In Lazarus' dance animation, he makes use of the "substitute guitar" variety with his scythe.
* ALoadOfBull[=/=]EverythingsBetterWithCows: Pycon
* ArchEnemy: Lazarus and Kyrie, Vezin and Netheurgist, Pycon and Kavashiir. If one character is mentioned as having a specific enemy in their BackStory you can expect to see that enemy in the roster soon.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Averted; Vezin is a pretty nice guy once you get past the 'undead wraith' part.
* ArrowsOnFire: Nyssus's {{Hellfire}} Arrow.
* ArtEvolution: Compare [[http://www.riseofimmortals.com/content/concepts/kyrie/kyrie_concept_illustration.jpg this]] to [[http://www.riseofimmortals.com/content/concepts/kyrie/bfg_kyrie_concept_1920x1200.jpg this]] and other new arts for BFG to {{RoI}}'s old ones.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Scorpix the Cursed Emperor.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Lord Vezin, despite having death and unholiness all over his theme, seems to be depicted as a sympathetic champion. Tzai is also a decent guy despite having powers that come from DemonicPossession.
* BareFistedMonk: Tzai
* BareYourMidriff: Standard for female Immortals.
* {{BFS}}: Kyrie owns one named [[NamedWeapons Blood Storm]]. Also an AncestralWeapon.
** [[http://www.riseofimmortals.com/forums/ccs_files/webart/immortals/kyrie_illustration_mid.jpg She can hold it with one hand.]]
** Nauria's Misery also fits into this and is also a WhipSword. Nauria also used to be Ilsaelle's servant like Kyrie so perhaps a BFS is a standard equipment for them.
* BigDamnHeroes: Aislynn is not only excellent at being a Big Damn Hero ingame, but now she's done this in the lore too, saving Trovoc from being killed by elves.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Some of the Female Immortals and their skins can fit here.
** Aislynn (white hair, lightest shade), Talia (Blonde) , Kyrie (Brunette), and Tatiana (Redhead) in their default skins
*** Aislynn's skins: Default and [[CaptainGeographic Patriot Aislynn]]'s (white hair, lightest shade); Aftermath Aislynn (Brunette, darkest shade); Miss America Aislynn (Blonde, but moderate when compared to the other skins)
*** Kyrie's skins fit the trope better: [[Franchise/SailorMoon School Girl Kyrie]] (Blonde); Default Skin, [[TheUndead Zombie Kyrie]], and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Ninja Kyrie]] (Brunette); Fighter Kyrie (Redhead)
*** Tatiana's skins: Default and Tatiana Genie (lightest shade); [[{{Dominatrix}} Leather Tatiana]] (Brunette), Mermaid and [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Witch Tatiana]]'s (Redhead)
*** Talia only has two though: Default Talia (Blonde); [[Film/KillBill Bride Talia]] (Redhead with Blonde SkunkStripe)
* BloodKnight: Lazarus
* BloodOath: Kyrie vowed one against Lazarus.
* BlueBlood: Lord Vezin isn't just a nickname - He's a prince.
* CastFromHitPoints: Lazarus for some of his skills and Scorpix has some as well. This is part of [[ThePowerOfBlood Talia's theme]].
* CaptainGeographic: Lazarus and Aislynn have skins based on the flags of {{TheUnitedStates}}, {{Canada}}, and {{UnitedKingdom}}. In a setting where these countries don't even exist, no less.
** At least not in Graxia. It is confirmed that Earth exists when [[SemperFi Kaos]] came.
* CombatByChampion: Not that it will save more lives lore-wise.
* CrapsackWorld: Graxia is strongly implied to be a very unpleasant place to live.
* CreatorInJoke: The Canada Patriot Lazarus skin, and thus all the Patriot skins, started as a running joke among the early beta-testers because the main player of Lazarus was Canadian.
** Several items and at least one Immortal feature the screen names of some well-known staff members.
** Kavashiir's signature was one of the worst skills in the game at one point. Not worst signatures, worst ''skills.'' This led to the testing group jokingly saying it should be nerfed. So it was.
* CursedWithAwesome: Scorpix, the '''Cursed''' Emperor.
* {{Cyborg}}: [[http://www.riseofimmortals.com/forums/ccs_files/webart/immortals/scorpix_robo_illustration_mid.png Robo Scorpix skin]]. Balak also definitely counts.
* DealWithTheDevil: One of Netheurgist's [[MultipleChoicePast many possible pasts]] involves this.
* DeathSeeker: Tzai
* DistaffCounterpart: Played straight and subverted by Nauria, to Netheurgist. In a backstory sense it's played straight, with both having very similar outlooks, mentalities, goals, and beliefs; they also both look like elves. In gameplay terms it's subverted since they're complete opposites.
* DoubleEntendre: They never last long enough for Tatiana.
* ElementalPowers: There are some Immortals who control at least one element and then there's Kreed.
* EnemyMine: In gameplay, it's not unusual for two arch-enemies in the lore to be fighting on the same team. For a long time Vezin and Netheurgist, two of the biggest enemies in lore, were also an unstoppable duo if they wound up on the same team.
* ExcusePlot: Structures called "Shrines" keep crystals that ensures a land's safety but the crystals must be reduced to a fewer number to focus its energy on the remaining ones to decelerate Graxia's destruction as a whole. The Immortals were chosen from lands near and far to fight for it.
** Read more [[http://www.riseofimmortals.com/about/lore here]].
* {{Expy}}: Nauria's overall theme is reminiscent of the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Dark Eldar]].
** The lead designer also cited the [[DungeonsAndDragons drow]] as a major influence.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Netheurgist is unfailingly calm and polite even when he's talking about how he's going to brutally torture someone.
* FetishFuelStationAttendant: [[HotWitch Tatiana]] [[BrainsAndBondage is]] [[EvilIsSexy becoming]] [[BareYourMidriff one]] [[PowerIsSexy of]] [[SeashellBra these]].
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Aislynn is a primitive NubileSavage from a very early culture that didn't even have weapons before she showed up. Now that she's in Graxia, she fits in the Immortal roster right beside the cyborg dwarf with a sniper rifle and the HandicappedBadass in his MiniMecha.
** KAOS is an actual US marine who somehow ended up in Graxia.
* FlamingHair: Nyssus, albeit a green one.
* FloatingContinent: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the lore]], the lands of Graxia were these before the tragedy.
* FriendlySniper: Balak is a shining example.
* GeniusCripple: Psychozen
* GentleGiant: Both Aislynn and [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Vezin]] have a large size advantage over the other human-ish Immortals, yet they're both among the least likely to seriously injure someone for looking at them.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: [[http://www.riseofimmortals.com/forums/ccs_files/webart/news/roi_news_openbeta_landingimage.jpg Psychozen Gold: The King of Bling]]!
** Kavashiir is wearing a huge amount of gold as well. Justified in that he's a sun priest.
* GoodPowersBadPeople: Tatiana seems to fit in this category but given the [[GreyAndGrayMorality morality]], it is debatable. Still, she caused the [[AMillionIsAStatistic death of millions]], [[{{Aversion}} including]] [[NeverHurtAnInnocent women and children]].
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Everyone is trying to destroy each other's Shrine just to ensure their own survival.
** Averted with the Immortals themselves; some are quite clearly good guys, others are pure evil, and it's usually not hard to figure out who goes where.
* HailfirePeaks: The maps for 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 use this theme.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Kyrie has shurikens and wears a colorful dress. Her Ninja skin is even more obvious. A good Kyrie will subvert this in actual gameplay.
* HubLevel: There is a social hub in which you can wait and interact with other players before getting queued for a match.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Ukkonen has a lot of punny lines, but he can't top Pycon - Nearly every one of his lines has some sort of cow-related pun.
* {{Immortality}}
* InferredHolocaust: Immortals will be sent to destroy a land's Shrine, dooming whoever live there to annihilation. There's also plenty of these in the backstories.
* InformedAbility: Tatiana is supposedly an oracle who can see the future, but none of her ingame abilities actually reflect this and she plays (and acts) like a standard [[ElementalPowers ice mage]].
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: Psychozen
* IronicNurseryRhyme: Some of Azcadelia's responses, which goes well with her FracturedFairyTale theme and a CreepyCircusMusic that plays in her dance animation. She also CameBackWrong and has the voice of a CreepyChild despite being [[PsychopathicManchild a lot older]].
* JokeCharacter: [[http://www.riseofimmortals.com/forums/topic/213-new-immortal-careborg/ CareBorg]]... He'll love you to death!
** [[GiantEnemyCrab Karapyss]] is an even more successful example. Unlike Careborg, he's a real playable character based on a PennyArcade comic strip satirizing the game and was released on AprilFools. He's also [[LethalJokeCharacter quite dangerous in combat]].
* KatanasAreJustBetter: [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Talia]] [[DualWielding dual wields]] them in [[ShoutOut her]] [[Film/KillBill Bride Skin]].
* {{Keet}}: Ukkonen, very much so. Movement-focused, small, brightly-colored, with a high-pitched voice and cheesy lines.
* LastOfHisKind: Kyrie is the last of her people, Lazarus having killed the others. Lazarus is also the last of his kind; [[OmnicidalManiac he killed them too]]. Trovoc is the last dragon (despite [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Krytheros' presence in the 3vE map]]). Ichorr, aptly named as Last of the [[ElementalEmbodiment Elementals]] (at least in Graxia). Ukkonen's appearance has added a second elemental but his BackStory implies that he's a non-Graxian and there's an entire race of them.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: From Talia's old description on the official site...
-->''The Queen of the Nightlife is a carefree spirit, one who has embraced her undeath as a blessing; one who truly lives even though she is by all rights dead.''
* MagicSkirt: Kyrie, despite her jump-happy fighting style and occasional break-dancing in a ridiculously short skirt, never shows anything too suggestive.
* {{Magitek}}: Psychozen's mecha. Turrets also count.
* ManInTheMachine: Psychozen
* {{Microtransactions}}
* MiniMecha: Psychozen's robot is certainly more impressive than the average wheelchair.
* MsFanservice: Tatiana takes this concept and runs with it. Talia and Aislynn have elements of it.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Nyssus
* MysteriousPast: The Netheurgist's past is so mysterious that nobody knows who he is, what he is, what sort of magic he's actually using, or even what his real name is. Everything that is 'known' is speculation.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Lazarus the Lord of Oblivion? Kyrie the Angel of Vengeance? Nyssus the [[OmnicidalManiac Destroyer of Worlds]]? Witch of Fate? Just run...
* NubileSavage: Aislynn; the trope page may have very well been a How-To guide for her character designer.
* OmnicidalManiac: Graxia seems to attract people who enjoy wiping out all sentient life within a few thousand miles: Scorpix and Lazarus are more obvious examples, Shard, Tatiana, and Psychozen are borderline cases, and Ichorr hopes to invoke the full-blown world-destroying variety to get the attention of his people.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Trovoc is pretty close to being a typical Western dragon except that he's only about the size of a motorcycle.
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Balak toys with this. He fits most of the standard stereotypes, but he's just so friendly and good-natured it's hard to believe he's a dwarf.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Or at least eviler. They hunted Graxia's dragons to near-extinction to steal their blood. The fact their only real appearance in the Tournament is the Netheurgist doesn't say much for them either.
** Nauria looks elven, too. No, [[BloodKnight she]] doesn't make their reputation any better.
* PaletteSwap: Vezin's three skins. Played perfectly straight with Count Vezin, who is simply Red Vezin. His other two skins have minor differences but are still basically White Vezin and Straw-Colored Vezin.
** The developers admit to doing this with Ukkonen.
** Kavashiir's skins as well, though they look different enough to not immediately tell.
* PantheraAwesome: [[ThePowerOfTheSun Kavashiir]], who is a humanoid [[KingOfBeasts lion]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Psychozen, abandoned because of his deformities.
** Also Kyrie, whose mother was killed by Lazarus.
* PhysicalGod: Lazarus, according to his BackStory. Aislynn is implied to be a demigod. Shard is the goddess of creeps.
* PoisonousPerson: Scorpix
* PowerCrystal: The lore and designs revolve around the Graxian crystals, usually found in the structures and the creeps.
* PowerFloats: Tatiana, Vezin, and Ukkonen. Netheurgist used to, but stopped.
* ThePowerOfRock: There's a [[http://www.riseofimmortals.com/forums/ccs_files/webart/immortals/lazarus/lazarus_rocker_med.jpg Metal God skin]] for Lazarus exclusive for closed beta testers.
* ProductPlacement: Psychozen was given an Alienware skin during an event. Justified since Alienware was a sponsor in that event.
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]: Kyrie is [[LastOfHisKind the last of one]].
* PsychicPowers: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Psycho]]zen.
* {{Revenge}}: Most of the BackStory of the currently revealed immortals has it involved. Check [[http://www.riseofimmortals.com/immortals/ here]]. Especially Scorpix, whose RoaringRampageOfRevenge completely ruined his life.
** RoaringRampageOfRevenge was even mentioned word for word in Trovoc's BackStory.
** Azcadelia enacted her massacre to take revenge on behalf of the witch who resurrected her as an EldritchAbomination.
* SadlyMythtaken: On [[http://news.bigdownload.com/2011/04/18/exclusive-petroglyph-revels-new-immortal-nysuss-for-rise-of-i/ Big Download's exclusive]]:
-->''This character is called Nysuss and as you can see in the included screenshots from the game she a bit similar in terms of her looks to the Medusa creature from Greek myths.''
** Medusa of the Greek mythology is described to have snake-like hair but not a serpentine lower extremity nor four arms.
* SemperFi: Kaos is from the US Marines. He's also a shout-out to the CommandAndConquer series.
* ShipTease: The developers have been known to spread rumors that Lazarus and Talia are dating.
* ShockAndAwe[=/=]RideTheLightning: Ukkonen's thing.
* ShoutOut: The design team absolutely loves these; for such a small game it has a massive number.
** Scorpix to the TheScorpionKing.
** Nyssus looks a lot like Medusa of DefenseOfTheAncients.
*** ...Or Cassiopeia of LeagueOfLegends.
**** Diamond Back Nysuss is so similar to one of Cassiopeia's skins that it has to be deliberate.
** The producer himself admitted to Netheurgist being inspired by some ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' villains.
*** The same character also has [[MichaelJackson moonwalking]] as his dance animation.
*** One word: [[MichaelJackson Thrilleurgist]].
** Netheurgist's Clown skin makes him look like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
** [[ThePowerOfRock Metal God Lazarus]] has a face paint similar to that of members of {{KISS}}.
** There's a consumable named Tigerblood Potion that theoretically increases your chances of [[Creator/CharlieSheen WINNING]] by 1%.
** One of Aislynn's skins gives her a shield strongly resembling CaptainAmerica's. Now has a skin to go with it.
** Rock It Sock It Psychozens.
** [[IDreamOfJeannie I Dream of Tatiana]].
** Tatiana's Mermaid skin makes her look a good deal like [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]].
** Trovoc, the first Immortal released since the official launch, has a Plush skin that looks somewhere between [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]] and SpyroTheDragon.
** Talia's dance is said to be taken from ''Film/LegallyBlonde''.
** Talia's [[Film/KillBill 'Bride']] skin.
** Kreed has quite a few as well. Oddly, they're not the [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed obvious]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Rocky two]], but his skins are references to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' while his lines contain a nod to [[CommandAndConquer Kane]] and many, many more to [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]].
* SinisterScythe: Lazarus's WeaponOfChoice. His slow, cumbersome attacks show exactly how difficult it is to wield one as a weapon.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: Trovoc when using Divine Intervention. Kavashiir has a similar ability.
* SlasherSmile: The Netheurgist sports a great one made even more disturbing by his miniature SinisterShades, though Vezin can do a pretty good one too.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: The game goes back and forth on this scale from time to time, but generally favors the 'Silly' side.
* SnakePeople: Nyssus
* SquishyWizard: Played straight with Tatiana, who is notoriously easy to blow up. Zig-zagged with Netheurgist; his spells require him to be close in, so he's usually relatively durable for a caster but not always. Defied hard by Vezin, who is one of the most durable characters in the game when built for it.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Most of the female Immortals, but especially Tatiana. Her dance animation is her doing a quick pole-dance on her staff. After their redesign, even the creeps get in on this.
** Finally averted by Azcadelia who is fully covered by a PimpedOutDress and a [[MasqueradeBall Masquerade mask]], although since she's an EldritchAbomination [[HumanoidAbomination in human form]] this is probably a good thing.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Netheurgist seems to exhibit this as well as a RoyalWe.
* WhenTreesAttack: Ichorr
* WingsDoNothing: Subverted with Trovoc. Although he doesn't fly with his wings (except when Recalling) he makes use of it for his [[WindFromBeneathMyWings Wing Gust]] skill.
* WitchSpecies: Tatiana was said to be born into a family of Oracles.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Psychozen's motivation is ParentalAbandonment while Tatiana's family were slaughtered. Vezin shows hints of this as well, though he's simply powerful, not out to destroy anything (except [[ArchEnemy Netheurgist]]).
* ZettaiRyouiki: Kyrie is a Grade B.

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