->"the one where people have [[ArtificialLimbs cords]]
->coming out of them
->like big bad robotic hentai beasts"
->-- Wheeeeeeatthins

''Cordless'' is an interactive comic based on ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' published on the ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' forums by a forumgoer called Sega ([[NamesTheSame no, not]] ''[[NamesTheSame that]]'' {{Sega}}). The plot is very similar to ''Homestuck''; bunch of people play [[TheMostDangerousVideogame SBURB]], the meteors come, the kids enter the medium and begin an epic quest. The main difference is that the players are aliens from the planet Terron and have robotic arms called [[TitleDrop 'Cords']] attached to them at birth to determine their [[FantasticCasteSystem caste]]. They use {{Virtual Reality}} instead of contemporary computers, meaning that they're present as a Hologram to manipulate their client's environment, and the meteors are pretty much a non-issue due to Terron Meteor Defence System.

So they get to deal with the DOOMSDAY INSTIGATOR.

''Cordless'' stands out because of its original characters, worldbuilding and Flash animations.

* [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?32751-Cordless Original forum thread]]
* [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184 Mirror]]

On October 26th, 2011, the author announced the death of the series, citing a lack of satisfaction in it.

On April 12, 2012 the author revived it with a reboot of the original, [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?47265-Rebuild-of-Cordless Rebuild of Cordless]]. Unfortunately it only lasted six months before it stopped updating again. As of June 2014 the reboot's pictures have vanished from their host, Dropbox.

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!!''Cordless'' exhibits the following tropes:

* AGodAmI: Lance has a few pulse-pounding moments of this [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=54 here]] as he comes to term with just how much power he wields as a server player. Well, he does have the power to will entire structures into or out of existence.
* AlienBlood: Terronians can have blood any shade (including black) of their eye color. Their hair takes the same color.
* AmusingInjuries: PA got his WingdingEyes by getting hit on the head by debris from the wrecked Prospitian prison. Given his later (earlier) appearances, he hasn't suffered from it too much.
* ApatheticCitizens: Venia and Alfonso don't really care about [[spoiler: the moon]] being on a direct collision course for their planet. Even assuming they believe the planetary defenses will take care of it, they still aren't concerned with its therefore inevitable destruction.
** Or it could be due to [[spoiler:the prophecies]], and whatever they already know about the beta.
** Ironically, Venia later expresses frustration with the general populace being just as apathetic about [[spoiler: the one-cord's endemic corruption]].
* ArtificialLimbs: At birth all Terronians have a number of cords fused into their spines ranging from one to four (see FantasticCasteSystem below). These Cords are mechanical in nature and of such powerful construction that few Terronians bother fighting with their fleshy, natural limbs.
** Also, one character has an artificial leg.
* AttackHello: Venia's reaction to Alfonso's [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=59 interrupting her]].
* BadDreams: Lance the Derse dreamer.
** TheInsomniac: See above.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Nephita [[http://mspfanventures.com/?s=184&p=322 absolutely hates it]] when she gets annoyed.
* BigBad: The Doomsday Instigator, for now at least.
* ChainedByFashion: [[spoiler:Dream Venia]] is bound in several chains, and has a lock over her eyes.
* ColonyDrop: When meteors prove not to be enough, the BigBad sends [[spoiler:the Moon]]. Note that the planet still has a gun big enough to destroy it, [[spoiler:except that the BigBad [[DeflectorShields blocks it]]]].
* {{Crossover}}: A variant; the ''species'' itself appears in ''FanFic/NepetaQuest2011'', but not the actual characters. Rather, the author of that adventure created a new person from this species. Considering that Trolls themselves are mentioned a few times (as invading Terron in the past), it implies that Alternia and Terron have a relationship.
** With a reference to Nepetaquest's resident Terron, Decima, they are probably in full-on SharedUniverse territory.
* CrashingDreams: The cranes in Nephita's dream.
* CrazyCulturalComparison: Subverted.
-->''[[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=262 To humans]], the act of biting someone's ear and running isn't ideal for trying to show your affections. For Terronians however, it... um... it's actually almost the same. [[{{Yandere}} Nephita]] is just really fuckin' weird.''
* DistractedByTheSexy: How Venia wins her race against Colnar, in the first indicator of what she has beneath her cloak.
* EatTheDog: -sites replace the role plant life plays on other planets. They are also pets.
** Gerardsprite weighs in on [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=115 the subject]].
* EuphemismBuster: Venia when Sera mentions bathroom issues.
* FacialMarkings
* FantasticCasteSystem: Not as racist as the Trolls, but the Terronians don't get a choice what they want to be when they grow up. Exposition [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=19 here]].
** Four cords: heavy industrial work
** Three cords: science and research
** Two cords: management and the Terronian equivalent of "office jobs"
** One cord: one of the various board members who practically run the planet
** Zero Cords: No place in society, does not exist. [[spoiler: All Sburb player's dreamselves lack these artificial implants. {{Fanon}} suggests this is symbolic of the player's nature as Princes and Princesses of their moons, a caste higher even than bureaucrats.]]
*** [[spoiler: Later revealed to be the ancestors of the Terronian race, or the [[TitleDrop Cordless]]]]
* FastballSpecial: In Venia's flashback. Against their will, but [[YouMonster at the audience's urging]].
* FieryRedhead: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Scarlet. Mackenzie. Faust.]]
* FridgeHorror: As various -sites are the alpha and omega of the Terronian diet, barring [[FanWank costly interstellar trade delicacies]], then all Terronians have [[spoiler: never tasted ice-cream]]. This is the greatest travesty in their history.
--> [[spoiler:[=WH4T K1ND OF PL4N3T DO3SNT H4V3 OR4NG3 CR34MS1CL3S? >:?=]]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* InteractiveComic
* HolographicTerminal: The main interface for Terronians while connected.
* JiveTurkey: Alfonso talks like this nigh constantly.
* LostTechnology: Sylladexing.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Nephita, once she gets the Choirphone.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Looks like the moon is about to [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=62 destroy the planet]]. Meh.
* MultiarmedAndDangerous: EVERYONE. Well, except the -sites. [[spoiler: And dream selves (Lance's confirmed), and the Terronian ancestors]]
** CombatTentacles: See above.
* MyEyesAreUpHere: "And we've been over this, my face. Up here."
* MythologyGag: It is a ''Homestuck'' fanfic.
** RunningGag
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight
* ShellGame: Dream Nephita wonders which of [[http://mspfanventures.com/?adv=184&id=306 these towers]] houses Dream Lance. The reader already knows none of them does, since Lance is on Derse.
* ShoutOut: To ''CrystalRave'' and the [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?24768-crystal-rave.&p=3087087&viewfull=1#post3087087 Drill-Whip]] [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?32751-Cordless&p=4247403&viewfull=1#post4247403 here]].
* SingleBiomePlanet: Desert world.
** And of course, Sburb-generated planets. Lance's is [[IronicHell full of construction sites]] and cranes.
* SlidingScaleOfFreewillVsFate
* SmugSnake: Alfonso, and loved for it. [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=53 Douchecool]].
** There are [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=63 "hints"]] that the Douchecool is a facade, and he has expressed frustration that no one can see beyond it.
* StalkerWithACrush: Nephita, who breaks into Lance's room to watch him sleep (and take photos).
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Venia's outfit.
-->'''Venia:''' And we've been over this, my face. Up here.
-->'''Alfonso:''' Soz. Even with your [[SarcasmMode *extremely* modest]] duds Al somehow can't help himself, you know?
-->'''Venia:''' Point taken.
* TemptingFate: At least once.
--> '''Sera:''' It isn't a [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=55 matter of life and death.]]
-->'''Lance:''' I guess you're right.
-->'''Sera:''' Of course! :P
* TitleDrop: Not exactly, but it's obvious where it comes from.
** [[spoiler: [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=98 What cords?]]]]
** [[spoiler: Later brought in fully with [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=224 the Cordless]]]]
* TomesOfProphecyAndFate: What Venia finds hidden inside [[spoiler: the once broken Sylladex.]]
* UnusualEars: DI has some very elf-like ears.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: The boards ruling the planet are quite happy to simply bomb a battlefield, killing enemies, friendlies and civilians alike, to stop an invasion from spreading.
** Besides, it's not an utopia either, as people are apparently not expected to have any free time.
* VerbalTic: Nephita. COROCOROCOROCOROCOROCOROCORO
* WaveMotionGun: The Omega TMDS cannon, DI's ArmCannon.
** {{BFG}}
* {{Yandere}}: Nephita for sure.
** [[http://nixshadow.com/mspfa/?s=184&p=95 Yandere mode.]]
** "Don't you just love watching him sleep, corocoro?"
* YouCantFightFate
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