Named After Somebody Famous: Given her surname "Tepes," her bat motifs, and obsession with the supernatural, it leaves little to imagine she was named after Vlad Tepes, better known as Vlad the Impaler.
Beware of the Nice Ones: Also comes up as a joke on Skype with people talking about things that should happen then the girl playing Carol (TR_Purin) will chime in "And then Carol snaps and kills everyone. The End"
Bi the Way: Not brought up in the RP itself but was comfirmed via Skype.
Awesomeness by Analysis: He is extremely analytical of people around him, able to see minute movements, facial gestures, and expressions to basically tell whatever a person may be feeling at that moment. Inadvertantly concentrates so much, he'll sometimes end up actually staring at someone for an extended period of time. Often ponders if this ability is a gift or a socially-awkward curse.
Knight in Shining Armor: He's an anachronistic example, one whom Carmilla takes great interest in describing as such. He likes to be very chivalrous towards women, and is usually well-mannered. He actually likes reading books on Chivalric Romance to boot, which is actually one of the reasons why he acts this way.
Played into a lot more during the Asides. He really influenced his sister to see him as a more literal version of this trope.
Nice Hat: Several. His standard hat is a cap described as resembling a German M43 field cap.
Only Sane Man: Was once described as such, though he doesn't like to see himself as the only one, and he doesn't like to acknowledge it.
"Let's just say that some of the more...stable personalities seem to be to softspoken, and the more eccentric people become the voice of the class. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but you can tell where some... complications occasionally arise because of this."
Her accent might be an example of Flanderization. At first, the accent was merely implied, due to her mother being CatherineO'hara, along with some subtle cues, such as her saying "lad" and "lass." Then it abruptly changed into a straight Cockney accent.
Everything's Better with Samurai: He may be no stranger to modern Gallian culture, but regardless he still carries around a katana and tanto, and possesses a set of ceremonial armor for uses during formal occasions.
Friendly Sniper: So far he technically just a marksman, but he aspires to be an anti-tank sniper.
Zyorich del Stavern
Angst? What Angst?: He's been through a lot in his life. You'd never know it by looking at him.
Big Eater—Just as much as Isabelle and James London. Every meal, she needs to stuff down at least FOUR PLATES to be sated. However, rather than stuffing it all down in one go, she savors the taste of every bite.
Blue Blood: Heir to one of the Seven Grand Imperial Houses, the bluest blood in The Empire not royal.
Bitch With A Heart Of Gold—Make no mistake, Kelda is a person who will anger at least half the people she speaks to, but she truly has kindness within her and is all too willing to express that... Often alongside her arrogance.
Fangirl: Of Archduchess Cordelia, though there's some definite genuine loyalty to her, as her entire family has been devoted to House Randgriz.
Fantastic Racism: Against non-Gallians. However, she was so impressed by Cordelia's bravery in unveiling her race, she dyed the tips of her hair blue in honor of the fact.
Hair-Trigger Temper: When it comes to those whose loyalty to Gallia proper she can't be sure of, she can get rather easily set off.
My Country, Right or Wrong: Her current stance on everything is: Rebels need to die, and Imperials and Federals need to stay the hell out of Gallia's business.
Sociopathic Soldier: Showed elements of a Type 1 early on, but after witnessing Gustava's display of this trope, she's attempting to hold herself backfrom jumping over the edge. So far, it's working, though she couldn't resist making a joke about a Rebel whose fingers London broke.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She acts civil and can be polite, though it will almost always be a facade to mask an easily angered, vindictive woman who can and will hold a grudge if someone slights her in any way.
Berserk Button: Physical abuse. Especially if it's absolutely pointless.
Brilliant, but Lazy: Played with greatly. He's lazy about things he's not interested in, brilliant about things he is, and is doubly brilliant when working in a team, because it means he can keep the spotlight off himself.
Deadpan Snarker: Of a mental sort. Nary a post goes by without the narration making a comment of his often derisive thoughts on everything around him.
Ascended Fangirl: She was inspired by the bravery of Squad 7 in rescuing her hometown, Vasel, that she wanted become a hero herself when the civil war started and help others like they helped her. She became a Lancer in particular due to a certain vegetable-loving hero.
Brilliant, but Lazy: She was quite lazy in civilian life. But after being inspired by Squad 7, and possessing no spectacular physical attributes or prowess to get herself scouted, Dahlia worked incredibly hard and applied manually for admission to Lanseal, before finally getting accepted. She plans on living campus life back in her usual laid back manner though...
Dissonant Serenity: She displays an unusually calm head in the midst of battle, and she's fully aware of how dangerous the situations can be... but none of it phases her or her perpetually calm and cheery expression on her face. She even tries to keep up polite conversation with her colleagues in the middle of a skirmish!
Politeness Judo: Deconstructed. Dahlia does believe that using politeness and niceties will get you far in situations, though her constant and sometimes enforced use of it often unintentionally masks her true opinions and moods regarding day-to-day issues, as well as giving people assumptions about what kind of person she is. And Dahlia HATES assumptions.
Gossipy Hen: She lacks a flock of fellow gossipers, so she mostly just goes around throwing what she hears in everyone else's ears. But god help if she hears or sees anything that could imply the slightest bit of a relationship... even if it makes no sense to anyone but her.
The Matchmaker: Her views are summed up quite nicely in her own words:
"Well... to me, there's nothing more interesting than watching peoples' relationships grow... I mean, I've kinda grown up watching movies and reading little optimistic fairy tales, some of them deal with romance... a world, made for two... I want to see more of that! I want to toy with one with my own hands! Erm... not to say that you're being toyed with, but..."
Badass Bookworm: Always has a book-holder at his side. It holds a technical manual of some kind or another.
The Charmer: He was a bit unsuccessful with Erlina, though he notes that he has a history of being very successful with the ladies. Subverted however, when he lets his projects and engineering experiments often get in the way of potential dates, leaving the ladies quite displeased.
Dual Wielding: Secretly wants to do this with his Engineer pistols.
The Engineer: He's essentially Miles with social skills in this respect.
Large Ham: When playing to an audience for laughs, like how he acted as the fake noble Huffy von Huffington.
Adorkable: Erlina once commented that Miles at least has some "bashful charm."
Author Avatar: Quite intentionally designed to have a lot in common with the forum's admin - for better or for worse.
Allohistorical Allusion: In questioning Adam's desire to make an intermediate round, Miles (sarcastically) suggests that he make a bullet "five and a half" millimeters in diameter, and dismisses the entire idea because "nobody wants a smaller bullet".
All of the Other Reindeer: The reason for the racism below. As a child, he was adopted by a noble family and saved from starving to death on the streets. When he started going to school, however, the nobles started to give him crap for his race. When he tried to seek shelter with other Darcsens, they didn't treat him any better, thinking he'd bring any and all kinds of trouble to them with his adoptive lineage. So now he hates Darcsens and refuses to consider himself one, while not thinking too highly of most other people, particularly if he believes they wronged him.
Badass Family: Most of the nobles in the RP have this trope in effect, but the di Lanzas exemplify it by specifically making their claims to fame in battle over politics and other things.
Blood Knight: From a whole family of 'em at that. He thoroughly enjoys fighting, though not war.
Butt Monkey: Establishing character moment has him get dragged off by London for starting a fight at the Yggmas Ball. He gets scared senseless(though started on his road of character development) by the guy. Later, he asks Carol to a dance. Gulliver bites him on the leg and interrupts it. In January, he joins the class proper and is scared once again by Maggie's untrusting eyes toward him. Then he realizes he might be attracted to Carol during lunch that day and realizes he might cause a lot of trouble for them both if he acts on it. He ends up holding her hand for a few seconds anyway. During the skirmish on the artillery battery, he gets shoved by Ethan to give him a clear target. Then he witnesses Gustava's bloody killing and gets scared again, losing his lunch. When the skirmish is over, he's thinking of his kills back at camp and gets berated by Ethan(and shoved again) for forgetting to hand Morgan the dog tags of her first kill. He's going strong, but nothing is going exctly right.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants his daughter to become a successful physician like himself, just to avert the lawlessness her mother embraced. Erlina grew up wanting be a freeloader. As such, Alexander often found himself trying to take extreme measures to shape her up.
Anti-Villain: Type 3, with her goal being the reconstruction of Gallia... Under a new, different administration than the Archduchess.
Berserk Button: Has a few, but some of her largest ones are criticism of the current Gallian government on race alone... And as Raphael learned, especially being told that women can't do things men can, such as fight.
Born in the Wrong Century: She expresses this sentiment about Cordelia, reasoning that perhaps later on in Gallia's life, House Randgriz' true nature wouldn't have resulted in a Civil War, but that it was too soon to expect sentiment to change. This is why she joined the Revolution, as well to ensure she had a hand in creating a better Gallia.
Catch Phrase: "For the preservation of our glorious Principality!"
What Were You Thinking?: The reason for he and his sister's defection once more—If it weren't done in such haste and at this point in time, particularly taking into account the reconstruction that Gallia would've required, Cordelia's grand revelation to her country and the world would've been a good thing—but she chose to do it right then, and that was the last straw for the Adelbrechts, who joined the Revolution.
A Father to His Men: With "Father" being his actual title, as a priest. Michael actually prefers acting as chaplain to the GRA troops who seek religious advice and counsel, compared to the more dirtying sort of work that comes as a soldier.
Affably Evil: Where not concerning Darcsens. He's known to have a very priestly-demeanor, even in the face of those who are very unpleasant.
Humans Are the Real Monsters: Ever since humanity inbred with the Valkyrur after saving them from Darcsens, a majority of them (in Michael's point of view, anyway) simply indulged themselves in vice, sin, and war for the rest of time, slowly killing themselves. Their level of sin does not place them much higher than Darcsens, and by this time Michael sees himself living in a Crapsack World. On the day prophesied that the Valkyrur return, Michael questions whether or not the world as it sits is worth saving.
Sinister Minister: Doesn't actually play up the sinister part, but he's definitely a preacher and his goals are less than agreeable to all parties.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: At the least he sees himself as this—he wants nothing more than a world as free of sin as it can possibly be. But the Darcsens are completely unforgivable and most of humanity doesn't rate much higher on his list.
Freudian Excuse: His sexism existed before he became a soldier, but that was simply his familial upbringing, and it was relatively minor back then. And after being in the Regular Army for so long, the way men treated women there wasn't any better. The transition to becoming a member of the militia, with presumably half of the personnel being women, was unnatural and uncomfortable for Raphael. Eventually, during the course of the Second Europan War, he was very horrified at seeing so many women dying, that his gentleman's honor swore him to try and prevent such atrocities from happening on his watch. Unfortunately, over the years he's grown a bit more sarcastic and cynical and while his gentleman's honor stays persistent, he does show some shades of traditional sexism.
Maligned Mixed Marriage: His Darcsen wife, Beatrix. Due to a majority of the GRA being racist and genocidal, he mostly hides her, keeps her race under wraps, or keeps her in the presence of trustworthy people. Even in the event people may find out, Raphael's connections in the GRA and status as a prominent officer would have him immediately threaten and deal with anyone that would even think of touching her.
Manipulative Bastard: Toward his Darcsen wife, Beatrix. The manipulation mostly stems from his fantastic racist beliefs, and how she won't get by in life without him. Interestingly, there was no manipulation involved in Beatrix falling for the man in the first place.
Officer and a Gentleman: Varies. He holds himself to a gentlemanly code of honor aristocrats would need to uphold, and he certainly sees himself as this trope, though his sexist tendencies often get in the way of this. This being a war-setting, and many women are fighting in the military, he can often seem like more of a dick than he actually is.
Stay in the Kitchen: His opinion of women who fight on the battlefield. Though not strictly in the kitchen as somewhere far less risky to their own well-being, as he does see them fulfilling vital societal roles, such as mothering future generations.
Villain with Good Publicity: He was renowned as a war-hero during the first and second Europan Wars, and his position as an officer and recruiter for the GRA is built around this. His much more toned down views on Darcsens compared to the rest of the GRA also had him try to recruit like-minded individuals such as those who are otherwise neutral, or even loyalist in the war, giving people an impression he's a much more sympathetic man than most other members of the rebellion.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: His reaction to his parents passing him over for headship after he expressed his opinion of Cordelia's heritage was to steal the sword that symbolized family headship one knight and run off with several of his soldiers and supporters to join the Gassenarls' Revolution.
Wicked Cultured: As a noble, he's quite refined and easy to get along with most of the time... He just wants to kill all Darcsens.
Jerkass: This demeanor is expressed when he first talked with someone not Scarlett (a redhead), this one being Erlina. He's oddly conscious enough to know he'd probably be tolerant if this was Scarlett saying the exact same words as her.
In the Blood: Elizabeth is actually the daughter of two Imperial officers, following the end of the first war. She was born in Gallia, and resents her Imperial heritage. Her bio also reveals she's secretly supposed to be Berthold Gregor's niece.
Put on a Bus: For the second continuity, anyway. The author states he wants to put her back in the action at a later date.
Screw Destiny: Her parents left Gallia following the start of the second Europan War to join the Empire. They expected Elizabeth to do the same, though she basically did the opposite and joined the Gallian Militia, to fully show she's loyal to her true home.
Sole Survivor: Turns out he and Scarlett were the only ones who survived Class E those several years. Curiously enough, Scarlett's the only one who seems to be aware of, and actually labeled as a Jinx...
Written-In Absence: He was a member of Class E for three years, supposedly already registered for this year as well, and he only starts to pop up in a forest in the middle of January, after missing the first several weeks. His excuse? He was off visiting his destroyed hometown.
Written-In Absence: Evidently she was supposed to be in Lanseal when the aptitude tests were starting, but her parents apparently weren't letting her out of the house, due to her sheltered upbringing, plus her own shy demeanor.
Sophie Mueller, Lancer
Boobs of Steel: One of the roleplayers often portrayed her as this in her fanart, and Erlina eventually lampshades it.
But Not Too Foreign: You'd think coming from Kaujai would hinder her ability to speak with Gallians.
Genius Ditz: A brilliant soldier with more than 10 years of combat experience... but when it comes to learning what a mascot is or any social interactions outside of fighting, she is like a complete child.
Ret Goned: Current status unknown, to say the least.
Subject Seven, AKA Paragon
Arc Number: The "7" motif carried out throughout the actual franchise is carried out here.