Characters: Shifting Worlds
Shifting Worlds possesses a rather rich cast of characters, what with spanning a multitude of stories over several worlds.
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The Players Themselves
- Sadistic Dungeon Master
Tropes associated with SDM:
- Berserk Button: Drugs, Hentai, the study of psychology, and Mikirin.
- Naruto + Fate/stay night, namely the Naruto + Rin Tosaka pics found in a thread within Doujin Style.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic porn.
- Cannibalism, but specifically for the pleasure of it. Situations where it's necessary for survival are considered justified, though, and non-human species eating humans all get a pass.
- Saya no Uta.
- A certain so-called literary series infamous for taking certain... liberties with the vampire mythos.
- The city of Los Angeles.
- Chick Magnet: SDM has unwillingly amassed quite an unwanted harem.
- Drugs Are Bad: extremely so. SDM does not consume any such substances and believes ALL drugs should be completely eradicated, INCLUDING mild legal ones such as alcohol and tobacco.
- Hates Everyone Equally
- Heroic BSOD: certain things can make SDM completely shut down.
- Jerk Ass
- Killer Game Master: though he doesn't actively try to make players fail, his roleplays' plots themselves are rather vicious and rife with Player Punches. He also can, and will, use any slipups on the players' part to mercilessly make things harder for them. Oh, and if he established a villain to be powerful, don't you dare doubt their power. Kanako did that once, it did not end well.
- Take Over the World
- The Chew Toy: according to his rants, SDM seems to be some kind of cosmic plaything.
- The Faceless
- Lovable Fox Cub
- Shadow Ryusaki
Tropes associated with Shadow Ryusaki:
- Brilliant but Lazy: arguably.
- Cat Girl: a fan of them.
- Furry Fandom: borderline. Shadow loves Petting Zoo People, but he is not into those extremes furries enjoy.
- Gratuitous Japanese: Shadow is a fan of the Japanese onomatopoeia for "meow", "nya" and several words derived from it: "nyawn", "nyawr" and others. He uses no other Gratuitous Japanese words though, surprizingly.
- Loads and Loads of Characters
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Shadow uses a different version of this by making his character "as powerful as his opponent". If the opponent is weaker or plays fairly, Shadow's characters are balanced. If the opponent begins haxing and godmodding, Shadow's characters will godmod back.
- Petting Zoo People: many of his characters.
- Captain Oblivious
Tropes associated with KanakoVoWG:
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: He is infamous for occasionally pulling attacks out of his ass (sometimes stolen attacks), though he's doing so less now.
- One-Hit Kill: Once. He pissed off Arachnos.
- Cirno, Cirno, Cirno
Tropes associated with Arachnos:
- Fan Boy: for Cirno. Used to be for Flandre.
- Creator of a Hundred Gods
Tropes associated with Kizeki:
- Serial Escalation: how much more overpowered can you make a character?
- The Ultimate Procrastinator
- Shadow "Scarlet" Aurion
Characters created by SDM
- The House
- Scarlet Devil Mansion
Tropes associated with SDM:
- Author Avatar: SDM shares several traits with his writer (whose screen-name is also SDM), such as his misanthropy, desire to be left alone and Jerk Ass tendencies.
- Genius Loci
- Hates Everyone Equally: other than his creator, his residents and a few rare friends.
- Heel-Face Turn: when possessed by a Dark Spore.
- Face-Heel Turn: when cleansed of said Spore.
- Humongous Mecha
- Jerk Ass: he doesn't hold back on the stinging remarks and often tells visitors to go screw themselves.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: but when it really comes down to it, he is perfectly willing to sacrifice himself for the good of his residents and friends.
- Rage Against the Heavens: SDM hates gods. Hellgate also does, except when the god in question is himself.
- Sapient House: But of course!
- Transforming Mecha: mansion to robot.
- Permanently Pissed-Off Fairy
- Ice Moon
Tropes associated with Ice Moon:this page.
Characters Created by Shadow Ryusaki
- Mad Mechanist
Tropes associated with Bergle:
- Bad Ass: even without his inventions, he kicks some major ass on his own.
- Death Is Cheap: he has apparently died multiple times. It never sticks.
- Humongous Mecha: it is implied (but never shown) his "full power" involves those.
- Invincible Villain: though an army he sent has been defeated once, it appears that fighting the guy himself results in a Curb-Stomp Battle (in his favor).
- Laughably Evil: apparently he has a sense of humor, as he can teleport in an explosion of confetti. Razor-sharp confetti.
- Mad Scientist: in the field of robotics, mostly. The "madness" is not too apparent by his mannerisms, but make no mistake - it's there.
- Milky White Eyes
- Smoking Is Cool: he can even use smoke as a weapon.
- White Hair, Black Heart
- Grand Goddess of Time and Eternity
Tropes associated with Martel
- Fairy Godmother: to Cirno, though she's more of a Guardian Angel of sorts.
- God Is Flawed: not to a large extent, but traces of this show up occasionally. Justified, since she is not exactly the top creator goddess.
- God Is Good: she is not omnipotent, but pretty powerful, and definitely good.
- The Voiceless: Martel can speak, but never does. Instead she writes whatever she has to say on a piece of paper.
- The Unintelligible: She can occasionally make some noises or speak in unknown tongues.
- Time Master: her power.
- Nirvana's Servant
- Sono Ruina
Tropes associated with Sono
Tropes associated with Chloe
- Shy girl of wind
Tropes associated with Venticia
Characters created by KanakoVoWG
- Man of Power
- Antonius "Kanako" Imrah
Tropes associated with Kanako Imrah:
- Author Avatar: He's a self-insert of KanakoVoWG.
- Bash Brothers: With Aurion.
- Desperation Attack: "Virtue of Wind God" after he got spiked badly by one of Horus's attacks. The final light blast could also be seen as this.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Not as apparant here, but very obvious after Help Yourself Take Over tMS.
- The Scarlet Demon
- Jonathan Scarlet
Tropes associated with Jonathan Scarlet:
- The Arrogant Soul
- Zorochi Hinayama
Tropes associated with Zorochi Hinayama:
- Blood of the Fold
Tropes associated with Desmond:
- Animal Motifs: wolves. He uses wolves as scouts and soldiers, and can turn into a wolf himself.
- Black and Gray Morality: himself being gray, the Queen of Hearts being black.
- Blood Magic
- Bloody Murder: primary means of attack.
- Even Evil Has Standards: see above.
- Karmic Death: he organizes one for the Queen of Hearts.
- Manipulative Bastard: he can be quite devious.
- Morality Pet: Animus, to some extent. Also, child-Rumia in Crossroads 2.
- Noble Demon
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: blood youkai, so...
- Taking You with Me
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Oh, how he enjoys dishing those out against Cirno and Laia.
- Villainous Breakdown: by the end of Crossroads when his unsealing ceremony fails.
- Villager with the Sword
Tropes associated with Ian:
- Man of Mystery and Strength
- The Hooded Man
Tropes associated with The Hooded Man:
- Right-Hand Man of Mystery
Tropes associated with Solomon:
- Precise and Orderly Doctor Fairy
Tropes associated with Dithonia:
- Soul of the Fire
- Kanako Yasagawa
Tropes associated with Kanako Yasagawa:
- Sister to the Fire
- Laylasa Yasagawa
Tropes associated with Laylasa Yasagawa:
- ''Master of Ice and Blade;;
- Ryoma Nakurei
Tropes associated with Ryoma:
- Angel of Death/Fallen Angel
- Tomara Kargaara
Tropes associated with Tomara:
- The Quad Elementalist
- Nobuharu Oda
Tropes associated with Nobu:
- Child with the magic sword
- Takane Oyamada
Tropes associated with Takane
- Small Protector
Tropes associated with Claire:
- Starry-eyed girl of energy
- Mia Starlight
Tropes associated with Mia Starlight:
- Commander of the Itauian Army
- Nicholas Stroud
Tropes associated with Stroud:
- Master of Nothing
- Master O-Lynna
Tropes associated with O-Lynna:
- Blow You Away: Prior to receiving the power of the White Father, this was her main element and method of attack.
- Break the Cutie: She's had it pretty rough since Hellgate broke into her own world.
- Bandaged Mage
Tropes associated with Rosethorn
Characters created by Arachnos
- Claw of the Lich King
Tropes associated with Horus'aman:
- Back from the Dead: the Lich King ressurrected him after his first death.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies
- Care Bear Stare: his greatest weakness.
- Combat Tentacles: in Eldritch form.
- Black Magic: mostly.
- Eldritch Abomination: Horus'aman's madness powers allow him to turn himself a repugnant heap of flesh and tentacles not unlike one.
- Killed Off for Real: by Zorochi, who sent him into the Underworld for good.
- Mind Rape: enjoys causing it. Himself is highly resistant to it.
- One-Hit Kill: Horus' death bolts. They are simple to avoid, though.
- One-Winged Angel: he pulls off successive ones, one after the other, trying to defeat Kanako's retainers.
- Power Born of Madness: Horus'aman draws his power from insanity.
- The Grim Reaper: has shades of this.
- The Undead: Crypt Lord.
- Weaver of Fate
Tropes associated with Arachnos:
- Berserk Button: don't talk of harming Flandre before him, don't actually harm Flandre before him, and if you happen to kill Flandre... nothing short of a Deus ex Machina can save you now.
- Also, people causing chaos, and God wannabes.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: kinda subverted, since he's (usually) a good guy.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Arachnos is colored black, part of a group named the Black Brood, is a giant spider...
- Deadly Gas: used during Hellgate 1, retconned later on.
- Giant Spider
- Gravity Master: one of his main powers.
- Heel-Face Turn: Anarchos.
- Hollywood Acid: as an attack.
- Instant Sedation: Arachnos has sedating poisons, they don't always work quickly though...
- Kill It with Fire: see You Have to Burn the Web
- Meaningful Name: arachnid.
- Poison Is Corrosive: Arachnos can spit acid.
- Razor Floss: razor whips.
- Reality Warper: to some extent.
- Removable Shell: to a certain extent. While not ordinarily removable, parts of Arachnos' carapace can break off to reveal the vulnerable flesh beneath.
- Shock and Awe: webs imbued with electricity.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Anarchos.
- The Paralyzer: Arachnos' poisons.
- Unstoppable Rage: Anarchos.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: Arachnos switches between a Nerubian-like form, a more monstrous spider youkai form (rage mode) and a humanoid form. It is implied that Arachnos can take even more spidery forms, but they've never been used in canon. It is however made clear that he can grow larger in size, though he almost never does so either.
- You Have to Burn the Web: subverted. It is well within Arachnos' powers to create webs that don't burn. As he masters some Elemental Powers to a certain degree, he can also create webs that are intentionally on fire to scorch enemies.
- Weaver of Worlds
Tropes associated with Arachna:
- All-Powerful Bystander: she does send out envoys, but usually never interferes directly with a world.
- Giant Spider
- God and Satan Are Both Jerks: she is only barely less obnoxious than her nemesis, the god of Chaos and Destruction Enthropod.
- God Is Evil: not evil, but a very heavy-handed Lawful Neutral.
- God Is Flawed
- Lawful Stupid: in the Xat side-RP, she panics upon seeing Anathemus' short awakening and allows Hellgate to destroy Equestria without fearing retribution in case he might unleash him (fun fact: he actually couldn't). She has also tried to fight the Gifts of Anathemus, expecting to destroy them easily just because they're minions, needless to say she got her ass handed to her.
- The Maker: of multiple universes.
- The Gods Must Be Lazy
- The Worf Effect: for a being of supposedly omnipotent power she gets her ass kicked pretty often. The first one to do so was Kizeki's absurd Irregular Kagemi Ire Eros (though that was not canon). In a hilarious but also non-canon thread, SDM once battled her with The Power of Rock. Canonically, Hellgate has fought her to a standstill twice, once it was an illusion, but the second time was very much real. Gifts of Anathemus also easily wiped the floor with her, and Anathemus could squish her with the pinky finger of his figurative hand.
- In a "What If?" roleplay scenario, she was killed by Hellgate, which can be considered a canonical possibility.
- Smoking Mirror
Tropes associated with Tezcalipoca:
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: his obsidian blades.
- A God Am I: more subtly than usual, but he does think this.
- Emotion Eater: he feasts on human fear, too.
- Evil Sorceror: oh yes.
- For the Evulz: He let the people who worshipped him get slaughtered and enjoyed the bloodbath.
- God Guise: has been worshipped as a god in ages past.
- I Am A Humanitarian: a man-eating youkai, his favorite meal is the human heart.
- The Leader: in the absense of EX-Rumia, he fashions himself the leader of all youkai in Gensokyo who refuse to limit their consumption of human meat. To get such youkai on his side, he organized the Blood Games, which consist of kidnapping humans and leaving them in the forest for youkai to devour.
- The Solid Rock
Tropes associated with Erden:
- The Big Guy: probably physically the strongest of the Alta Marea group.
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Lethal Chef: his cooking won't kill you, but it doesn't taste good by any stretch of the imagination.
- Sticky Situation: his second element is Tar.
- Striking Princess
- Amelia Lorelei
- Action Girl: at the time of her first introduction, it doesn't sound like she would be of any use in battle. She proves those expectations wrong.
- Anti-Hero: probably Type-I. Amelia really only looks out to save her own hide (and to a lesser extent those of her unlikely companions). She sticks with the group and goes on missions because it's only chance to get back home (well, that and also because people keep thinking that she couldn't do it). She has stated several times that she absolutely despises the world she has been stranded on, believes (not without reason) that it's full of assholes, and if given the chance to go home and leave the world to a certain ruin she would likely choose home in a heartbeat. At one point, on the brink of death, she actually screams out in desperation that she hopes her mother finds out what happened to her so her private army can raze this whole world and leave nothing but ashes.
- Badass Princess: Not technically a princess, not even technically Blue Blood per se, but her upbringing rivals that of any princess and she's definitely badass.
- Berserk Button: not receiving respect when she thinks she deserves it.
- Breath Weapon: her sonic waves.
- Closer to Earth: Amelia really doesn't want to die, and constantly tries to promote careful approaches to dangerous situations. Unfortunately, due to diverse factors her propositions usually go unheard.
- Combat Hand Fan: Steel-edged battle fans.
- Deadpan Snarker: Regularly.
- Fallen Princess: Fate has cast her from a world where she is rich and powerful into a world where she is a nobody and in addition is suspected for a mass murder she did not commit.
- Femme Fatalons: Just like her mother. She is a bird youkai, after all.
- Fragile Speedster: she is fast and agile, but can be knocked out easily by a powerful hit.
- Gratuitous French: In line with her noble upbringing, Amelia has a perfect knowledge of French and occasionally lapses into it, whether it is to appear sophisticated or to relieve some pressure without anyone understanding.
- Home Sweet Home: Amelia certainly thinks so, unfortunately the warp that snatches her away is not particularly considerate.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Amelia is extremely prideful of being the rich and famous daughter of Mystia Lorelei, but below this surface she is ashamed of being inferior to her mother in every possible way.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Amelia uses sound magic but can also melee with her fans, though due to her fragileness mentioned above the former tends to be her preferred strategy.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: her main power is vocal power.
- Ojou: She's not royalty, but she might as well have been... at least back in Alternate Gensokyo.
- Proper Lady:She tries to act dignified and composed, though the situations she goes through often throw her offbalance.
- Princess in Rags: occasionally she can act like this, for instance she refuses to sell the jewelry she wears upon getting pulled out of her dimension, because if she does nobody will know she even used to be rich. She gets better about over the course of the story.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Although this is sort of implied in her character profile, come the actual RP Amelia turns out to be surprizingly competent and smart, mostly averting the trope.
- Royal Brat: usually not, though she has her moments.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Amelia used this liberally back in Alt. Gensokyo, and her inability to do it in Crossroads 3 causes her much distress.
- Spoiled Brat: spoiled? Yes. Brat? Usually not.
- Sonic Stunner: one of her powers.
- There's No Place Like Home: Amelia's quest.
- To Be a Master: Amelia's other quest. Driven by a lust for revenge against everything in Yuekiro and a feeling of inferiority towards her mother, she seeks to become obscenely powerful, to the point of becoming one of the most battle-lusting characters in the group, even though (paradoxically) she is still really afraid of death.
- Unstoppable Rage: the possibility of Amelia entering a bloodthirsty youkai frenzy is mentioned in her profile, but it has not come up yet in-RP.
- Wings Do Nothing: not exactly. She can't fly (yet), but she can make huge leaps.
- Chemical Healer
- Joker of Hearts Unit 500 "Theresa"
- Berserk Button: abuse of the weak by the strong, of any kind.
- Big Eater: because her chemicals require a diversity of elements, Theresa needs a varied and rich diet. If left to starve, her powers could fail her. Though her diet back on her homeworld consisted mostly of omninutritional pills.
- Combat Medic: ...just barely. She is acrobatic and can afflict enemies with poisons, but she usually hangs in the back waiting for people to get wounded because her offense is nowhere even close to that of the real damage-dealers in the group.
- Dark and Troubled Past: a slave to a master who was apparently not nice by any means. It is implied Theresa was regularly sexually abused by him.
- Deadly Doctor
- Extreme Omnivore: when she needs food badly but there's no meal in sight, Theresa has been known to eat anything from grass to enemies.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: believed this firmly until meeting the group, still thinks that at times.
- I Am A Humanitarian: when very hungry, Theresa has occasionally devoured enemy bodies.
- Improbable Weapon User: when Milk was creating new weapons for group members, she made Theresa a syringe, which has a small compact mode and a large "weapon" mode.
- Mad Doctor: though she's on the side of good, Theresa will not hesitate to make evildoers suffer terrible agonies.
- Meaningful Name: she chose her own name, and yes, she named herself after Mother Theresa.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: a firm believer in this.
Characters created by Shadow Aurion
- The Foreign Star
- Sebastian Jebediah Aurion
Tropes associated with Sebastian Jebediah Aurion:
- Bash Brothers: With Kanako.
- Berserk Button: If you ever want to die in 2-3 seconds flat, go ahead and harm Arietta, Flandre, or Aurion's children. Then again, you'd probably wish that a quick death is all that he gave you.
- Beware the Nice Ones: See Berserk Button above.
- Face-Heel Turn: Becomes a Dark Knight after failing to protect Arietta. Oddly enough, this turns into a case of being a Tragic Monster later on.
- Heel-Face Turn: From Saphir back to Aurion after breaking through his brainwashing, and having Arietta talking some sense into him after when he wouldn't quite leave the Fomors despite no longer being brainwashed.
- Light 'em Up: The element he primarily uses.
- Nice Guy: As long as you don't do anything to tick him off, he's a great guy to be around.
- Nominal Hero: Aurion will get involved in some sort of event or adventure only if one or more of the following applies: he finds himself caught in the middle of it; one of his close friends and/or family have been kidnapped, hurt, or otherwise had something bad happen to them; he himself is the target of whatever is going on; when whatever the event is is far too big for Aurion to simply ignore; or he's just plain bored.
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Aurion's eyesight is perfectly fine. He just likes how he looks with glasses on. Oh, and there's also the added bonus of adjusting them.
- Shock and Awe: His second element, as well as his favorite.
- Split Personality: Aurion is sharing his body with Ratatosk, where Aurion has primary control. Until Yami comes along and changes things up, at least.
- Symbiotic Possession: Aurion is one of the few characters that Ratatosk respects.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Played straight, right down to the letter. Aurion absolutely deplores snakes.
- The Knight of Light
- Daisuke Aurion
Tropes associated with Daisuke Aurion:
- Big Good: Compared to other Milletians within Erinn at least. He still submits to the will of Morrighan.
- Did You Just Punch Out Multiple Cthulhus?: Glas Ghaibhleann, the Embodiment of Destruction; Cromm Cruaich, the Dragon of Death; Claimh Solas, Spirit Weapon of the King of Gods; a Caliburn-Infused Doppelganger with the capability of destroying the Soul Stream; Nuadha, the King of Gods himself; and Macha, the Goddess of War and Destruction. He's done quite a bit of this during his lifetime.
- Apart from Mabinogi canon, he's also aided Jonathan and the others in defeating Chalad Gaibolg, The Harbinger of Demise.
- The Paladin: His very first accomplishment in life (minus defeating a Glas Ghaibhleann) was becoming this.
- The Chosen One: TWICE! The first time was by the Gold Dragon Adniel, who had chosen Daisuke to be his Conductor. The second was by the ancient Caliburn, a sacred object that played an important role in the creation of Erinn, was fully capable of destroying it, and managed to kill Cichol (albeit temporarily and not by Daisuke's hands).
- Seal against the darkness
Tropes associated with Laertes:
- Shield against the darkness
Tropes associated with Sharon:
- Icy Silence