The Spore Wiki Fiction Universe is a large Science FantasyShared Universe set in the 29th century, and revolves around the civilisations of the "First Gigaquadrant", a large cluster composed of several galaxies (there were originally around thirty of them, until the Annihilation). Originating from Spore fan fiction, the Spore Wiki Fiction Universe eventually became a science fiction world in its own right. It is located here and anyone can join and become a new writer.Stories are usually revolved around major wars and conflicts occuring in the universe (which happen all the time). Sometimes, there are "sidestories" tied to the events of said wars. The "war stories" are usually united in story arcs, which will usually all have the same protagonists (or antagonists, in case of The Great Uprising and the War of Ages). The largest ones so far are:
Tantummodo Mortem, the sequel to the Second Coming, revolved around the third coming of the Xhodocto, who are now present in mortal husk bodies. The main plot involves a group of warriors infiltrating Xhodocto space to weaken them from inside out.
Galaxies at War, the longest running saga on the wiki, involving the civilisations of the Cyrannia Cluster (though also branches out into other galaxies from time to time). The saga includes factions such as Rambo Nation, the Republic of Cyrannus, the Cognatus and the Cyrannian Empire.
Perils of Ottzello, a story of survival of the Ottzello Galaxy's species against various foes, in a similar way to the Galaxies at War.
Conflicts of Borealis, the story of the Borealis Galaxy's races as they set their differences aside to fight off the Big Bad Ensemble around them, all while trying to save themselves from Time Master Zargoth of the Vyro'Ralza.
Realities Altered, a group of stories that depict "what-if" scenarios, featuring alternate timelines based on the past, present and future of the community's fiction. The two largest stories are Dysnomia and the Mirror Universe.
The Legacy, a group of stories detailing the distant future of the wiki, anywhere from a thousand years away, to several billion and even to the end of the universe itself.
There are still many more stories in the Spore Wiki, varying in style and size.While originally there was only the Fiction Universe. A growing core of writers and interests spawned a number of alternate settings that may or may not be related to the original Onuris Universe. The full list of universes and settings include:
The Onuris Universe is the primary fiction universe. Originally the location of dozens of galaxies most of which were annihilated during the (unsurprisingly named) story of the Annihilation. Originally a deeply crapsack world that once went as far as to be submerged within Hell itself, it has become a World Half Full as the fading prevalence of the Xhodocto's armies allowed the surviving galaxies to begin restoring themselves. While originally home to dozens of galaxies, stories now focus on the The Milky Way, Bunsen, Andromeda, Quadrant Galaxies, Cyrannus, Cyranai, Mirus, Borealis and Kraw galaxies. At one time the story branched ito other universes such as Universe 66501 and the Draconizane Universe as well as higher dimentions such as the five-dimensional Taldar realm.
Dysnomia is Andromeda taken to Warhammer 40,000-extreme levels of depressing and foreboding. Set one hundred years from the present, the Andromedan Galactic Commonwealth is gone, empires such as the Brood of War and the former Divinarium have decayed into criminal collectives and there is not much to do for anyone who is not a citizen of what's left of the Draconid Imperium or the Dominion of the Xhodocto other than hide, be miserable, make out a meagre existence or get killed horribly by demons. And even if you were lucky enough to live in the Imperium, your home nation is beset on all sides by The Legions of Hell, there is an obscene divide between rich and poor what's left of the economy is dominated by two criminal syndicates too powerful and too integrated into society for any one empire to take them down without making things worse.
Mirror Universe is an alternate reality where the good guys are now evil and the gigaquadrant is ruled over by the Gigaquadrantic Hegemony led by President Apollo's evil counterpart Emperor Aedanius the First. With oppressive regimes, an all-seeing Orwellian security force of machines and a spymaster not above manipulating Hegemony-loyal politicians to increase his standing, the Mirror Universe is very easily proving that the Onuris Universe just wasn't crapsack enough.
Above Good and Evil: While percieved as evil, Kamik'Shi is said to be a "neutral" god, as he is incomprehensible to mortals. Same for the Xhodocto and, to lesser extent, other "omnipotent" species such as the Isio'Nar and Mali'Nar. This also greatly applies to the Ultraterrestrials and on an even larger scale, the One God.
This is the Grand Inquisition's opinion of itself.
Aborted Arc: Mainly due to users leaving, some stories are left unfinished. Examples include The Vartekian War, Pure Problems and Tzhrhokia.
Absurdly Sharp Blade: Melee weapons which vibrate at high frequencies (aka vibroweapons) and blades heated to several thousand degrees are the most common examples. A more specific example are the Malcaeum's blades.
Abusing the Kardashev Scale for Fun and Profit: Vast majority of civilizations are type II with some on the verge of type III. However only galactic-scale unions such as the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus, Polar Crystal Alliance, The Civilisation and the Andromedan Galactic Commonwealth can be considered true type IIIs.
Abusive Parents: Roshisiz, the original emperor of the Kralgon, was a prime example of this.
Action Girl: Many. Empress Ramashe (she is called the "warrior princess", after all), Gala Mevri, Keldar, etc. Also, some species (like Radeons) have many females in their military.
Aliens and Monsters: Subverted - yes, said aliens and monsters (and sometimes alien monsters) are the antagonists, but they are as likely to be protagonists. Aliens and monsters, in this world, are the good guys. And the bad guys. And everyone else.note actually, there are human characters, like the Dark Purger, Kez'ksha, Ambassador Zeimos and a few others, but they are rare)
Alien Arts Are Appreciated: Averted. Perception between different races means even things like alien TV programmes would look like random jargon. How would we appreciate art made by a species using polarised vision, the same way they do?
Capricornains and Draconis play it straight. They share similar cultural tastes and the Imperium has a thriving trade in "cultural articles". There are times however when what one species considers beautiful another consideres ghastly.
Alien Blood: While most of the alien species have red blood like humans, some of them do not. The best example is (corporeal) Xhodocto, which blood is moltensuperheavymetal.
Alien Geometries: The Taldar's realm, the Sequencium or Vyronia. They are fifth-dimensional beings and so is their home.
The Alliance: Seven Starr/Onuris Alliance is the best example, although there are more examples, like the Cyrandia Alliance, the Ibis Galaxy Alliance, or the villanous example, the Xiivon Council.
All Men Are Perverts - The primary reason the Radeons (being the holier-than-thou religious types) can barely stand being around humans. Also the main reason (along with humannity's general habit of waging wars and being dicks) for building a BFG on a moon in Alpha Centauri, pointed conveniently towards Sol.
Alternate Continuity - The "Realities Altered" and "Legacy" sequences of stories purely exist to fill this role.
Amnesiac God: Kithworto. Despite being aware of his powers, he has no memory of his various past incarnations.
Ascended Extra: Gorf, originally a joke character, has since become canon and part of several stories.
Alternative Calendar: Overlaps with Universal Universe Time. The Milky Way and Borealis galaxies still use the earthdate while the Cyrannian galaxy has used a calendar twice as long as the Earth one since its inception, meanwhile Andromeda has been converting to using the dating system used by the Draconid Imperium, probably the most peculiar of the knwon calendars. While it still adheres to a twelve-month system, each month is thirty days long and uses month names with little verbal comparison to our own. Oh yeah and one year is 1.15x the length of an Earth year.
Always Chaotic Evil: The demons of Inferno, the Grox, the Neraida Gigamatrix, the Mali'Nar, the Corruptus, the Xeranbha, and those are just a few of them.
Ancient Tradition: zig-zagged: The Draconid Imperium has several underground outposts on Earth which so far appear to be research stations dating back to around 1400 B.C. However there might be some evidence of Ancient Conspiracy going on as stories such as Studies in the Deep and Secret of the Alps hint of the occupants doing more than observational research.
An Offer You Can't Refuse: Valserion offers a fairly reasonable deal to a Wranploer arms manufacturer...until after the deal is agreed where the Draconis lets slip that backing out would put the manufacturer's offspring in mortal danger.
Attack Its Weak Point: All Zazane have a weakspot on the back of their heads, where they do not have their crests protecting it. Corruptus demons also possess weakspots on their entropic hearts, which are bulbous, spherical organs usually located on their chests.
This was initially the sole reason for Kalcedia Myran's appearance in the Ice Age.
Awakening the Sleeping Giant: There are several hyperpowers in the gigaquadrant that you do not want to disturb. This is the common result of empires who challenge the DCP, the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus or the Draconid Imperium. Medusa Heimdall learned the hard way that not even having one of the simgle most poweful navies in recent years can save you.
To sum it up, Medusa organised an operation to claim the single most massive factory complex in Andromeda. In doing so however the entire inner rim took up arms and kicked her out. They then proceeded to chew up the Tyranny's colonies in Northern Draco which culminated in the complete erasure of Invictus. If that wasn't bad enough, there is strong implication the AGC has sent an invasion force right for Demogorgon Prime!
At the dawn of its existence, the Cyrannian Empire issued a "get out or we kill you all" ultimation for colonies in Cyrannus owned by extragalactics. For those who stayed, to say it was a Curb-Stomp Battle is an understatement.
Badass: Just about all main empires on Spore Wiki.
Special mention goes to the Draconid Imperium's Blood Dragon Guard - Despite lacking cybernetics or genetic engineering, they are so dangerous that one empire advised using nothing less than their own their own resident Super Soldiers should conflict ever arise.
Badass Normal: Anyone named who doesn't have supernatural powers.
Badass Grandpa: Many Spore Wiki species can live for a long time. As such, many characters like Larnus Vontarion and Hel'Bre'K Ce'So'Va may qualify.
Badass In Charge: Emperor Wormulus II is perhaps the best example, being, well, the God Emperor. Tyraz Breek, Apollo and Empress Ramashe can also qualify.
The Unified Nation of Ottzello's Loron and Da Rogue Boyz's Loron'Kikra all have a berserk button on each other's existence, though in their case it's Played for Laughs.
Beware the Nice Ones: After Admiral Kaios rescued Alessia Ultanos from a mix of slavery and torture, out of horror at what he'd done - he normally feels nothing about it, Uriel Ultanos is so furious he almost crushes the head slaver's neck in his hand.
Horders are a race of Gentle Giant creatures who never attack first. They are also the strongest race on the Brood of War. Angering one causes it to go on an Unstoppable Rage, which even the Zazane have difficult controlling.
Big Bad: This title is contested depending of the fiction writer, as each story arc usually possesses its own Big Bad. However, it's not unheard of these Big Bads joining forces.
The Xhodocto for the War of Ages and Second Coming.
Big Dumb Object: Many examples, including the Borealis Cold Relays and the precursor Andromedan artifacts. Wars have been fought because of these.
Bigger Is Better: Subverted. Although larger spaceships such as those of the Drakodominatus Tyranny are capable of carrying more armor and weapons than others, they are easily out maneuvered by smaller ships, which can turn the tides of battles.
Most alien species are considerably taller than humans, often with a hell of a lot more muscle to boot.
Bi the Way: The Rovegar, being a One-Gender Race due to the extinction of their males, are all bisexual by default as a matter of culture. however, some may take preference in males over females and vice-versa.
Bizarre Alien Biology: Most Essence-based lifeforms have extremely weird biologies. For example, the Malcaeum of the Corruptus have shown to have nothing inside their bodies but liquified Entropic Energy.
Black and White Morality: Averted, for the most part. There are a few of these floating around in Mirus, and the Aeoneonatrix and League of Patrons might qualify depending on whether or not you judge their flaws forgivable.
Black Comedy: The fact Venoriel's husband committed suicide because of her is used to drive home just how much of an unbearable woman she is to be around.
Sollow has somehow perfected the art of self-mutilation as a form of expression.
Blessed with Suck: What happens when an individual can harness a dangerous Essence, such as Descension Energy, Demonic Energy or Entropic Energy, but cannot control it properly. Effects range from insanity to self-destruction.
Encountering or dealing with the Mali'Nar can lead to this. Emphasis on "crazy".
The Bridge: This one was obvious given how much emphasis is put on navies. Its prominence however varies with the story. Vessels of the Draconid Imperium, Draconizane Dominion and the Unified Andromedan Navy avoid putting the bridge at the top of front of the ship and Instead install "command rooms" at the very core of the vessel. Also most meetings between individuals on starships are more likely to happen in a dedicated briefing room (for official business) or a common area of sorts (for personal vessels).
British English: Normally preferred in stories, mostly because the majority of the wiki (or at least its fiction part)'s founders and coordinators are European.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Empress Minarela of the Regellis Star Empire. Her reaction to Admiral Tai'Rex attempting to attack the New Cyrannian Republic was goofy and silly in nature, yet she is competent enough to have her entire empire remain hidden from public knowledge for several years, and become one of the most powerful civilizations of Quadrant 89.
Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Largely justified since the majority of aliens use word sfor such analogues they they came up with. Words such as "butter", "fruit" and "coffee" still get used for the sake of the reader understanding. Some fictions go so far as to use alternative names for scientific principles due to their relative discoverers not being humans. If they don't use the more systematic form ("Ablation cascade" instead of "Kessler Syndrome"), they'll be named after respective alien discoverers.
Canon Discontinuity: The usual fate of fiction done by inactive users is either being retconned out of existence or being given to someone else to take care of it, often with massive reworks. One notable example is the Tyrekan Dominion.
Canis Latinicus: High Dracid (the main language of the Draconid Imperium) sounds vaguely Latin-esque, with some evidence that these languages are (courtesy of Draconis Ancient Astronauts) related. Several species of the Cyrannus Galaxy (the Libertus and the Basileus, to be precise) also use Romanesque names both for people and places, although Cyrannian Basic itself (if a couple of gratuitous Cyrannian phrases are any indication) isn't exactly similar to Latin (it does sound vaguely Romance, though).
The Chessmaster: Antediluvian fits this trope to a T. Other examples include Falrik Zaarkhun, Master Br'klakkon and Emperor Zargoth.
Child Soldiers: Grimbolsaurians fight from an early age. Don't feel sorry for them, its totally acceptable in an alien society.
City of Gold: The various skyscrapers of the Draconid Imperium's metropoli are described as "spires of gold and glass." The Obvia'Atra's Fluffy Cloud Heaven was potentially even more abundant in gold decoration and while more of a fortress than a city, the interior of the bastion of the Sons of Hedon was positively smothered in patterned gold.
City Noir: Most Kicathian metropoli fit this trope. They always build high, prefer plain grey or silver and for some reason enjoy sites where it is constantly raining. Also the local police force are more likely to kill criminals on sight than detain them and give them a fair trial.
It's possible UNO cities also fit this given that crime and prostitution is not only shrugged at, but actually encouraged thanks to The System.
Cosmic Horror Story: The short story "Destinies in time". Considering the influence of demonic beings, the whole universe during the War of Ages and the Second Coming arcs could come under this. Another example is the "The Ancients' Legacy" arc of the Second Borealis War.
Con Lang: Some examples exist, Kicathian being the largest one. Although Kicathian is mainly used in a Cluster F-Bomb.
Lesser examples include KUL (Kraw Universal Language) and Dracid.
Crapsack World: While the Gigaquadrant as a whole is hardly crapsack, some individual galaxies such as Ottzello, pre-Second War Borealis and Dysnomia Andromeda certainly qialify.
Crystal Dragon Jesus: The Draconid Imperium's following of Drakon's Path subverts because it looks like a mix of Christianity and Confucianism. Other religions play it more straight.
Cruel Mercy: Commander Tonbas Credavan believed this was a more severe punishment for the Kralgon Emperor, with the latter even asking for death as a dying wish. Being surrounded by psychopathic supersoldiers, Loron and a chronic cannibal however, Tonbas' words go ignored and the Emperor got his wish.
This was the fate of General Volim at the hands of Kolossus. Forced to spend eternity drifting in the interuniversal void immune to hunger, asphyxiation, death or thirst while being constantly forcefed the corpses of his own dead children. Most of the heroes believed that this punishment was just too cruel even for Borealis' answer to Atilla the Hun.
When a different group (with some veterens) encounter him in Santorakh's realm they discover that he had become Santorakh's personal plaything, learning that Santorakh's tortures and influence had eventually turned him into a tortured mass of scarred flesh wishing only for death.
In one of the Furia Ex Deus short stories, Uriel uses an And I Must Scream inducing device to effectively immortalise a would-be assassin for this very reason because the man did not fear execution.
Kolossus himself was "cursed" by Mac with the same affliction the latter had been living with after the former's defeat. Becoming "sub-immortal", he was depowered to the point where two of his most powerful servants could theoretically destroy him if they were so inclined. And given one is an obscenely self-centred Social Darwinist with is own case of A God Am I and powers to boot, this period was a nightmare for him.
Cult: Cult of the Deathmarch, Komorian Comitatus, Devourer's Chosen...
Cultural Posturing: Any speciesist empire tends to think this of themselves. Most noteably the Basileus, Bisistar and Draconis. Tahars will think this to anyone who is not an atheist.
Most of Angrybirds' fictions' campaigns tend to end like this, with him on the dealing end of the equation.
Cyberspace: The Andromedan Virtual Network, the Theian Technocracy's Afterworld Engine, the finale of the first act of Tantummodo Mortem took place inside a simulation of the interior of the Xhodocto intelligence Xharn.
Cyborg: Too many to count. The Grox are an entire species of them.
Dark and Troubled Past: Extremely common as a backstory. For example, Falrik Zaarkhun's villainy was caused by him being mistreated by his poor mother and later barely escaping the government when they decided to genocide the poor population.
Darker and Edgier: When most of the users are in their mid-to-late teens the original game is very tame compared to what happens in this Crapsack universe.
The Realities Altered history Dysnomia manages to be even darker and edgier than most of the rest of the fictionverse.
Deadpan Snarker: Most of the characters have their moments, but special mention should probably go to the Loron and TIAF, where it's hard to find a time when they're not snarky.
Doom Troops: Several militaries have their soldiers fitted with cybernetics or wearing body armour or Powered Armour that could be considered intimidating.
Soldiers in the Imperial Talon Navy are highly-trained Faceless Goons in the literal sense that where you'd normally have a face, you get a blank metal plate. The Blood Dragon Guard take a different approach in that their armour is both ornate and menacing. Also both branches of the Guard are painted in a rather menacing-looking crimson.
The marines of the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus wear specialised uniforms to incite intimidation in their opponents and keep citizens in line.
This was the point of the Overseers of the Drakodominatus Tyranny: Each division genetically bred, trained and equipped to instill maximum fear into the Tyranny's enemies. They'll even further reinforce this trope by fighting psychotically on the battlefield.
The Agents of both the Kicath Empire and Remnant: When a squad of agents step onto the battlefield, its a cue for the enemy to start thinking twice about holding ground.
The Grand Inquisition and its evil counterpart. The former goes for the more eclesiachal - but still intimidating - "holy warriors of judgement" look (including dragon-headed helmets) while the latter goes for the more traditional "blackened spiky armour of doom" look. But both are designed to instill intimidation and doubt into anyone facing them.
Elaborate Underground Base: Plenty have been seen, with purposes including biolabs, warehouses, sanctuaries, military bases and outposts. Three very notable underground complexes include the Senate house on Orbispira's moon Corunnia, Antediluvian's super-secret Oikoumene lair in the very core of Orbispira and The Imperial Palace on Alcanti
Eldritch Location: Chaos and its realms, the Nightmare Region, Purgatory, the Realm of Forget, the Antiverse...
Energy Beings: The Eloa'Nar require some form of body to exist in realspace, either their own or someone else's. In other realms such as Inferno or Purgatory, this is not such an issue.
The Empire: Including traditional examples like Galactic Empire of Cyrannus or United Lanat Empire, as well as Grim DarkAnti-Hero examples, particularily the Delpha Coalition of Planets. Draconid Imperium has some overtones of The Empire as well.
Enemy Mine: Usually happens with the Grox or demonic forces in general. Nearly always happens against the Xhodocto.
Evil Chancellor: Vesperon Maltris was revealed to be this at the end of the New Dawn era. Prime Minister Alexandre Valéry of France is of the "evil prime minister" variety although for now it seems he's contant with being head of government. Both of these try to play up the look of a respectful gentleman to the public and the leaders they serve.
Expy: Emperor Wormulus II. A mystical psychic leader of The Empire, immortal and immensely powerful. He have created his clones from his own flesh and blood to help him to rule his empire, but eventually, they have rebelled against him, and only by the sacrifice of the greatest hero of the empire the rebels were defeat. Where we have seen this before?
The fictionverse is dominated by expies to an extent. The Borealis Galaxy as a whole is a huge expy to Mass Effect.
Flanderization: When introduced, Kalcedia Myran was a sniper who gained romantic fixation with her targets. Ever since it was revealed she moonlit as a prostitute on her-off days however its gotten to the point where she could be considered a bigger Lovable Sex Maniac than Hachiman.
Agent Nu has just gotten more and more insane thanks to Santorakh. He's now the only present-day Kicath seen so far with a visible sex drive (then again Kalcedia does stink of sex pheromones).
Future Slang: "Shyrak", "Houseless", "slag-sucker" and "Frak", to name a few. Although many of these words are new to us but are often old to the species that coined them. Familiar slang still gets thrown about though.
Draconid wine, while not as lethal as a Kicathian death drink, can still hit you like a brick unless you have a very powerful liver or a lot of mass. While no specific alcohol content has been given, some users have imagined it is on-par with Absynth or Green Fairy.
Genetic Engineering is the New Nuke: The huge numbers of genetically-engineered supersoldiers aside, there is the Dominatus "Ultima serum", designed to turn any living thing into a hulking and supremely-adaptable superbeing (so long as you beat the one-in-a-million odds of survival) that can grow in power by consuming biomass.
The Rades were such savants with genetics that their technology and even architecture appears to consist of both inorganic components and organic tissue.
Complete with an "arms race" feel, one Andromedan biotech firm provides Rades-derived technology that allows you to morph yourself any way you wish, which includes gaining increased muscle mass and growing extra arms.
Gentle Giant: The Horder, a species of vaguely cow-like creatures members of the Brood of War. They are completely passive, laidback and very hard to anger. The Borealis Galaxy's Herame are nearly twice the size of a Horder and are one of the friendliest species in the galaxy.
The Cleanser is an ascended and self-proclaimed crusader of good. It just so happens he pursues his goal of peace by by mind raping his enemies with torturous and guilt-trip inducing imagery until they beg for mercy and promise to change their ways.
Grey and Gray Morality: Andromeda War: Both the TIAF and the Draconid Imperium have light qualities, they have also commited acts of massive and questionable devastation.
Groin Attack: How Triarch Jahric defeated the the High Prophet of Disdain. Somehow it was very effective against a cyborg fish.
Exagerated in the Tantummodo Mortem arc. Kezoreg kills Dreamy Kalcedia by smashing her groin so hard he smashes right through it.
Hegemonic Empire: The Draconid Imperium is perhaps the most notable example of the single-user empires. Foreign empires that join become provinces and get to keep their laws and culture. Detractors of the Polar Crystal Alliance and the Andromedan Galactic Commonwealth (such as the Brotherhood) consider the latter organisations to be this, led not by a single state, but the leaders of their supremely-powerful councils.
Hive Mind: Several, including the Junction, the Grox and the Hostine Xenoform Threat.
Hollywood Tactics: Subverted but mostly true for ground battles where the action typically focuses on specific characters. Vehicles such as tanks or aircraft are generally assumed to be in the background battle, leaving the main characters to kill off the infantry and bosses.
Dysnomia itself shares many traits with Warhammer 40,000, Devil May Cry and Hellsing. The main protagonist appears to be a blend of both Alucard and Dante, particularly their love for Guns Akimbo, demonic heritage (with Dante), a penchant for long red coats and bearing a similar hat to Alucard. Also he's as much of a Jerkass as Dante himself.
The Andromeda War's Battle for Alcanti pits the demonically-empowered Volkarus Khaxvis against Uriel Ultanos in the latter's throne room. Subverted in that it was a Curb-Stomp Battle and Tyraz ended up fighting Volkarus while Uriel lay bleeding out on the floor. The story the media were given however, played out exactly like the famed final duel of the Horus Heresy.
The Ryderallo Monster was a dead ringer to the Cloverfield monster.
Horny Devils: The Rovegar. There are also the Aspirna'Mentum and Iuvenci'Chaihalum, two of the 21 demon races of Kamik'Shi, though these have never appeared in proper fiction outside of mentions.
I'm a Humanitarian: The Loron as a whole are very prone to cannibalism, to the point they hardly even care about it. Character examples include the Wranploer Billig and the Kicath Incognito.
Hyperspace Lanes: Andromeda and Cyrannus both have official "hyperlane" networks criss-crossing them. With Adromeda having a hyperlane ring through its key inner systems. France, the DCP and the TIAF have hyperlane networks thoughout their territories.
Implacable Man: The Perterrent, the blob-like abomination from Distant Planet, was notable for being able to overcome any obstacle (except lava). Putting a wall in front of it? It'd just break it down by forcing itself against it hard enough.
Insectoid Aliens: Iteok, Tralor, Mantisorac, Nosisan, Alvarok (Although their not true insectoids, they just look a lot like insects).
Interspecies Romance: Romance between aliens is, surprisingly, not very common but existing cases are often very notable. Tyraz Breek (Zazane) has been in a relationship with Lezia (Asgord) and Iovera (Radeon). There is also implied romance growing between Apollo (Libertus) and Ramashe (Rambo Serindia).
Kaiju: The Ryderallo Monster and the original first four members of the Corruptus Dark Five.
Kill the God: A common theme in fiction stories includes the destruction, either temporary or permanent, of one or more god-like entities. Examples include the War of Ages and its sequels, the Andromeda War and the Second Borealis Galactic War.
Large and in Charge: Leaders of "might makes right" style species are often gigantic compared to other members of their species that can be split into three categories:
Descended beings such as Kordan Rex, Kol Daren, Volkarus and the servants of Shu'Wokerama and Angazhar all became large due to the reality-bending nature of descension.
Some such as Pyrak Yannor, Volkarus, the Dominatus and the Head Overseers were enlargened through genetic engineering.
"Full" demons and godlike entities such as Shu'Wokerama, Shu'Ulathoi, Antediluvian and the Xhodocto Horsemen are all positively enormous. One theory being that mortal minds percieving them as gigantic to comprehend the immense power they have over reality.
Others such as Clericarch Iovera, General Zillum and Genreal Volim, Agent Nu and Kithworto just happen to be naturally tall.
Last of His Kind: Arkarixus of the Kormacvar, Tharaqím of the Shka'Tun, Zarkhator the First of the original Zarkhator race, Kan'Kun of the Proto-Xhodocto.
Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Played for Laughs when Baptarion Light makes a textbook reference during the Second Borealis Galactic War in a fight against Skhánaróton-01. Only to be pulled back into reality moments later.
Baptarion:One thing I don't like about this war is how all our enemies are always one-man armies. Can't we fight normal aliens for once? Or rather, not fight at all?
Lightning Bruiser: Supersoldiers and Essence-powered beings tend to be this, displaying tremendous amount of power while still being incredibly fast. A prime example of this are Kicath Agents, who are built not unlike super advanced tanks and can run at very high speeds. Agent Tau, the fastest Agent of all, has a maximum sprint of 221mph.
Loads and Loads of Characters: While it is unknown for certain due to numerous characters not having unique pages, it is estimated that the combined number of individuals in the Sporewiki fictional universe is over 1163, including known  captains. There might be as many as 100 characters without pages.
The Masquerade: Antediluvian has taken great steps to ensure that his identity as an Oikoumene is unknown in the eyes of the public. Ever since their creation the Grand Inquisition (and its previous incarnations) have been working diligantly to make sure that gods, demons and supernatural artifacts are not public knowledge.
Mile-Long Ship: Most superadvanced empires field warships that are measured in kilometres.
Mohs Scale of Sci-Fi Hardness: For the most part wobbles between 5 and 4 depending on the writer. While for the most part the universe obeys the known laws of physics, attempts have been made in-universe to explain the differences either through technobabble or the assumption that the gigaquadrant's races have a greater knowledge of the universe than us. This is especially true when it has been indicated that once you get past Tier 2 on the technology scale, stuff becomes akin to magic due to becoming hard to expllain how it works by 21st century science.
Master Race: Dominatus, although only numbering a million, believe they are the master race, with super intelligence and super strength to boot. The Wranploer also used to see themselves as this.
Eolania Iovera Menoraim. "Vera" is Latin for "true" and Russian for "faith", while "Menoraim" is a type of candle used in Judaism rituals; all these meaning apply as she is the High Priest of the Proud Scholar Race.
There are plenty of in-universe examples of this going on too.
Old Fordan is built on this. Names aren't given, they are earned. "For'Dan'Ta" itself translates roughly as "kindred". Hel'Bre'K's name means either "Champion of the Ancients" (less likely after his age was retconned from 2000 years to 126) or "Blade of Woe". Fitting given his his reputation as a One-Man Army and tendency to descend into an Unstoppable Rage.
Hachiman was named by his parents after a Japanese war spirit revered by his former clan. He prefers being called "Hachi" though.
Paragavatus in High Dracid translates as "master king". Seems apt for a Hegemonic Empire.
Uriel again, as his and his father's name is a corruption of an ancient word from ancient times on Alcanti that meant "peacekeeper".
Some figures have noted how bizzarely similar Tyraz's name sounds to "tyrant". Particularly due to the rather grisly form of governance he practiced as the Zazane emperor.
Mega Corp.: The Borealis Consortium Network was at its height the most powerful business venture in the first gigaquadrant. Even after its collapse you have PMCs like the Soltako Armed Military who not only had armies, but also their own ships, weapon industries and R&D divisions.
Mighty Glacier: Larger creatures with no cybernetics or Essence tend to be this. An example of this trope played straight are the Cold Loron, who are tougher than regular Loron but slower in speed.
More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Spinkers have shark-like teeth which they constantly shed over their lives. They have an average of 60 teeth on their mouths in 3 rows, and since they can live nearly 900 years, some Spinkers can shed over a million teeth over their entire lifespans.
The Unfathomable, an Eldritch Abomination residing in the Chaos realm of Tangent, is described by Kithworto as being 'a million rows of a million teeth' with a size that 'made the universe appear like the eye of a needle'.
Nanomachines: It is generally agreed that most empires have some degree of nanotechnology and it has been used as a plot point such as the short story Morphis Rises to the Nanohordecrisis. It's most significant users are the Unified Nation of Ottzello (UNO) though "The System"; a nanotech colony in every citizen which can do everything from healing wounds, increasing intelligence and bestowing super strength...to telling you exactly what to do at any given moment, which includes committing crimes up to and including murder and assassination.
Murphy's Law: The Xhodocto are living embodiments; when they show up, this happens and is turned up to 11.
Never Smile at a Crocodile: The Dracogonarious are a rare benevolent example. Their bites, however, are known to be as potent as an Earth saltwater crocodile, and they are not afraid of using them.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: During Tantummodo Mortem, Apollo provoked Santorakh to attack him, causing him to damage the infrastructure of the megaconstruct Draynia to the point it was destroyed. Apollo's team's exact mission was destroying the place in question.
No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Carmetego delivered one against Shu'ytrogarva during Dreams of Destruction after being revived by the Onuris team. He erupted out of the demon's back while he was in the air, wrapped his tail around him, crash-landed with him from a height of over 50 meters and broke every bone of his body in revenge for previously having shattered him.
Non-Action Guy: Captains of Cyrannus factions almost always prefer spaceship combat over ground battles, being safe from being in the front lines and instead leading their fleets into war.
Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: There are multiple. The most known example is Kezoreg Breek, who has a Zazane father, an Asgord mother and inherited blood from a Xhodocto, making him a three-way hybrid. Other examples include Empress Maryah (Spinker/Dracogonarious), Kol Daren (Driz Zazane/Ottzelloan Zazane), the entire Draconizane race (Draconis/Zazane) and Iovera's kids (Radeon/Zazane).
Non-Mammal Mammaries: The Zazane are well known for their females having large breasts, even though they are draconian creatures. Justified that they are aliens and their breasts are indeed used to nurse their young, and they are classified as synapsids (reptilian with mammalian traits).
No Biochemical Barriers: Zig-zagged. Most aliens can breathe, eat, drink and kiss in atmospheres presumably different from their homeworld. Although they might all be wearing rebreathers so sophisticated they're practically invisible to the naked eye. Most aliens can eat alien food and drink too with no adverse effects (justified by the Civilisation who make it a point to promote foodstuffs gen-enged to be adible to a wide variety of species). However interspecies hybrids have been shown ot be impossible without the use of science or divine intervention.
Somewhat justified with ascended/descended beings in that they don't follow the common laws of nature anyway.
Kicath however are a straight-up aversion; water acts like bleach to their silicon-based biologies.
No Sell: High-level supernaturals often display this when attacked by conventional weapons, even weapons designed to destroy starships. Mad Scientist Pyrak Yannor has dulled his pain receptors to such an extent he's one of the few mortal characters to have displayed this.
Nothing Is Scarier: The third variation is used during the Second Borealis Galactic War, when the PCA team investigates a Borealis Grox shipyard. They arrive to it, expecting a major fight, only to find it devoid of life...except there was something in there, and it knew they were there.
And during Tantummodo Mortem, the same shipyard appeared as part of Arkarixus' nightmare. Cue Oh Crap from the team's Borealis War veterans.
Not What I Signed On For: A reborn Oniron Voxis, after realising that House Khaxvis was far far worse than he imagined, Managed to survive the destruction of Volkarus flagship return to the Imperium and sign up to Wraith Legion to become "Soredus".
One-Man Army: Every supersolder or Essence-powered being is this to some extent.
Only Sane Man: Tonbas Credavan is a comparative this the bulk of the elite team in the War Of Cleansing Flames. While not the only one, when you have a horde of the Rogue Boyz warbosses, Kalcedia Myran, Nu and Billig for much of the focus, he's pretty much the only one with a straight screw in.
Our Angels Are Different: You can find three different kinds of angels in the fictionverse: the Obvia'Atra, the Vi'Navitum and the Thoi'olerthae.
The Vi'Navitum are a race responsable for seeding universes with life and once worked together with the Vyro'Narza to imprison the Xhodocto. However, when humanity freed the Xhodocto, the Vi'Navitum grew to become spiteful, aggressive beings who would rather cleanse all life in this universe rather than anything else.
The Thoi'olerthae are feminine wisp-like Energy Beings who can see into the minds of all creatures capable of dreaming and act as their guardian angels. Of the three "angel" races, the Thoi'olerthae are the only genuinely benevolent one and the only one to care for mortals.
Draconis are big, intelligent and quite often centuries old. While they do look like your typical western dragon, they can't breathe fire but are the second-strongest of the four.
Zazane are super-strong, aggressive, yet despite those wings they can't fly and their biology is laced with noticeable traces of Applied Phlebotinum. Said Phlebotinum is however killing them over the course of several generations.
Dracogonarious are most likely to be found in a labatory or a scientific expedition and are the most "scholarly" variation of the four you can get. They can also potentially outlive a Draconis.
Spinkers are the warrios of the Indoctrinate collective, can be quite tempermental and are in line much more with sharks than dragons. Due to their serpentine tails, batlike wings, horns and clawed feet, they're more like half-shark-half-dragon.
Our Giants Are Bigger: At up to twelve metres tall Dominatus are perhaps the largest sapient beings in the gigaquadrant, justified in that their bodies are a good part cybernetics and internal reinforcement. Serving them are the Overseers, who are cloned from kidnapped templates of other gigaquadrant species and dosed with a Super Serum that can make them up to literally ''twice'' as tall as normal. Bear in mind that most spacefaring species measure roughly two-and-a-half to four mentres tall, and there are plenty who are even taller.
Peek-a-Bangs: The Rovegar Gardin has a "shy and demure" variant. The covered eye is scarred from her first encounter with Warlord Torrent, which left her afraid of socializing with anyone other than her "family".
People Jars: Any genetically engineered character or species is usually created like this.
Perky Female Minion: Hellhuntress Telfinne fit this trope perfectly. She was an insane psychotic murderous demoness... who really wanted a hug.
The Aeoneonatrix's religion is also like this. Though he has appeared in multiple stories some users do not consider the Cleanser (the patron god of the Aeoneonatrix) to be existent in canon. The same goes for anyone worshiping a member of the League of Patrons.
The Spore Cult if certain events on the Universal Discussion board are to be accepted as canon.
The Power of Love: Tyraz's affections for Iovera give him the strength he needs to stab Master Br'Klakkon right in the face and finally bring an end to the Andromeda War.
Praetorian Guard: The Drakodominatus Tyranny's Honor Guard, Draconid Imperium's Blood Dragons and the Indoctrinate Collective's Royal Guard.
Precursors: Most galaxies have a bunch of them. Noteable ones include the Tertamian Alliance, Xyanxes, Screebles, the Oikoumene and the Kormacvar.
The Draconid Imperium may count as a living example due to acting as Ancient Astronauts to mankind and potentially lots of other races as well as creating numerous sapient races across Andromeda and the Milky Way.
Private Military Contractors: Those litter the Arm of Wildness of the Borealis Galaxy, introduced by the Borealis Consortium Network to create a system of culling the weak in favor of the strong. They are not associated with any empires and cause war in the name of whoever hired them. As such, the Polar Crystal Alliance considers being a mercenary a galactic crime.
A Protagonist Shall Lead Them: Quite a few and often the rise of such people is largely happenstance rather than prophecy. And given the wide-spectrum morality of the setting, we have both good and evil examples of this.
Emperor Wormulus II, who managed to unite the warring Grimbolsaurian factions, lead them in an age of stellar expansion and has guided the Delpha Coalition of Planets to become one of the most powerful factions in the modern Gigaquadrant who are well on the path to transsapients.
Apollo was the last president of the Capricon Sector Alliance. Because it was his decision to convert it into the United Republic of Cyrannus who until the rise of the Galactic Empire rose up up as one of the most powerful Cyrannian civilisations of modern times.
That is until Antediluvian came along and merged the URC and its chief rival the Confederacy of Allied Systems like two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle into an even bigger hyperpower. Also being an ultraterrestrial the Empire is slowly (and secretly) being spoonfed the technology of the Oikoumene.
Uriel Ultanos. His actions during two (could end up as three with the coming Gigaquadrantic Conflicts) devastating wars have given several aliens the impression he is Andromeda's best chance of becoming a unified galaxy. Given his Badass Normal credentials include a reputation as a godslayer and being a charismatic speaker they might have a point.
Clericarch Iovera. With the collapse of the Second Masaari Crusade she led a group survivors (who had fled Tadjamad's rule out of protest) back to Andromeda and unified what was left after Tadjamad's death to create the Divinarium. And the Andromedan Galactic Commonwealth? Yeah that was her proposal. Also she has godlike power over reality.
Aaand then thre's Tyraz Breek. Born into a family in exile and treated like unwanted property because he was short (for Zazane short = weak), he took the throne of the Zazne Empire after his brother expired but only shortly before the Andromeda War did he decide on reformation, creating the more egalitarian Brood of War. Fifteen years on the Brood are one of the big three AGC members and the Zazane are becoming far more tolerant of non-Zazane.
Falrik Zaarkhun, while being a scheming sore and manipulative bastard of a Heeyorian, did create the largest and most propserous corporate consortium in Borealis, powerful enough to not only take on the Polar Crystal Alliance but set himself and Volim up as the foremost galactic power while also arguably creating a militaristic golden age with newer and more advanced weapons eclipsing older ones every month. His goal? No more governmants, no more tyranny and no more nationalistic prejudice. Shame that all that corrupt capitalism fostered the very dystopian attitudes he wanted to wash away.
The Valader. While other examples are political leaders, The Valader was a warrior who had spent many years honing his psionic abilities. In the finale of the Psionic Lord Ascends here he he becomes Singul'Aren, the single most powerful user of Psionic energy in all of reality and essentially a leader for all those imbued with Psionic Energy to follow. His is a more classic tale in that he did eventually fight an Ultimate Evil in the end.
Protectorate: If you're going to take over the galaxy, avoid trying to get rid of Apollo, Chaneonix won't like you. Uriel Ultanos is another example as despite already having a personal army, Andromeda's most feared and respected supersoldier and several Physical Gods have pledged to protect him. Including Kithworto.
Puny Earthlings: Compared to 21st century Earth, most alien species are considerably bigger and stronger than we are.
Subverted and then played straight in that humans have evolved a little and that there are near-humans out there who are also bigger and/or stronger than we in the 2000s could ever dream of.
Pyrrhic Victory: While the Xhodocto have never completely succeeded in destroying the First Gigaquadrant, every one of their attacks have resulted in catastrophic damage to the universe as a whole, with entire regions of space destroyed and trillions of lives lost. To say the Xhodocto are not a threat and never win at all is a very grave mistake.
Psychopathic Manchild: The Kralgon Emperor, especially by the mid-2790s. While before he was the most prone of UNOL to swearing, in becoming one of the leaders of the Ultimate Sovereignty of Ottzello he's gone completely off-the-rails and acting like he can do whatever the hell he likes without reprecussions. Until the Omega Commander declares You Have Outlived Your Usefulness with the Emperor screaming that as the Commnder's creator it has no right to do this.
The Loron could be considered an entire species of psychopathic man-children.
Rent-a-Zilla: On multiple occasions, characters and locations have been attacked by huge building-sized monsters such as the Dark Five and the Ryderallo Monster.
The Republic: The United Republic of Cyrannus basically personified this, before being turned into The Empire.
The Tybusen Intergalactic Allied Federation qualifies as well.
Ring World Planet: Altranaya, a Sufficiently Advanced Alien -built ark in the Cyrannus Galaxy is the most prominent example but other torus structures have been seen. Fósepíst, another Oikouneme-buit artificial structure is significant in that it is a very wide contiguous surface.
Elysion is a Bishop Ring built by the Andromedan Galactic Commonwealth. Unlike the above two examples, the inhabitants are fully aware of how their systems work.
Reference Overdosed: The entire universe would probably qualify, since nearly every nation of the Gigaquadrant probably has some reference or basis on other sci-fi series.
Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Subverted. There are as many malevolent reptilian species are there are neutral or benevolent ones.
The Reptilians: Present in canon as the Alpha Draconians. In the fictionverse, they are one of the precursor races of the Milky Way Galaxy, and are closely related to Cyranai's Bisistar.
Retcon: Plenty of them. Notable ones include those applied to new fictions, especially ones that start out as "too powerful" or deemed so by the community.
Rule of Funny: The reason the Loron are not considered a terrible fiction is because of how funny they are.
Running Gag: To lighten the often miserable tone, there are a few running jokes going around.
Hachiman can't seem to get very far without tripping over his own feet and hitting something (mainly the ground with his face).
In the story Distant Planet, him trying to speak with the indigenous life always results in him either being poked or thrown about.
Kalcedia has trouble discerning between sexual innuendo and normal speech.
Kalcedia: It's all warm and sticky!
Agent Nu: Quit with the sexual innuendo!
Kezoreg often makes either rude or immature comments, they're either blanked or he gets a mean stare.
Mortikran, a 4-metre tall sharkman and his fetish for mammals.
Sollow, being dead and having an advanced healing factor, was quite abusive to his own body, one time going as far as stabbing one of his own knives into his head to signify how much he didn't want to go somewhere.
Loron are easily fooled or stumped, even the experienced leaders like Fre'kloar.
Both Loron and Loron'Kikra cannot settle on which is the "copycat dumbo". Fights between Loron characters and their 'Kikra clones often devolve into a mix of fighting and even more insulting than normal.
The IRC channel has its own series of running gags. Including:
Kolossus and hybrids.
Kalcenia Myran approving of anything even remotely sexual.
Xhodocto characters often like to express their rage at something recent, often when it involves something cheerful or pleasant.
Banter between characters often involves on giving an order, and another resisting along the lines of "fight me!" or telling them to go away.
The most common type of Dogmatism so far is Fundamentalism: Cogsangui, Ernai, Minga, Devourer's Chosen, Mahanayans, and, of course, Radeons. Second most common type is Conquistadorism: DCP, Junction, Zazane, and most of the Grox empires aren't the only examples. Communism is present as well with, partially, Zazane and Radeons. Nazism so far is the rarest hat on Spore Wiki, the only major example being Basileus.
The Aeoneonatrix from the perspective of anyone that they conquer, such as in the Clifsk Affair.
Shining City: Minos'Drakon, Orbispira and several cities on the Rambo Capital (suich as Tirithsillania) are the most prolific named examples. Orbispira however is more of a "Shining Planet" given it is urbanised from pole-to-pole and from crust-to-core. Hyperborea could also count on similar lines to Orbispira, given that it is an artificial construct built around the Kormacvar homeworld.
"Butter! That'll go great with my Grand Slam!", said by an ill-fated soldier of the TIAF.
During the Firestorm arc of the Andromeda War, the Brood of War relied on the expertise of one Commander Yarick to lead their forces to victory.
There was a time when several users were in the grip of loving the video game Dota 2. Many lines said by Dota heroes were mimicked by numerous characters over a two-month period.
My Little Pony references have also managed to make their way into fiction.
After Volkarus was crippled in a fight against Tyraz, his first act upon realising how much he had been deformed was to scream out Tyraz's name Kirk-style.
Larnus Vontarion devised a battle tactic that involved warp-hopping close to your oponent's ship and unleashing a full broadside. Not too dissimilar to a maneuvre devised by Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation during his career.
Word of God states that due to opposing essences, Kalcedia would be unable to sleep with Hachiman when he's older due to her being a case of Bad Powers, Good People and him being a God of Good. The resulting interaction would be like matter and antimatter.
At least one user has pointed this out that the most successful enpires in the First Gigaquadrant take every oppertunity and not holding back. The rest fade into obscurity.
Snake People: The Kondrakar, Carmetego and Kolossus' first two incarnations.
Sociopathic Soldier: Overlaps with Colonel Kilgore and General Ripper. Either way, there are plenty of examples of soldiers and officers in the Gigaquadrant who in theory are better off in a psychiatric hospital, not on the frontlines or in charge of a military outfit.
Starship Luxurious: The Iron Fist could be described as a two kilometre long Nero's Palace with enough firepower to glass a planet on its own. Warships of the Draconid Imperium and Galactic Empire of Cyrannus are stated to be luxiuriously decorated as a status symbol of their respective empires. While it is suggested the Empire takes a modernist approach, the Imperium prefers to outfit its interiors to look like the inside of a five-star art nouveau hotel.
If the Iron Fist wasn't fancy enough with its walls of nanongineered solid gold, the interior decorators of the RASC Worldfather's Grace (read: The personal starship of Uriel Ultanos) are comparable to combining Versailles and Buckingham Palace.
Status Quo Is God: Largely averted save for the Xhodocto and the Corruptus: If things ever went their way there would be no universe for there to be fiction in. This has unfortunately led to an apparently incurable case of Villain Decay for the Xhodocto themselves.
This has the opposite effect on Admiral Torrent. His uncanny ability to escape capture means no matter how hard police forces try they will never catch him and making him an ever-present threat to the galaxy.
Stronger with Age: As Loron get older, they get bigger and grow new features such as harder skin and wings. Levarcor and Zi-Jittoram grow continuously in size, strength and intelligence thoughout their lives, with elders becoming nightmarishly powerful.
Being a reincarnation of an evil god, Kithworto's potency with life and death energy increases continuously as he gets older. Since his current incarnation is older than the universe thanks to spending untold billions of years wandering though Hell, the only things that genuinely threatened him are the Xhodocto themselves or a demon trying to take over his mind.
The potency of an Eloa'Nar's ability to warp reality increases exponentially as they age, with truly ancient Nars such as Divin-Ra being capable of completely replacing the known rules of reality in any given area with their own with their presence alone.
Stupid Good: The Second Borealis War was a big offender. There have been numerous times where the group have fallen for obvious diversions and traps. This is reflected in-universe in "Changing History" when the extragalactics start pointing out the Polar Crystal Alliance's incompentence.
Sufficiently Advanced Alien: Varies: A lot of stories involve empires that are comparable to each other while some stories (such as the Asgord Genocide or the Second Borealis Galactic War) have the protagonists squaring off against technology they may have trouble understanding at the best of times and at the very worst it is completely beyond their comprehension.
Super Soldier: Played so straight. The basic infantry of practically any main fictional empire is like this by human standards, from the Zazane of the Brood of War, to the Draconis of the Draconid Imperium, to the Kicath of the Kicath Empire among countless others. Taken Up to Eleven by said races as well, with the Niddan Ho, Blood Dragons, and Kicath Agents as well as the overseers of the Drakodominatus Tyranny. Meets Our Giants Are Bigger with the Dominatus themselves.
Tailor-Made Prison: The Realm of Absolution, owned by the Church Militant Grand Inquisition has neurosleep pods, which force you into a deep vegetative state (hovering between alive and braindead) until you die naturally. Their purpose is to contain powerful individuals who are either too dangerous to be conscious or cannot die (sometimes both).
Originally Antediluvian was sealed away on an unknown planet countless millenia ago and the prison could be considered one of these.
Sanity Slippage: Most descended characters go through this. One of the most noteable is Volkarus Khaxvis who slowly decayed from a cunning and eloquant insurgent into a power-crazed madman with delusions of godhood over the course of three years.
Slave Brand: After learning that Medusa was responsible for the fact Alessa had spent several weeks as a slave servant in some minor empire, Uriel has slavemaster who owned her branded with a mark that identifies him as both a slave and guilty of acting against the crown.
Slave Collar: Slaves to the Gros wear helmets that are surgically fused against their craniums while slaves in the Draconizane Dominion wear thopse of the Shock Collar variety. Less barbaric are the registration ships the Draconid Imperium implants within its "sub-citizens"
The Spymaster: Mentracus; the super-secret leader of the Draconid Imperium's Royal Intelligence Agency. So secretive that no-one knows who (or what) the hell he is.
Strawman Political: Before reworks made after the original creator left, the races of the Kraw Galaxy could each be considered strawmen for a different sociopolitical view.
The Kraw believe that a democracy is the ideal form of government and that anything else is an impediment to personal freedom. And they would hold picket protests for just about everything.
While most KG individuals are atheist, Tahar combine Hollywood Atheist with Insufferable Genius. They see any mention of the metaphysical as an affront to the laws of the universe and if they don't have an explaination for an observation, said observation is a mistake. This reaches egregous levels when the people they're trying ot disprove are centuries ahead of them.
The Komorian Theocratic Empire is a clear mockery of Western Christian doctrine, complete with an obliviousness to the contradition of an all-loving deity who punishes all non-believers by casting them into hell.
The Hakonians are transsapients with the opinion that machines are superor to organic life to the point where they consider nature (as in plants and animals) being obsolete in favour of a machine age. Their love of robotics is topped off by their preference for unit designations over more typical names.
The Iteok Khereg are horrifying brutes with a sadistic love for killing and are all-too-happy to brag about being able to take on gods. While passing themselves off as warriors, it is pretty clear they have no concept of honour considering they happily eat alien babies.
The Dagorian Mercenarium is profit motive taken to the extreme, where being broke is considered a perfectly good reason for being murdered and where the most powerful man in the mercenarium is the richest.
Before being retconned into an "expand or die" society, the Tyrek were an imperialist and expansionist power whos population get complacent if their empire is not expanding though conquest fast enough for their liking. To the point where the Tyrek Emperor would declare war just for the prospect of new territory to appease his people for a bit.
Technology Levels: The "Tier Scale" used to rate a civilization's size and technological advancement. It was retconned to emphasise that the level of technology a civilization can possess is largely dependant on the amount of energy it has at its disposal.
The Tokyo Fireball: Alvanti's northern mountain range was obliterated by a hyperlaser beam, creating a shockwave that covered a hemisphere. The planet is on its way to recovery.
Too Incompetent to Operate a Blanket: Medusa Heimdall, Dominatus Tyrant is literally a legacy of ashes, having failed in all of her diplomatic endeavors. Surprisingly enough, she has an IQ of 1250.
Translator Microbes: For the most part it is automaticalyl assumed everyone posesses a univeral translator. The only real mention of translators is the AGC telepathic translator, said to be a directiona ltranslater that translates your speech based on who you want to speak to.
Averted in the early stages of Dark Mirror, instead where the only people who could understand each other were either telepathic (thus able to interpret the speaker's intentions) or were designated translators.
Unnecessarily Large Vessel: As mentioned in Mile-Long Ship, most empires field several-kilometre-long warships it's become an arms race as to who can build the biggest. The Forces of the Xhodocto take it one step further with their cruisers measuring at least eighty kilometres.
Up to Eleven: Literal for the TIAF who have it as a weapon setting on their turbolasers, this is the Drakodominatus Tyranny's M.O. and Xhodocto things are at this level. all. the. time.
Unobtanium: While there are several kinds of unobtanium (key ones being antimatter, monopoles and neutron-degenerate matter), their rarity does depend on the empire in question. For a Federation-Of-Planets level nation such as several Katar Sector nationsa, antimatter is as prized as petrolium is today and can be tricky to make, meanwhile a power like the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus would be manufacturing trillions of tons every minute. Unobtanium here is tiered by ease of acquisition: Starting with antimatter, then monopoles, the neutron-degernate matter.
Verbal Tic: Members of the Varkorus race always groan or retch before each sentence. No exceptions.
Villain Decay: Despite several attempts to repair their reputation, the Xhodocto's constant failures to annihilate the universe have gotten to the point where newer fiction doesn't take them seriously anymore. Somewhat justified in the fact that if they did succeed the way they wanted, there would be no more fiction. Period.
Wave Motion Gun: Project: Terminus, a Death Star esque superweapon that fires a really, really, really big hyperlaser.
While it didn't outright destroy planets, Project Armageddon was designed to fire a beam that flash-froze entire planets.
Wetware CPU: Cephalodian computers are indistinguishable from plant life. Theian computers are a subversion in that part of the system uses a host brain.
The Kicath Empire's Agent version V is essentially a robot with a transplanted Kicath brain.
We Will Use Manual Labour In The Future: Pretty widespread but it seems to vary from empire to empire. Obviously Evil empires such as the Wranploer Legion, Drakodominatus Tyranny and Panathera Slaver Guild will treat slaves as dirt or lower although some less black-and-white empires (such as the DCP) do it as well. In some cases such as the Brood of War or Draconid Imperium, what could be classed as a slave is merely a citizen with a few less rights.
Wine Is Classy: The drink of choice for most Draconis. Most grand houses own several vineyard and reputed to have at least one variety of wine to their name.
The World Is Not Ready: Taking some kind of pity during the Asgord Genocide, the Girdo Empire offered quantum replicators and subspace weapons to the Kraw empire with the request that they are used in moderation. A few weeks in however, and the Kraw are using subspace weapons like no tomorrow. Reality Ensues here as the Girdo Emperor appears to the Kraw Leadership to tell them to stop or the Girdo would take their stuff back by force.
The Andromedan Galactic Commonwealth uses this trope within itself to prevent careless use of the Highlord Council's most advanced technology by minor members.
The Worm That Walks: Shu'wokerama is a conglomeration of Shu'lorangar demons, who are in turn conglomerations of Shu'olerthae demons. Vorius is a giant mass of flesh made out of the bodies he has assimilated.