Escape from Nevara was an Original Character Tournament
held on deviantART
.It started around December of 2008 and ended roughly a year later.
The plot started when a shadowy being
, The Apparation
, kidnapped several dozens of people across multiple dimensions and trapped them in Nevara
, a world based on emotions and memories. The people are then forced to participate in a tournament where the ultimate winner will be granted a wish, as well as their freedom.
The ultimate canon of the story followed the winner (Corpse-Face
)'s entries, and can be found here
. However, Escape From Nevara was more of a collaboration between many talented artists and writers.
Contestants that made it to Round 4
Escape from Nevara contain examples of the following tropes:
- Alien Sky: In the finale, the moon turned into a GIANT CLOCK.
- Animesque: Though the official canon's artstyle is less so than the others.
- Creator Backlash: Sort of. There was some drama going on with the people hosting the tournament, but most of the actual contestants still look upon it fondly.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Most promenient in the official plot, since the protagonists are a zombie and a vampire, the gang's members include a goth and a black eyed alien (and latter two Jiang Shi), and the Apparition's sister is the Big Good, while the Apparition whisps act independently from either and join the protagonists.
- Eldritch Abomination: Apparition and the other natural inhabittants of Nevara, which appear as humanoid shadow beings aside from the alien looking Eskaed. Apparition himself is described as a being born from mankind's negative emotions, though whereas this applies to the others or not is unknown.
- Escape from the Crazy Place: The entire premise of the tournament.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: as the intro comic explained, the tournament started as a controlled experiment by human scientists...until The Apparation took over.
- Living Shadow: Apparition and his sister.
- Mind Rape: The Apparation (and the world of Nevara itself) LOVES doing this.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Adelmar and his family are undead, "classical" european vampires, though appearently capable of reproducing. They have a Healing Factor.
- Our Zombies Are Different: used BRILLIANTLY here
- Tournament Arc: No duh.
- The Undead: A good percentage of the contestants who made it to the later tiers were this, in one way or another.