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Radio: Troll Cops
Troll Cops: The Radio Play is a radio adaption of the Homestuck fanfic AU Troll Cops. Unlike the AU, which has many different canons Depending on the Writer, the Radio Play has a consistent canon based around the canon of the most prolific Troll Cops author, Wigmund, and any story that doesn't conflict with it.

Can be listened to live on Fridays at 5:00 P.M. U.S. Central Time here, and Word of God also says that a podcast is in the works so anyone can listen to it anytime, anywhere.


Troll Cops: The Radio Play provides examples of:

  • Ancient Artifact: The city is chock-full of Skaian artifacts, many of which are suddenly in working condition after the Green Sun incident.
  • Cowboy Cop: Terezi.
  • Da Chief: Police Commissioner Armstrong Righteous. He is the LAW, and the LAW must be obeyed!
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Karkat, Nepeta, and Terezi were orphaned by the Green Sun Disaster; John's mother was killed as well. Bro Strider and Gamzee's family also died under other circumstances.
  • Disability Superpower: Terezi, as in the canon (she's blind but can smell and taste light)
    • Subverted with Mr. Pupa, who simply has bionic legs for whenever he feels like walking.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Ambrose "Bro" Strider.
  • Five-Man Band: The cops are this, although the order shuffles over time.
  • Foil: Terezi and Mr. Pupa (both handicapped, neither handicapped by their handicaps, both chessmasters).
    • Also Egbertman and Crowbro. One, a happy-go-lucky, Lighter and Softer hero who refuses to kill and flies around helping people during the daytime. The other, a hardened vigilante who operates at night and will not hesitate to murder criminals in cold blood.
  • Genre Roulette: In Episode 1 alone, we've had romance ("Captor and Culler", "Blinded By Time"), infiltration thriller ("The Raid"), comedy of the most ridiculous order ("The Madman"), and a backstory-filling traditional cop show mini-episode ("Orientation")
    • Later in Season 1, there's also superhero episodes, a tense mystery thriller, more backstory, and an action-adventure spoof of Die Hard.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: Sollux, being bipolar, manages to play both.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Pupa. He plans for everything. Doc Scratch too, but in his case, being omniscient helps.
  • Magpies as Portents: The Magpie.
  • Original Character: Several. Prominent ones include the Magpie, Mama Captor, and John's mother.
  • The Other Darrin: Word of God says that this will happen to Vriska and Kanaya at the start of Season Two. The reason for this is that Troll Cops: The Radio Play is a production of a college radio station; Vriska's and Kanaya's voice actresses will be graduating in 2014.
    • This has already happened to Karkat and Gamzee as of the November 22, 2013, episode as their original actors became too overwhelmed with other time commitments to continue doing the show.
    • Terezi's was replaced as of January 2014 due to her original VA dropping out of school.
  • The Other Marty: Amanda Steimle was initially brought on to do Terezi, but realized very quickly that she had too many other commitments, and was replaced with Gideon Del Rio for the first half of season 1.
  • The Plan: Pretty much everything Mr. Pupa does.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Karkitty gang consists of three orphaned trolls. One has anger issues and a powerful Big Brother Instinct, one is obsessed with cats, and one is a perpetually stoned clown who was born into one of the richest families in Alternia City before they were all murdered before his eyes by a rainbow drinker. It doesn't really get much more ragtag than that.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Mayor WV, ditziness notwithstanding. Commissioner AR, too. Additionally, Terezi and Equius outrank the other cops, and they may also fill this role... Depending on the Writer, of course.
  • Retcon: "S.E.E.ing Double" seems to be just another average, perfectly ordinary day. "A Very Strider Christmas" reveals that it was actually Christmas Eve.
  • Shapeshifting: Nepeta can turn into a car.
  • Street Urchin: Karkat, Gamzee and Nepeta are three orphans who turned to crime in order to feed themselves.
  • Throw It In: When fake swearing, Karkat's and Gamzee's voice actors mispronounced any scripted usages of the word "bulge" as "bugle". The director apparently decided to leave it in because she felt it was funnier that way.
  • Vigilante Man: Bro, as Seppucrow. It doesn't go so well for him.
  • Word of God: This is the director. No, seriously, the director of Troll Cops is writing this article.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Andrew Hussie, oh so much. As Alternia City's resident crazy vagrant, he objects to the entire AU's existence and believes everything was meant to play out as it does in Homestuck. This frequently lands him in jail or the asylum, for his own safety.

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