The TDN Langley however played this straight, mainly due to being hacked but it was later retconned into having a precursor device into her, making her insane.
Little Bit Beastly: The animal-based Gijinka. Imca (Switches between Eeveelutions), Rhyme (Samurott), Luca Juniper (Lucario), Chibi (wolf), Colonel Adam Longram sometimes (wolf), Lystia and Cabbot (Bunnies), are prime examples.
Autodoc: If any of the group's medic aren't availble when needed most, the TDN-Trinity's Autodocs can heal the patient no matter how severe the injury, especially when they replaced body parts with advanced cybernetics.
Cool Starship: The TDN-Mobius and later, the TDN-Terra's Blessing. After the Terra's Blessing destruction, the TDN-Trinity took its place.
Creator Backlash: Mr. Kirb admits that his Modern Touhou characters and the location aren't that good in retrospect and he is planning to give them a cosmic retool into something else in a future mini-arc.
Sunova/Imca isn't fond of Amaya despite being a love interest to two major characters, due to being pestered to play her.
Creator Breakdown: Annoyingly frequent, to the point that players consider the discussion thread one of the worst they've ever partaken in.
Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Averted, the Cybernetic characters Eve and Longram are more calm and level headed then a lot of the fully biological ones.
Cyberpunk Rhyme and Dave/Mike's Homeworld Cyber New York. A world still researching breakthroughs in cybernetics, where most of the population are choosing to alter themselves. There is also Hard Light technology to some extent and medical breakthroughs that can combat brain tumors and allow for Homosexual Reproduction.
Darker and Edgier: Some of the players believe the overall tone of WAOAA is darker than WAOA.
Lighter and Softer: Though recent developments are seeing it be somewhat lighter, though this may change in the future.
Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: The Terran Alliance developed a variety of special ammunition, whenever if it's supernatural beings, demons, angels, machines, aliens, mutants, monsters, and even gods.
The "Terran Alliance God Killers" in particular work by encasing the target in a unique, liquid metal, that once it hardens begins to partially fade from reality as a result it is immune to reality warping, trapping the target inside a metal statue for all of eternity, This metal is formed from subspace bore use, and as such is highly radioactive, and very dangerous on the spacial scale, even capable of causing rift storms if large quantities are present in one area, since it should not completely exist.
Where to start?: An orphaned Shell-Shocked Veteran of a Super Soldier designated to be expendable (to buy more time) to her superiors, an elite American commander with issues with a post-apocalyptic facist shadow organization with multiple regrets, a purple equine bookworm with Super OCD and a Wide-Eyed Idealist mindset clashing against Crapsack World elements, an angel artist whose dead lover is a Cold Sniper, a bumbling scientist who created a reccuring villain by accident, a pacifist fox girl who happens to be immature, a Spaceship Girl who loves radioactive cola, a trickster illusionist, a trigger happy kleptomaniac witch, a chainsaw wielding schoolgirl with an Ax-Crazy split-personality, a merc turned chimera, a very eccentric blacksmith whose body got screw up real bad, and finally, a ninja merc with very questionable sanity and they happen to be the recurring characters.
Dystopia: The Cipher Brotherhood's remaining bastion worlds, major population centers and megacities under constant watch of magical propaganda posters, none of them are in good shape though. This is due to the fact the brotherhood is mainly focusing on their military and scientific research.
Electronic Eyes : Most Terran characters have these in some form or another. Most of the Hellfire Brigade marines have them too, Longram included.
Future Spandex: Protosapien Combat Skins, body armor in the form of spandex-like suits that can be worn over power armor.
Homosexual Reproduction: Ovida is a drug that leads to mutated polar bodies in women, allowing a Lesbian couple to have children genetically theres. Rhyme was born when her mother Carlie was on drug trials for it.
Hyperactive Metabolism: Terran cyborgs, of which Eve, Amaya, Malak, Blues, along with Longram and Should are included, need a diet high in Protein, Sugars, and Carbs to survive. They can get this through a diet of lots of Meat and Sugary food, or with the Terran issued Cyberboost bars.
Immortality/The Ageless: Anyone who get military grade Terran cyborg enhancements will be virtually immortal from old age (Type II). However they can killed by external forces such as severe injuries such as multiple gunshots. They can't die from natural causes.
Inferred Holocaust: When the group visited post-Mass Effect 3 Earth, the Catalyst's galactic wide effect did way more harm than good with emphasis on harm.
It's Raining Men: The default method Terrans use to land personal and equipment on a planet, The group some times does the same to get to a planets surface quickly. Usually done using the various forms of Terran armor, all of which include specialized heat-sinking equipment to survive the heat, and built-in thrusters to cushion the landing.
Mama Bear/Papa Wolf: Longram and Eve adopted a cloned human alien they later name Mina. If your a villain and you endanger their daughter, bring a coffin, because what's your going in once your dead. And using their parental wrath to lure them into a trap but all it seemed to do was piss them off. This also applies to their subordinates.
Elite Mooks: The 1st Hellfire Brigade themselves are elite mooks.
Gas Mask Mooks: The Cipher Troopers are described to having their designs look like this. On the Group's side: The Hellfire Brigade's Riot Gears have lower tech versions of the gas masks but only used by specialists or if power armor isn't a good option for the troops.
Heavily Armored Mook: The Hellfire Marines, most soldiers from the Terran Alliance, and the Cipher Troopers.
Morality Kitchen Sink: Some characters such as Twilight Sparkle, and Team Sonic are the most purely heroic characters; the military characters are of A Lighter Shade of Grey, especially since one of them used to commit at least one war crime; NAIA as a whole are anti-heroes are best; most of the villains are of a darker shade of grey; finally, the only darkest one of them all is the Cipher Brotherhood who are at best, Well-Intentioned Extremist.
Imca/Luca used to be this, but communications between the players became heated and they were broken up, eventually resulting in another Retcon where Imca became another character entirely.
Outside-Context Villain: Inverted with the groups themselves who are Outside Context Protagonists to the natives inhabiting the various universes. No one would expect that a highly advanced but dinky starship would be crewed by magic users, robots, AIs, warriors of yesteryear, monsters, and anyone that might be considered myths and that's eliminating the Space Marine type characters who are considered Outside Context Protagonists in their own right.
Ace Custom: The 1st Hell Brigade's power armor sets are customized by the wearer's preference, making them different from the standard issue type used by the main forces. Another distinctive attribute to their armor are the asymmetrical red shoulders.
Eve wears a black set of terran commando armor, most sets are blue or camo, it also has a slit on the left arm and ports along the arms to account for the weapons in her cybernetics.
On the villainous side: The Cipher Troopers wearing the Superiority Protection Gear armor series, the successor to the New American Empire's Frontline Gear armor series.
Retcon: Many elements of the RP has been altered to fit the players' preferences.
The group encountered the Cipher Brotherhood twice in the past, first at Equestia (Replacing the Stasis Arc), and the second at Time Rift Earth (Technically first major encounter pre-reboot but has a large presence in this.)
All Just a Dream: The Dream Master arc, with two scenarios meant to discover which was the dream and which was real. They both were dreams.
Always Someone Better: The Metas are national example compared to other factions. Most large scale civilizations such as the Terran Alliance are lucky to rule most of a galaxy but the Metas rule an entire dimension.
A Nazi by Any Other Name: Stasis, an alicorn, wants to rule Equestria as a perfect world. In other words, a Communist autocrat.
Mook: "Yeah, yeah, yeah, and I'm the King of England."
Apocalypse How: Summoning the Horsemen of the Apocalypse will allow the denizens of hell and heaven to return to the world of the living, but destroying the world (read planet) they're on in the process.
Arch-Enemy: The group and computer!David Asmodius Shine. Wraith also qualifies.
Artifact of Doom: The Great Game's Master Key, Fassad, can exploit the holder's desire (usually greed), so it can plunge multiple worlds in chaos.
Awesome, but Impractical: The Elements of Harmony, they have the power to eliminate or remove evil or corruption but it requires no more than six people for it to work and syncing with them is harder than it looks for some people (especially Saru), and it only fires once.
Badass Crew/Elite Army: The Hellfire Brigade, a battalion of US marines under the command of Colonel Longram. Justified since they used to be soldiers of the Enclave.
Base on Wheels: The Hellfire Brigade's main base of operations, the Cattle Star.
Wraith, although her target is the group alone at the moment.
Big Bad Ensemble: Dave and cocompany, Wraith, and the Cipher Brotherhood all oppose the group and each of them have their own goals. Dave doing it out of revenge, Wraith because she's doing it as a hobby, and the Cipher Brotherhood viewed them as a (varying) threat to their god snatching operations.
City of Weirdos: Jollywood. The inhabitants of the city considered giant monsters, sentient buildings, talking animals, and other strange events to be part of the norm.
The Clan: The Ovi Clan, a large family consisted of mostly eight feet tall amazonian rabbit women.
Corrupt Corporate Executive: Several but subverted by Modern!Kanako, CEO of Moriya Industries. Also subverted when a bunch of Jolllywood CEO's turned out to be only evil when possessed by Fassad.
Dark Horse Victory/Didn't See That Coming: Although the Great Game ended with no winners, a group of mysterious information brokers ruined the group's reputation by media manipulation, making him/her the sole winner of the game.
Doom Troops: The Cipher Brothrhood's mooks are intended to be like this, originally a symbol of fear for the Cipherius Empire.
Drama-Preserving Handicap: In order to weaken the tech oriented members, DAVE and Alice sends an EMP over New York and the rest of the East Coast, rendering them useless or without any hi-tech weaponry. Only the normal and magic oriented members are unaffected by this.
Enemy Mine: In order to take on Annihus and his annihilation swarm, the group temporarily teams up with the Cipher Brotherhood for the sake of survival.
Leave Behind a Pistol: After Zagerus was defeated, the Desired One comes to his "rescue". She betrayed him by stealing his immortality via kiss and to show mercy, she left behind a desert eagle and a pickaxe.
Lost Technology: The Protosapiens' creations. One example is the VSS-Hephaestus (AKA the mysterious moonship) which houses a treasure trove full of them and the ship itself IS Lost Technology that can build them.
Low Culture, High Tech: The Melani tribes on Nalvis have access to modern/futuristic technology originated from their ancestor colonial starship while their culture is at tribal levels. This haven't made them inept at fully using them though.
Meaningless Villain Victory: All of China's world conquering efforts in the Time Rift Earth Arc has worked out real well and they even cornered the group to their last stand. However, The Calvary commanded by General Mitch devastated China's forces to save the battered group. To add insult to injury, China's hold on Time Rift!Earth would be all for naught shortly thereafter.
Mechanical Lifeforms : Metallux is a member of a naturally evolved race of machines, Lockheed evolved from junk...literally.
Mind Screw: The Dream Master arc got weirder and weirder as it drew to a close.
Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot: The Great Game's existence was revealed through this and its true purpose: A failed attack on a frontier town —> A secret war among rich and powerful people who fight over eight keys for a wish —> A plot to plunge multiple words into chaos by an evil talking key.
Night of the Living Mooks: In the Zombie mini-Arc, the group has to survive a zombie outbreak, some of the variations can get downright strange, some wear power armor, and others are capable of magic.
Oddly Small Organization: The Eight Crew, headed by Ex-Rumia, consisted of four members (or six you count the mysterious photos on Reimu's hit list.). They may be small but they are extremely dangerous when comes to direct combat.
Order Versus Chaos: Essentially there are two Evil Gods of Equestria Discord, who represents total chaos, and Stasis who represents total order. Needless to say it is not a good idea to let either one win.
Rescue Arc: One of the main goals in one RTS inspired plot, rescuing Eve and Longram's adoptive daughter, Mina Longram.
Reverse Mole : Two of Daves underlings, Archer and Yuriko were working for The Metas and NAIA respectively all along.
Secret War: The first story arc revolves around the Great Game, a multi-dimensional conflict played by the rich and powerful which supposed to be hidden from the public. However the group found out about it's existence which motivates the protagonists to end it permanently in their favor. In the end, nobody wins, not even the group who stops the game. Not only that one villain ruined the the group's rep out of spite.
Super-Persistent Missile : Malak's aircraft comes equipped "XAAM-91 Adaptive Remote AI Missile System" Or Araims, because Terran anti missile defenses are so effective making missiles useless and guns they preferred air combat weapon, these were developed, how ever 8 micro missiles launching at once, all linked together and to an AI in the plane, with visual recognition and very high maneuverability means they just will not go away once launched.
Brick Joke: Glasgow disappears at the beginning of the second Marvel arc, and disappears from the plot for a while. When inside Brainiac's ship, the fate of the city becomes abundantly clear: It's part of his collection now.
Broad Strokes: This is essentially what happens to previous continuities, where players usually just handpick what they feel works about their characters or the game's overall story and continuity and work it from there.
Future Imperfect: The historical museum within Shift City.It's an old skyscraper that was converted into a museum of the World of Yesteryear sort of exhibition about what Humanity was like before everything got Pokerized...except their idea of what Humans are like is...not so accurate. In fact, the museum's depiction of the Apollo 11 lunar landing has what looks like a space laser shoot out between a bunch of Clefables and Jigglypuff, humans in spacesuits...and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Klingon Scientists Get No Respect: Magu and Cabbot implied this at first. Both of them are subverted in a way since neither race disapprove of their divergence. Magu's father was really disappointed at his son which resulting in severed ties in the family. Cabbot's family of the Ovi Clan in Arkenea are bullied by other people due to devoted to failed attempts at scholarships and not upholding their warrior traditions.
Ludicrous Gibs: When Kotei abandoned her base with a few clones of herself, she blew up the base which causes a ridiculous amount of blood and gore from the unused clones to rain down on everything for a while.
No Hero Discount: On Pandora, one mission requires the group to use high grade explosives. Problem is that they're really pricy and bargaining is impossible. Sure, the group may badasses but they're not exactly millionaires thus leaving at the mercy of free market.
Remember the New Guy / Ret Gone: Plenair was erased from existence when the group left the first dream world, in quite a Tear Jerker scene but she was technically never real in the first place, randomly appearing in the dream as Asagi's and Zel's daughter.