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"Fighting against all sanity since 2008"
— The BZPB tagline

BZPB is a Play By Post Role Playing Game whose sole purpose is defying sanity since its inception.

The plot is amazingly complicated, but the basic premise is that a Makuta called Blackout has come up with a plan to take over everything.

Tropes associated with this website include:

  • Aborted Arc: During the Bara Magna arc, it was heavily implied that the Vrai were up to something, but this was completely forgotten once the main characters descended on the planet.
  • Achilles' Heel: Blackout's only weakness is, in fact, his heel. It's never specified which heel, but people either know which one to hit already or just go for both.
  • Action Girl: Zev loves this Trope to death. Namah, Prudence, Vi, Makoto...But the Bleach transplant Yoruichi Shihouin outshines them all; coming out of a battle with Zev's ludicrously-strong Inner Hollow without so much as a scratch on her. Fighting barehanded no less!
  • Airborne Aircraft Carrier: The ZFT uses these. They go into space, too.
  • The Alcatraz: Impel Down.
  • The Alliance: The Rebel Alliance against Uterio Di Armechio, though with the added twist of the ZFT already planning to betray everyone else, and everyone else planning to betray the ZFT.
  • Alternate Universe: There are several alternate universes that have appeared in BZPB, most of which subscribe to sub-tropes:
  • Always Accurate Attack: When faced with missiles, a common tactic is to open portals in front of the missiles and make them come out of other portals that are so close to the enemy that it is physically impossible for them to avoid being hit.
  • Amusing Alien: Kranxx of course, for his love of cheese and flies... not to mention his catchphrase which is said whenever he's discovered hiding in jail cells, escape pods or underneath corpses in small-scale wars: "Hello."
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Arty, the sibling of TMV, who is even more shrill than his brother.
  • Antimatter: Recently used during the Battle of Omega Supreme to actually change the shape of the planet.
  • Anvil on Head: The Matoran in a Black Suit knocked out Vorahk-Kah by doing this.
  • Apocalypse How: Planetary/Physical Annihilation happens a lot here. Multiversal/Physical Annihilation was only averted because everyone forgot it should have happened after the characters broke out into the Real World.
  • Are We There Yet?: Crimson Mirror Zev constantly asking Namah this is a Running Gag.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Misaki Masaki Raregroove, Zev's mother and Empress of Jurai, is capable of such feats of strength that everyone (Who knows better) automatically dreads crossing her.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Zev's entire family is the Glory-Raregroove Family. Let alone being a double Shout Out to the manga RAVE, it has a surprising effect of making both of his sisters, his parents, so far as his aunt and uncle automatically sound like total Badasses. (Which they are by the way.)
  • Ax-Crazy: Shattered Mirror Moss.
  • Back from the Dead: Very very often.
    • Kakamu is this trope given life.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Ynot and Zev numerous times.
  • Badass Decay: When they were introduced, the Elite Makuta were easily a match for the Anima, and Brawl in particular kicked both Sasuken and Asumaru around without much trouble. Their power level has dropped significantly since then.
  • Battle Butler: Abneris.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Jack the Ripper was Vultran collecting tissue samples.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Never say the name "Keichi" around Deathsaurus, unless you have insurance and/or a bazooka.
    • In Keichi's case, if you say "have you eaten yet", you will hear curse words not yet written in any dictionary.
  • BFG:
    • Viriathus, aka Vi, loves her some heavy artillery. Especially since she's strong enough to carry rifles the size of anti-tank mounted guns.
    • Ynot also has an arsenal of guns ONLY referred to as 'BFGs'.
    • Blackout also had one on his Cool Starship before it was blown up.
    • Malchiorians got outfitted with some of these.
    • Osseron's Planetkiller Battlecruiser.
    • Deathsaurus' Electromagnetic Projectile Launcher, is one of these.
  • Big Bad: Blackout, the game creator's main character.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The ZFT leadership: Blackout, David Robert Jones and TPK was this, until TPK brainwashed Blackout's troops and forced them to turn against him.
  • Big Red Button: On just about every piece of machinery in the game.
  • Bio-Augmentation: Krika and Shockwave create super-powered mooks by messing with their DNA, using Yon's Touched by Vorlons genes as a template.
  • Bizarre and Improbable Ballistics: Xeno will do things like this with his ammunition from time to time, just to show he can.
  • Black Knight: Blackout uses these as his mooks. They all speak Latin for some reason (though they all seem to occasionally snap back to English)
  • Blood on the Debate Floor: This seems to happen every time TPK shows up to a Council meeting. The first time he started a fight with Serecio for disagreeing with him (they had the decency to take it elsewhere), and the second time the debate was interrupted by Uterio trying to arrest the Great Beings who weren't on his side.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Blackout's morality scale is bizarre, to say the least.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Several
  • The Bus Came Back: Prudence has returned, having Taken A Few Levels In Badass.
  • Butt Monkey: Kakamu. He's died several times, and has been put into many circumstances that result in pain. This has happened so many times, that when he was exiled to Tatooine, this troper began to laugh.
  • Call Back: Within the first months of the game, a random encounter by the Energized Protodermis Entity occurs. It's finally explained four years later that Ynot dropped him there from across time.
    • The FRPG is full of these, with old characters that haven't been used in ages being brought back to fill out the ranks.
  • The Cameo: Greg Farshtey, BIONICLE lore writer, appears in the RPG in a small part once a year. This is a homage to him, as without BIONICLE, BZPB would never have existed.
  • Casual Interstellar Travel
  • Chekhov's Gun: Yeah. Remember those cute little critters that Zev and Co. befriended a while back? Neither did any of us. Turns out they're all living Mac Guffins, if Namah's Spirit of Fire is anything to go by.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: F-Klak. He showed up once and got Klak to briefly turn evil. He vanished for just long enough for everyone to forget about him, and then.....
  • Chess Motifs: Uteria, Uterio's gender-flipped Shattered Mirror counterpart, owns a chessboard, and moves the pieces in accordance with troop movements.
  • Chest Blaster: Both Blackout and his Shattered Mirror incarnation have these.
  • Chrome Champion: Kakamu became this after his consciousness was bonded to a body made of the biometal element.
  • Cloudcuckoo Lander: Zev and other main characters of the player of the same name tend to closely fit this.
  • Cool Starship: Everyone has one of these. Everyone.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Several teams fall into this.
  • Combining Mecha: Bruticus, the combined form of Blackout and the other Elite Makuta.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Namah evokes this by name as the reason she didn't use the Spirit of Fire at a previous, largescale battle.
  • Continuity Lockout: Averted. New people tend to just jump in and get filled in on the story later on.
  • The Coup: TPK becomes leader of the Great Beings by forcing Angonce at gunpoint to pass the position onto him, exiling him, and calling a meeting of the Council. Once all the council members have arrived, he puts forward a deliberately inflammatory motion to check who's loyal to him, and summons troops to chase the others out. Then, just to add insult to injury, his allies pass a motion to kick the dissenters out of the Council permanently.
  • Crapsack World: The Dark Universe. Its wiki page says it best: "In this universe, however, there is no point to the fighting - fighting is because fighting is. As a result, war is absolute and unending."
  • Crazy-Prepared: Rainn
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Rhanu, an extremely minor character, was ripped in half by Blackout.
    • Jarvis drowned in milk. Yes, that's right.
  • Cryptic Conversation: David Robert Jones pulls this on Ynot. At first glance, it's barely coherent gibberish, but upon a closer look he turns out to be talking about Ynot's future death, and the future war between Blackout and F-Klak.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Starscream's coup against Blackout. Starscream went down after being kicked once.
    • The so-called "Blackout Destruction Society" was created for the sole purpose of being on the receiving end of one of these.
    • Then there was the fight between The Anima and their Mirror Universe Counterparts. It was literally a single post side note.
  • Cute Mute: Vok's sniper sister, whose name has yet to be revealed.
  • Cyclops: The Terugan species.
  • Deader Than Dead: Xintun is the one character the game creator will absolutely not have resurrected.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Namah
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Caiaphus fooled everyone into thinking he was Uterio by inhabiting the Generalissimo's cadaver after he had died.
  • Death Is Cheap:
    • So far, Kakamu has been swept out to sea, had his armour destroyed after trying to absorb a giant robot, was on Bara Magna when it exploded, has been teleported into the middle of a Parasitic Fluff swarm, and sacrificed himself to destroy the head of Blackout's Humongous Mecha body. He comes back every time.
    • Also Akzer, who came back 4 times (unless you count a psychological apparition as a form of life), and Caiaphus (who faked his death too many times to count, and actually claimed to come back to life for the sake of the plot).
  • Death Is Dramatic: Done to death....
  • Defence Mechanism Superpower: Ynot and Zev have their Hollow Masks, Klak goes Nova when in desperation.
  • Deity of Human Origin:
    • The Users were this to some of the characters, before they broke out into the Real World and found they were just nerds who merged their favourite fictional universes to create an MMORPG of epic proportions.
    • Averted with the Shepherd, who is not one of the users at all.
  • Disney Villain Death: Uterio di Armechio's death was inspired by this trope.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Following a series of defeats in a space station-hosted tournament, Zev reached an epiphany of sorts offscreen. Ever since, he has steadily become much calmer and relaxed, to the point that his goofiness is much more affable than, well... his previous states.
  • Doing It for the Art: Apparently, this is Shaern's reason behind everything.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Shadow Blade driving into things has become a Running Gag. He admits to Rahn he failed his driving test.
  • Drool Hello: Done to Ynot while taking a nap.
  • Dysfunctional Family: How the Anima and Idiotas are played.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Blackout has done this many, many times.
  • Eaten Alive: The whole point of John the Gadunka's existence is to try and do this to people. It never works.
  • The Empire: The ZFT. Heavily inspired by the Soviet Union of all things.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • The Uterio War.
    • The aptly-named Battle of Ricochet v. Everyone. The Big Bad's old rival resurfaces and kidnaps him. Result? Almost everyone showing up to summarily beat Ricochet up. The only reason they didn't kill him was because because Blackout stopped them.
    • Starscream's coup against Blackout. Pretty much everyone showed up to summarily take down Starscream. Unfortunately, they were interrupted by Blackout taking down Starscream with a single kick and then blowing up the ship they were on.
  • End of an Age: Averted and played straight on several occasions, whether it be about a long time Veteran leaving, someone allowing a character to die, or expansion into new territory.
  • Engineered Public Confession: Klak and Zev pull one of these on Uterio during the Battle of Mordor, causing most of his army to turn against him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Ynot has been having these lately. They typically involve many higher level threats and/or a well co-ordinated assault
    • Siege of Tahar'ix's Fortress
    • Battle of Shinobi Nui
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: When Blackout locked a bunch of people in a virtual reality that then turned into the contents of his computer, the VR's occupants were attacked by programs, error messages, and even words.
  • Evil Is Petty: Caiaphus destroyed a planet for no reason other than he could.
  • Evil Laugh: After killing a wannabe Starscream, Blackout pulls off what may be the longest example of this ever.
  • Evil Twin: 553 had an "evil twin" who showed up and acted menacing, but didn't actually do anything significant. He was decapitated by Koranis.
    • F-Klak turned out to be Klak's evil twin, created as a result of Project Cadmus' slightly misguided experiments with cloning.
  • Exact Words:
    Krika: You told me to stay quiet. You didn't say anything about sounding the alarm.
  • Exotic Weapon Supremacy: Xeno's introduction was that he used guns. He used them well. In fact, his entire reputation is that he can do just about anything with a bullet.
  • Eye Beams: Pretty much everyone has these.
  • For the Evulz: Caiaphus to an extent. He pretended to be a cold and calculated villain with some sense of morality in him. Until our characters found out the truth.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Possibly the most triumphant example. Blackout uses the Pandorica to effectively smash down the fourth wall, and use the resulting hole in reality as a door into the "real world", in an attempt to kill the Architect.
  • Final Solution: One of Blackout's goals is to completely exterminate the Vrai.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: My lord, done regularly, usually only for comedic effect, not intended to do damage
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Uterio, in story terms. Starts out as D-Klak's disapproving boss, ends up as an Evil Overlord who threatens the entire multiverse.
  • Funny Foreigner: Seran Dol-Abi, due to his ridiculous accent, even more ridiculous full name, and his curious nature which always seems to get him into awkward situations.
  • Gambit Roulette: Nabonidus' plan to give Lord Void a body. He quotes the trope's name.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: Ynot with the Lantern Corp Rings.
  • Gotta Kill Them All: Ynot will have his mind taken over by MY and kill all the Users (including MY), in one hundred thousand years.
  • Glass Cannon: Pitou, to extreme levels.
  • Glorious Leader: Uterio did this to the Great Beings.
  • Great Offscreen War: We've only seen one battle of the Vrai War.
  • A God Am I:
    • Taken to extremes when new players are invited for every character falling into this.
    • Blackout killed a god (Unicron) and absorbed his power.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Future Ynot gets this hard when he ends up blowing up an entire planet because its inhabitants didn't give up some criminals he was hunting in time.
    Sasuken: YNOT! Listen to yourself! You sound like BLACKOUT! Get a hold of yourself, or you might hurt the ones you love!
    Ynot: Then perhaps I have finally seen what Blackout was trying to show me, all those years ago.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Ynot, Kakamu and Malygos all started out on Blackout's side before eventually turning against him.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door: Malygos. Started out on Blackout's side, then switched sides so many times no one could keep track of him. Currently on his own, and leading an interstellar superpower.
    • Although "face" is a relative term.
      • It was later revealed that Malygos was only with Blackout because Blackout blocked his ability to use magic above a certain level to keep him under control.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Klak has developed a type 7, and a type 19.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Ynot loves this trope to death. He can make ANY WEAPON HE CAN IMAGINE, but he sticks with a classic katana until the energy fights start.
  • Horror Hunger: Pumkin.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: The Vrai. Previous owners of one of the largest empires in the universe, now very few remain alive and they're scattered across the universe because their homeworld has been made uninhabitable and then made uninhabitable again.
  • Humongous Mecha:
    • Blackout had to transform his Cool Starship into one of these after absorbing a god's power, so his body wouldn't be burnt out.
    • During a big fight, someone called Merlin appeared and gave all the characters these for the duration of the fight, for no reason at all.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: There is a reason Ynot and his crew choose them as their default forms.
    • Subverted with the Malchiorians
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: The Guy Who Was Engulfed In Milk gave a brief monologue of this nature shortly after murdering Jarvis.
  • I'm Not Afraid of You: Ynot does this to his Hollow Half.
  • Insistent Terminology: Do not put "the" in front of "Darkmount".
    • Lampshaded during Blade's fight with the Dark Mounted Crab (Darkmount after being rebuilt into a giant crab-shaped robot).
  • Interrogating the Dead: The ZFT do this with Xigneo when trying to frame Kakamu for leaking info to Uterio.
  • Interstellar Weapon: Blackout's Arrow N40 missiles.
  • Involuntary Battle to the Death: The Battle of the Virtual Reality. Most of the characters locked in said VR are.....surprisingly eager to kill each other. At first, anyway.
  • Jack the Ripper: He was actually Vultran trying to collect human DNA.
  • Joker Immunity: Blackout is very very blatantly subject to this. Perhaps the most egregious example of this was when he survived an explosion that took out everything else in a 50-mile radius.
    • It gets worse. In that particular instance, his survival was explained solely by Joker Immunity.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Ynot and Zev love their Japanese swords.
  • Kill 'em All: Ragnarok consisted of Klak wiping out most of his character roster, because he was leaving the site over a conflict with just about everyone.
  • Killed Off for Real: Kakamu's creator claimed that Kakamu was this after his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Kill It with Fire: Shaern's entire personality
  • Kill Sat: Blackout's Icarus satellite.
  • Last of His Kind: Xeno was introduced as such, but was later revealed a couple more still exist, then most were killed again.
    • Malygos is a straighter example.
  • Large Ham:
    • The Big Bad for one, and just about every side villain along the way.
    • Uterio's infamous quote: "These two beings instill fear into my horse." is made of this trope.
  • Leave No Witnesses: Blackout takes this trope Up to Eleven after sending his Rahkshi to steal a MacGuffin from one of Uterio's fortresses: he has the Rahkshi teleported into a sun, blows up the ship they used, orders the fortress bombed out of existence, sabotages the engines of the ship that bombed the fortress so that it is instantly vaporized when it tries to return to base, then kills the general who he ordered to bomb the fortress, so that no one can possibly find out that he's already preparing for another war hours after already joining one.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Each member controls an entire cast of main characters, as well as many throwaway characters that only appear for a few posts before dying or being forgotten.
  • Lost Tribe:
    • Le Chiffre's Forgotten Tribe, main reason for Le Chiffre joining Blackout was hunting and discrimination.
    • The Vrai MAY be considered this.
  • Mad Scientist: Oh boy.
    • Blackout, Vultran, Krika, most of the Vrai, and a lot of other people.
    • Krika was originally a Torture Technician, but suddenly became a Mad Scientist.
  • Made of Iron:
    • Ynot and the Anima.
    • Klak, Kakamu, the Big Bad, most of the original cast
  • Mad Scientist: Vultran. Malygos has shades of this, particularly after employing Momir Vig and Jin-Gitaxias
  • Magic Knight: Trixitin
  • Mechanical Horse: Uterio has one of these. Thanks to Uterio's Large Ham quote: "These beings instill fear into my horse.", it is the source of many jokes among the players.
  • Mega Crossover: Combines BIONICLE, Transformers, Star Trek, Star Wars, Fringe, Bleach, the Stargate Verse, World of Warcraft, Doctor Who, Shadowmancer, MagicTheGathering and much, much more....
  • Mirror Universe: The Shattered Mirror Universe.
  • Mission Control Is Off Its Meds: If not off some kind of meds, Vriska Serket definitely needs either medication or counselling. Being raised by a GIANT MOTHERFUCKING SPIDER that demanded its young ward/"zookeeper" combo-pack feed it KILLED MEMBERS OF HER OWN RACE AROUND HER OWN ADOLESCENT AGE was 'NOT' kind to Vriska's emotional state, to say the least.
  • Myth Arc: BZPB wasn't originally intended to have much of a plot beyond people beating the crap out of each other, but it has now evolved to the point of having a Myth Arc spanning hundreds of thousands of years leading up to the Reckoning, a war which will decide the fate of the universe.
  • More Dakka: Osseron follows this rule, since he is based on a group from Warhammer.
  • Named After Their Planet: Quite often, as you'd expect.
    • The Vrai and the Agrippa subvert it, coming from Z'traa and Linkit respectively.
  • New Neo City: Helloooooo, Neo Z'traa.
  • No Fourth Wall: Fourth Wall? It's been knocked down and characters are now interacting with their Users.
  • No Indoor Voice: Vorahk-Kah
  • Non-Action Guy: The Guy Who Was Engulfed In Milk.
  • Noodle Incident: While he was infiltrating the Shadow Proclamation, Blackout was sent on a mission to Xindi VII. He almost got his head blown off as a result and won't say any more.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: Rainn.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Zev is Lord and Master of this trope.
  • Oh, Crap: Black Zarak acts very tough to scare off some random intruders, only for Starscream to smugly tell him that he's up against Ynot and Zev. They then curb stomp his fleet.
  • Only in Florida: This particular exchange
    Shaern: Aw hell, he's in Miami.
    Sonia: What's so special about Miami?
    Shaern: It's in Florida.
    Sonia: Crap.
  • Only One Name: Virtually everyone, with a few exceptions, such as the Makuta Anima, Zev Raregroove, Seran Dol-Abi, Lalli Cain and other human characters.
  • Only Sane Man: Rahn thinks he's this to the Malchior terrorists. It's actually 553.
  • Open Heart Science: Nadle, a scientist, once removed a parasite from Trantoshen's brain.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: The BZPB Wiki has a category that lists the many such characters in the RPG.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: We are constantly told that the Vrai were once a galactic superpower, but not even the slightest hint of this appears in-game. It's perhaps justified, since they've had their homeworld nuked twice and have waged at least one civil war since their glory days.
  • Pitiful Worms:
    Blackout: Caiaphus, Caiaphus, Caiaphus. To fight you one-on-one would be to acknowledge you are worthy of such attention. You aren't. You are just an ant, whose only purpose is to be stomped on, then come back only to be stomped again. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have actual worthy opponents to destroy.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: After his Unicron-power fuelled rampage was cut short by Kakamu's Heroic Sacrifice, Blackout was knocked out and imprisoned by Ynot on-board the Ironclad. He sits around in his cell, not doing much, and then, while everyone is celebrating his capture, summons undead humans to attack everyone on-board and escapes in the ensuing chaos.
  • Plot Hole: An actual natural phenomenon in the RPG.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Tahar'ok.
  • Public Execution: Fod, Acting President of Teruga Prime, was publicly hanged almost immediately after his planet unconditionally surrendered to the ZFT.
  • Punch Parry: At least once per battle.
  • Pursuing Parental Perils: Trantoshen.
  • Put on a Bus: Prudence Franklin, initially Zev's closest comrade, disappeared for a long time. Of course...The Bus Came Back
  • Pyrrhic Victory: The Battle of Malchior IV and the Uterio War as a whole count.
    • Subverted in the fight against Mia BS.
    • And played straight in a wager between Shika, the Shattered Mirror Ynot, and Blackout.
  • Rage Against the Author: During the Pandorica arc, Blackout revealed that this was his reason for doing everything he did.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Blackout does not like Caiaphus.

    Blackout: You are a foolish one, Caiaphus. You always were. You have no goal other than to blow things up. You may be strong, but strength without vision is nothing. Good will always triumph over evil. Light will always triumph over darkness. That which has a reason behind it will always triumph over that which seeks only to burn. Do you understand that, or must I hammer it into that piece of sponge you call a brain? You throw about words ignorant of what they mean. What is normally termed light is in reality true darkness, and what is normally termed darkness is in reality true light. It appears nonsensical but upon further examination you will find it makes infinitely more sense than the explanations given by the fools who fight me. And you do not understand the meaning of order, either. Order is not an attribute of light or darkness. Both light and darkness can bring about order, though it will look differently depending on who brings it about. You fight for chaos. Destruction. You view these things as an end. I view them as a means to an end. The universe is like a phoenix. Though you may destroy it, it will be reborn from its ashes, stronger still. I will do what I must, so that a new, stronger universe may emerge. The destiny of the Makuta is to reign over all creation. I have realized this, but you choose to waste your time trying to burn what you could be ruling. Nature abhors a vacuum. Others refused to do what had to be done, so I stepped in to fill the void. And now I will lead Makuta-kind to its final and true destiny. Whether you like it or not.

  • Replacement Mooks: Averted, as every Mook is still tossed aside like ragdolls. No matter how 'upgraded' they are, they still fall down one by one.
  • Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory:
    • Everyone manifests one of these after the Time Slip.
    • Played straight with F-Klak after the timeline was altered. SEVERAL TIMES. We would go into details, but that might result in brain explosion.
  • Rule 63: Uterio's Shattered Mirror counterpart is a woman.
  • Rule of Cool: Ynot in spades.
  • Running Gag: Socah the Fourth Wall Matoran, much to his annoyance, is forced to rebuild his wall every single time a character breaks the fourth wall.
  • Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: King of Nynrah openly admits he has no sense of distance at all, and lists The Nakamura's actual length as "very big".
  • Seers: The Time Guardians, specifically Quolas. However, he chooses to not use this ability most of the time, instead finding it more fun to live out events as they happen.
  • Shattered World: In BZPB, Earth suffers from a temporal dysfunction, which means that every time it is destroyed a new one pops into existence to take its place. On one of the occasions of its destruction, the entire country of Poland was blasted into space. This Poland remains out there somewhere, protected by an artificial atmosphere.
  • Shipper on Deck: Just about everyone in Zev's family for himself and Namah.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Klak's response to Caiaphus's not so final monologue.
  • Signature Move: Ynot will change his once a year.
  • Small Annoying Creature: Kranxx exists solely to be annoying and occasionally disturbing.
  • Small Town Boredom: Sal'e in the spin-off fic Stargazer longs to explore the stars. She soon gets her wish, but only after her entire town is kidnapped by slave merchants.
  • Spin-Off: A second RPG was recently launched, about F-Klak rising to power and the characters trying to stop him. They won't succeed. See also the entry on Time Skip below. Other canon BZPB spinoffs include Subnixus and Heat the Soul.
  • Spin-Offspring: There is a tale being written about Ynot's Offspring.
  • Spy Speak: The ZFT leaders during the Uterio War used this quite frequently.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Hollow Ynot, who comes out to play when Ynot has taken such a major beating, he is on the brink of death (which doesn't happen often).
    • Nova Klak is also worth mentioning. He is a superpowered side to Klak that emerged when he was sufficiently battered by Eclipse Blackout. Nova Klak was also later used to destroy one of Caiaphus's many bodies.
  • The Starscream: Malygos, Starscream and Le Chiffre have all been this to Blackout, while Blade is this to Ynot.
  • Static Character: Pages and pages of mooks that never change.
  • Sticky Bomb: The Skrall brothers, Theodore and Harold, take out HK-47 with as sticky EMP Bomb.
  • Stylistic Callback: Very often.
  • Super Soldier: Blackout started out in life as the leader of a squad of these.
  • Swiss-Army Weapon: Ynot likes swords but his can turn into a lot of other things.
    • Though most are more swords.
    • To be clear, all but two or three are swords.
  • Take a Third Option: Pulled by Malygos during Starscream's coup against Blackout.
    Starscream: Starscream: I've made it a point to keep multiple backup bodies in store in case this [ed: having his original body stolen by Malygos] happens. And now, all of you, bow down to Lord Starscream!
    Blackout: Why should we?
    Starscream: THIS IS WHY!'' *shoots Blackout* I am now the new leader of the Brotherhood of Makuta! Surrender or be destroyed.
    Malygos: Well, 'Lord Starscream', I think I'll take the third option. Teleportation.
  • Technopath: Coro.
  • Telepathy:
    • A lot of characters can do it by this point.
    • Seeing as many are of robotic nature, this may be Electronic Telepathy. Although given Malygos's characters are organic, this means a lot of them have both.
  • The Speechless: Mazkertis, who had his vocal cords damaged while fighting a group of heroes led by D-Klak and Zev fifty years ago.
    • This also applied to Masaharu before he received his voicebox from Berucanta. From that point onwards, he became The Voiceless.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill:
    • Le Chiffre's death at the hands of Blackout. Smashed into several walls, thrown away, pinned with daggers to a wall that was later blown up, crushed with high gravity, and his remains blown away with a small cyclone. Why? No reason at all.
    • Klak killed Akzer the first time by rolling him into a metal can using the power of gravity.
    • Osseron once said this quote in-game.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Blackout kills the Random Ensign this way.
  • Time Abyss: All the main characters are over one hundred and fifty thousand years old now. The exception to this is Klak, who is about 80-100 years old. This is because the version of Klak originating from the main multiverse was born tens of thousands of years later than his Shattered Mirror counterpart.
  • Time Skip: In the main RPG, time skipped ahead by 50,000 years after the Battle of Impel Down. Much later, another RPG was created on the same site to run alongside BZPB, except it is set 100,000 years after current events. It is called the "F-RPG" but has been affectionately nicknamed "FROG" due to typos.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: These people can't keep ANYTHING straight, much less which types of TIME TRAVEL are correct.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Blackout during the Uterio War. He was frequently accused of betraying the Rebels. They were right.
  • The Tokyo Fireball: Thanks to the Architect's half-hearted attempt to stop Blackout, Earth will always pop back into existence after being destroyed. (It's happened three times already.)
  • Too Dumb to Live: Blackout makes Motrokh fall into a pit of lava. What does Motrokh's friend Muta do? Yep, that's right, jump in after him!
    • After killing off most of the Users, Ynot opens a "gift" from Blackout. Turns out it's Pandora's Box, and Ynot ends up being sealed away for all time.
    • F-Blackout's "terrorist cell". When the smartest person on your team is 553, you're in trouble.
  • Torture Technician: Krika. His specialty? Dissecting fully-awake prisoners.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: Oh dear lord, Blackout. His goal is to end all war... by conquering the entire multiverse and ruling it with an iron fist, waging countless wars and killing billions along the way. He sees no problem with this.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Yon gets Eye Beams from The Architect. It bites him in the butt hard when the ZFT gets interested in him.
  • Troperiffic: Though not shown currently, this game falls into more tropes than you can imagine.
  • The Undead: Briefly mentioned. A Story Arc involving this trope has been threatened, but nothing has come to pass.....yet.....
  • Unexplained Recovery: Klak and Uterio, to name a few of the MANY.
  • The Unpronounceable: Treyiah. Not even the character's creator knows how that should be pronounced.
  • Villain World: BZPB seems destined to become this, even after F-Klak's death during Ragnarok.
  • The Voiceless: Trixitin was this until he Took a Level in Badass to become a Magic Knight.
    • This also applied to Masaharu, who did not/could not speak from his very first appearance up until he discovered who experimented him. Then he got mad.
  • Weaponized Animal: The Caged Lion. Oh jeez.
  • Wham Line:
    Klak: You! How the bloody hell are you alive?
    Caiaphus: Does it even matter? You should instead focus on more important questions. What are you destined for? Where did you come from?
    Klak: That's for me to know. His will is the best will.
    Caiaphus: Are you sure you know where you came from, boy? Dear boy, do you not realize? Your antidermis had to have been begotten from somewhere or someone. Now, add that to the fact that the Norman and I have known each other for decades, and you have been....*smiles again* attracted to my presence for quite some time. Now, what does that imply?
    Klak: *pauses* No...that's not true...THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!
    Caiaphus: Search your feelings. You know it to be true.
    *Klak wakes up, screaming and clawing on the walls. His eyes glow red in the dark*
  • What He Said: Done so many times it is painful.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Shattered Mirror Abneris.
    SM Abneris: Dun worry, dis has got nuthin' to do with any flux capacitors or nacho cheese, though ah'd be eager to hear more 'bout dat particular Noodle Incident later. Anyway, ah figured that after Ol' Kay went and got himself killed, there was nuthin' left fer me back in the SMU, so ah stole this cool wristband! *he shows SMT a wristband with several glowing dials on it* Anyway, dat wristband took me to some random jungle planet where a Great Being and a Makuta were beating da scrap outta each other with a chair! I waited 'till dey were gone and tried to teleport away again, but this damn thing was completely drained! So I had to stay on dat planet for a whole month, until ah finally found some ancient, dusty power cell and managed to get to a spaceport! Dere, I met some pirate captain called Amareta, and she offered me a job in some alliance called the Argenta Guild! I was then told to look for new recruits! I found these idiots *points to the Stormtroopers*, and now they're under mah command! I was just here on business, and I saw this cantina, so I thought "hey, maybe I'll find some recruits in here!" and here I am! Aaaaand I think you know where I'm goin' with dis, eh Trevvy?
  • Whip It Good: Taken Up to Eleven levels with Namah's signature Ether Tendrils, which are energy-whips, generated from each fingertip, which have properties like optional piercing/slashing and high-speed launching.
  • TheWikiRule: Of course.
  • A Wizard Did It: A Scientist in this case, Vultran. Anytime something can't be explained, Vultran is the reason.
  • You ALL Share My Story: With fewer than 10 active players at a given time, everyone knowing everyone else intimately is inevitable. Except everyone with Zev and Shroom's story arcs, they're left alone... or Zev's and anyone's, really.
  • You Are Number Six: This is played with for Fourteen, since he has the name for an unknown reason. When asked about it by Raigen, he replies "You really don't want to know where I got the name, mate".
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: During the Battle of the Virtual Reality, Blackout claimed that death in the VR equals death in the real world. Since nobody died in the VR, we don't know if he was telling the truth, but he probably was.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: A zombie arc has been in Development Hell for a long time. Kon has taken it upon himself to try and bring it to fruition, but it keeps getting pushed back by other plots.
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