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.
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Aborted Arc: We never did learn what it was that the Vrai were doing on Bara Magna.....
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!
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.
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.
Antimatter: Recently used during the Battle of Omega Supreme to actually change the shape of the planet.
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.
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.)
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 ifnally explained four years later that Ynot dropped him there from across time.
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.....
Chest Blaster: Both Blackout and his Shattered Mirror incarnation have these.
Cloudcuckoo Lander: Zev and other main characters of the player of the same name tend to closely fit this.
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."
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.
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 actually 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).
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-ordianted assault
Siege on Tahar'ix's Fortress
Battle of Shinobi Nui
Everything Trying to Kill You: In-universe example. 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.
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.
Finger Poke of Doom: My lord, done regularly, usually only for comedic effect, not intended to do damage
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.
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.
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 "transportation sphere" 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.
Mission Control Is Off Its Meds: If not off some kind of meds, Vriska Serket definitely needs either medication or counceling. 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.
Starscream: Starscream: I've made it a point to keep multiple backup bodies in store in case this [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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Mind Makes It Real: During the Battle of the Virtual Reality, Blackout claims 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.