BitF City is a Play-by-Post Game
occuring in the forums of Brawl in the Family
. There are multiple characters participating. The main characters of the posters include: Professor SSBBrawler
, Rac Wade
, Janus Alpha
and his alien companion Psi
, Etaoin, the previously-unnamed-droid
, the Cree
, Roboguy and Crafty
, Joe, Fauna
, Flora, Ella, Glyde, and Fungus.
However, due to various reasons, the main cast has shrank considerably. The remaining, active crew now consists of: Professor SSBBrawler
and his young ward, Notar Roboguy and Crafty
, Poppy the fairy, Boom, and Gaizo.
It is about the eponymous city and its inhabitants, centering around their daily lives. However, none of their lives are normal in the slightest, with constant threats attacking the city, including aliens, villans, and even themselves. Even with all of this happening, the city always is left standing, though that has begun to change.
As of late, the plot has begun to not involve as much destruction of the City and when the city is involved, there is destruction aplenty.
Unfortunately, the first 500 or so pages were deleted due to some faulty coding, removing a large portion of the plot. Oddly enough, the removed content is still canon, creating a very confusing read for newcomers
. It has been reopened, albeit with the post quality standard raised considerably. It has also been locked permanently on the BitF forums.
A new RP called City Redux has begun, with a rebooted continuity and a lineup composed of Cityverse veterans and newcomers alike. The all-new cast includes: Basil
, Alistair Dante
, Lore Master Aeon
, and Vivian
BitF City provides examples of:
- Affably Evil: The nameless' methods of 'reproduction' and their usually callous personalities pretty much make them evil, but the one in the City genuinely wants to apologise for its previous actions.
- Alternate Universe: The fourth dimension, which resulted in the creation of the Shadow Professor and Shadow Notar, along with Aro.
- An Ice Person: Avlana the Ice Fairy.
- Artificial Limbs: Kiwi has a mechanical arm.
- The Professor. Let's face it, no non-badass literally kicks an alien out of a city without a second thought. Rac Wade said that it wasn't a good idea to do so, though.
- Deevil has become this. Seriously, he frees an ancient god of evil just to destroy a single city.
- The Lune and Games Master fusion thing.
- Badass Longcoat: The Professor wears a long labcoat, and he's a badass.
- Badass Normal: Fungus is this, being one of the more average characters in the city.
- Bi the Way: Kukaki, of course.
- Big Bad:
- Big Damn Heroes: Manty gets one in the first fight with Crimson.
- Big Eater: The Vorapalsnatker, a dragon-like being that lives in the tunnels of Deevil Mountain lives on a diet of un-nutritious foods, because of a polarity swap caused by Ultimateum radiation. It eats. A lot.
- Blob Monster: The nameless creature, when it was inside the Nothing.
- Blow You Away: One of Kukaki's three major Magic alignments that she uses is wind.
- Redux character Basil also has this power.
- Calling Your Attacks: Done often by characters controlled by the user Swervestar. This has been done by, at minimum, Avlana, Rain, Ezekiel, Bola, and even Swerve himself.
- Book Dumb: Manty. While he seems too dumb to live on the outside, he is actually a highly gifted individual (he skipped three grades and plays the keyboard very nicely).
- Broken Record: An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion. An Onion.
- Camp Gay: Sinnet. Pushed even farther when, on the day before Valentine's Day, he sends Roboguy a text message about a "special surprise" at Triglo Island.
- Casting a Shadow: Kukaki and Rain are both fond of Dark Magic.
- Charm Person: Marissa and Kukaki are these, apparently, using infatuation caused either through their beauty or from Love Magic to keep foes distracted. It's easy for Kukaki since she's promiscuous. Marissa only uses hers on enemies because she finds their reactions funny. Valencia has been known to dabble in this, but not as often.
- Cool Airship:
- The Flying Oblivion.
- Being an ace mechanic, Tila makes these.
- Completely Missing the Point:
- During one of King Deevil's raids on the City, he fires off so many cannons it makes a literal bullet hell. Rain asks if Poppy had ever played Touhou, implying she'd need skills in an actual bullet hell game to weave through the fire. Poppy says no, but Avlana says she's played some of the Touhou fighting games. Lampshaded when Bola says "You're completely missing the point..."
- Right before the wipe, right before Deevil's castle exploded, the Future Professor said, "This castle's gonna blow..." to which the Games Master responded, "Yeah, this place sucks pretty bad."
- The Corruption:
- Janus and Psi can fuse together to form 'Janus Shade', but each time they do so, the darkness that forms Psi's body further pervades Janus' mind, making his emotions more unstable and his moral boundaries increasingly unclear.
- Dark Virus is also described to be very similar to this.
- CrossPlayer: Swerve Star, despite being male, has mostly female characters. However, his user representation is still male.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Two Words: Uber Sinnet.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Kiwi vs small time villain Gol.
- Curse Cut Short:
- Every time one of SSBBrawler's character are about to swear, it's cut short.
- Whenever Vena (one of SSBBrawler's characters) is about to swear, something, somewhere, somehow, breaks the sound barrier. Or at least, this happened twice in a row.
- Cute Monster Girl:
- Rain the Vampiress and Illia the Succubus. Kukaki is more "disturbingly sexy" than cute, but technically she qualifies too.
- Heck, if it's a Swerve character and female, it's probably a Cute Monster Girl. Or, Cute Non-human Girl.
- And now we have the Reduxian Vivian
- Cute Bruiser: Poppy the -ninja- Fairy.
- Cute Witch: Arguably subverted with Analaya. She's an adorable 11 year old girl, but she has gray-ish hair and a large, unusual birthmark. Plus, she plays with frogs and toads. Other than those few details, she's very cute.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Ralph has a fair few metal parts. He's also unashamedly pure Id. Though this is probably more to do with the lack of anaesthetic during the installation of his cybernetics. [[supersecretspoiler:And because he has the soul of Raphael, a Slaughterer.]]
- Dark Is Not Evil:
- Psi belongs to an alien race that are darkness-elemental magic incarnate, but is a fairly pleasant character, and the constant companion of one of the protagonists.
- Rain the Vampiress uses Dark Magic, but is a very nice girl.
- Fauna has a couple of darkness based attacks, but is best known for her sweet, friendly(if a little shy) nature.
- Cree is very dark, being made out of a black goo which is implied to be soul-eating and acidic. While she might not be evil, though, she's certainly not straight-up good either.
- And Aro, a Shadow Being from the fourth dimension.
- Deader Than Dead: The RP itself has become this. BitF's forums aren't known for having long-lived RPs, but Bitf City holds the record for the most deaths and revivals, with four.
- Deadpan Snarker: Psi. It comes with the whole Genre Savvy territory, you know? Janus is also a Deadpan Snarker, more so when around people he's not familar with.
- Deus ex Machina:
- The Professor always happens to have inventions at the ready that are perfect for the current situation.
- It's now getting to the point that it's being acknowledged by the characters themselves.
- Disney Villain Death: Happens a lot to Deevil.
- Emotion Eater: Black Wade used to feed off Rac Wade's inner dark mana, which is accelerated whenever he feels angry, sad, or frightened. When those emotions were sealed, Black Wade was able to draw enough power to become the dominant personality.
- Enemy Mine: Glyde falls into this when he reveals that he works for Madame Crystal.
- Enemy Within:
- Rac Wade, with Black Wade.
- Also, it should be noted that Kiwi has several demons within him. Only about 3 or four AREN'T pure evil.
- Energy Beings:
- Shades, the species that Psi belongs to, are simply dark magic given sentience and an indefinite form. Due to their volatile nature, their emotions are unstable and they get into fights easily. Their planet is embroiled in constant war, and even close friends can end up as opponents. They're also particularly susceptible to mind control, often of the partial variety.
- Professor SSBBrawler. A being of pure energy, it can be used to enhance his strength and bring life to others, and various unknown uses.
- Order and the other Shadows are formed of Light and Nothing (yes, they're differentiated with capitals), and can change shape somewhat.
- Y'know, what with the Shades being dark, and the Everians being light...would Psi and Professor's theoretical love-child be a Shadow?
- Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: Fanterra is like this. The aim of that world is to appear like modern day society, but with magic and weapons and inhuman stuff.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep:
- Only Professor SSBBrawler's absolute closest friends (and love interest) call him by his name, everyone else calls him 'the Professor'.
- Or Prof. Weeheehee!
- And sometimes the Profess!
- And probably "Proffy" at least once.
- Order (though we haven't heard from her recently) calls him by full name, when not calling him 'abomination'.
- Evil Knockoff:
- The Shadow Professor and Shadow Notar.
- Evil Overlord: Morqsue was ruler of the planet of Marfosa.
- Excuse Me While I Multitask: Even when she doesn't attack with her gum, Marissa blows bubbles with it during battle. Murasashi blows bubbles while doing everything BUT fighting, unless, of course, she's using the bubble for an attack. Also, Illia sometimes eats while she fights. Swerve enjoys chatting while he fights, but not as a free action, instead doing both simelotaneously.
- Expy: Every Basement Monster bears an at least slight resemblance to the citizens.
- Eye Scream: Ralph's favourite food is eyeballs. He prefers them plucked freshly, wet with tears.
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink:
- There are Humans, Robots, Everians, Triglonians, and other people from various worlds. Swerve Star's characters are from a world that's already a Fantasy Melting Pot, and from it comes various creatures such as Fairies, Witches, Succubi, and Vampires.
- Unreality also has a metric poo-ton of species, though most of these are kept separate from each other.
- Flanderization: Manty went from generally friendly and an occasional jerk (to enemies) to a huge Jerkass with a penchant for swearing and a terrible attitude to new friends. The introduction of Jay has slowed this down, however. Also, Sinnet went from bright yet sometimes forgetful to a complete ditz, showing very little to no brightness.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Rain the Vampiress, of course! See Our Vampires Are Different farther down the page.
- Fusion Dance:
- Janus and Psi can merge when Janus is feeling particularly powerful emotions, such as anger or hatred, to form a shadowy being with the general body shape of a human.
- Turns out the Games Master can do this with Kuddles, and possibly others. But it drains an outrageous amount of energy.
- And Lune. They become badass.
- While it hasn't been demonstrated, one of the forms of posession Kukaki can use allows her to become one with Raizo temporarily.
- Future Me Scares Me:
- The Future Professor from 200 years in the future.
- Evil Me Scares Me: This is even more specific, as the Future Professor is, in fact, evil.
- Genki Girl: Flora is like this, especially when she's with her friend, Juniper.
- Genre Savvy: Psi, Janus' alien companion, who always marvels at the convenience of the Professor's inventions, and Janus himself, who is fully aware of the fact that barely a day can ever pass without something big happening.
- Global Airship: Swirly Guys.
- Good Is Not Nice:
- Oh, and Sasaru. Don't forget Sasaru.
- Great Big Book of Everything: The Professor now has one, called the 'Guide, Dang It'.
- Green Rocks: Ultimateum.
- Hailfire Peaks:
- Harmless Freezing: Avlana's Cold Magic can freeze targets. She fires a blizzard at Dracobliss and freezes her from the shoulders down. Avlana then says everything she wants to say, then after coming to an agreement with her, she thaws out Dracobliss almost instantly with no lasting damage.
- Heel-Face Turn: A bit of backstory, here: Jay was originally one of Deevil's henchmen. He got in the way of Manty so much, that the reason he converted to the good side was seeing the poor mantis struggling to walk after one of their fights.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Murasashi. I don't even know where to start.
- Horny Devils:
- Kukaki and Illia. Kukaki and Illia fight for good, despite truly being evil. Succubi from their world also don't need to feed, and can feed on only the physical result and cause no harm if they desire. Kukaki appears to still act like an S-L-U know what, but Illia seems to act normal in this regard.
- Jocelyn, also recently introduced, is a Succubus, but she's a knight. She acts mostly emotionless instead of seductive... Unless she's alone with Illia.
- Hollywood Nerd: Alex, type 2. He's a technological genius, but he has a girlfriend and he's considerably good-looking.
- Human Aliens:
- Reinarzedusiv Jadisunarim of the Zedus system, Rei for short.
- Everians and Kalfonians also seem to fall into this.
- Hyperspace Arsenal: Joe's(and eventually Fauna's) flying top hat holds many weapons he can use as well as objects he can throw when flying.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Rac spent some time doing this, until he realized that he was better off being magical.
- I Need A Drink: When she says her last goodbye to Xavier, Valencia says that she wants a drink from the HP Bar. She doesn't specify what kind, but Swerve planned to make her get something alcoholic since "[She's] 106 years old, [she] can take it." Of course, it doesn't actually happen, seeing as when she gets to the HP Bar, it's still in ruins from the fight where Kirzal got angry at Ralph.
- Improbable Weapon User:
- Swerve uses yo-yos sometimes. All that ninja AND pirate equipment, and he seriously prefers a yo-yo.
- Tons with the Trigloian characters. Sinnet uses a feather duster, Jay often uses a wiffleball bat, and Elbat uses a backscratcher.
- Ezekiel uses his tomes and lexicons to read spells, but also will use the book itself at close range. Bola and Murasashi (especially Murasashi) can use magic bubblegum.
- Marissa, recently introduced, also uses magic bubblegum.
- Alex uses an iPhone. Granted, it's modified so it can turn into a crude gun, but still. An iPhone.
- Innocent Aliens: The nameless was a pawn of the Cree's ambiguous plotting.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
- Janus is cold and indifferent to strangers, often outright antagonistic. But to those who somehow manage to gain his trust, he's loyal to the end. Even then, however, he is rather snarky and often speaks harshly.
- King Deevil, despite hating Manty to the point of an obsession of trying to kill him, has done some nice things once in a while.
- Journey to the Center of the Mind:
- Professor SSBBrawler entered Janus' mind because Janus was in a coma.
- Illia entered Notar's mind after he lost his memories.
- Ralph could do this, but it would be a lot less fun.
- Laser Blade: Janus can turn his Ray Gun into one of these.
- Loads and Loads of Characters:
- Especially with the user SwerveStar's characters - there are around twenty or so of his characters in rotation. And counting, apparently!
- Same with Animaster's characters. Many of them have been around for a while.
- Losing Your Head: Deevil's head can pop off in great times of stress.
- Made of Iron: Manty can be shot several times, hit in the chest with a 15-pound weight bar, have his eye gouged out by a lacrosse ball, fall into a propane explosion, and get his head chopped off and still keep going.
- Magic Hat: Taken to an extreme with Joe's hat. It houses an entire world within it, including a warehouse where the hat initially drops off in. Fauna will eventually obtain one as well(possibly from her dad, Joe).
- Meaningful Name:
- Professor SSBBrawler is actually a Professor.
- Avlana uses cold magic. Her name is derived from the word "Avalanche".
- Guess what jobs Death, Death and Soulguider do. Yes, there are two Deaths.
- Crafty's name is based off of the word "hovercraft."
- Flora and Fauna are named for plants and animals respectively.
- Megaton Kick: The Professor's creature-ejecting boot to the backside.
- Monster of the Week: There's always some monster or catastrophe threatening the city, most appearing once, then never being heard of again.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: Deevil's robots speak with a German accent, and Deevil has shown some very Hitler-like behaviors himself.
- Noodle Incident:
- How Jay's old girlfriend died. Apparently, it had to do with two tennis rackets and a trash can.
- Murasashi also lost half her gum collection because of the influence of an unlit lantern.
- Harrow and Hitori once exchanged bizzare stories with large parts left out explaining why Harrow "can't stand acorns" and why Hitori "can't play the guitar anymore".
- Muscles Are Meaningless:
- Jay has a rather normal, if not slightly athletic physique, but is probably the physically strongest character out of the cast.
- It IS possible that Avlana is stronger, but she was powered by rage when she punched a hole in the brick wall, so it's debatable. Of course, Jay hasn't really had a chance to show his full potential, so... Anyway, a few of Swerve Star's characters show rather powerful strength despite looking rather weak. Of course, their attacks COULD be backed by magic, so again, it's debatable.
- It's also noted that Fauna is insanely strong as well. Perhaps not as strong as Jay, but still strong enough to lift up objects and the like several times her weight.
- Morty is yet another character who is positively puny, but packs a punch.
- One-Winged Angel:
- There's a few. Joe's Beast Form, Marissa's "Beast Siren" Form, and Crimson has a couple...
- Fauna also has one, she just never uses it unless she has good reason, which is rare.
- Oral Fixation: Murasashi is virtually never seen without bubblegum, and neither is Bola to a (somewhat) lesser extent. Could be handwaved in that it also functions as a weapon. Oh, and Marissa likes gum too.
- Illia is constantly eating, and says she just likes eating especially chewy food and food you really have to bite. Plus, she likes Watermelon Seed Spitting.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Rain the Vampire detests drinking blood. She prefers Cherry Soda. Also, sunlight doesn't effect her at all. And she claims to hate Twilight.
- Playing with Fire: Illia uses fire breathing attacks, and Baru can set his sword aflame.
- Power of Love:
- It's actually power, BTW. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you obviously haven't seen what Kukaki can do when she blows a kiss. IT EXPLODES. It's referred to as Love Magic. Bola has claimed to be able to use Love Magic, too, but as of yet has not.
- It's what Fauna's Sugar Rush is powered by.
- Valencia, being a nature spirit that supposedly represents Valentine's Day in some way, naturally has great skill in Love Magic, too.
- Marissa uses it, too. Mostly because she likes how enemies react to it.
- Power Trio:
- In the first story arc, it was Professor SSBBrawler, Rac Wade, and Manty.
- The villanous Power Trio contains the Future Professor, Deevil, and King Kuddles.
- Primal Scene: Sinnet unintentionally reading the Professor's mind while he's having a wet dream. Worse, the Professor was unaware that Sinnet was reading his mind, so...well...
- The Professor: Professor SSBBrawler, who everyone simply refers to as the Professor, is the embodiment of this.
- Prophet Eyes: Pretty much every Trigloian has these.
- Punch Clock Villain: Every single one of Deevil's mooks.
- Pure Energy: The Arthenyal Power Box. Contains unlimited energy and power.
- Ray Gun: Janus uses one of his own invention, that he can switch to a Laser Blade at will.
- Reverse Mole: S.L.U.G. This will be fully revealed in a eventual plotline.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Roboguy and Crafty, especially compared to Etaoin.
- Running Gag: An onion. An onion. An onion. An onion. An onion. An onion. An onion. An onion. An onion.
- Science Hero: Professor SSBBrawler.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Ezekiel. He tends to go in and out of overly verbose language. It's gotten to the point where Bola automatically "translates" the majority of the stuff he says without being asked.
- Serious Business: Played around with. It's arguably not used, but Avlana said the line, and I quote "And before anyone asks, this whole 'first kiss' crap is serious business!"
- Shout-Out: Lee briefly considers introducing himself as Roy Earle.
- Shrinking Violet: Illia, sort of. It's not because she's shy, it's more because she doesn't pay attention. Usually, she'll immediately shows her sweet side once you say her name or otherwise directly address her. (Though, that side can be fairly blunt, too)
- Sibling Team:
- Sinnet and Elbat.
- Flora and Fauna, though Fungus does join in from time to time, though he's technically not their sibling as he's adopted.
- The Smart Guy: The Professor, who's a genius of epic proportions.
- Spell Book: Ezekiel uses tomes and lexicons in more ways than one. He can read spells at them and hit his foes with them, too.
- Split Personality:
- Reln, who has an evil, feisty, fight-happy side and a good, more controlled side.
- Live, who can be a universal balance keeping jerkass or a girl-chasing hero.
- Starfish Aliens:
- According to the nameless creature, its species is this. They come not just from another universe, but that universe's reject pile!
- Thanks to Moose Fondue mentioning the nameless' heart 'growing three sizes that day', we learn that their hearts are turned into lungs and their lungs into stomachs. Their stomachs? Dunno.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Jocelyn in the "Always in Control" variation.
- Superpowered Evil Side:
- Rac Wade and Black Wade.
- Kiwi's inner demons all have unique powers.
- Hasn't been revealed as of yet, but Super Jay and Uber Sinnet. Only happens on accident.
- Sdrawkcab Name: Sinnet and Elbat is "Table Tennis" spelled backwards.
- Telepathy: Psi's primary form of communication. The bond between he and Janus allows a stronger mutual variation of this, allowing the two full access to the other's thoughts and memories.
- Theme Naming:
- All of the Shades are named after the letters of the Greek alphabet. The three known examples are Janus' companion Psi, his dead best friend Gamma, and General Sigma, the villain responsible for Gamma's death.
- Flora and Fauna. See Meaningful Name above.
- The Mentor: Madame Crystal is this to all of her students, which include Glyde, Joe, and Fauna.
- Throw the Book at Them: Ezekiel does this with Tomes and Lexicons. Oh, and even with ordinary dictionaries.
- Avlana. She swoons sweetly whenever Rac is around, but can punch a hole in a brick wall.
- Recently discovered with Jay. When he's not around somebody he loves, he's extremely grumpy and could probably bust a hole through a steel wall if he tried too hard.
- The Unintelligible: Psi, who 'speaks' in a series of crackling noises that only Janus can understand. He is capable of using telepathy to communicate with others, though, so it's not really an obstacle.
- Unusual Euphemism:
- The aforementioned 'S-L-U-know what'.
- Also, in Imagination Nation it's apparently normal to say "Aw, Nargle" and the like.
- Verbal Tic: Swerve's "yar", yar. HOWEVER, it should be noted despite this, he is an avatar of sorts for a person who only says "yar" by choice in real life.
- Villain Team-Up: A rather large one is currently being organised.
- Vitriolic Best Buds:
- Manty and Jay.
- To a lesser extent, Roboguy and Crafty. Though it hasn't happened in the city, they oftentimes duke it out.
- Wild Goose Chase: Notar led Bola and Ezekiel on one while the Professor battled Morqsue's embodiment of evil within Janus' mind.
- Would Hit a Girl: Cecil Garlish smacks his secretary as part of what is presumably his Establishing Character Moment.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: S.L.U.G and Zorbor.
The "TV Show" contains examples of:
- Big Red Button: Manty is tempted to press one of these in a short.
- Bizarro Episode: Du Fotrue Profesr and the Keng Deevl Col Shew. Though it has an excuse for being an April Fool's episode.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Parody: Manty and the Copiously Large Candy Shop.
- Darker and Edgier:
- Jims In Time, contrasted to the other silly and humor-based episodes, has a notably darker edge to it.
- The movie. I think that's 'nuff said.
- Fanterran Finale. Full stop.
- Everybody's Dead, Dave: In the movie, everyone except the Professor is killed, captured, brainwashed, or some other horrible fate happened to them.
- Never seen, but the Basement Monsters and most of the Triglo side-characters live through the movie.
- Fetish: Murasashi seems to have a thing for the sweater Jay bought in UFOs, Light-Rails, and Flying Cars.
- Gender Bender: The episode "I'm Scarred For Life." Accurately named, if I do say so myself.
- I Call It "Vera": A particular scene in Obedience.
- Halloween Episode
Deevil: Our land has been reclaimed, S.L.U.G. I've got nothing to live for!
S.L.U.G: We could always go somewhere else, you know.
Deevil: But where? Where could we go?
- There are several more through the series, but too much to fit in.
- Stylistic Suck: Many of the April Fools episode, mostly Du Fotrue Profesr and the Keng Deevl Col Shew
- Superhero Episode: "Who am I? I'm your worst nightmare. I... am... Man-tis!"
- Musical Episode: Unfortunately, there's one of these too.
- Noodle Incident: See the CMOF above.
- Villain Episode: Seriously, there is!
An RP named BitF World started on 6 June 2012, taking place in Bit F
City 10 years after the titular RP. It introduces new characters, as well as new users. It has also introduced a more organised plot system, which divides the story into chapters.
BitF World contains examples of:
The BitF World 'TV Series' contains examples of:
- Noodle Implements / Noodle Incident: 'A series of unfortunate events triggered by a pair of pliers, three screws, a staple gun, nineteen and a half sandwiches (all bologna), and a smiley face drawn on a 2x4', which caused Doctor Schaden to go back in time in Episode 344.