Campus Life is an on going RP on the Legends Incarnate, featuring characters from many different medias as well as several original character's living on a Campus while going to college. Needless to say, many wacky College shenanigans ensue...... Or at least, that was the original plot to the RP, anyways.Since then, Campus Life has somehow undergone a MASSIVEGenre Shift to a Sci-Fi/Drama/Action story as the characters are force to do battle with deadly enemies while still trying to get their school work done on time.Exactly how the story snowballed into that is unclear, but it widely believed the Genre Shift started when one of Miles 'Tails' Prower's inventions went haywire and accidentally turned him into a baby. The characters, unable to change him back on their own, seek the super scientist know as Alexander Thunderstorm ('Alex' for short), also the captain of his own star ship armada, for help. After many post, they manage to finally change Tails back, who in the process finds out he is the child of two godlike beings. While Tails learns more about his heritage, he ends up falling in love and eventually proposing to one of the ships crew members. However, the celebrating is cut short when Starmen start attacking the ship, shortly followed by a massive psychic wave created by everyones favorite Eldritch Abomination.Meanwhile, back on earth, Nazo manages to escape the Chaos Emeralds thanks to Giygas' attack, and quickly starts to go after the Chaos Emeralds to achive his perfect form. After several failed attempts, (one of which involved four of the emeralds getting teleported to the future) he finally crosses paths with Sonic and Rainbow Dash, who were in the middle of a race. Not happy with having their race interrupted by a 'radioactive hedgehog man', the two team up to try and take Nazo down. During the battle, Dash manages to discover a new power in the Element of Loyalty that lets her absorb attacks and send them back at their attacker. After she manages to absorb a massive blast from Nazo, she attempts to send it right back at him.This, however, proves too much for the Element to bear, and instead releases a massive wave of negative chaos energy, which accidentally turns Sonic into Dark Super Sonic ('Dark Sonic' for short). Dark Sonic makes short work of Nazo, but quickly turns his attention to chaos general chaos instead. Though Klonoa, who was over seeing the race to make sure noting got out of hand, manages to get Dash to a safe place in time, he forgets and leaves her Element behind. As small particles of energy are absorbed into it, only time will tell if that will cost them in the future...The 'Dark Sonic' arc officially ended on October 26th, 2013 with Sonic finally returning to normal, albeit needing to spend some time to recover before he can get back into the action. In the meanwhile, there's been some attempt to return the RP back to it's original 'wacky collage shenanigans' roots, though things quickly got out of hand again as a riot broke out on Campus. Only ime will tell when order will be restored or if another major arc will start up from this...This massive RP has been going on since way back in '07, managing to survive four Forum transitions and still keep a regular user base through out. Though most of the early arcs of the RP have been deleted due to the original Forum it was on going belly up (mostly the 'Baby Tails' arc), an archive from the last few Forums it was on that are still up (though inactive) can be found here, here, with it's most recent (and active) incarnation found here. Anyone is free to join, but please make sure to register your character on the Forums registration thread first. Though the RP is pretty forgiving on newcomers who aren't familar with the plot, if really want to have a good understanding of what's going on, beware of Archive Binging.
Current Role Players
xXThunderflameXx (Head of the current A-Plot, been around since the start of the RP.)
Tailsisreal (Controls Tails, who is a major character in the A-Plot, been around since the start of the RP.)
Vulpinesnow (Controls several characters important to both plots.)
Trueblade Hinata (Been in the RP since the start of the RP, has a lot of characters needed for both plots)
Hahli Nuva (Controls Elysium, who has been a major character in the Dark Sonic plot. Now uses Lara Croft as his main character.)
Past Role Players
Stoner Pikachu/Australian Lucario (Head of the original Forum, left due to losing interest in RPs)
Milkshake2008 (Head of the second Forum, left for the same reason as Lucario)
Pikana (Controlled Link, Zelda, and Peach. Left due to personal issues and losing interest in the RP)
Not My Real Name (Ocassionally posted, went on to make his own Forum)
Toko WH (Was the head of the Dark Sonic arc. Left RPing to work on his works and because the RP started to get a bit too serious for his liking.)
Moorage (Ocassionally posted back in the day, left because of lack of interest)
Laps55 (Ocassionally posted back in the day, left because of losing interest in RPs)
Ultimate Weapon X (Left due to having a massive falling out with a majority of the Forum goers that resulted in a three day ban. Besides GodModing and turning his characters into Possession Sues, he would often get into fights and complain about others personal interests when someone even remotely implied they liked something he didn't.)
Samta Clause (A relative new comer to the RP, posted for a bit before computer problems and real life got in the way.)
This RP provides examples of:
Aborted Arc: Sonic and Scourge were teleported away for a showdown that has yet to happen. On top of that, Sonic reappears a (though it's a long time after said fight was suppose to take place)later to challenge RD to a Race, with no word of what happened.
Originally, the B-Plot before the Dark Sonic arc started up back on Campus was going to be about the people living there dealing with the Slenderman. Due to a lack of interest though, it was quickly retooled into the Dark Sonic plot.
There was also one long ago where Zelda kills herself because she thinks Link was cheating on her with Peach, which was suppose to lead to her body being possessed by the Shadow Queen. Though the suicide took place, and the Shadow Queen did possess her body, she, Link, and Peach have long since disappeared from the RP. (Mostly because the user controllinger her lost interest in RPing and left.)
There was also a sub-plot with Tony (then named Mark) trying to get the Chaos Emeralds for Klonoa so he could go super on his birthday. (He had been wanting to do so ever since he saw Sonic do it) Though the seven Chaos Emeralds have eventually been brought together, it's for a very different reason...
Another plot was where Tony (then named Mark) joined the S.O.S. Brigade, and their first task was to find 'pegasusus' and dragons. While the 'pegasusus' eventually made their appearance, the dragon has yet to appear, and the S.O.S. Brigade hasn't made an appearance since.
The second riot that ended up snowballing into a 'battle of divinity' ended rather quickly due to the author heading it quitting RPing. According to him, though, that was only the very start of the massive new B-Plot he had planed. From what he says, some of the key things he had planed were Fifi learning magic and accidentally teleporting Spyro and Cynder from the past to the present, Classic Spyro somehow getting involved in the plot and learning about his purple dragon abilities, Ember striking up an Odd Friendship with Near and eventually developing into more of an Action Girl than a Fangirl, a bunch of dragon eggs getting stolen and falling into the possession of Robotnik, Dr. Wily, and Bowser, Toko developing a device similar to mega stones that would allow people to access their Super Modes without use of the Chaos Emeralds, and eventually it would all climax with The Dark Master escaping his prison at the center of the earth.
And, of course, there was all the original 'wacky College shenanigans' that was suppose to take place in regards to the original idea of the RP. (Though, there has been some effort to return the RP back to it's original concept...)
Action Bomb: Combuskens explode when their skin is ruptured. Alex teleports nearby a trio of enemies, who fire upon him, and who proceed to get thrown through a wall when he goes up.
The cells parasitizing Absol have had some success self-modifying adapting to threats. Their ability is limited, though, by needing DNA on file to make the change. For instance, they were only able to handle an enzyme that cured the paralysis they were inflicting once they got the DNA for a protease designed to cleave that enzyme.
Alternate Reality: A Stargate is used to bring in Sonic’s counterpart from one. Tails' evil counterpart also comes from this world, though he didn't use a Stargate to get there.
Despite the fact that many characters and lands are stated to take place in the same world, it's also implied there's a bunch of these too, with Tony and Toko being part of the 'Multiversial Defence Force'.
Amplifier Artifact: The seven Chaos Emeralds are used as the MacGuffin for quite a few of the plots in the RP. It's so integral that currently there are now EIGHT Chaos Emeralds in use in the RP, though technically the eighth is the Anarchy Beryle Scourge brought with him from the said Aborted Arc above. (The characters just call it a Chaos Emerald for simplicity sake, and the fact that they more or less share the same properties.)
The Elements of Harmony are a subversion of this trope. At first, it appears they're powering up the Chaos Emeralds when Dash uses them, but what's really going on is they're restoring it back to when it was first created and at its most balanced energy wise.
Androids Are People, Too: COSE gets offended at Tails' reaction to seeing Pri's artificial brain, and retorts that Tails' own isn't any prettier.
Angst Nuke: Mewtwo weaponizes exactly how bad of a day he'd been having.
Anti Anti Christ: The cells of the creature created by the Mistress are capable of infecting other living things. The creature is horrified by this, and very much seeks to minimize the damage it causes.
Anxiety Dreams: Dashie has one where a 'blood red creature' is destroying the planet and was just about to kill her friends before she woke up. It causes her to have a mini-Freak Out and has to be held down by Klonoa due to the fact she was still in recovering from her fight with Nazo.
Apathetic Citizens: Ezren, Midna, nor the class they're teaching seem all too concerned about the massive riot going on outside at the time, or the oraganic Fantastic Nuke slowly decending on them, or the Forces of Nature invading Campus being led by a giant golem creature. Even after they realize what's going on with the battle of divinity taking place on Campus, Ezren still decides to continue teaching the class, stating things like this usually work themselves out.
Apocalypse How: Type 3. One scene takes place on a planet that was previously depopulated by Rednaxela.
Hubris' attempts a type X after he fused with Nazo, creating a giant energy sphere he planned to use to blow up the planet with.
According to Midna, this is the reason practicing magic outside of class is highly discouraged. If a spell is cast improperly by someone with enough magical potentional, and there's no anti-magical measures put in place, there's a chance it could cause a chain reaction that not only would destroy the Campus, but possibly all of existance with it.
The boss battle theme to Kid Icarus: Uprising was used during the fight against Cragalanche when Viridi attempted to destroy Campus in response to their rioting, fittingly enough.
The Assimilator: Absol has been infected with Thing-like cells, which are systematically destroying his own and replacing them with replicas of themselves. The Mistress claims that Absol’s personhood will be preserved by this process.
Baleful Polymorph: The RP begins shortly after an invention of Tails’ turns him into an infant
Tsutarja was transformed by her creators from a Snivy-morph to an Absol-morph.
The Dragonair Hakuryu was transformed into a Funny Animal by Alex. As she was used to the idea of Pokemon-Trainer relationships, she took this fairly well.
Balance Between Good and Evil: According to Sonata, the personification of the positive Chaos Energy in the Chaos Emeralds, this was the case with the positive and negative energy in the Emeralds, and that NAZO was the one who was suppose to keep the peace between her and Hubris. However, though Hubris already wanted revenge on humanity for abusing his power, it wasn't until Giygas' psychic wave did this get upset, as it powered Hubris up and allowed him to over power Sonata and brainwash Nazo into being his servant.
Batman Gambit: When Elysium informs Toko of Twi's rash plan to confront Dark Sonic with the Elements and how stupid it was, Toko informs her that he's actually counting on it... Turns out Toko planed all a long to use the Elements of Harmony to purify the Chaos Emeralds, and Dash was originally delievering a response from Princess Celestia. However, when Dark Sonic/Hubris showed up, he was forced to rework it a bit in a way that would restore Dash's confidence on her own so she could fully use her element again.
Beam-O-War: Happens at the very end of the Dark Sonic arc, when a fused Hubris and Nazo uses the Spirit Bomb-like 'Chaos Breaker' to try and destroy the wrold. The heroes in retaliation unleash their strongest energy attacks to try and stop it, all of which combine into one massive energy wave that slams into the planetoid energy sphere.
Berserk Button: Petunia seems to be more upset that a Starmen called her a ‘meatbag’ than by the fact that it started shooting her.
BFG: The SK-60s produce nuclear fusion as a side effect.
Big Bad: Giygas was planned to be the first real over arcing Big Bad of the RP, but things changed when the RP controlling him realized he couldn't do much with him. He did unintentionally start off the Dark Sonic arc off by releasing Nazo from the Chaos Emeralds.
That said, each arc so far has had it's current Big Bad. Dark Super Sonic and later Hubris in the Dark Sonic arc, and Artemis is seeming to become the new one for the A-Plot.
Big Damn Heroes: Once the Generator starts melting, the ship’s occupants are rescued by the USAF Nebula.
Just as Hubris is sacraficing himself to make sure his massive energy sphere destroys the planet, Pit comes flying in wearing the Three Sacred Treasures and slams into him, disrupting his concentration and letting the heroes destroy the sphere, and let them hit him with their massive Combined Energy Attack.
Big "Shut Up!": Alex’s reaction when Kaen mocks an experience of one of his students.
Blatant Lies: The Mistress suggests to Absol that the cells taking over his body will start using a new neurotoxin to paralyze him now that nanorobots are in place to make the old one ineffective. She certainly doesn’t think this is likely, but just wants to make a plausible explanation for the onset of his paralysis again once she disables the nannites.
After capturing Mewtwo, the Mistress mentions a way she could spin the situation to make herself look clean, but dismisses it as an insult to his intelligence.
Book Ends: Though the RP is nowhere near over yet, the Dark Sonic arc starts with Dash accidentally releasing a wave of negative Chaos Energy that transforms Sonic into Dark Sonic. At the climax, Dash releases another wave after going Super, this time of positive Chaos Energy, to grant those around her their own Super forms and generally boost their power up to fight Hubris.
Brain Washed: The Mistress has done this to JARVIS, trapping Tony inside the Iron Man suit. She’s trying to do this to Absol, to make him easier to study.
Buffy Speak: Rae attempts to quote Iyka in calling the campus a "quasi-symmetrical homo… sexual… something or other… subspace thing."
Campus Riot: One happens mid way through the second thread of Campus Life, thanks to Absol and (the now Cunningham'd) Rikiki getting into an Attract war. (Rikiki started it for lulz, but it quickly got out of hand and freaked her out when Absol asked her to marry him while under the influence and Absol did it for revenge. Needless to say, it ends up hitting random Pokemon students who quickly start brawling when they see their 'loved ones' being attacked. Kai (A Firebender who was also Cunningham'd) was all too willing to turn it into Campus wide chaos. Eventually order is restored.
Another riot ends up breaking out due to Sheldon's attempt to teach a class. Once again, this was started by Kai. Though, this one's a LOT more serious in nature compaired to the one above...
Call Back: At the end of the Dark Sonic arc the first thing Sonic says to RD once he finally returns to normal is: "Looks like... You won..." calling back to their earlier race that was interrupted.
Cannibalism Superpower: A creature created by the Mistress can incorporate any genetic material it consumes into its own genome.
Canon Discontinuity: Pretty much anything that happened before the Dark Sonic arc that wasn't key to the A-Plot with Tails/Alex, or the virus that's going on with Absol. See Aborted Arc above and Retcon below.
Besides the main games being canon, Tails has also mention several times about the events that happened between him and Cosmo, showing that the events of Sonic X have taken place before the RP. Despite this, Bunnie Rabbot has appeared in the RP and remembers Tails, and Tails even refers to her as his aunt. On top of that, Scourge and an Anarchy Berly (and later Miles Prower/Anti-Tails) have also appeared in the RP, Scourges sudden disappearance notwithstanding. On top of that, Tails has been established as the son of two beings from the original Universe of one of the authors, and ontop of that, the author who originally controlled Fifi has stated he sees Tiny Toon Adventures taking place on Sonic's world, though that has yet to make a big impact on the RP.
Although it hasn't made a big impact yet, it's also stated that the events of Turnabout Storm had taken place prior to the RP, despite the fact that both Phoenix and the mane cast live in the same massive world as most of the characters in the RP, while a major theme of TAS is how Phoenix was teleported to another world and how weird he finds Equestria.
The 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider is implied to have taken place sometime before the RP. Lara Croft sometimes has flashbacks about what happened on Yamatai. She still writes about her time on the island in her journals, and she even wears the same attire and uses the same (although fully upgraded) weapons for the RP. She talks about her friend Sam a lot, and how she jumped with joy when she saw Lara's invitation to Smash Campus.
The Kira case is also stated to have take place before the RP, which is a main reson why nether L or Light haven't appeared in the RP yet, and likely won't in the future.
The Disgaea and Kid Icarus verses have also been overhailed to flow better in the RP. The Netherworld use to be the Underworld, but when Pit managed to kill Hades all those years ago, it left a void over who would oversee the Underworld. Eventually, Krichevskoy rose to become the new ruler and oversee the souls. Being much more benevolent in nature than Hades, the Underworld entered an era of "peace" and eventually became the Netherworld. The events of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness take place, with Laharl taking his fathers place as the current God of the Netherworld. (Though he prefers "Overlord".)
Supernatural power has been explained as being the result of Chaos Emeralds, or a given universe's equivalent of them. Mewtwo noticed that Mega Evolution felt similar to when his powers were corrupted by a Chaos Emerald, suggesting a connection between Mega Evolution and Sonic-universe super modes.
Cassandra Truth: Artemis tells Tails of another entity treating her like an ant, and he doesn't believe her.
Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Thanks to users leaving over time, this was inevitable even for canon characters. In a list, we have:
Dangerously Genre Savvy: The Mistress chided Mewtwo for asking her about her plans. She also becomes unwilling to brainwash Mephiles once he claims himself to be a deity, not wanting to spell her doom by trying to amass too much power.
Defeat by Modesty: Absol ends a sparring match with Tsutarja by accidently tearing off her bra.
Demonic Possession: Eventually revealed to be the case with Dark Super Sonic. He's possessed by the negative energy of the Chaos Emeralds (who calls itself 'Power', though his real name is Hubris) and intends on getting revenge against humanity for abusing its power.
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Lara swings an axe at Erik. Initially, she couldn't believe he'd been felled in one hit - and it turns out, she was right.
Disaster Dominoes: The events surrounding the second riot on Campus fall under this. Sheldon gives a lecture, while beingSheldon, which leads to the class getting bored and angry. Dashie sees this and tries to entertain the class to get them through it, leading to Sheldon catching her. She insults Sheldon's teaching when confronted, with Sheldon giving an Lame Come Back in response. Oswald sees Dashie mocking him, and already not being big on half-animal/sentient animal beings due to his personal experiances, steps in to defend Sheldon by calling her a 'wench'. This seriously p***ess Dash off, leading Ciel stepping in to try and defend her by pointing out that Sheldon's teaching skills really are that bad, prompting angry grumbles of agreeance from the class. Sheldon complains that it's their fault and tried to dumb it down as best as possible, which leads to Tony trying to defuse the situation by reminding everyone they already had a riot on Campus. This reminds Kai of the earlier one, who decides to declair another riot in class for the lulz, which snowballs into a Campus wide one. Then Viridi, already a firm believer in the Humans Are Bastards trope, sees them rioting again over a minor reason and decides to attempt to nuke the Campus with a Reset Bomb in response. As one of the RPers put it:
"Wow. How does the school still function? Where is Master Hand, anyway?"
Ditto Fighter: Elysium can copy other character's weapons and abilities. Of course, it has been toned down for balancing reasons.
Doomsday Device: The Eclipse Cannon is brought up, and briefly aimed at the planet.
Door Stopper: Even not counting the original post that got deleted because of the original Forum being deleted, as of posting this Campus Life has gone on for four Forums, 173 pages, and 5,190 post (each with varying degrees off length, from laconic single sentences to chapter worthy epics in and of themself) all together. Have fun trying to read it all.
Dynamic Entry: How Nazo introduces himself to Sonic and RD, side kicking Dash and knocking her out of her Sonic Rainboom.
Easily Forgiven: Even after being made a Pokemon Puppet by Petunia, Mewtwo forgives her, understanding that she hadn't been thinking straight at the time. He also has some experience with lapses in morality.
Eldritch Abomination: Giygas hasn’t been seen yet, but considering the psychic attack he pulled on the Nebula, he’s probably this.
Emotionally Tongue Tied: The Mistress becomes far less coherent when referring to the Eldrich Abomination that reduced her to a melting mess on the floor.
Enemy Mine: The Mistress teams up with the Nebula to take down Mephiles. She’s sticking around for the fight against Giygas.
Everybody Laughs Ending: The conclusion to the Dark Sonic arc ends like this. Once Hubris is defeated and everyone returns to normal, Rainbow Dash is a bit depressed over how she can't have her Super form all the time. Twilight is quick to say though that given the choice between fighting Hubris again and RD having a permanent super form, she would choose fighting Hubris again sense a permanent super form Rainbow Dash would likely be more dangerous. This gets a laugh out of everyone nearby, and though Rainbow pouts at the joke at her expense, she eventually joins in too.
Everyone Is Related: Non-conventionally. Apollo is Erik’s brother. Sune and Erik were possessing Sam and Tails’ parents when they conceived, and also spearheaded the creation of the Ferenics, which went on to create Alex together with Apollo, who then created Pri. Now try not to think about the fact that Tails is dating his great-niece.
Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: A twist – the Mistress considers that she does understand compassion in others, but isn’t sure what to make of it when she gets a dose.
Evil Is Hammy: "Hello. Hello, Professor Mewtwo," The insectoid said, in a low, seductive voice, "It's an honor. I've heard great things about your teaching prowess, and there is much I hope to learn from you."
Evilutionary Biologist: The Mistress is trying to produce new species to be the dominant powers of the Universe, because she’s unhappy with her sisters’ creations. To be fair, the Ferenic Hive Mind created races do suffer some questionable design choices, but the Mistress is less concerned with fixing them than with turning them into second-class citizens.
Extranormal Institute: Welcome to Smash campus, where blue hedgehogs can learn physics from a genetically-engineered telepathic cat.
Fantastic Nuke: Viridi attempts to hit the Campus with a Reset Bomb in response to the two riots that broke out over the RP, with Pit and Palutena trying to stop her.
Fantastic Racism: Absol has come to hate humanity after a few particularly nasty slights against him by humans.
The Starmen don’t seem to care much for ‘meatbags’.
Fastball Special: In order to hit the flying Absol, his pirate captives started throwing each other at him.
Faux Affably Evil: The Mistress bantered with and kissed Tony Stark. She can outright become annoyed at people, though.
Fighting from the Inside: When Petunia takes over Mewtwo's powers, she wasn't able to prevent him from also using his powers. He tries to use this to escape from Petunia, only to discover that she can simply turn off his powers if he starts misbehaving. A little while later, he comes across a problem that can be solved by temporarily shutting off his powers, and starts misbehaving to get Petunia to do just that.
Forceful Kiss: The Mistress does this to Tony Stark, just to mess with him.
Fusion Dance: After his control over Sonic is broken by the Elements of Harmony, what's ever left of Hubris fuses with Nazo in a last ditch attempt to blow up the planet.
Genre Savvy: Though a good number of character's are this, Toko stands out due to spending multiple years as a part of the Multiversial Defense Force.
Kaen Drought is a troper.
Genre Shift: As mentioned above, over the course of the RP the theme goes from 'Wacky College shenanigans' to 'Sci-Fi/Action/Drama'. Though it happens gradually over the RP (some of the earlier plots still had the original theme in mind), many agree it was when Giygas attacked the Nebula did the RP completely shift from it's original theme.
Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Though he's currently a major driving force in the plot, Giygas was also this due to coming out of nowhere even with some slight foreshadowing. The characters barely had time to even realize what's going on before he sends his Starmen after everyone.
Godzilla Threshold: Discussed when Twilight talks with Toko about whether or not they should get the Celestia and Luna involveed with stopping Dark Super Sonic.
"I'd rather not involve deities if I don't have to. This situation is a bit bleak because of how unpredictable it was, but it's not on that level of uncontrollableness." Toko stated, as he gave a confident smile. "Trust us. We've dealt with worse." Toko said, as Twi was still unsure.
Genius Bruiser: Mewtwo is a 6’07” beast that can crush Petunia like a tin can with his mind. He’s the head of the physics department.
Tails might be this, after Mewtwo unlocked his psychic powers. He can now lift people into the air with ease, while still being a Gagiteer Genius.
Genius Ditz: Schitzophrenia doesn’t seem to prevent you from developing the technology to become nigh-omnipotent, as seen by the Ferenics.
A God Am I: Mephiles warns the Mistress that, because of his godhood, trying to brainwash him wouldn’t work so well. The Mistress tells him that she’s taught that lesson herself.
Go Mad from the Isolation: Inverted. The Mistress claims that the Hive Mind is what drove the Ferenics insane. The Mistress herself became sane when she was severed from the Hive Mind, perhaps lending credence to her claim.
Good Powers, Bad People: The Mistress figures out how to use her matter-warping powers to heal. She uses this on the heroic Shadow, but only because she’s in an Enemy Mine situation.
Green-Skinned Space Babe: Tails once asked if this was a requirement for women on board the Generator. Tsutarja was a literal example before her Baleful Polymorph.
Hope Spot: The Mistress get’s one of these, when Absol requests the Mistress’s help in dealing with his break-up with Tsutarja. His cooperation, however, didn’t allow the Mistress to get past his telepathic barriers.
Humanity's Wake: After killing Nebula’s strain of humanity, the Ferenics repopulated their Universe with new sentient life – including a second strain of humanity.
I Am Not a Gun: In a flashback shortly after Mewtwo killed the Team Rocket grunts that killed his family, Charles asks what Mewtwo can do to help the world. Mewtwo initially says that he's a weapon of mass destruction that can't help people. Charles steers him out of this line of thinking, and directs him to a career in physics.
I Am Who?: Apollo reveals to orphaned Tails that his long-lost parents were hosts to two nasty ascended beings.
Insectoid Aliens: The Ferenics are waist-tall, bipedal ants. They aren’t aliens, though, but an artificially-created species from Earth.
Interspecies Romance: All of the current relationships at the moment. The human/kitsune Tails is dating the AI Pri, Absol is dating the absol-like humanoid Tsutarja, Lapras is dating Mewtwo, Alex has sexual tension with the Raekan Reala.
I Surrender, Suckers: Emperor Kaen Drought pretends to surrender to Absol, who was attacking the walls of his quarantine. This was mostly to distract him, so that his soldier might grab him.
Kill All Humans: The Ferenics pulled this off, with the exception of the USAF Nebula crew.
Kill the God: The Tails Doll developed a telepathic connection with the Ferenics, and began eating their souls.
Long Runner: After starting in 2007, it is the only RP from the original Forum it was on to survive the jump to Milks, then to Toko's, and 'then' to Ultimates.
Love Triangle: Though it's only just started, one seems to be developing between Fifi (A) and Iyka (B) with Tails' evil alternate-universe counterpart Miles Prower. (C) (Though, Miles himself could care less. Instead, he just sees possible elements for future plots...)
Mad God: The Ferenics populated Alex’s Universe. They have schizophrenia.
Mad Love: The Ferenics become affected by a love-ray attack used by Absol, causing them to harass him and completely freak him out.
Magic Versus Science: Thoroughly averted. Mewtwo, the head of the physics department on campus, has collaborated with the magic department. Among other things, they discovered the possibility of creating a true vacuum.
Manipulative Bastard: The Mistress generally prefers to brainwash people into doing her bidding. When this isn’t possible, she’s still a skilled liar.
Mass Super-Empowering Event: The mane six manage to do this by using the Elements of Harmony and the positive energy of the Chaos Emeralds together in order to stop Hubris. The results end up ranging from a massive power boost to full on Super Modes for those near by.
Mind Rape: Giygas does this to everyone on the Nebula bridge.
The Mistress seems to do this to Mewtwo and Charles the Latios. Her mind control device/powers make it hard to think while they feed the target’s brain with propaganda.
Nicol Bolas boasts that his talent at this has earned him the title of Mind Ripper.
Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Dr. Eggman’s toned down a little, to the point that it even takes him a little convincing to take revenge on Alex. COSE still feels the need to call to mind that the technology that Eggman tried to barter from Alex were all military in nature.
More than Mind Control: Even with her brainwashing abilities ineffective on Absol, the Mistress was still able to talk him out of committing suicide, and convinced him for a time that a relationship with Tsutarja wouldn’t work. Her work on Charles and Mewtwo suggest that even her conventional mind control works like this, producing rational reasons for whatever idea she’s trying to plant, while inhibiting counter-arguments.
Mind-Control Device: As with all her powers, the Mistress’s brainwashing abilities are technologically based.
Petunia, after coming to after the fight against the Kyubi Doll. She asks of Mewtwo hates her.
My Greatest Failure: How Dashie feels once Hubris gains control and she finally reveals the truth about how Sonic became Dark Super Sonic in the first place.
My Species Doth Protest Too Much: The Mistress has been freed of the Ferenic Hive Mind. She is quite sane, and sees her sisters as grossly incompetent. Her ultimate goal is to produce new species to rule the Universe.
Nanomachines: Available for a variety of purposes aboard the Generator and Nebula. One character is made of them.
And then trying to get rid of Absol by insulting him. Stroke of genius right there
Neuro-Vault: Charles sets up an elaborate one to throw off telepaths. He plants a phrase in Lapras' mind in the native Pokemon language, which the enemy telepaths wouldn't understand. He then establishes a telepathic block to keep Lapras from thinking about, and thus translating, the phrase. He tells Lapras to get to an internet connection to look up a legal term, telepathically. Out loud, he tells Lapras to keep out of trouble.
Never Found the Body: Petunia becomes worried when she realizes that she never found the remains of the Kyubi Doll. Mewtwo actually did discover the red gem that the Kyubi Doll left behind, but buried it in order to get back to it later.
No Gravity for You: Inverted. On the Nebula, the artificial gravity is increased around intruders.
Non-Human Undead: The Kyubi Doll created several ghosts of Ferenics to intimidate Petunia
Noodle Incident: Before Dash's role was Retconed, RD once mentioned how she was still getting over that time one of Twilights spells accidentally turned her into a colt for three days.
No Sell: Absol and Mephiles were completely resistant to the Mistress’s brainwashing, although she could still read their minds.
Dark Sonic was infamous for this when he got the 'Absolute Zero Armor' upon obtaining three Emeralds. The main reason Sonic no longer has it (or is even controlled by the original user who registered him) is because of how many Forum goers were complaining about how over powered he was.
Petunia's Adaptive Ability will allow her to do this after she's taken enough hits from a new attack. She can even learn to absorb the energy and re-direct it.
Not Brainwashed: As confirmed by Pri, Mewtwo’s attack on Alex wasn’t due to any subliminal programming by the Mistress. Up until that point, even Mewtwo hadn’t been sure.
Oh Crap: Mewtwo discovers the demigoddess that’s trapped him is sensible enough not to describe her whole plan when asked, and becomes afraid for existence.
Absol, as well, when he sees the Mistress catch Charles’ Dragon Pulse
Organic Technology: Alex is able to design semi-biological replacement limbs for the amputee Bunnie Rabbot. Pri’s robotic body also has significant living tissue.
One-Winged Angel: Dark Sonic pulls this after gaining all seven Chaos Emeralds, draining them of their negative energy and obtaining a new orange with piercing yellow eyes form.
One Steve Limit: Averted. Several characters in the RP share the same name. This can get a bit confusing at times, though... For example, when Toko was trying to contact Alexander Thunderstorm, Twi ends up teleporting him to another Alex in the RP. Who's a Combusken.
It's not my fault. They both have a similar field of mana around them. It was an honest mistake for even the most advanced magic user.
The One Steve Limit was invoked when the two Alexes came into contact; the human Alex elected to go by 'Professor Thunderstorm' instead.
To say nothing of when Artemis' mind fled from her body. Both she and the Puppeteer Parasites still in her body continued to use the name 'Artemis'.
People Puppets: Petunia started taking control of Mewtwo's body and powers.
Person of Mass Destruction: Gohan can output thousands of times the power of the sun. Alex is terrified of him, and isn’t sure how he’s going to handle being in the same room with him in order to teach a class.
Mewtwo is stated to be as powerful as one ton of TNT, and certain events have increased his powers still.
Nicol Bolas's physical entrance onto the planet has completely devastated the island he manifested on.
Phlebotinum Break Down: A Chaos-Emerald-influenced teleport from Mewtwo causes a runaway reaction in the Generator’s Z-Pec reactors, leading to the destruction of the ship.
Phlebotinum Overload: Happen's to Dash's element when facing Nazo. After Nazo unleashed a massive blast of energy at point blank range, Dash's element manages to absorb it but is visibly overpowered. Dash attempts to send the blast back at Nazo, but instead the element releases a massive wave of negative chaos energy, not only damaging herself but also accidentally transforms Sonic into Dark Super Sonic.
Physical God: Quite a few characters are mentioned to be this, though none of them have shown any true traits of this beyond the ocassional A God I Am speeches. Palutena and Viridi are major characters in the current RP arc though.
Portal Network: The Generator and Nebula have ‘Jump ports’. Characters can teleport between them, allowing swift navigation of the ships.
Power Armor: Common enough that custom power armor suits are made on the spot as sports gear. Iron Man also comes into play.
Power Glows: Mewtwo starts bioluminescing after re-absorbing energy he'd spent teleporting into orbit.
Power Incontinence: The Chaos Emerald gave this to Mewtwo, causing him to destroy a tree and a starship.
When Giygas attacks, the Mistress looses control of her powers, and gradually shapeshifts into a visceral blob.
Power Nullifier: The Mistress builds a device to catch incoming teleportations, intending to trap Professor Mewtwo.
Pragmatic Villainy: Pragmatic Villainy: Cathy thinks this of the Mistress, and is thus confused and quite irritated when she does something apparently For the Evulz. It turns out, this wasn’t a case of her being villainous at all.
Diana lets one out in accusation toward Apollo after his "drone" attempted to force her under his rules.
Present Day Past / Unintentional Period Piece: Due to being a Long Runner, this is natural. For example, there's at one point in the thread on Milks Forum where Mark (Tony) takes out a Nintendo DS and plays Pokemon Platinum to past time while waiting. Said post was made in 2009.
Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Twilight does this, complete with Glowing Eyes of Doom when Hubris punches Rainbow Dash away from the group to fight her solo, and Nazo blocks her from helping by kicking her back when she tried to follow them.
Twilight: Get out. Of my. Way.
Prefect Nazo: Make me.
Puny Earthlings: Pokemon tend to be much stronger than humans - one, at least, has thought of them as children, needing to be protected. On top of that, many Pokemon that have appeared are geniuses by human standards or outright have superhuman intelligence.
Random Events Plot: Pretty much anything that wasn't the A-Plot until the Dark Sonic arc started up. Mainly this was because of the Aborted Arcs above, wanting to test out character pairings, and Users leaving due to personal reasons / losing interest in RPs.
Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Tsutarja was designed specifically to be Ms Fanservice, and has safeguards to ensure she can never be anything but. She isn't happy with the beings that created her.
Restraining Bolt: When Mewtwo forcibly removed Petunia from his skin, his powers turned off, and experienced extreme pain.
Originally, RD was suppose to be brought in from Haruhi looking for her. Then she was an old 'friend' of Tony who tried to help him stop Scourge. When that became an Aborted Arc, though she kept the 'being Tony's old 'friend'' part, she only recently landed on Campus before the Dark Sonic plot started.
As mentioned several times, Tony was originally called Mark.
As stated in Aborted Arc above, Klonoa wanted to go Super after seeing Sonic do it. Later on though, Klonoa mentions that he actually has gone Super a few times in the past.
The RPer who controls Phoenix even uses this trope by name when Phoenix goes from helping the others fight Hubris to just arriving on Campus by train.
Ridiculously Human Robot: Pri does tend to speak formally, but it is otherwise difficult to tell that she has a quantum computer for a brain. She even falls in love and enjoys sex.
Robotic Psychopath: The author controlling the Starmen outright admits to channeling HK-47
Sanity Has Advantages: While the Mistress lost a lot of the Ferenic’s sufficiently advanced tech when she broke free of the Hive Mind, the sanity she gained has turned her from a Great Gazoo into a considerable threat.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Alex teleports a thousand light years away when Gohan, who’s power output is several thousand times greater than the sun, teleports onto the Nebula’s bridge.
When Yoda appears, and offers the Mistress and Mephiles the chance to flee, the Mistress takes it.
Sealed Evil in a Can: Nazo was this in the Chaos Emeralds, until Giygas' psychic blast freed him. There's also Hubris, the personification of the negative energy of the Chaos Emeralds, who intends to get revenge on humanity for abusing his power.
Giygas has done this to himself to survive, during a bout of sanity after he himself was put under Mind Rape.
Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Alex, Petunia, and Pri are all offenders. Mewtwo’s telepathic transmissions read like this, but they are text translations.
Set Swords to Stun: While a character may or may not be the Big Bad of his or her own continuity, for the sake of power balance, this was ruled to be in effect unless permission is given by involved roleplayers.
Several memes have been referenced over the RP. From Over 9000 to All your base are belong to us, it's hard to peg down a meme that hasn't be used in the RP.
Rainbow Dash's and Klonoa's Super Modes are actually based off the popular fanon concepts created by the dA User Super-Klonoa, who is also using said concepts in his current major fanfic series Harmonic Spectrum and Super Klonoa Unleashed, respectively. (though, the method of how they achieve these forms are different than how it happens in the RP) Several of the other Super Modes the mane cast takes are also based on his fanon super form concepts.
During her attack on Campus, Viridi mentions on how she should have invested in Bedrock armor when Laharl manages to break off Cragalanche's stone armor. Pit quickly response by saying that unless she plans on modding, it hasn't been added in yet.
So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Tsutarja doesn't necessarily hate being beautiful. She hates everyone else for making a big deal out of it.
Somebody Set Us Up The Bomb: The ILP teleports an explosive in the middle of a group of Pokemon investigating a kidnapping they performed.
Subspace or Hyperspace: Mistress Chaos Controls four of the Emeralds into the future to keep Nazo from getting his hands on them. When Dark Sonic returns later, he's able to pull them out of the temporary Hyperspace they were put in.
Sufficiently Advanced Aliens: The Ferenics can create bombs filled with frogs out of thin air, stop time, and transform people, all without apparent effort and certainly without any apparent technology. Not only did they acquire their powers through scientific research, they are an artificial species in of themselves.
Super Mode: A given, considering that the Chaos Emeralds are often the MacGuffin of the RP. Besides Dark Super Sonic, Super Saiyans have popped up several times in the RP, and Klonoa has implied to have gone super once before as well. On top of that, by using a combination of the positive energy in the Chaos Emeralds and the Elements of Harmony, not only does Rainbow Dash go super, she also allows everyone near her general location to get their own version of this trope to fight Hubris with. Realizing he's out numbered, Hubris then summons Nazo back and empowers him to his prefect form to help even the odds a little.
Played with with Pit. Though he managed to help the others defeat Hubris and generally it puts him on the same level of one who has a Super Mode, instead of gaining a true version of this trope he instead dons the Three SacredTreasures when he has to fight an exceedingly powerful enemy. The main reason he doesn't use them all the time (sense these Three Sacred Treasures are recreated versions by Dyntos after the originals were destroyed by Hades in Uprising) is because he doesn't want to become dependent on their power should he be unable to access them.
Super Soldier: Kaen has a team of Pokemon that were enlisted into his empire's army.
Technopath: Tails is given a Bluetooth-enabled Brain Computer Interface implant, primarily to communicate with Pri.
Anna has this ability, allowing her to steal some of Petunia’s nanorobots.
This is among Alex’s Ferenic-granted powers. It’s especially useful for technology that Alex himself doesn’t fully understand, like Petunia’s nanorobots or the Chaos Emeralds.
Telepathy: Quite a few characters have this ability.
Teleporters and Transporters: Considering half the RP takes place in space, while the other half consist of going down to earth to stop BigBads, these come up frequently. From teleporter rooms to teleporter wrist watches, it's a wonder why anyone walks in this RP.
Another one happens to the Disgaea gang thanks to Giygas' psychic blast, which sends them to earth while they were trying to go somewhere else.
Teleport Interdiction: The Generator and Nebula have the ability to block ‘Subspace Jump’ teleportation. It’s far less effective on Chaos Control and other forms of teleportation.
The Bus Came Back: Toko, Tony's father, was once a teacher on Campus, but eventually disappeared while Tony (Mark) got sparatic appearances throughout the RP. When the Dark Sonic arc started up, it was eventually revealed he was off picking up a foreign exchange student. (Hand Waved as Comic Book Time)
The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Elysium has been watching the events of the story, hiding in a dorm room on campus with her host while keeping tabs on everyone. The only reason she does this is to watch for Nazo's return, and confront him to purify his negative energy.
The Power of Friendship: The mane cast from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic are characters in this RP. This was bound to pop up at some point. In fact, Twi (and Makoto's) speach about this after Sonic goes One-Winged Angel and RD was sure her friends would hate her for starting this all is what snaps RD out of thinking that it's all her fault Sonic became Dark Sonic, and they finally rally together to stop Hubris once and for all.
Threat Backfire: Upon meeting the Mistress, Iron Man tells her that nobody will get hurt if she gives up her pursuit of Absol. The Mistress turns this around, asking him why she should care about any harm he comes to.
Took a Level in Kindness: The Mistress is surprised to find that, after being hit with a psychic attack, she suddenly feels compassion for Bunnie. This may not extend to anyone else, though; for instance, she only seems to have healed Shadow because of his value as an ally, and warns him that, if he kills himself through overexertion, she’ll stop considering him valuable and not heal him again.
Transformation Is a Free Action: Both Played Straight and Defied. Played Straight frequently by a good portion of the characters who can transform (though expections do pop up), but averted when the Twi and co. try to use the Elements of Harmony on Hubris, who quickly responds by punching Twi in the face the second they start to glow.
Turned Against Their Masters: The Ferenics slaughtered the human civilization that created them (though arguably, it was the non-human Sune and Erik that was behind the project, even if they used human scientists to do most of the work)
Uniqueness Value: Mewtwo has to assure Lapras that, despite being a one-of-a-kind Legendary Pokemon, he doesn’t really see himself as any different from anybody else.
Unstoppable Rage: Happens to Elysium when Nazo finally makes a reappearance. Originally, she finally decided not to get involved in the fight against Hubris, but after spending the entire RP devloping a hatrid for him, once Nazo joined in the battle to get in the way of the heroes, she quickly goes back on that plan.
Elysium was off in an instant. All of her previous feelings were obliterated by the blind rage she felt for this being. Brandishing her weapons, the angel managed to get in his way as he flew to the group. Her wings reached out to either side of her, and her body glowed brightly than it did before.
"You! You are mine! I've been waiting forever for this moment, and now your end has come! Say your prayers, Nazo!"
Verb This!: After the Mistress takes control of one of Charles’ Dragon Pulse attacks, he tries again while holding the Mistress in his mouth. He taunts her by saying “Catch this one.” She can’t.
Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Though there have been multiple attempts to rerail things back to the original 'wacky collage shenanigans' idea, for the most part this is what the RP has become for the characters that still are going to the titler Campus, what with Big Bads, riots, dragons, and Physical Gods popping up all over the place.
Weaponized Exhaust: Not exhaust, persay, but a fleet of ships produces an EMP and a shockwave as a byproduct of traveling through an atmosphere at relativistic speeds.
Weapon of Mass Destruction: Alex talks about reverse-engineering what Mewtwo did to the Generator, which would allow him to instantly spell doom for any starship using the right kind of Z-Pec reactor. Even after claiming that he only wants to use this against a rogue AI, he has to work fairly hard to convince his allies that this is a good idea.
Web Comic Time: Despite the fact that the RP has been going on for several years now, barely two days have passed In-Universe. This has led to such strange things as Tails developing a relationship and getting engaged, two riots breaking out on Campus, and the entirity of the Dark Sonic arc taking place in the span of a single day.
Given the nature of RPs, this pops up frequently. Many characters such as Ben, Captain Olimar, and several OC's were once very important early on in some arcs, but haven't been seen since due to either their owner no longer wanting to use them or leaves the Forum.
What Is This Feeling?: After being hit by Mewtwo's therapy, Alex asks this of every feeling. Not long after being subjected to emotions, he breaks down into tears, calling them 'pathetic' and 'debilitating'.
What Measure Is a Mook?: The Starmen themselves clearly don’t see themselves as people, and have no apparent reservations participating in a suicide mission.
During the later, darker riot, many NPC campus students were killed.
When Petunia attempts to attack the Mistress, the latter is able to hold and paralyze her without effort. Petunia tries to self-modify to resist the paralysis, but the Mistress simply updated the paralysis to continue to hold her.
Wounded Gazelle Gambit: The Mistress orders one of her thralls to report to Mewtwo that he was in trouble and to give his location, thus luring him into a trap.
She also suspects that Giygas is playing this, after afflicting Bunnie Rabbot.
Tails can choose to follow the instructions in the message he got from her ship, or inform Captain Adams. Either way, it gets the 'Nebula' to head off to one of the ILP's bases, where they will be ambushed by Rednaxela. Maybe Rednaxela's forces can destroy the meddlesome 'Nebula', maybe not; either way, it gets the ship away from the planet it had been orbiting, allowing ILP forces to come in and snatch up Recodna.
Once attacked by Nicol Bolas, Sune and Erik counter-attack, and strip off pieces of Nicol's mind. This is a superficial scratch to the powerful Nicol, but it gives Artemis samples of his mind that she can use to make defenses against him.
You Fool!: Elysium has this reaction when she learns about Twilight's plan to stop Dark Sonic before Toko gets back, with Toko (seemingly) unaware of it.
A female voice boomed throughout Toko's head.
"FOOL! WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING!??"
You Have Failed Me: The Mistress is not happy with JARVIS’s failure to capture Absol. However, it’s less because of the results, and more because the Mistress thought one of the methods he used was flawed. The Mistress ultimately averts the trope, deciding instead to upgrade JARVIS’s decision-making skills.