A semi-lit demon apocalyptic role-play on Gaia Online. It was created by bakarashi (now Kannabyss) in the summer of 2009.In 2012, the world is starting to reach its end when the Hell Gate is opened. A war goes between the humans and demons, being called The Cleansing by many. Over thousands of people have died, but have they allowed easy defeat? No; the humans managed to keep their place on the top by 2013. The demons are coming out of hiding.... With some new additions to their race among the way.It's unbelievably cliche and doesn't always consist to a plot. OOC talk is often found among the regular posts. Some of the characters are prone to falling into love easily. Not like Twilight. A few of the writers are prone to constant typos, prose or incorrect grammar, but the writing eventually gets better. (For the most part...) It still has some likable characters and features some deconstructions.The original can be found here.Scorched Earth, its first sequel, is here The final canon installment, Trilogy of Hell is found here. (Which is the most literate one.) A prequel is being planned by one of its original posters. It will be called Utopia's End, and will be about their lives during The Cleansing. Whenever this will be canon or not however is not decided yet by the author.Please don't confuse this with Transformers episode Darkness Rising. Or the game Scorched Earth. Blame the author for creating the names without knowing either exist.The character sheet is here. Be sure to place any characters tropes in the appropriate folder.Utopia role-players/readers, major spoilers in the other folder!
Tropes in Utopia
Tropes used in the original trilogy:
Aerith and Bob: People named Allison and Jess are upon Zircon and Armageddon. Please note that these are their original names.
Bittersweet Ending: Mostly on the sweet side, but the bitter’s there. All life in the world goes into the afterlife, but at least Satan’s troops are defeated. Then it’s revealed that Armageddon exploded herself among with it, and will never be coming back. Odin gets depressed, because he says that it was supposed to be him instead. Then Neil finds out that he’s now death god, but he will never see his master ever again. Pike gets a romantic ending of her own with Neil. Then Laire, Hakumei and Laire’s old girlfriend meet, with Laire running off into the plains at the end. She then says, “Oh well.” Arkana is seen stomping into Hell to talk with his brother. Yoshida and Miharu end up getting married. Willow awakes to find her childhood friends Zircon and Yosuke, and now they‘re all happy friends again! The rest of the characters’ faith is pretty open-ended, so it’s mostly subject to your own interpretation.
Bilingual Bonus: Most of the meaningful names. Most of them don't have translations, so knowing some basic Japanese while reading this is helpful.
In-universe example: Hakumei and Destiny speak in fluent Chinese, and no one else can understand them. There is a translation however and justified how the writer is Chinese herself.
Flower Motifs: Roses. Mostly with Alex, but Neil and Pike have their black roses.
God Job: Being a Reaper. Neil describes it as, "Being the assassins of god."
Gratuitous Japanese: Pike, Yoshida and Miharu regularly engage in this. Especially Pike, who picked it up for no reason at all.
Honorifics: Pike picks up on using them with everyone, especially around higher authority. Yoshida and Miharu use them too.
Immortal Immaturity: Yoshida still says things like, "Pike's got a boyfriend!" and acts like a teenager when he's over 200. Usually averted with the gods and the really old characters; they can act like teenagers at times.
Kill Em All: The trippy ending of Trilogy. Everyone ends up going to Hell, Heaven or the afterlife through a massive explosion
Love Dodecahedron: Oh boy. Names are spoilers if you haven't read Scorched Earth. Person A. (Jess) and B. (Hakumei) like C. Laire. C and B are currently dating. Person B is given a chance to run away with D (Alex). D and E Beatrice. have mutal love for each other. The result is: A is left alone, B and C continue to date, and D and E die. This wouldn't be put out of place in a high school harem anime.
Love Triangle: Pike and Neil are dating, but Armageddon may/may not love Neil.
Men Don't Cry: Averted, the male characters can cry whenever the hell they want. Neil doesn’t like seeing people cry, but that’s because he hates seeing people cry. Arkana though, thinks that “Crying never helped anyone.” after he cries. (Which Pike obliviously quotes to no end.)
It’s more of “Women Don’t Cry." Save for Pike, most of the girls aren’t seen crying. Well.. Pike tries to suppress, but she just explodes anyways.
"Now see. You don't fuck with me. Why? Because, if you're squeezing me you're squeezing the Corleones. And its not a good idea to squeeze the Corleones. So like I said, don't fuck with me." No one else catches on in-universe.
"The gods shall destroy your soul." Vandal said as he grabbed Steam's soul and ate it.
Satan randomly plays "Vicarious" by Tool on a guitar.
Sleep Cute: Laire and Haku fall asleep on each other in Scorched Earth.
Take That: They insult Twilight, and Hakumei could be possibly a parody/deconstruction of the Cullens.
Hakumei: The only thing we share is our diet.
Parody Twilight? Pike's am Expy of Bella, used for a bad way! Ironic that most of the role-players liked her...
Alex flat out says, “God that book is awful.”
Even though it was a good anime, she made the romance look like fail. So much peppiness outside of the gothic clothing. Even though I'm not that dark too... Pike is thinking this about Misa. The original thought had to do with orgasms. Oh yeah, she insults Misa again during the story.
Laire and Pike don't like Abercrombie. Figures.
Zonbi the zombie thinks that Barney is horrifying and that the creator should get shot. He's only four.