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Roleplay: Endless Time
Some of the characters in Endless Time.

"Those old fools who run those nations... What do they know about rule? They simply think that if they sit there and collect taxes, they are a good ruler? Hah! When we take over, I will show them what a true ruler is capable of..."
King Thereme

Endless Time is a Forum Role Play on Ace Attorney Online. Set in a fantasy world, Endless Time follows the stories of various characters across 7 nations - Darath, Grahk, Yalara, Jopo, Terum, Fellum, and Alia - and the cursed Darathian King Thereme's wish to one day rule over them all.

For more AAO roleplays, check out Final Warfare and Crossover Central.

This roleplay provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents - Kenneth Roymond has them, and it makes up a good deal of his character.
  • Accidental Murder - Salfira only meant to hold down Derek with his blow but ended up killing him.
  • Alas, Poor Villain - Kenneth, despite being a cold hearted criminal, had a pretty sympathetic death which caused much sadness.
  • A Million Is a Statistic - Perofe wiped out the surrounding area of Thereme's castle. At least the castle survived.
    • It took a while but this ended up getting heavily subverted multiple times.
  • Aerith and Bob - In a world where names like Thereme and Narome are common, there are also a few common names like Derek or Kenneth.
  • All There in the Manual - Being a forum roleplay, the main ideas of a lot of the characters would be lost to someone who hadn't read the character descriptions seperate to the main story.
  • Ancient Artifact - Holding infinite power, ancient artifacts are understandably sought-after. Each one is hidden somewhere in the world with a guardian protecting it.
    • Thereme happens to be in possession of two. New rule: Don't mess with Thereme.
    • Lamont has one. He's using it to conquer a country.
  • Anti-Hero - Narome happens to be a type IV or a type V depending on your interpretation. You may also count him as a villain protagonist.
    • Lamont started out as a Type III, before degrading through to Type IV, and V. It is eventually revealed that he is just plain Made of Evil.
  • Anywhere but Their Lips - Kea apologises to Narome for her reaction to him by kissing him on the cheek.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking - Darken asks Thereme for tips on finding the artifact in Jopo, how to contact him again once the task is accomplished and finally for some food.
  • Ax-Crazy - To say that Kenneth has completely lost it would be an understatement.
  • Berserk Button - Narome has two. Don't put pressure on his punctors, and don't threaten Kea. Though not exactly a Berserk Button, going too long without life energy will have the same effect as the first one.
  • Beware the Nice Ones - Exa.
  • Big Bad - Thereme.
  • Big Damn Heroes - Narome and Mika showing up to rescue Kea.
    • Narome again, and Drey, saving Kea's comatose body from a crashing Airship.
  • Blonde Guys Are Evil - Kenneth Roymond.
    • - As well as Darken.
  • Blood from the Mouth - The few moments leading up to the end of the fight between Drey and Vincent.
  • Breaking Speech- Darken gives one to Salfira and Mika about killing. It doesn't completely work.
  • Catch Phrase - Drey Wilkins has "That's... convenient."
  • Character Development - Being an RP, this is basically one of the main purposes.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture - Happens to Kea when she is captured after admitting to having seen Narome.
  • Constructed World - Obviously.
  • Convenient Coma - Kea Kassidee was in a coma as her author unfortunately had cancer for a long time. Eventually she got better, and so the character got better with her.
  • Cloudcuckoolander - Ewyn is a major one.
    • The Mayor has a pretty serious case of this too, sometimes.
  • Curbstomp Battle - The battle between Exa and Kenneth, which mostly consisted of Kenneth taking a lot of damage, and not being able to retaliate.
  • Dark and Troubled Past - Narome has been forced to murder to survive for a good deal of his life. Mika's lived many years with memories of the tragedy where his entire crew, save for him, died. Kenneth was abused by his parents and lived a tough life of crime. Thereme's parents were killed by political spies. Exa lived for years without her father and when she did meet him, he turned out to be a criminal who she drove away, causing everyone to turn against her. Drey had an abusive father.
  • Dark Is Not Evil - Despite Ewyn being a Dark Mage, he really isn't that bad of a person.
    • On a similar note, Cynder Janice is a necromancer, but opposed to Darath and on the heroes side.
  • Death from Above - How the Grahk vs. Darath war ends.
  • Didn't See That Coming - Fiddle killed Blade's family.
  • Distressed Damsel - Kea gets recaptured quickly. (Thankfully this is short lived).
  • Divergent Character Evolution - Assassins Drey Wilkins and Vincent Bodrovi start off as basically the same guy. As the RP goes on, Vincent is gradually given his own personality. And then he died.
  • Enemy Mine - Mika teams up with Darken, the guy who tore open a hole in his ship, captured his friend then attacked Mika when he came to get her back. Guess you have to do these things when a big dragon suddenly flies at you. Naturally, they can't even agree on how to deal with the dragon and still fight.
  • Even Evil Has Standards - Exa is disgusted when she learns that Thereme killed off most of Sabolin to win the war, since she only kills people who she thinks deserve it(even if she tends to make these decisions quickly).
  • Everything's Even Worse with Sharks - Atlantis's main ability is using black magic in the form of sharks. Whatever the sharks devour is obliterated.
  • Evil Laugh - Minoru, much to the benefit of the above character interpretation.
    • Kenneth also has one, but it's more of an insane laugh than an evil one.
  • Evil Versus Evil - The result of Kenneth and Exa crossing paths.
    • With Thereme ruling Darath, and Lamont having freshly conquered Alia, it is very likely that the two will clash in the near future.
  • Face-Heel Turn - Vincent turns on Drey when his logic gets the better of him. The resulting scenario is... bad.
  • Faking the Dead - Minoru Akihiro fakes his own death to escape Lamont's forces.
  • Forced to Watch - Derek threatens to torture Kea to death in front of Mika shortly before his death.
  • Forgetful Jones - The Mayor often falls under this trope, especially when it comes to remembering the name of his assistant.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords - Minoru Akihiro usually uses a sword.
    • Alexis Lockswell also uses swords, which comes with being a paladin.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Jax and Wild.
  • Homage - Mika Cadenza is the master of this trope, homaging Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and Metroid Prime.
  • Horrible Judge of Character - Alexis Lockswell might be this, considering that she thinks Thereme is a fair and just king.
  • Imagine Spot - Ewyn has had a few of these. The most notable example may be when he imagines a Gundam fight.(Which Makes Sense In Context... sort of.)
  • Immortality
    • Thereme has an unknown type.
    • Salfira has From a Single Cell, except that it only works for age and his body deteriorates.
  • Jerkass Woobie - Kenneth.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold - Narome, except slightly more extreme.
  • Killed Offfor Real - Varel Lingson is assassinated by Vincent Bodrovi.
    • Vincent is killed in a fight with his former friend Drey Wilkins.
    • Derek Hozz is accidentally killed by Salfira.
    • Kenneth's wounds finally catch up to him in his fight with Alexis. Probably the saddest player death so far.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo - The EMH.
  • Lawyer Friendly Full Role - Admiral Kathryn Jayneway.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall - Quite a few of Ewyn's posts are this, or just breaking the fourth wall. May or may not make sense since Ewyn is a Cloud Cuckoo Lander.
  • Made of Evil - Lamont is a classic example of this. He started out as a Type III Anti-Hero, but that didn't last too long.
  • Made of Explodium - The UKS Defiant. Played to lethal extents in Mika's flashback.
  • Medieval European Fantasy
  • Mercy Kill - The end of the fight between Vincent and Drey.
  • Mooks - Virtually every guard falls under this category. Even Kea took out a few of them no problem armed with only a hammer.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution - Drey fits the bill. He considers nothing of killing thirteen different guards to keep his hiding place safe.
  • My God, What Have I Done? - Narome after getting Kea captured by running away.
    • Also Mika after killing Aaron, justified considering that he was trying to prevent Aaron's death earlier.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds - Atlantis the Bloodwater. He hasn't gotten very close, though...
  • Near Death Experience - Narome is nearly killed when a prison guard shoots him in the chest. Luckily, he survives via the combadge tucked into his gi. Narome leaves with newfound determination to put things right with Mika and Kea.
  • No One Should Survive That - Drey falls out of the airship at the end of his fight with Narome but through sheer luck, is able to swing to the other side of the ship on a rope.
  • Only Sane Man - Vincent is a minor example of this. While other people act wacky and strange he can only scratch his head and sigh. While he may not be a classic example, it does seem to fit.
  • Omnicidal Maniac - Atlantis the Bloodwater. Luckily for the rest of us, he's still working on it.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil - Narome nearly shoots Drey in vengeful rage.
  • Plucky Comic Relief - Rivafiesh and The Mayor fit under this category.
  • Precision F-Strike - While not an actual F strike; Narome swears for the first time in the entire RP in outrage over Drey's rant about fighting for Darath.
  • Really 700 Years Old - Salfira and Roxciel.
  • Retcon - Drey was inserted into the plot as having followed Narome until he was on the Ebon Hawk.
    • Actually a subversion, since he was just unlucky enough to never get a chance to directly interact with any character until that point.
    • The way combadges work has been retconned relentlessly, before having their functions finally decided on.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something - Minoru Akihiro counts, being the former king of Alia.
  • Schizo Tech - This apparently medieval universe also happens to contain SPACE TRAVEL, among other less major things like wheelchairs.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here! - Mika's reaction to Darken's reaction to Mika resuming his attack on Aaron in defense of Darken. Sounds like a bit of a Mind Screw, doesn't it.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend - Narome barely misses saying this line.
  • Shiny-Looking Spaceships - The Defiant, Ebon Hawk, and Voyager.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot - Kenneth. He is meant to be a heavy swearer. If such language was allowed, his character would be swearing around the clock.
    • Drey may also be in this contest, but Kenneth takes the cake.
  • SoleSurvivor/SurvivorGuilt - Mika. Twice. Once during a war, and the second after a routine mission.
  • Sinister Scythe - Atlantis the Bloodwater's scythe, Zetsubou, Japanese for "despair". He uses a summoning card to whip it out whenever he needs it, and when he does, expect heads to roll.
  • Spit Take - Wild upon learning Narome is actually a vegetarian.
  • Super Mode - Mika when he goes Hyper.
  • Take Over the World - Thereme's goal.
  • The Big Guy - Jax is a class 2.
  • The Dragon - Perofe.
    • - Darken, too.
  • The Mentor - Fiddle to Blade.
  • These Hands Have Killed - Mika as Aaron is dying.
  • Token Good Teammate - Alexis Lockswell for Darath.
  • Too Dumb to Live - When Darath soldiers call Narome a monster, Kea screams at them. She then says she's seen him. The result? Getting brutally tortured in an attempt to find out where he is.
  • Tranquil Fury - Mika experiences this during Darken's Breaking Speech to which the latter refuses to take seriously.
  • Villain Protagonist - Minoru Akihiro, but he only qualifies if you consider him The Hero and subscribe to his Alternate Character Interpretation. Otherwise, if you count every character as the protagonist of their own story, then any of the evil-aligned characters fit this.
    • Lamont, without a doubt. He is busy conquering a country, but at the rate things are going, it seems likely that he will be at war with Darath before long.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist - Darlan spends most of his time conning people into extremely dangerous experiments. He wants to make an invention that will eventually help the world, but his methods are decidedly questionable.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy - Alexis Lockswell seems to think that she's in a very idealistic story with Black and White Morality in which Darath is a heroic nation and the other nations are evil, and all necromancers and demons are evil. She's wrong.
  • You Can't Go Home Again - Tragically so for Mika, who has been living in the nations for 7 years, since the Defiant could no longer travel in space.
  • You Have Failed Me - Thereme's jester and interrogater/torturer are killed for not doing their jobs well.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness - Varel Lingson, killed off by his creator once his small side role was done.

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