A crossover RPG, based around Marvel comics and DC comics. Everyone knows their superheroes, their powers and stories. Some of the more initiated know that the two companies and the heroes they make are literally worlds apart. But what if they weren't? What if both the Marvel superheroes and DC superheroes had always shared the same fictional universe? One thing's for certain: there'd have to be a helluva lot of adjustment.
And that's the premise of this RP: to reboot the universe so that Marvel and DC characters could coexist, and then bump them off each other and watch the sparks fly. The characters are, of course, strictly to be taken from the two companies alone. But the reboot factor gives enough wiggle room that players can put whatever spin they like on classic characters.
The RP, currently set in New York, can be found here
. The Discussion thread is here
, and the Sign Up thread lies yonder
Tropes Found In This RPG Include
- Battle Butler: Johan, one of Joker's thugs, seems to be this. He's described as being muscular and helped Harley in her prison break scheme at The Raft, giving the implication that's he's a trained agent. Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's butler, may also count, if his history as a diplomat has any relevance.
- Big Applesauce: There seem to be more mutants sprouting up in New York City than any other place in the world, and it seems that New York's population is much higher than surrounding cities like Gotham and Metropolis, which often stood in for NYC in their respective canons.
Miss Martian: "Oh, sure. I could have gone to Hawaii or some other place on Earth. But every time we watched an Earth news report on Mars, they always took place in New York!"
- Bounty Hunter: Rocket Racoon
- The Cameo: Many characters have mentioned Stephen Colbert, and he has even "appeared" commenting on some of the recent events.
- And following a tradition set by recent Marvel movies, Stan Lee has also appeared.
- Captain Obvious: The Question sometimes.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Justified given the fact that this is a role-play that anyone can join and leave, several roleplayers leave along with their characters, often with no in-universe explanation.
- Cloudcuckoolander: The Creeper
- Composite Character: A few. Since the universes have been blended together, some of the characters from DC and Marvel that are especially similar have been glued together. Perhaps the most peculiar though is Sandman, who is a blend of both Wesley Dodds and his girlfriend Dian.
- Deadpan Snarker: Tony Stark. Oy Vey! Tony Stark!
- Despair Event Horizon: The Weeper's goal for everything.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: The Sandman's superpower. It isn't all it's cracked up to be.
- Hellhole Prison: The Raft, a maximum-security prison island nearby Ryker's Island. The guards are rather neglectful and let the prison's modern technology take care of most of their problems, and the inmates are among the most insane and depraved in the state.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Pyk to Rocket, Harley and Johan to Joker, JARVIS to Tony.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Jaime
- Intrepid Reporter: Jack Ryder
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rocket Raccoon
- Joker Immunity: Justified by The Joker himself:
Joker: Ah, but that's not fun, is it? What's the point in this whole killing thing. If you kill me, I don't come back. I don't get to have fun. You don't have to get fun. You run out of a job to do. And suddenly, the people, they start questioning your actions... asking why do they need people like you. And before you know, you're in Arkham, and I'm six feet under, laughing my butt off.
- Morality Chain: Pepper Potts and the team serve as one for Tony.
- My Future Self and Me: During the Night of the Wraiths, Access gets a run in with an older version of himself, a manifestation of his biggest fear.
- Psychopathic Man Child: Obviously, the Joker.
- Creeper is a subversion of this in that he's a good guy but otherwise fits.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Professor X and Jean Grey both qualify. Scott Summers not so much.
- Shaming the Mob: Rocket manages this during the climax of Joker's plot.
- Tragic Monster: Man-Bat.
- Was Once a Man: Man-Bat, hence the name.
- When She Smiles: Rogue has this effect on Jaime