Roleplay: Lightning War

Lightning War is a play by post roleplaying game set in an alternate version of the United Kingdom in 1942, where World War II is consuming the parallel magickal world and the realms of faeries, angels and demons. Lightning War began as a Harry Potter RPG, but split from canon largely after the publication of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Around 2008, it split away from Harry Potter all together and characters with Potterverse names were renamed.

The game is currently being revamped to accommodate for this change, which has been slow in coming.

The game itself can be found here on InsaneJournal and its wiki can be found here.


This site provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Prudence Bainbridge for Antares Dee and Camille DeVries for Llewellyn Rosier.
  • Abusive Parents:
    • Arguably, Demelza Leffoy and Abraxas Mablin. Demelza was emotionally abusive, even cruel and Abraxas was neglectful.
    • Henry Dashwood was certainly emotionally abusive and obsessed with turning his son straight as well as occasionally physically abusive.
  • Action Girl: Nadezhda Kiryakova and Jenica Popescu
  • Aerith and Bob: Constantly.
  • All Gays Are Promiscuous: Endymion Dashwood, though promiscuity is far from uncommon in the arcane world.
  • All Jews Are Ashkenazi: Averted: there are many Jews who are Sephardic.
  • Alpha Bitch:
    • Dimity Ducas, Olivia Goulston, Maeve Pritchard, and Patricia Rosier are Type I.
    • Amalthea Flint, Isabella Malaspina, Colette Saint-Germain, Jessica Walsingham, and Cynthia Vieira are Type II.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Iberians who aren't Basque or Jewish, are likely to be The Fundamentalist as well as cruel, sadistic, treacherous, and deceitful.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Minerva MacAlister.
  • Anachronism Stew: Ostensibly set in 1942, yet often the setting feels more like the Theme Park Version of Victorian London.
  • Arranged Marriage: All over the place.
  • Artistic License – Biology:
    • The Gentry's social structure is supposed to based on that of bees, but in real-life bees are not examples of a Hive Mind and their use of pheromones is a form of communication, not Mind Control.
  • Artistic License – Geography:
    • The city of Rennes in Brittany seems to have been confused with the small commune of Rennes-le-Château in Languedoc. The latter is the community with a church dedicated to Mary Magdalene and the centre of conspiracy theories about the Holy Grail.
  • Artistic License – History:
    • The Benandanti are portrayed as being allies of the Inquisition, though, in reality, they were actually persecuted by it. Similarly, the term Benandanti is also applied to Spanish and Portuguese characters, but in reality, there were confined to Italy.
    • The Blitz is depicted as still happening in the summer of 1942 when it actually ended in May of 1941: by 1942, Germany had declared war on the Soviet Union and was devoting more of its resources to the Eastern Front.
  • Artistic License – Religion:
    • The term Anusim is used in game to refer almost exclusively to the descendants of Iberian Jews who were forced to convert in the late 15th century. In reality, they are more correctly known as the Sephardic Bnei Anusim because Anusim is a blanket term applied to all Jews who were forced to convert, from the Rhineland Jews in the 11th century to the Mashhadi Jews in the 17th century.
  • Asexuality: Celerity Warrington, sort of. Also Jael Moody and Nikola Tesla.
  • Author Appeal: Many characters are based off of favorite actors, characters or musicians of the players.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Thomas Endymion Fairlight Wilkes-Dashwood, Dracaena Marcella Aurelia Aranxta Morgan myr'Avallek Leffoy é Malaspina, Florian Alexiel Osiris Julian Aranxta Leffoy, Chandrasekhar Lockhart
  • Badass Bookworm: Angelo Bruno, Nadezhda Kiryakova, Nerissa Trelawney
  • The Beautiful Elite: Most of the characters are rich and beautiful, but the Leffoys fit this trope in particular.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Zig-zagged. There are attractive villains, but most unattractive characters are either villainous or less important to the storyline.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Aleister Crowley, John Dee, Leó Szilárd, Nikola Tesla, and Alan Turing are all sekritly wizards.
  • Bifauxnen: Lilas Wilkes Taverner
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: All magickal families, with few exceptions.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: Gregor von Thorwald himself. Also, Domitian Leffoy is blond and a Nazi collaborator.
  • Blue Blood: Approximately 90% of the cast.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Rob Mitchell
  • Bokukko: Cassilda Campion, Amalthea Flint, Fiammetta Kyteler, Kat Loveday, Ekaterina Rasputina
  • Bollywood Nerd: Viresh and Surya Ayyar and their father, Vikram.
  • Brainy Brunette: Irma Crooms, the Royal Academy's librarian.
  • Brother-Sister Incest: Nathaniel and Ianthe Pritchard. Vilém and Stepán Zitek and Alessio and Nicodemo Malaspina are examples of Brother-Brother Incest.
  • Bury Your Gays: Kit Marvell
  • Butt Monkey: Paul Pettigrew, Poppaea Rosier, Lucy Dolloway, and Marcus Pendry, full stop.
  • Captain Ersatz: Tons:
    • Sebastião Aiona (Ronon Dex from Stargate Atlantis)
    • Corinne Allison (Allison Cameron from House)
    • Surya Ayyar (Suzie Costello from Torchwood)
    • Viresh Ayyar (Mohinder Suresh from Heroes)
    • Vikram Ayyar (Chandra Suresh from Heroes)
    • Prudence Bainbridge (Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter)
    • Herodotus Blackwell (Cuthbert Binns from Harry Potter)
    • Philippa Brown (Cassandra Hughes from Hex)
    • Rosalind Clutterbuck (Amber Volakis from House)
    • Josette Cooper (Roxanne Davenport from Hex)
    • Bartholomew Cross (Bartemius Crouch from Harry Potter)
    • Aracely Cruz (Vala Mal Doran from Stargate SG-1)
    • Thecla Device (Thelma Bates from Hex)
    • Lucy Dolloway (Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter)
    • Bran Evans (Ianto Jones from Torchwood)
    • Elena Ferrer (Teyla Emmagan from Stargate Atlantis)
    • Tom Forrester (Tom Riddle from Harry Potter)
    • Fujiwara Kenjiro (Hiro Nakamura from Heroes)
    • Esteban García (Isaac Mendez from Heroes)
    • Olivia Goulston (Olive Hornby from Harry Potter)
    • Halász Sharolt (River Tam from Firefly)
    • Christina Howe (Samantha Carter from Stargate SG-1)
    • David Kerensky (Silas Botwin from Weeds)
    • Raissa Kerensky (Nancy Botwin from Weeds)
    • Király Ilóna (Remy Hadley from House)
    • Yegor Kiryakov (Igor Karkaroff from Harry Potter)
    • Josefa Kreuz (Tracy Strauss from Heroes)
    • Natalia Kreuz (Jessica Moore from Supernatural)
    • Tatsuko Kurita (Toshiko Sato from Torchwood)
    • Edward Kyteler (Sir Edward Pellew from Horatio Hornblower)
    • Charles Lamercier (Eric Foreman from House)
    • Yvon Leffoy (Robert Chase from House)
    • Leah Lindsey (Poppy Pomfrey from Harry Potter)
    • David Locke (Rodney McKay from Stargate Atlantis)
    • Chandrasekhar Lockhart (Gilderoy Lockhart from Harry Potter)
    • Alastor Mablin (Alastor Moody from Harry Potter)
    • Minerva MacAlister (Minerva McGonagall from Harry Potter)
    • Angus MacAran (Walden Macnair from Harry Potter)
    • Alessio Malaspina (Peter Petrelli from Heroes)
    • Nicodemo Malaspina (Nathan Petrelli from Heroes)
    • Valeria Malaspina (Claire Bennet from Heroes)
    • Parsival Mathers (Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter)
    • Pyramus Mathers (Armando Dippet from Harry Potter)
    • Rob Mitchell (John Sheppard from Stargate Atlantis)
    • Naszvadi Lili (Ruby from Supernatural)
    • Lalage Parkinson (Angela Petrelli from Heroes)
    • Althea and Arcadia Peverell (Kaylee Frye from Firefly and Jennifer Keller from Stargate Atlantis)
    • Joachim Piccard (Sylar from Heroes)
    • Irma Coombe (Irma Pince from Harry Potter)
    • Ileana Popescu (Ellen Harvelle from Supernatural)
    • Jenica Popescu (Jo Harvelle from Supernatural)
    • Dominic Prewett (Dexter Morgan from Dexter)
    • James Randall (Jack Harkness from Doctor Who and Torchwood)
    • Anton Rasputin (Antonin Dolohov from Harry Potter)
    • Laurens van Rensselaer (Gregory House from House)
    • Gareth Rosier (Owen Harper from Torchwood)
    • Llewellyn Rosier (Evan Rosier from Harry Potter)
    • Ximena Saenz (Ofelia from Pan's Labyrinth)
    • Ilan Sayar (Matt Parkman from Heroes)
    • Antonetta Sforza (Elle Bishop from Heroes)
    • Teresa Silveira (Inara Serra from Firefly)
    • Leo Szilard (the real Leo Szilard and Daniel Jackson from Stargate SG-1)
    • Édouard Thibault (Lestrange Senior from Harry Potter)
    • Gregor von Thorwald (Gellert Grindelwald from Harry Potter and Adam Monroe from Heroes)
    • Mavis Trevelyan (Sybil Trelawney from Harry Potter)
    • Dylan Vieira (Mulciber from Harry Potter)
    • Bitsy Wilkes (Celia Rhodes from Weeds)
    • Emmeline Wilkes (Isabelle Rhodes from Weeds)
    • Jameson Wilkes (James Wilson from House)
    • Jeremy Wood (Leon Taylor from Hex)
    • Stepán Zitek (Sam Winchester from Supernatural)
    • Vilém Zitek (Dean Winchester from Supernatural)
  • The Casanova: Most of the male cast, but especially Ercole Malaspina, Nathaniel Pritchard, and James Randall.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Lucas Bettony, Jeremy Wood
  • Chick Magnet: Joscelin van Rensselaer
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Pretty much everyone, for any reason or no reason at all.
  • Cold Iron: Faeries and those of faerie descent are vulnerable to it. Dracaena is the most prominent example.
  • Cloak & Dagger: The Septenary Bureau, full stop.
  • Les Collaborateurs: Domitian Leffoy, Peter Rasputin, Aisling and Ailise Kyteler
  • Conflict Ball: Parsival Mathers hates all members of Avalon College and the Leffoys in particular. No one knows why.
  • Corrupt Church: Word of God seems to agree with the Hitler's Pope school of thought.
  • Corrupt Hick: Jack Oldman is the British version of this.
  • Costume Porn: Not so much in the RPG itself, but a whole lot in the prequel story, World Well Lost.
  • Creepy Child: Asher Greengrass, full stop.
  • Cultured Badass: Ercole Malaspina
  • Dean Bitterman: Parsival Mathers runs the the Royal Academy of Wizardry with a fist of iron and enjoys oppressing members of Avalon College for no particular reason.
  • Demonic Possession
  • Depraved Bisexual: Francis Baddock, Alvaro Benedetto, Michael Charteris
  • Derailing Love Interests: Ercole Malaspina was originally portrayed as Dracaena's true love. Yet after the introduction of Nicodemo Malaspina as a new love interest for Dracaena, Ercole suddenly became an unstable, possessive alcoholic.
  • Diesel Punk
  • Dirty Communists: John Crockford and Ellen Jacobi-Crockford, who were executed of being spies for the Axis. (Even though the Axis was actually extremely anti-Communist...)
    • Another example is Lucas Bettony, who disliked aristocrats and the bourgeoisie.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Mario Vincenti
  • Double Standard: Christians who hate people of other religions are portrayed as extremists and intolerant bigots; pagans, Hindus and Jews who hate Christians are not.
  • Dragon Lady: Fujiwara-no-Kiritsubo, the head of arcane Imperial Japan.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Charis Leffoy does that after her ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Garnier, marries Martin Travers.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: According to the prequel, Ercole and Dracaena knew each other for approximately 72 hours before having sex. Not long after, Ercole was professing his undying love and swearing that no one will ever separate them.
  • During the War
  • Easy Sex Change: Dracaena got one courtesy of magick.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: Presumably why most characters in the Ministry Arcane are elites.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Best friends Ekaterina Rasputina and Melisande Merriweather
  • Mr. Fanservice: Endymion Dashwood, Hadrian Kyteler, Yvon Leffoy, Alessio Malaspina, Joachim Piccard, Dominic Prewett, Vilém Zitek
  • Eternal Sexual Freedom: Justified to an extent, though, because the arcane world is not our world.
  • Everyone Is Bi: With a few exceptions.
  • Evil Matriarch: Tons. The RPG is bursting with truly awful mothers, including Carmela García, Demelza Leffoy, Hephzibah Mablin, Hyacinthe Mablin, Lalage Parkinson, Poppaea Rosier, Gabrielle Thibault, and Bitsy Wilkes. Most are the comedic type.
  • Evil Redhead: Peter Rasputin and Aisling and Ailise Kyteler
  • Evil Teacher: Hypatia Scalara
  • The Fair Folk: Downplayed. Most of the faeries aren't particularly otherworldly or malevolent.
  • Fantastic Racism: Averted, though not surprising given many of the mods' stances on blood prejudice in the Harry Potter 'verse.
  • Fat Girl: Prudence Bainbridge and Lucy Dolloway
  • The Fatalist: Lalage Parkinson, Jehanne-Marie Stuart
  • A Father to His Men: Edward Kyteler
  • Feuding Families: The Leffoys and the Pendrys. The former are all pretty, blond,
  • Fille Fatale: Cordélia Hawkwood is twelve and likes makeup and tight clothes and is in a sexual relationship with a seventeen-year-old boy.
  • Functional Magic
  • The Fundamentalist: Morwenna Craven, Carmela García, Reverend Aristotle Mablin.
  • Gay Paree: Other than Brittany, Paris is the only part of France that anyone seems to be from.
  • Genki Girl: Almira Dee, Gentian Mablin, Moruith myr'Steren
  • Girl Friday: Penelope Davies, Galina Lyubova
  • Girls Have Cooties: Bill Pendry
  • Glorified Sperm Donor: Avallek, Dracaena Leffoy's faerie father.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry:
    • Hypatia and Lavinia Scalara, with Hypatia as the smart one and Lavinia as the pretty one.
    • Dracaena Leffoy and Poppaea Rosier, with Dracaena as the pretty *and* smart one and Poppaea as the Straw Loser.
  • Hair of Gold: Most of the Leffoy family possesses this, especially Dracaena and Juliana.
  • Handsome Devil: Joachim Piccard, Septimus Starn
  • Hammer and Sickle Removed for Your Protection: Despite being set during World War II, we don't even know who's in charge of the arcane Soviet Union.
  • Happily Married: Samuel Craven and Catalina Vieira are the only happily married couple
  • Hard Gay: Alastor Mablin
  • Hermetic Magic
  • High-Class Call Girl: Delilah Lockhart, Lavinia Scalara, and Teresa Silveira
  • The High Queen: Estrid Frealaf, Dracaena Leffoy.
  • Hive Queen: The queens of the Gentry work this way, with the female heads of the Leffoy family being the most prominent example.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: Aleister Crowley is portrayed as a jolly, ingenious joker. The fact that he was also a drug addict, a chauvinist, an anti-Semite and a racist is completely glossed over.
  • Horny Devils
  • Husky Russkie: Every single Russian male, but especially Anton Rasputin. Most of them are also Straw Misogynists
  • Idiot Ball: Marcus Pendry, when he decides to attack the much-more powerful Ercole Malaspina.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Yvon Leffoy for Alessio Malaspina
  • Ill Girl: Dylan Vieira, despite being male
  • Impoverished Patrician: The Garniers, the Thibaults, and the Macfarlanes
  • Incest Subtext: Martial and Mercuria Casaubon seem just a little too close for comfort.
  • Informed Loner: For a loner, Tom Forrester sure has a lot of close friends.
  • Insufferable Genius: Endymion Dashwood, Dylan Vieira
  • Istanbul Not Constantinople: London is Londinium, Paris is Lutetia, et al.
  • Jerk Ass: Laurens van Rensselaer, Gareth Rosier, Jeremy Wood
  • Jerk Jock: Jeremy Wood, Francis Baddock
  • Jungle Fever: Marco Malaspina and Melina Ducas, Horace Rookwood and Colette Saint-Germain
  • Kavorka Man: Édouard Thibault
  • Keet: Ryan Pettigrew
  • Kissing Cousins: Domitian Leffoy and Claudia Delgardie, Dracaena and Alphonse Leffoy (according to Word of God), Demelza Leffoy and Gregor von Thorwald
  • Kudzu Plot: Lightning War started off as a Harry Potter RPG of the opening of the Chamber of Secrets during the 1940s, but that has since been buried in about a thousand other plot threads.
  • Lady of War: Báthory Zsuzsanna, Dion Fortune, Dracaena Leffoy
  • Latino Is Brown: Played dead straight.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters
  • Lzherusskie: Scottish Hans Matheson as Anton Rasputin, Italian Asia Argento as Ekaterina Rasputina, American Skeet Ulrich as Yegor Kiryakov, and American Sarah Michelle Gellar as Nadezhda Kiryakova.
  • Mad Scientist: Marek Cervenka, Leó Szilárd, Nikola Tesla, Alan Turing.
  • Magical Negro: Eudokia Tzitzinia
  • Marysuetopia: It seems like everyone in the Arcane world is rich, beautiful, bisexual, and often poly.
  • Matzo Fever:
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Alec DeVries, Gemina Dee, and Asher Greengrass are either joke fodder or evil.
  • The Missus and the Ex
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: Arguably, Dracaena and her boyfriends: Will Goyle, Ercole Malaspina and Nicodemo Malaspina.
  • The Mole: Francis Baddock, Julian Baddock, Zenobia Craven, Hubert Crockford, John and Ellen Crockford, Apollyon Gibbs, and Septimus Starn
  • Monster Misogyny: The incubus attacks on the Royal Academy claimed the lives of three girls.
  • Most Writers Are Adults: Very few of the child or teenage characters act their age. So we have loads of fourteen-year-olds already planning to get married and eleven-year-olds with career ambitions. It's jarring to say the least.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Hephzibah Abbott murdered her husband's lover, Demelza Leffoy.
  • My Girl Is a Slut: Ianthe Pritchard and Olivia Goulston share these kind of relationships with their lovers/fiancee.
  • Nazi Nobleman: Gregor von Thorwald himself.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: Tom Forrester
  • No Accounting for Taste: Hyacinthe DeVries and Aristotle Mablin
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed:
    • Eliot Gardiner and Philip Redferne are very obviously based on Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.
    • Violette Lausson is based on Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.
    • Laurent Vigoreux is based on Pete Wentz.
    • Jehanne-Marie Stuart is an unflattering caricature of J. K. Rowling.
  • Not Quite Dead: Dracaena
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Former Minister Arcane, Ichabod Bainbridge
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Arianwen Rosier and Juliana Leffoy are both very intelligent girls who have pretended to be dumb to lead people into a false sense of security.
  • The Ophelia: Rosamund Peverell-DeVries and Giselle Garnier
  • Orcus on His Throne: Gregor von Thorwald, so much.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Called the Gentry, they are human sized and shaped and are ruled by Queens. On the whole, though, they seem a whole lot nicer than most actual folkloric faeries.
  • Parent with New Paramour: The children of Ercole Malaspina and Edward Kyteler are both dealing with this. None of them seem bothered by it, though.
  • Plucky Girl: Emmeline Wilkes, Arianwen Rosier and Juliana Leffoy
  • Politically Correct History: Mostly averted.
  • Polyamory Seems to be the rule, rather than the exception in the arcane world.
  • Proper Lady: Definitely Paulina Gardiner and Catalina Vieira. Possibly Priscilla Chattox-Kyteler as well.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: You can tell whether someone is good or bad based on their opinions of the Leffoy family. If they like Leffoys, they're good. If they don't, then they're bad.
  • Posthumous Character: Anisha Ayyar, Báthory István, Hermes Blackwell, Vindemiatrix Dee, most of the Frealaf family, Carmela García, Demelza Leffoy, Hywel Leffoy, Justine Leffoy
  • Princess Classic: Dracaena skirts the edge of this trope, though recently she's become more The High Queen.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Gabrielle Thibault
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Asher Greengrass, Gemina Dee
  • Purple Prose: Especially in the prequel, but occasionally in the RPG itself.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: Bartholomew Cross, Oswald Wilkes
  • Rape as Drama: It is heavily implied that Dracaena was raped while being held captive by von Thorwald
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin:The members of the Dee family all have this colouring.
  • Really Gets Around: Olivia Goulston, Gillian Greenwood, Zipporah Kaplan, Artemisia Marvell, Ianthe Pritchard, Édouard Thibault...
  • Religion Is Magic
  • The Resenter: Poppaea Leffoy-Rosier toward her sister, Dracaena.
  • La Résistance
  • Retcon: Constantly.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified: The Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.
  • Rich Bitch: Maria Dashwood, Naszvadi Lili, Portia Parkinson, and Lavinia Scalara
  • Rule of Cool: Presumably why the Arcane parts of cities are referred to by their Latin names.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: A female character is named Surya, after a male Sun deity.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: Thecla Device, Nadezhda Kiryakova and Jenica Popescu, Charis Leffoy and Ghislaine Garnier, Aeliana Malaspina.
  • Shrinking Violet: Alma Greengrass and Aeliana Malaspina
  • Shout-Out: To Dune, by way of the Atreides family and Good Omens, by way of Thecla and Jerome Device.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: In the prequel, Dracaena Leffoy and Ercole Malaspina.
  • Smug Snake: Gloriana Dee, Domitian Leffoy, Septimus Starn, Niccolò Ficcino, Gregor von Thorwald... Most of the villains, actually.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Dracaena Leffoy, whose beauty as a male was so great, it enraged heterosexual men who mistook her for a woman.
  • Son of a Whore: Niccolò Ficcino, Fiammetta Kyteler, Chandrasekhar Lockhart.
  • Spoiled Brat: Melissa Vieira
  • Straight Gay: Viresh Ayyar, Lucian Casaubon, Endymion Dashwood, Rohan Chakravarty, and Laurie Foggington
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: Endymion Dashwood, Tom Forrester
  • There Are No Therapists
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Of course.
  • Too Dumb to Live: St John Saunders, Marcus Pendry
  • Transsexual: Mercuria Casaubon, Dracaena Leffoy, Alexander Mackenzie, possibly Lilias Taverner
  • Tsundere: Merope Dee is Type II; Séverine Dee de Leffoy, Ekaterina Rasputina, Diotima Starn, and Rachel Zeller are Type I.
  • Unnamed Parent: A ton, particularly the parents of Demelza and Hywel Leffoy.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Andrew Gresham
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods: Gabriel de Valois
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Alberich von Thorwald, son of Gregor von Thorwald wants to impress him, but instead has proven himself to an overconfident bungler.
  • Where Da White Women At?: Liane Leffoy and Reynard Saint-Germain dated previously.
  • The Wild Hunt: The Gentry can call on it to punish those who oppose them.
  • Woman Scorned: Carmela García and Poppaea Rosier
  • Yandere: Keresek p'Steren, by way of Alternative Character Interpretation; definitely Hephzibah Mablin who murdered Demelza Leffoy out of resentment about her husband's affair with her.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: The players of the game. There are, by far, more gay male couples than there are lesbians. There are also roughly equal amounts of bisexual men and women, but the men are more likely to have their relationships with men mentioned, whereas the women's relationships are glossed over.
  • Yaoi Guys: Peter Rasputin and Alberich von Thorwald, Endymion Dashwood and Hadrian Kyteler, Alastor Mablin and Dylan Vieira, Llewellyn Rosier and Bobby Macmillan, Laurence Fogginton and Francis Baddock, Lucian Casaubon and Kit Marvell, Viresh Ayyar and Joachim Piccard, Yvon Leffoy and Alessio Malaspina