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Prophesies [sic], Destinies, and Killing Gods is a Play By Post Game, played and managed by a small group of forum members. It was originally hosted on the Hylian Tower Forum on Fanfiction Net, however due to limitations of the website's forums, has since been moved to its own stand alone site hosted by proboards.com.Starting in 2010, The Role Play was originally called Virtual Battling, as its purpose was simply a thread where the forum members could engage in fights. Since then, it somehow evolved from a random battle thread with no plot and light-hearted humor to an epic story with numerous arcs and villains. To put this in perspective, the Role Play started off with characters fighting nerds and licensed characters from other media, to a clone destroying the world in an attempt to become a god, to elaborate space battles, and dramas including slavery and rape.The first half can be read from Virtual Battling here.
Prophesies, Destinies, and Killing Gods provides examples of the following tropes:
Abusive Parents: Jessica’s foster parents were abusive towards Jessica and Justice.
Aerith and Bob: People like Ebony and Ricky hang out with people named Nayru, Rawk, and Lotus. It gets worse when you compare those to Master-of-Omega and Villain-of-Awesome.
Affably Evil: Daruz Nero in the beginning, Alexander from the Crusaders, and Takamgahara.
All Myths Are True: ...but few are accurate. Many important figures in various human mythologies were actually powerful users of magic. Also, many mythological and supernatural creatures are real, with good explanation. Generally.
Poly Awesome: I have control of *glitch* I have control of entire tower. *all lights in the tower turn off* I have all information in tower. He. He. He. He. Can Heroes *glitch* Can Heroes defeat me? I am only AI with no physical body can Heroes defeat me? *a computer in the tower explodes* How can Heroes defeat what they cannot touch? Can Heroes find mole in tower whom uploaded me? He. He. He.
Anyone Can Die: Some characters have Plot Armor, and some never lose it. Those that don't have it....One killed off his main character Nikolai , and almost all of the rest of his characters at the time.
Bond One-Liner: Villain tries to get Lotus to invoke this trope after she kills the cross-eyed Janus in a fit of revenge.
Villain: *wakes up and sees the ending* END IT WITH A ONE-LINER! LIKE, "I GUESS THAT'S AN EYE FOR AN EYE!" WAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA!!
Breaking the Fellowship: Starts with Zero sacrificing himself for the group in a Batman Gambit. Then Villain leaves when the others berate him for humiliating Ebony to the point she breaks down and cries. Afterwards, Nikolai leaves to try and regroup his race without telling the others in the hopes they won’t get involved and find out that he is with the Crusaders.
Happened again after the Shoten Civil War. Erica, Leander, Aleph, and Nayru went to Nayru's home world, Masaru died and needed his new body to be constructed, Hannelin went to visit her brother, Ilyana went home to study magic further, Will rejoined the Marines, and the Tower was, generally speaking, remarkably empty.
Broken Pedestal: Villain is very disappointed and angry to discover that the Master is in fact the dragon of wisdom.
Calling Your Attacks: Invoked by everyone. Averted in more recent times, as several characters move to using nonverbal attacks .
Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Big Brother 2 wants to torture and kill the Heroes for destroying parts of his capital and disrupting plans, but knows he will be killed if they are. Instead, he strips and imprisons them in the Ministry of Science when they are captured.
Casting a Shadow: Isa is master of Dark and Shadow affiliated magics. Everything her shadow does to yours , happens to you. This includes non-animate objects.
Villain tried getting the heroes to abandon the Tower during the Zerg Seige, going so far as to try and force Ebony into the car. No one took it well and forced him to stay, mostly due to wrecking his escape vehicle.
Jonathon attempted something similar when Omega led the attack on the Horizon II. Several characters noticed his sudden rise in baddass-ness and told him they wouldn’t leave, getting him instead of help them fix part of the ship instead. This worked out for the best, given he turned out to be a mole for Omega.
The Cowl: Alessio when acting as Giustizia. The group of vigilantes inspired by him naturally follow a similar modus operandi.
Curbstomp Battle: The students of the Elemental Masters attempted to ambush the Heroes, under the impression that they were attempting to steal the object inside the Pandora's Vault.(An artifact the heroes did not know about) They seemed to be fairly powerful....then within about five minutes, 4 of the remaining 5 of them were dead.
The Heroes themselves are not immune to this. Several characters have been beaten down by enemies they were either not prepared to fight or underestimated.
Cute Kitten: Zercat and Cotton. The latter was catnapped by Ve'Andra who renamed him Raisins.
Cyber Space: Of the kind experienced in the Mega Man Zero universe.
Defeat Equals Friendship: After having her entire team destroyed by the Heroes, Aqua joins their team with little hesitation and becomes a side team-mate.
Deus Est Machina: Master-of-Omega takes this to the logical extreme: If he wanted to, he could easily wipe out all life.
Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu??: The Ducibus. (Or Cubes.) Energy beingform-changers with questionable loyalties and morals. They destroyed planets, wiped out races and came close to accidentally killing all the Heroes while trying to stall for time. Then they spent an entire few months bunking in the Tower after their place was accidentally destroyed, and one of them even got into a relationship with a Hero.
Died in Your Arms Tonight: Inverted. Omega dies hugging Ebony, who is too scared and confused to move let alone hug him back.
Played straight with Leander holding Erica when she died.
Early Installment Weirdness: Virtual Battling included multiple characters from other media and was overall far sillier and cartoony than P Da KG. Characters also were either exaggerated or had far more Out of Character Moments.
Lotus: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHEESE! *Shoves Vo A out the way and attacks cheese*
Forceful Kiss: Inflicted onto Lotus by Issac. It is also used on Nayru by a drugged Lotus. Nayru hints this also occurred for Ebony during a noodle incident before the story began regarding mistletoe.
"Friends" Rent Control: Ebony is the only one paying for the tower's bills and has no obvious source of income. You find out later that she works with the Mages' Guild and is gets most of her money through there.
Game Master: The current person in charge of the Plot is known as the holder of the Torch of Dungeon Master.
Genki Girl: Rouku. Giant demon attacking the Tower? Fighting off a known psychopath? Got seriously messed up by Cthulhu? Not going to stop her sentences from ending with a "♥". However, following the massive Shoten Civil War that ravaged the Earth, killed both Erica and Masaru, and ended in her near-rape by an extremely powerful demon, she has begun to lose this trait rapidly.
These are the defining characteristic of the Tenants, an elite division of the Colonial Marines.
Horny Devil: The Genesis Guard, Big Brother's most elite warriors, as well as Big Brother himself and Anselm.
Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Delando attempts to do this with the lady heroes. Due to being on Ebony’s home world and pissing her off already from both poisoning her and burning down a nearby city, Ebony quickly uses it and turns it into a hunt for Delando.
Hyperspace Is a Scary Place: When the Horizon gets pulled through the rift during the Omega Crisis, everyone on the ship that was not robotic passed out to prevent insanity.
I Can Still Fight: Nikolai often escapes the infirmary whenever he is injured, much to Dr. Syringehands’ annoyance.
If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: After Alessio nearly drove Ebony to suicide, Lotus gives a vague threat to him as he attempts to patch up the broken relationship. Rie follows it with an official one later.
Kick Them While They Are Down: Done to Rawk by Will, Masaru, and Alessio. Possibly justified, however, because he had just allowed a stranger to enter the Tower, done very little to help keep Gaenor from being kidnapped, and ignored a heavily injured Rie in favor of going on a date.
Kinetic Weapons Are Just Better: The Empire has multi-kilometre long spacecraft capable of shelling planets . They have millions on millions of soldiers, some of the most advanced technology in the known galaxy . Their standard infantry weapon? Assault rifle.
Interesting as handheld energy and plasma weeapons DO exist, and in no small number.
Knight Templar Parent: Rawk to Flora. She was once called a slut by her former owner. Rawk proceeded to strangle a sizable portion of the man's army. With a spinalcolumn.
Literal Split Personality: Rawk had ten, complete with unique names, appearances, and personalities. Averted, however, in that they are really souls which use his body as an anchor.
Living Shadow: Isa's shadow acts independently of her when required, and it easily can cast shapes that would normally be impossible, including shadow weapons for her to cut you with.
Meta Mecha: Mia's armor system's operate off a "Layer" system, with Layer 1 being the basic system that is stored in her bones. Layer 2 is a suit of armor attached on top of her existing armor, and Layer 3's, yet unused, are Mech's piloted by her lower layer.
Mexican Stand Off: Between the Crusaders, who wished to meet the Heroes officially, and the Heroes, who were not in the mood to say hello.
Mistaken Declaration of Love: The Grimoire made Rawk flip between moods and personalities, including confessing attraction to Ebony, someone he had no attraction to previously. She was extremely startled and it caused tension until Rawk overcame the influence and apologized.
Nanomachines: Used a fair bit by the more advanced members of the group.
No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Daruz Nero goes out of his way to collect the heroes for the Tournament of the Shooting Stars Banquet, including stealing Mo O’s ship and grabbing any hero that wasn't on the ship or at his location already.
Noodle Incident: Lotus wants to know about a mentioned mistletoe incident, but no one tells her.
Lotus: As I remember, it resulted in a thirty-car pileup, the authorities, and me running away screaming about mutant chocobos.
Not Helping Your Case: When the Heroes are accused of stealing one of the artifacts during an attack from Omega, Ebony tries to antagonize the men escorting her. They were not amused.
Running Gag: Apparently Villain has to constantly remind Ebony of her bad taste in interior decoration.
Every single time Ebony gets drunk, she hits on Lotus.
Scars Are Forever: Most of the Heroes are scarred in some way. If they do not have scars, it is because of their own talents helping the healing process or have not been involved in a conflict.
Shameful Strip: When Ebony gets the group captured by Big Brother 2, they are all stripped to their underwear and imprisoned in the Ministry of Science.
Shapeshifter Baggage: Averted in most cases, as Nayru and a few others require extra (water, biomass etc) to become larger, and shed it to become smaller. The Cubes are explained in that they are basically energy.
Unified Naming System: The Heroes group is called…the Heroes. They never named themselves and the people they helped simply called their rescuers the Heroes. Awesome attempts to name his group the Villains just to go with the name-scheme. There is also the Empire and the Coalition, though their official names are much longer.
Unsuspectingly Soused: Ebony grabbed three bottles of what she assumed was vodka from the kitchen, planning only to get buzzed thanks to her natural resistance. However, she grabs something that’s only supposed to be drunk by dragons.
Mausolinia brings a create of drinks called epsh for everyone to drink. Hilarity Ensues.
Villainous Crush: Liquid believes to be in love with Nayru and Issac was in love with Lotus.
Villainous Rescue: Omega saves Ebony and in proxy the others by stopping the Behemoth King before it gores her. While it gave Mo O enough time to destroy it, Ebony would not have survived unless Omega intervened.
Taka has saved the Heroes multiple times, to their confusion/annoyance since he is typically murdering his own allies.
Voluntary Shapeshifting: Nayru of the Main Cast is capable of this through her water manipulation powers by becoming, and using water to alter her mass and size.
All of the Cubes are capable of shapeshifting, but they generally have little skill with it.
Sophia or Lambda, youngest of the Cubes, though her power is actually replication, is master of this, capable of turning into anything she has the energy to. Considering she has the power to fuel supernovas....The fact that her thinking remains the same no matter what form she takes is justified in that she is an Energy Being.
Whale Egg: Several warm-blooded races in the series reproduce by laying eggs, such as the Cubare and Amelie’s demon centipede family.
WHAM Episode: When Awesome utterly destroys the first tower.
Note that said event was preceded by Omega slicing the Tower clean in half, and turning parts of it into Cyberspace.
What Happened to the Mouse?: Multiple, yet justified by the fact that it is mostly written on the spot, as well as by people who never returned to give closure to their characters. Jessica and The Master are the most egregious examples as Jessica was Villain's ex-girlfriend and The Master suddenly left a large plothole. These characters are barely ever mentioned again.