This is a rather trope-heavy Alternate UniverseResident EvilRP group found on Tumblr. It should be noted that there are Resident Evil: Revelations spoilers being posted there on a regular basis.Due to how there have been roleplayers who've left and their characters got reset, the plotline summary is being rewritten. The tropes relating to the characters who have been now taken out of the story be reset, since the roleplayers in question may not go with the different interpretations of the character.
The main storyline starts out in August. Wesker is searching for more viral samples and has recruited the Wolfpack to help him. Several BSAA members get involved in the story (though it should be noted that Chris and Jill, despite being two of the main characters in the main series, have avoided most of this conflict). Parker ends up switching sides due to a deal.Meanwhile, RPD, a sentient bipedal chain-smoking alcoholic licker, had recently been released from testing and is now being used as a weapon, being sent on missions. He and HUNK are sent off to a tanker (in is what is dubbed "The Tanker incident") to retrieve a viral sample. Parker ends up getting sent in as backup, along with Lupo, but Lupo leaves early due to her orders. After they end up in the hospital, it's revealed that RPD had a mind control device placed on him. Parker and HUNK (the latter weakened due to a gunshot wound that ends up getting reopened) get the device off of him. They then do some digging and it's revealed that Umbrella is planning on using that sort of technology on other BO Ws to form an army. In November, Parker and HUNK get sent in to deal with Theta-Med, a rival pharmaceutical company. During the course of the incident, both end up hallucinating due to a serum both of them received and Parker ends up infected with the T-Abyss Virus.Due to a one-night stand, Excella is revealed to have become pregnant with Wesker's children (fraternal twins). Her character arc includes how she's adjusting to what's going on.Leon ends up in a fight with Lupo. During it, she poisons him with a rare poison that requires one to constantly keep one's heart rate up, otherwise one will die. It is then later revealed that Claire is pregnant with his child. Claire later ends up kidnapped after she and Leon have a spat and is subjected to some experiments that cause her to mutate. She's eventually given the cure and reverts back to normal.Alfred ends up revealing that he's placed cameras everywhere. This causes everyone to panic, because Alfred put any footage of sexual acts up on the internet for people to watch. This ends up resulting in a fight between Sergei and Nicholai, who were involved with one another. Parker ends up mutating into an Oozelike creature. Raymond and Charlotte end up taking care of him for the duration and Parker's subjected to several. Meanwhile, Charlotte and Harold spend their time getting to know one another.RPD is still working directly for Wesker, given stabilizing shots for his mutation when he completes a mission. He's mutating slowly and worried that he's going to lose his mind.Alex Wesker, Jake Mueller, and Sherry Birkin end up involved with the main storyline, along with Jessica Sherawat. Alex spends their time probing around, trying to get RPD to join their side with promises of a cure. They also offer HUNK a position as a mercenary, despite how little they would pay HUNK when compared to Umbrella. Jessica generally angers people, especially Jill, Raymond, and Parker, due to the events of Revelations.RPD ends up running around the city, his mask off so everyone can see he's a Licker, while in full uniform. Eventually, Wesker catches up to him and captures him, subjecting him to procedures that make RPD mutate into a mindless monster that is described as being like a cross between a Licker and a Tyrant. As it turns out, though, RPD is not completely mindless, but his memories are buried.Meanwhile, Forest is worried about possibly being infected, so he contacts Excella. Excella, meanwhile, is getting prepared to have her children soon.
This roleplay gives examples of:
Aborted Arc: Due to many people leaving the group, there've been some major changes.
All There in the Manual: This shows up on occasion, due to details that aren't terribly important or would squick people out being left out for simplicity's sake. The information then sometimes shows up in out of character posts, the roleplayer's personal blogs, or when asked questions.
Alternate Universe: The only way to explain Umbrella still around after Resident Evil 5, how only a few of the characters know about very famous events, Raccoon City still being around, all of the ages of the characters being off (28 year old Four Eyes and Party Girl, but Raymond, Parker, and Wesker have aged normally, for example)...
Bigger Is Better in Bed: It is normally a non-issue, because other characters having sex don't mention any specific sizes, though there's at least one or two references Excella makes to Wesker being on the larger side, because the condoms Charlotte was handing out for Valentine's Day were "too small," and Alfred mentioned that Parker is "well-endowed."
Bilingual Backfire: RPD knows Italian, so he understands what Parker says. This ends up a problem, because he understands what "ora" means. ("Now.") HUNK and Parker were getting ready to rip the mind control device off of RPD.
Bilingual Dialogue: Beltway lapses into Spanish, Four Eyes into Japanese, Lupo into French, Sergei into Russian, Bertha into German, Rachel into Swedish, and Parker, Excella, and Charlotte into Italian.
Bystander Syndrome: Parker lying on the sidewalk, dealing with a fever and losing consciousness, gets completely ignored by passersby. This would be based off of Truth In Television examples of the trope.
Canon Discontinuity: Any interactions between the characters in the RP group and other RP groups are non-canon by default.
Due to roleplayers changing, certain things are reset, to be fair to the newer players that come along.
Crack RPs, like Jill and Wesker going to Disney Land, are also considered this.
Can't Hold His Liquor: Parker seems to be an odd case. He became an alcoholic after the Terragrigia Panic in-canon. Justified in that he gets infected with the t-Abyss virus during the Theta-Med thread. Alcohol is a diuretic and those infected with the t-Abyss virus have a different water balance than normal humans...
Continuity Drift: Wesker being able to take the form of a small child does not happen anymore, for the obvious reasons.
Continuity Lockout: Averted with the rules. All plotlines have to make a good amount of sense. There's also a plotline page, which is a general summary of what happens to the characters. There's also the chance that there will be a timeline page at some point.
Continuity Nod: Depending on the Writer, naturally. Some writers throw in quite a few references, while others keep it to a minimum. This includes both nods to the roleplay storyline and nods to the games.
There are also some instances of different people playing the same character, changing their interpretation in certain ways.
Horror, action, romance, comedy, drama, or a mix of some? Depends on the writer, too.
The style of roleplaying: Script, in the tags, or story?
Length of the posts: One line, a few, a paragraph or two, or half a page? Depends both on the writer and the thread.
And the emphasis on the Myth Arcs of the story in the roleplays. Certain characters are heavily involved (such as HUNK, RPD, Parker, Excella, and Wesker), while others are less so (such as Brad, Keith, and Nemesis).
Destructive Savior: Wesker thinking of himself as a savior, while him and his subordinates causing quite a bit of destruction, would fall under this.
Wesker and Charlie meeting before Charlie joined the BSAA.
RPD and Leon in Raccoon City.
RPD and Birkin.
A strange example is any thread that lasts longer than a day or two. It technically all becomes a flashback after a week, due to how the story is written in real time, where a normal day passing equals a day in-game. This includes, but is not limited to the Tanker incident and the Theta-Med incident.
Fourth Wall Mail Slot: The anons asking the characters things function as this sometimes. It also affects the characters in-story. Including the whole mess involving Alfred putting footage up on porn sites of characters who'd had sex.
Friendly Enemy: HUNK, Lupo, Parker, Norman, RPD, and other characters display this trait.
Gentleman and a Scholar / Cultured Warrior: Parker. Between the Divine Comedy quotes on occasion, fondness for opera, and multiple literary allusions, the politeness, and the fighting, he's somehow a mix of these two tropes.
Raymond also falls under this, due to his fondness for opera and books.
Get Back in the Closet: Averted. Some people outside of the group took issue with Raymond/Parker. Both the Raymond and Parker roleplayers responded to the questions and then continued writing the pairing anyway. They still get a few bothersome anons, but they are normally dealt with quickly.
Parker due to his infection. The hallucinations become more subtle and it's harder for him to tell what's real and what is fake (moreso than before) when he's injected with a Psycho Serum.
HUNK, due to a mix-up with the Super Serum that's being tested and the placebo.
Hangover Sensitivity: See the first quote on this page. RPD may exemplify it and make it hilarious, but other characters have also had problems with this, including Wesker. Other times, it is never brought up.
Happiness Is Mandatory: Whenever one character is upset, the others immediately jump on trying to cheer him or her up
Healing Factor: The sentient infected characters. How well it works and if there are any side effects varies from character to character.
Lady Macbeth: Excella uses her influence over Wesker and her years of manipulative strategy to get him to do things for her - specifically punishing Jill when she threatens Excella and her unborn child, and even Steve later on in the story when he insults Excella and makes snide remarks about her pregnancy.
Inverted with characters not being able to use flashbangs on Wesker, since he's wearing sunglasses. The same goes with RPD, since he has no eyes.
After Parker's infection, his hearing is extremely sensitive. This includes problems with loud music and high pitches. He also loses his night vision, much like Wesker during the boss fight in Resident Evil 5 in the hanger, so he starts stumbling around and has problems when it's dark out. None of the other characters have taken advantage of this, though.
Merciful Minion: Multiple characters are not as antagonistic as their alegances would normally imply.
Mind-Control Device: A P-30 injector being used on Rebecca (who gets hers' removed). An odd sort of headband used on RPD, which turns out to be a major plot point for the Myth Arc. And now an internal control device in RPD.
Myth Arc: Some plot threads are implied to be like this. More specifically:
"The Let's Kill Wesker" arc.
And the BOW army with control devices arc.
Stuff involving a massive outbreak and/or Alex Wesker seem to now be on the table.
Mythology Gag: Harold ends up getting Chujitsuna deciding to cuddle up to him and not let go. It's both this and an Actor Allusion. Chujitsuna was extremely protective and cuddly toward Four Eyes. Guess who originally played Four Eyes?
Nature Abhors a Virgin: Rebecca thinks being a virgin makes her a loser. Others say she will find the 'right one' eventually.
No Control Group: Zig-zagged. Due to a mix-up, both Parker (who is supposed to get the real serum) and HUNK (who was supposed to get a placebo) end up getting the serum. This is implied to be a complete accident.
No Periods, Period: Despite the story going on for several months in the timeline, many of the female characters don't make reference to them being on their periods. It's justified with Excella, since she's pregnant. This is averted with Bertha and Lupo, though.
Otaku: Four Eyes displays some traits, given that she normally spends her time researching in an underground lab.
The Other Darrin: The Billy roleplayer, Jessica roleplayer, Sheva roleplayer, Beltway roleplayer, Four-Eyes roleplayer, Ashley roleplayer, Leon roleplayer, and the Wesker roleplayer changed in the course of the story.
Overranked Soldier: Parker is a zig-zagged case. He's a normal soldier, but he's normally assigned to higher-priority missions. It's played straighter by him starting to lose his sanity, yet still being sent out on missions.
Obviously, Birkin was one of these also. Slightly subverted in his case due to the fact that he no longer wished to work on any vaccines for Umbrella.
The Resenter: Four Eyes resents how Wesker limits her research. Wesker doesn't want her studying and learning about one of his weaknesses, thus why he limited her in the first place.
Reset Button: Certain characters have gotten reboots (such as Chris, due to certain plotline issues; others are rebooted due to characters changing writers [Wesker is the exception, due to how involved he was with many of the plotlines]). The plotline catalogued here is actually a reboot itself.
Retcon: Occasionally needed to deal with plotholes and shifts in the story.
Secret Relationship: Parker's relationship with Four-Eyes. They decide to keep it a secret so she won't be harassed by Anons or the rest of the Wolfpack. Later, he and Raymond seem to have the same thing going for them, since they're both in the closet about their actual sexualities. (Raymond is gay and Parker is bisexual.)
The Legend of Zelda: A new BOW, described as a cross between an Ooze and a Licker with a long tail and extra claws is named a Dodongo, due to how it's hide is very tough and needs to be force-fed explosives to kill it.
The Bible: RPD makes reference to it, to insult Wesker's god complex. Sergei makes allusions to the Four Horsemen, thinking that Wesker would be Pestilence and he would be War. Raymond quotes Matthew 7.1-2 at Veltro.
Avenue Q: Parker makes reference to it, saying if Raymond says something about having a girlfriend named Alberta who lives in Vancouver, that it would be sad, even for him.
The opera l'elisir d'amore.
The names of certain BO Ws being based on creatures from the Divine Comedy.
Through the Eyes of Madness: It's hard to tell what is real and what is hallucinations in a plotline between HUNK and Parker, where both characters are hallucinating due to a serum.
Timey-Wimey Ball: Non-time travel example. Depending on who you ask, the timeline will be different in certain places and in overall length (how many days passed between specific events). Chat RPs are normally considered canon, but it's hard to place them on the canon timeline.
Two Lines, No Waiting: Multiple plot threads with different characters, all going on at roughly the same time.
Universal Driver's License: Averted. Parker does not have an international or US drivers' license. (It was implied by the roleplayer, since he walks everywhere or occasionally accepts rides to places.)
Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Certain roleplayers use this trope, while other roleplayers bring up how civilians would act, making this both played straight and averted.
Wacky Fratboy Hijinks: Several characters go out drinking together and all hell breaks loose: Vector sets up a stripper pole in Hunnigan's bedroom; Rachel ends up on a fire escape, being sprayed by her neighbor; Keith gets picked up by Quint before things get out of hand; Forest wakes up in his own bed for once, and Hunnigan does unmentionable things with Vector and her new pole.
What Could Have Been: Excella and Sergei were going to have an RP where they eventually devolved into complaining about Wesker. They didn't for a time, because this trope page exists. They eventually did go back and do the plotline.
Due to characters being reset, there are shades of this.
Due to the various improvisational aspects of certain plotlines and plot twists, there are a lot of times where this could be employed.
What Measure Is a Mook?: Played straight, particularly with most of the Umbrella affiliated characters. They don't care about killing civilians or guards. Averted with several characters, notably RPD and Parker (due to moral reasons, because of their former professions) and HUNK (due to how hard it is to hide the bodies on a mission).
What Measure Is a Non-Human?: RPD has problems with this. Certain people he regularly interacts with, like HUNK and Parker, treat him as human. Others, such as several of the scientists and Wesker, treat him as nothing more than an experiment and a weapon.
Wicked Cultured: Both Excella and Wesker exemplify this, but mainly Excella. Being raised in Milan, Excella has an extensive knowledge of classical Italian literature, art, and music. This adds to her charm and makes her manipulative powers even more effective. She has also been credited to wearing expensive designer clothing and always having a professional, yet elegant appearance.
Sergei Vladimir has a very poetic internal monologue, hinting at this.
Veltro has Divine Comedy references throughout his dialogue.