"Magic is real. Despite this world focus on the power of science, people everywhere have powers unexplainable. But the fear that they are alone, that they are a freak, make them unable to stand up and shout out that fact.I know, I'm a magic girl myself. Well maybe that's a little wrong, I'm a girl with magic, but when I go magic girl, I'm a guy. You know, gender-bend. Anyway I'm also afraid. That why I'm making this recording that will probably never see the light of day. So you, in however many years it will be after my death when someone listens to this recording, may want to ask, why we don't do good. Because there's nothing to use it on. Crimes are sorted by the police, there are no supervillians. Third world's problems better solved by smart ideas then someone with power. So until the world actually needs us, hopefully never, we magic girls shall stay as fiction, away from the limelight.
-Harriet Bradley/The Undead Swordsman, describing the life of magical girls.
Rise of the Magic Girls is yet another Bay12 freeform roleplay, centring around the lives of six magical girls (and boys), and how they are affected when one day, they are all forced together to fight off a new alien army that will conquer the world if left unopposed. These magical girls (and boys) have many different skills and powers which they are now pushed to use on pain of the world's end, and they must now band together to protect the freedom of the world from invading alien army.Recently changed G Ms (now being run by ElfCollaborator) and became active. Here are the new IC and OOC threads.Also, a lot of Slice of Life elements and Shipping.The main thread is here and the OOC thread is here.
This roleplay contains examples of:
Action Girl: Pretty well most of the primary cast. Anima and Nuriel in particular.
Aerith and Bob: A case with the magical names. There's Anima and Nuriel, alongside Not Kyle and Ghost.
Great Wyrm Gold: "Maria/Anima might be the Team Mon, but Selina is Angel's surrogate Mom!"
Iamanelfcollaborator: "Guess that makes Angel have Two Mommies. Heh."
Great Wyrm Gold: "Indeed. Assuming you don't count her biological mommy, of course."
Heart Is an Awesome Power: Selina/Ghost can draw things into existence. While this has so far been used to create equipment, create Conny (off-screen), and animate a drawing of an angel, other uses have been discussed, from various magical items to perpetual motion machines.
Played with with Nuriel, who shares a name with an angel of hailstorms despite the name translating as "Fire of the Lord" (more appropriate for Nuriel). The biblical Nuriel is also among the tallest of angels, which is also appropriate as Nuriel is among the tallest of the player characters.
Mind Hive: Angel and Nuriel seem quite independent of one another.
Other Me Annoys Me: Angel (among others) is constantly aggravated by Nuriel, especially when she transforms on her own.
Matt feels similarly about Gintama.
Our Angels Are Different: Nuriel (with the angelic name, Winged Humanoid appearance, and being the magical form of a girl named "Angel") looks something like modern depictions of angels save for the outfit, but as far as personality goes she's not much like them.She is also secretly an exiled demon.
Nuriel is also actually a demon. She describes "corrupting" souls in hopes of being rewarded by someone or another when that individual dies, and says that "succubus" is a job title rather than a species. She was exiled by being bound inside the minds of innocent little girls.
Papa Wolf: Inverted with Alistair, who calls out Matt after he rejects Maria and Selina.
Personality Powers: Played with. Several of the Magical Girls have personalities which fit their powers or vice versa, such as the hot-bloodedpyrokinetic Nuriel or the drunken and drunk-inducing Gintama. However, these do not necessarily correspond with the girls' non-magical personalities, and many of them do not have such obvious correlations between powers and personalities.
Physical God: Demons Run is the spirit that created the universe.
Real Life Writes the Plot: The player playing Cyrus couldn't keep up with the massive amounts of roleplay in this game, so he had to drop out.
The absence of several players during the battle with Amy Hart contributed to the death of Matt.
Defied in a more general sense by the common practice of "retconning" actions or comments into the narrative after a period of absence.
Reptiles Are Abhorrent: The invading army, the Layars, are covered in scales and their war dogs look like a hybrid of a dog and a crocodile. They are also cold-blooded. However Tabella says they are not that difference to Humans, indicating they look like humans(no elongated faces for example and tails have never been mention.)
Sobek, the Egyptian god of the Nile is available as one of Anima's summons. Also an Ax-Crazy crocodilian abomination who loves drowning his enemies and taking glee in it.
Token Mini-Moe: Angel is five years old. Most of the rest of the cast is in their teenaged years.
Triple Shifter: While it hasn't come up, it is specifically noted that Angel transforming into Nuriel is resting like sleep would be. Assuming the same holds for the other girls, this would be a justified trope if it comes into play.
Wham Episode: Matt being killed at the hands of Amy Hart. And the subsequent rage of Anima and Not Kyle.
A triple whammy from Rhadamanthys: talking about the Lost and Found, the revelation that the girl he's been faithful to for so long is dead, and the fact that he may or may have not had a troubled childhood.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Demons Run created the universe, but to keep it from being destroyed must remain away from her beloved brother. This is tragic in and of itself, but she releases her tragedy by periodically going on murderous rampages. One of these was evidently through Hell...