"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.Also, a lot of Slice of Life elements and Shipping.Recently changed G Ms (now being run by smurfingtonthethird, after being taken over by Iaman Elf Collaborator) as well as system, in an attempt to fix gae balance and clean up the clutter in general. Here are the second IC and OOC threads. The original main thread is here, and the OOC thread was 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.
Andras and Andromalius, both of whom have more modernized appearances. (Andras wears an owl mask rather than having an owl head, Andromalius uses a whip-like that strikes in a manner reminiscent of a snake rather than holding a serpent.)
Of note is that the latter isn't a proper demon in this setting, it's a nom de guerre inherited by people contracted by Fate, she's also noticeably darker than her Ars Goetia depiction with the theft prevention/punishment measure being a directed false vacuum metastability event traveling at c faction speeds towards vital organs.
Attack! Attack! Attack!: While some characters exhibit this from time to time, due to most combat actions being variations on "Attack," a notable example is Keith, who kept attacking a horde of [[Warhammer40000 Necron Flayed Ones]].
Cutting the Knot: Rather than interrogating someone whose body possessed something to prevent his mind being read, Alice decapitates them and uses hte gap between decapitation and brain death to extract the necessary information.
Grand Theft Me: Nuriel has attempted a temporary version of this on Angel, Selina, and Kyle in attempts to make mischief, aided by the mind-sharing bracelets Selina made.
Grow Beyond Their Programming: Averted. This is stated to be impossible. Of the three AI-like characters, two of them are entities that can interact with the world via objects that contain the code associated with them, even if the code cannot be processed. The third isn't sentient and simply passes the Turing Test with flying colors.
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.
Actually, only the bones would have been indestructible and they would transmit force so well (since parts of it would briefly dislocate and impale organs) without even spreading it out like other materials that a strong strike could cleave through it with more ease than a normal body and there would have been 7 people with the capability to shut it down.
Conflict Ball: Will's disagreement with this caused dozens of pages of arguments and made Kyle want to kill Will.
Will:So nice to see people standing up for a man's right to have his arm ripped off by his girlfriend instead of chopped of by a psycho who can control paper. That's probably in the top 5 of weirdest things I've said today.
Cyrielle: ...So just to clarify, you are the result of a several hour long ordeal that had partial sensory input that was the result of playing a game of Truth or Dare in the middle of combat? At what point did the people there think it was remotely a good idea?
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.
Later on, Selina entered Angel's mind, meaning that three separate minds (Angel, Nuriel, and Selina) were present.
Mook: The crocodile/dog creatures used by the Layar.
Morality Chain: Annie and Wheatley are this to Andromalius since they are technically aspects of the entity she works for. Downplayed however as Andromalius' actions are only slightly less amoral as a result.
Great Wyrm Gold: Does it matter? The planes we intend to use them on are about as aerodynamic as a brick and yet have the range of an advanced transoceanic jet, and have plating made from an alloy that negates nearby demonic magics. The precise chemical nature of the burny charges isn't important.
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.
Using the Legions of Hell to D Do S people with their computers
Powered Armor: Kyle makes some. It has so far been upgraded to fly and to have extra armor along side it's on board AI to help improve reaction time. This has made Kyle more than fit for battle.
Power Born of Madness: Downplayed by Alice. Her premeditation ability is dependent on what she thinks will happen, so in some cases, decieving her or hiding details can make it ignore factors such as invincibility or intangibility.
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.
Albrecht:"Seriously, you people take things too seriously. I try to be less serious and I get a punch and a nosebleed for all my troubles."
Will:"This is real life. What, do you expect us to treat it like some kind of silly game?"
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...
You Can't Fight Fate: Fate will eventually succeed. But only from its point of view since it perceives infinity as a finite number, as a result, the universe is not endless to it, it will simply take a very long time to cease existing and Fate is willing to wait that long. However, as everything else does not, the universe will never end from their point of view.