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"Skaianet is the source of, and protector of, all universes. We give the tools to those worthy, and weed out those who have no hope. Through machination and machinery, we sort the wheat from the chaff, the strong from the weak, and create the most able universes possible. We do this for reasons that few can grasp, and that change constantly, regardless of any opinions. We guard and spread reality. We are the opposite of oblivion. We areskaia net." - Khalik
The Chosen Many: There is not one session of Sburb. There are untold, infinite sessions who pick their participants from their home planets and give them superpowers. Many an adventurer has embarked on a Knight Errant's quest to defend the multiverse and bumped into Skaianet doing exactly the same thing.
Dysfunction Junction: Mostly the fault of the company religion, but the only admin who ends up not being half a ball of complexes is Daniel. And even he fails at being optimistic eventually. He gets better, though.
Elsewhere Fic: Type II due to the existence of Andrew Hussie, but that's about it.
A genetically engineered virus is programmed not only to create copies of itself, but also copies of a nanomachine. The nanomachine is designed to make copies of itself, and copies of the virus if it is in a biological organism. So guess what gets into Skaianet...
No Sell: Surprisingly uncommon, were it not for the fact that this is still a roleplay. Nonetheless, happens when Daniel attempts to take onTon Ialfnu
Oh [REDACTED] : The standard reaction to many, many events that transpire at Skaianet Laboratories.
Oh My Gods!: "Oh frogs" (Tricia), "[UNPRINTABLE CHARACTERS]" (Avery), "Dear Space Hero"note by analogy with "Mother of God" (Daniel).
One Steve Limit: Zig-zagged with Omnikid's Demon of Beasts form, who's apparently also called Daniel. However, after finding out about the other Daniel's existance, hir codename is changed to Damien.
One-Winged Angel: A regular occurence, like many others that'd be world-shattering in any other context. Even in a regular day's work, the Black and White King and Queens would be enough to count as this, but then there's when things go wrong...
Reality Warper: Everyone who works at Skaianet Laboratories is one, either directly (through their powers as former God Tier Sburb players) or indirectly (by working on Sburb, which in turn affects the very nature of reality itself).
Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: Because Sburb players are generally just pubescent, the fact is that Sburb players who somehow find their way into Skaianet are... well, they're teenagers. Also, Tricia Glasswell is described as an "overgrown teenager that represses things".
Replacement Goldfish: Bluesunnyday's brother, brought in after Bluesunnyday killed himself to be with Tricia.
Serial Escalation: Needless to say, the people that MAKE Sburb have a few abilities of their own. And that's not even going into what they have to pull out of the bag for the various catastrophes they face, OR their offices.
The Almighty 404: IM: After negotiations with Lord English, I managed to bag us a Pink Sun in a Dyson sphere and a quantum accelerator. I also alchemited an infinite rubik's tesseract using a standard Rubik's cube and a map of our offices.
Blue Sunny Day is capable of using his powers of pure determination to even stave off death. It's because of these abilities that he often has to suffer through injuries that would kill anyone else, cementing his Butt Monkey status.
Tricia somehow alchemized herself with a Codering. She doesnot exactlycope well. Then she uses the codepowers to merge with the entire Skaianet building-complex.
The plan to take out Itchy revolved around this, using Scratch Devices. Then Itchy used one of them, and everything went to hell in a handbasket.
Taking the Bullet: Daniel Kopton does this when a digital avatar of one of the Grey King's minions attempts to show Ani its stabs.
Theme Music Powerup: The Musical Aura is a literal case, as you choose from a playlist of all of the music ever composed and whatever music you choose will have various effects on your allies, enemies and yourself.
It basically works as a high-tech iPod with the power to alter reality with the music.
Timey-Wimey Ball: The introduction of gigersLich was this, as after setting off into the Furthest Ring, his posts came in anachronistic order.
Anything that any editor who used to be a Time player does is, to some extent, this.
The Xof Y: This appears in many forms. For example:
The characters' former roles within Sburb and its variants usually take this precise form (e.g. the Monk of Mind, the Seer of Tactics, the Sleuth of Problems, the Rogue of Void, and so on).
The various "lands" created within given Sburb sessions follow a similar pattern (the X of Y and Z, where X is always "Land"): the Land of Heat and Clockwork, the Land of Little Cups and Tea, the Land of Spice and Flow, the Land of Cathedrals and Signal, and so on.
Viewers Are Geniuses: Programming terms are thrown around sometimes, and some Codetech attacks are based on real-world computer processes.