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Roleplay: Super Hero High
Super Hero High is a NationStates roleplay, set on a high school for totally normal people. Except they have superhuman powers. And it's in space.

The current incarnation (or set of incarnations) started in November 2011, but it began several years before on the evil Jolt Forums. It started off relatively normal, about a bunch of teenagers, and then HOLY SHIT VAMPIRE WAR! In the latest thread, the war against the vampires is almost over, with only small populations of vampires left.

This RP contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Tara King would be a Little Miss Badass, if not for her age.
  • Always in Class 1: Even though the students are of different ages and skills, they still go in the same classes.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Bramwell and Makoto both tend to isolate themselves with exceptions for a few people, and it is established as being odd for Bramwell to start a conversation of any significance and is shown having trouble identifying sarcasm. Sakura has a very unstable self-image that is reflected in her Mental World and forced people to the ground due to hearing an explosion for five minutes after the explosion happened in addition to other odd instances and habits.
  • Ascended Extra: Head of Security Richard Jenkins started out as simply a background character, but has since taken the step into becoming a proper character with both a backstory and some character development.
  • Aura Vision: Maisie's power.
  • Badass Normal: Headmaster Anderson had no superpowers whatsoever, and still managed to play a pivotal role in the Vampire War.
  • Brainwashing for the Greater Good: Shade seems to be doing this to Antonio.
  • Birds of a Feather: In the case of Scott and Roxanne, it could almost be mistaken for incest.
  • Black Knight: A knight of the Order of the Great Web shows up in the dragon attack.
  • Body Horror: Abigale's backstory contains elements of this.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Bramwell and Makoto do so in one instance.
  • Casting a Shadow: Though Antonio can manipulate all the elements, shadow is the one he's most proficient with.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Josh and Tyler vs a navy warship during a simulation. The warship didn't stand a chance.
  • Crapsack World: Although not the focus of the roleplay, the Earth is not a pleasant place at this time. Even more so if you happen to be an Empowered. Even the most heroic Empowered get treated with varying levels of mistrust and disrespect.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A Moyle family trait.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A large amount of the current cast have issues that stem from their past.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite having control of darkness, Shade is more worried about others, especially Antonio.
  • Disability Super Power: Jay is blind, but makes up for it with echolocation.
  • Dumb Blonde: Averted with Rachael, she's blonde but not terribly stupid.
  • Elemental Embodiment: What each personality of Antonio would be if they have a physical form. The Lords and Ladies of the Elemental Planes are this too.
  • Emotion Eater: Shade feeds on a certain amount of Antonio's feelings of pain, sorrow, fear, and anger to keep him happy.
  • The Fair Folk: Unfortunately the Lords and Ladies would prefer to mess up the world just to see what happens. Its implied that they helped cause and end World War Two.
  • Fireballs
  • Foil: Antonio, who has one body, many minds, to Tobias, who has many bodies, one mind.
    • Josh and Goltia to each other. Josh is quiet, withdrawn and spends a good deal of his time reading. Goltia, meanwhile, is a tsundere tomboy that enjoys fighting a bit too much for her own good.
  • The Four Loves: A Name Drop by Bramwell is given during an instance of cardiac arrest while telepathically communicating with Makoto.
  • From a Single Cell: Bramwell and Makoto are established to have this as a part of their immortality.
  • Geek: Where do we begin in the characters?
  • Genre Savvy: Bramwell tries to be so, going as far as to stop any instances of Dying Declaration of Love.
  • Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul: Due to Shade absorbing unwanted emotions, Antonio rarely feels angry, sad, afraid, and hurt. He does feel it, but in small amounts to affect him much.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When Antonio, or his personalities, use their power.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Both Markus' have this.
  • The Heart: Shade came from Antonio's desire to help others.
  • Healing Factor: Both Markus', as stated above, as well as Magenta, who can temporarily transmit it to others. Also, one of Tara's powers.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempted by Bramwell and Makoto in their backstory, but was Subverted because they gained/learned of their regeneration during that incident unknowingly.
  • Hyde Plays Jekyll: What's Shade doing in front of the others.
  • Hypocritical Humor: "This is a family-goddamned-friendly infirmary!"
  • Interrupted Suicide: Rachael attempts to drown herself, but is stopped.
  • Literal Split Personality: Shade, and theoretically every other personality of Antonio, can do this.
  • Magical Incantation: Axel's magic requires incantations spoken in Basque. This doesn't hold true for all magically gifted people though.
  • Making a Splash: Rachael's power.
  • Mental Fusion: Though Bramwell and Makoto describe themselves as a Hive Mind, they fit this trope better.
  • Mental World: Bramwell can enter them by way of Telepathy.
  • Military Brat: Bramwell and Makoto are both explicitly revealed to be so in their first appearance. A mental construct of Sakura's reveals this about herself in her Mental World. Benjamin Silva and Gregory Michaels are other examples.
  • Mind Hive: Antonio has at least nine other personalities.
  • Mind over Matter: Makoto and Joaquin both are established as telekinetic psychics.
  • Motor Mouth: Maisie.
    Maisie: Of course I'm excited, who wouldn't be? It's, it's the moon! This is huge. The moon is, like, it's like a whole new planet! We could find aliens or something. This is going to be so cool! Are you going to volunteer? I'm definitely going to volunteer. I really want to get chosen because this is going to be so awesome!
  • Missing Episode: The second thread was wiped by the autoprune.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Goltia's power enables this.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Veringon, the Obsidian Dragon, the Herald of Night, head of a group of rebels.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: There's even two species: Old Vampires and Lynscertian vampires.
  • Papa Wolf: Go on, try and hurt Markus Templar's son. See what happens.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Tyler is powerful enough to flatten an acre of forest in a matter of seconds, and has trouble keeping his power under control.
  • Playing with Fire: Three player characters have this power; there are eleven known pyrokinetics overall.
  • Psychic Powers: Various students have them.
  • Rape as Backstory: Abigale has this, among other things. She paid back the one responsible in full.
    • Cassie had
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Josh wears black, Goltia wears white.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After being imprisoned in an Italian mansion and being abused most of his childhood, Vincenzo took revenge by killing both his imprisoners and their families.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Shade is worried that the others, and maybe Antonio, might end up as this.
    • Lilith is a subversion. Omnicidal, literally bloodthirsty... And so ragefueled that her only appearance involved her attacking one of the most powerful Empowered on the planet, with predictable results.
  • Super-Powered Robot Meter Maids: C.H.R.A.M.-X.
  • Super Hero School: The entire premise.
  • Teen Pregnancy: A Running Gag on the out-of-character forum.
  • Telepath: Bramwell is a telepath, oddly considering it "compensation" for a shortcoming.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: In an alternate future, one of Antonio's personalities ended up mutating everything to cure everything, up to death, even if it makes North America uninhabitable.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Two students (Charlotte and Declan) and one teacher (Lewis Walker).
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Each of Antonio's personalities are likely to end up as one.
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