Escalation, which follows the Operations Director and pilots of NERV
Katina Tarask, Operations Director
Vincent Alcatai, pilot of Unit 00
Rei Ikari, pilot of Unit 01
Akebara Kasshu, pilot of Unit 04
Shinji Ikari, pilot of Unit 05
Lora Browning, pilot of Unit ZX
Saber from Fate/Stay Night eventually joins this route.
Evolution, which centers around the men and women of Getter Base in Australia
Hazama Yuuki, pilot of Neo Getter 1
Kei Kuruma, pilot of Neo Getter 2
Kojiro Tomoe, pilot of Neo Getter 3
Asuka Nagare/Nono, pilot of the Black Getter
Kamui from Getter Robo Ah eventually joins this route.
Ebullition, which we're not quite sure what it's following yet.
In the year 2000, Fuyuki City was completely wiped off the face of the Earth through the combined machinations of Kotomine Kirei, Doctor Hell, and Masaki Kihara. The same day, Second Impact was triggered- and in the aftermath, all Getter technology was fingered as the culprit, resulting in its ban.It's now the year 2015. The Angels are coming, on top of all the Mimetic Beasts, the Dinosaur Empire, and Hau Dragon, on top of new threats lurking in the shadows. With the old guard either dead or unable to take up arms,Due to the nature of the RP itself, not every series it draws from ends up used to the maximum degree. They include the following:
BlazBlue: Hazama isn't a Complete Monster and is a player character, Tager isn't a cyborg, Kokonoe has more of a conscience... and Hakumen is now a bad guy- and usually does something *horrible* every time one of him is on screen.
G Gundam: The School of the Undefeated of the East exists, and Akebara Kasshu was Master Asia's student. Vincent Alcatai is actually Akebara's cloned son, and is being trained in the art.
Hellboy: Tager from BlazBlue is G!Hellboy. His love interest from the Hellboy movies is Ibis's mother, and was the Maiden of Fire before she died.
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: (Duo has been spotted several times; Heero, Duo, and Trowa are confirmed present in the future as Shinji's children.) Gundam Wing is confirmed as a 'subseries' for the Space Route.
Masoukishin: The Cybuster and Jaohm are at least confirmed.
Primal Rage: One of the characters (Diablo) was worshiped by the Dinosaur Empire.
In addition, there is a part 2 planned with the following series either with a differing amount of emphasis or confirmed to appear. The main two routes have been confirmed as 'Earth' and 'Space'- some of the players will go into space while the others hold down the fort.
Series Confirmed for Earth Route
Earth Route seems to have been all but stated to be dark and full of From Bad to Worse, Oh Crap, and just barely hanging on. Expect lots of ways for Earth to go boom. Vincent, Hazama, Kamui (if they survive part 1), and Shinji are confirmed to be on this route.'Core' Series:
Betterman and GaoGaiGar: The presence of Zonders have been confirmed. Combined with Mamoru and Gai, it's not hard to see it coming. The presence of Mamoru may confirm that Katina (if she survives part 1) is on Earth Route. What with Vincent's upgrade to the J-Zero, it's confirmed that he's involved with this plotline too.
Trigun: The presence of Vash the Stampede has already been hinted at.
Getter Robo: Specifically, Shin Getter Armageddon- Saotome's already proven himself insane, and Shin Dragon is already made... and in Zonder custody. Shin Getter was built before part 1, and has already been used against the Vega Empire.
Norse Mythology: Presence already confirmed in Part 1, possibly a larger part considering Ragnarök. This likely confirms Lora (if she survives part 1) on Earth Route)
Gaiking: With the titular mech already visible and Proist carrying Kamui's kids, this confirms Kamui will likely be on Earth Route.
s-CRY-ed: Kazuma the Shell Bullet is confirmed for being on this route.
Space Route has been confirmed to be the more lighthearted of the two routes, though that does not mean there will not be serious business afoot. Kei, Kojiro, Rei, and Arturia have been confirmed for this route.'Core' Series:
Gunbuster and Diebuster: Confirmed that Buster Machine 1 will combine with Unit 01. This may confirm Nono (assuming she survives part 1) on this route. The presence of STMC has been confirmed.
(The list is a work in progress, mostly because there are series that have been confirmed but not revealed.)And if you think that's insane, this is just part one. Out of at least two, and quite possibly THREE.
Here's a taster: The first Angel battle has Vincent and Akebara perform The East Is Burning Red in their Evas. Complete with Vincent punching the Angel's head so hard it EXPLODES. And then Rei unleashes an Inazuma Kick on the helpless Angel, hitting it so hard the core goes up like a cheap Chinese firework. AND THAT WAS THE FIRST ON-SCREEN ANGEL. Appetite whetted yet?
Expendable Clone: Vincent has a few reserves knocking around. So does Viletta, apparently.
Fix Fic: For Zeorymer. Though it's more running off in an entirely different direction. Well, at least, Shi-Aen and Shi-Tau did.
To clarify: Zeorymer gets taken into NERV custody during a prelude, Masaki gets cock-blocked early on (and is prevented from appearing for a long time). True, Lanster of the Wind still goes out like a light, but the twins actually manage character development and deal with their issues. Compared to the other evil organizations, Hau Dragon gets treated like a Red-Headed Stepchild.
Also, the twins managed to survive their encounter with Zeorymer. Hakkeshu intact. Not to say that their Hakkeshu would survive muchlonger...
From Bad to Worse: The third story arc of G1 has ALREADY invoked this. To recap: The Big Bad Kirei Kotomine has finally shown himself after impersonating several individuals (including Ryougi and Shuu), and has taken over Nerv-00 alongside Grimms and Aguila Setme. Most of the NPC kids (along with one of the PCs AND HER BABY) are being forced to work with them by the third, and they've revealed they plan on ZonderizingZeruel- the same one that nearly killed off the entire cast of an SRW-verse. Sakura and Hayato Jin have been captured, and most of the friendly NPCs are MIA. And that's just Escalation Route!
Evolution Route doesn't get off scot-free either. One of the sympathetic NPCs gets Zonderized Ouka, and holds Getter Base hostage. Ryoma Nagare is fighting for his life, Archer and Rin are trying to save Kei, Kojiro, and Ibis's kids, and even Gendo is on the ropes. The silver lining is that they finally have a new Getter.
As if to escalate matters, two things should be kept in mind for maximum effect: all of the PCs are now stuck in China (which the I-Jin are KNOWN to be in), and Kotomine Kirei is now confirmed as Rei Ikari's Foe.
Gender Flip: Akebara Kasshu, though there may be others. Duo (At least, ONE of the Duo's that's appeared) and apparently Trowa as well)
Half-Human Hybrid: Kamui, Vincent, Kallen, and the others from Emperor Gore's brood, to varying degrees of dinosaur.
Mama Bear: Sakura and Katina watch over the Eva Pilots, and woah betide anyone who threatens their charges. Motoko also shows elements of this, and Tsugumi has a similar role for the Getter Base staff.
To clarify: their Hakkeshu were infected with evil worms. In a setting where Zouken Matou is confirmed present.
No One Could Survive That: The world seems to have assumed this about Kotomine Kirei and Masaki Kihara. Well, they're probably right about one of them. The other? Well... This *is* motherfucking Kotomine...
A heroic example: Kamui. He survived his Empirex EXPLODING.
Subverted with Vincent. He actually did die when his entry plug exploded. Good thing someone made a bunch of him...
A visit from someone from the future It's one of Kei's kids. trolls Rei into unconsciousness when she reveals Rei is at *least* going to have a long-term threesome in the future.
Pregnant Badass: Sacchin. Also presumably Kei and Ibis in the near future, unless things are absurdly calm for the next eight months. Since they aren't even going to be able to have a WEDDING without interruption... The chances of a calm eight months are approximately zero.
Properly Paranoid: Most of the characters, but most noticeably Rei, Shi-Aen, and Shi-Tau.
Reincarnation: Rei Ikari initially ended up dreaming about Noriko Takaya for a reason. And then she ended up with red hair. And then someone from the future confirmed she's going to be wearing a headband and that Unit-01 is going to have 'custom' armor...
This is also the case with Asuka Nagare. Her run-in with True Assassin ended up with Kokonoe pulling a We Can Rebuild Her and giving her pink hair and new eyes. She now goes by the name Nono, and has memories of a 'Nonoriri'...
Word of God accidently outed Vincent of one of these too. Granted, Shining Zero is more or less a dead giveaway as to WHO...
Serial Escalation: stopped trying to catch up or be an obstacle and is running for its life. For an example, Ibis Douglas (Yes, THAT Ibis) piloting a Getter. Followed within the space of a few side sessions by Kei BLOCKING SABER ALTER'S EXCALIBUR AND THEN IMPALING HER TO A TREE. And that's not even going into the stuff the GM has mentioned having planned for PART TWO.
To clarify- Rei, Shinji, and Lora are thrown into another world thanks to Leliel. Katina, Kojiro, Kei, and a handful of NPCs pursue them on the 'Away' Route, while everyone else tries to survive on the 'Home' Route.
World of Badass: Word of God states that Tokyo-3's population consists of about 10% 'heroic' citizens, 60% 'veteran' citizens, and 30% 'regular' citizens. No instances of Heroic Bystander just yet, however. And that's just one city.