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Roleplay: The Massive Multi-Fandom RPG
In a nutshell.

The Season 2 characters on their quest to save an omnipotent office chair from a blue pigtailed girl. It Makes Sense in Context.

"So many people from so many worlds, all wanting to go home..."
Razputin, Played by Firock Finion, Season One

"Damn, it's like watching a Saturday morning cartoon on acid!"
Two-Bit, Played by Roman Myth, Season Two

The Massive Multi-Fandom RPG is a Forum RPG notable for reviving the TV Tropes Forum roleplayer section. The 'first season' was created by Mint Pearl Voice, and run continually by tropers Nyktös, Te Chameleon, Theoneknownasme, Kaze Koichi, Demovere, and a number of GMs led by DoctorThunder when Mint disappeared. The basic plotline was that various characters from alternate dimensions were pulled into a place known simply as "The City", with no way to get back. A gigantic Hourglass dominated the center of the City, and as the days went on, the characters were put through strange scenarios, such as having their ages changed or being forced to burst out into song at random intervals. The sequel carries a similar premise, with one of the major differences being the Hourglass is replaced with a really bad pun in the form of a (literal) Xanatos Roulette that doesn't stop spinning. The third and final installment in the trilogy takes place in Extremus, a mysterious composite land located at the edge of The Multiverse.

While Season Three ended rather abruptly, a continuation, called "At Intervals", is currently up and running.

On a more meta level it's a case study of how not to run a forum RP. The general tone of the plotline got steadily darker and darker from the goofiness in the first season, the players obligated to post longer and longer walls of text, until eventually apathy overran the whole thing and it collapsed into a pile of GMs realizing a forum RP was really not the right format for the kind of story they wanted to tell.

Has Character pages for Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3, as well as a Recap page.


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    Tropes common to all seasons 
  • The Artifact: Even as the RP got more dark and serious with time, in-jokey elements such as "the Troper" or Trope-Tans remained, inherited from the wackier and sillier Season 1.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Many players have left the roleplay as it's gone on; sometimes it's handwaved by having them stay or die or something, but often, they just... stop appearing and none of the other characters seem to notice.
    • The worst case being Season 1's disappearance of Mint Pearl Voice, the game's own creator.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Season 1. The RPG originally started out as a relatively-lighthearted romp, where characters only had to deal with each other and whatever silly curse was thrown their way by the Troper. Then the curses started becoming more and more deadly, and the characters soon found themselves fighting for their lives...
    • The series as a whole has gotten more and more serious and dark with each incarnation.
  • Continuity Lockout: Season 1 was already big: at one point, it was over 600 pages and 16,000+ posts and growing. Seasons 2 and 3 grew even more convoluted. At this point, nobody really expects the new players to read through the entire game thread so far, just read the last few pages and the recap (which happens to be always horribly out-of-date) to get a vague idea of what's going on.
    • There's also the fact that a lot of elements from Season 1 and 2 play a major role in Season 3.
    • Basically it's gotten to the point that one of the purposes of the discussion thread is having a platform to explain the horribly referential plot.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The title may not be the most imaginative, but it sums up the premise well.
  • Hand Wave: Frequently used (and potholed) to explain characters' inactivity while their players were away. Everyone's wrists must hurt like hell at this point.
  • Mega Crossover: The premise of the roleplay.
  • Old Shame: To literally every single GM still active by the third season, hence its abrupt end. They seem to have recovered by now, if the existence of Season 3.5 is any indication.
    • Season 1 is considered to be this by at least a couple of GMs and players.
  • Translator Microbes: Enforced Trope due to everyone coming from all over the multiverse.
  • Forum RPG Time: Take Season 1, for example: it started in May 2009, Day 13 started on August 2010.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter: Meta example. The crowners (while they still existed) were a highly visible example of that. It's also exceedingly rare to find a character trope that wasn't added by the character's player.

    Season One Tropes 
  • Aborted Arc - Comes with the territory.
  • Action Duo - Max (of the Sam and Max duo) and Spriggan for some time in the Exactor when the former uses his Jedi power to hurl frag grenades tossed near him against Dark Troopers.
    • A bit for Spriggan and Mitchell in Day 12.
    • Kaidan and Rondeau working together to distract White Selvaria so that Spriggan can snipe her with a non-lethal tranquilizer bullet in Day 13.
  • Action Mom - Vlad on the gender-swap romance day.
  • A God Am I - A few villains, but that never turns out well.
  • Alleged Power Limits - Several curses end up being mostly ignored or abandoned as time goes on.
  • All Gays Are Pedophiles - Ryofu plays it straight.
  • All There in the Manual - How did Ryofu start to work for Vader? Where Joshua hides the Winslow? What deal connects Demitri and Lewis? Only GM knows the answers.
  • Anti-Magic - Winslow is completely immune to Troper's power.
  • Animorphism - Day 6's curse on the human transportees.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking - When Vezon loses his cape, he lists the things he would do when people inevitably start poking him with sticks.
    "I just feel so....naked and vulnerable without it. And I don't want anyone seeing me vulnerable. Because then they'd point and laugh and say "Hey, look, Vezon's vulnerable. Lets' all poke him with sticks." And then they'd poke me with sticks, and then I'd get angry, and then I'd strangle them and bite them and RIP OUT ALL THEIR THROATS AND BURN THEM OVER A FIRE AND THEN I'D START KILLING EVERYBODY IN THE WHOLE WORLD AND SMASH THEIR HUTS AND RIP THEIR DESKS AND SPONGE THEIR HAGGISES AND TRIFLE THEIR MAGNOLIAS TO THE GROUND!! AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAA!!!...I'm fine."
  • Attack Its Weak Point - The Leviathan's Fruit of Power. Can perhaps be said the same of the Nano Walker in Day 12.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses - Mitchell and Spriggan do this to finish off the remaining Nobodies with their small arms, flashbangs and incendiary grenades during Day 12.
  • Batman Gambit - Ryofu's plan to convince Vader in Lucas's death. Due to Lucas's meddling it went horribly wrong.
  • Battle Couple - Conan and Selvaria, Lirael and Vlad and now Argost and Suika. Thank you Day 8.
  • Beach Episode - Day 10's curse.
  • Berserk Button - Do NOT endanger Vlad or Dani will come after you. The reverse is also true
  • Big Bad - Presumably the being known only as 'The Troper'.
  • Bigger Is Better - Darth Vader's flagship, the Exactor, which dwarfs everyone else's custom spacecraft, became fully operational on Day 11.
  • Blatant Item Placement - Spriggan seems to be able to find things just randomly laying around whenever he goes to look - from ammo caches, weapons, tactical gear, BDUs and headgear to artbooks featuring some of the characters.
    • He's not the first; Rookie conveniently finds a Warthog in the X-Mansion's garage on Day Eight. Same thing on Day 13.
  • Blood Knight - Dan and Caim fit this. They become FURIOUS when their fight is interrupted.
    • Demitri to a lesser extent.
  • Butt Monkey - Waspinator.
  • Bystander Syndrome - Players often close their eyes on God Modding, if that did not hurt them directly.
  • Chandler's Law - What do you do when the plot grinds to a halt? You bring in the Borg.
  • Chekhov's Armory - Vlad's mansion and the X-Mansion, though less so.
  • Chekhov's Gun - The Ectxo-skeleton, which is referenced on Day 5 and used much later... then captured by the Borg. Oh, Crap.
  • Chekhov's Gunman - The Winslow, multiple times.
  • Chivalrous Pervert - Nikolai in his one day in the city has sworn vengeance on Fiddy for shooting at Aigis (didn't work as it was no violence day) and sacrificed his life for Ryofu by asking his crest to self-destruct killing both Nikolai and the evil creature that was attacking them.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander - Deadpool and Road, full stop. Also Balrog.
  • Cluster F-Bomb - Miles is the reigning champion of this trope.
  • Cold Sniper - A little. Spriggan uses a sniper rifle on the fake Selvaria in the last day to shoot out her legs to help the real one deliver the fatal blow.
  • Contemplate Our Navels - Selvaria tends to do this often; not being sure if you're already dead or not can do that to you. A little pep talk from the Dairy King - yes, the Dairy King - snaps her out of her latest navel-gazing session.
  • Contrast Montage - Tot and Five of Eleven on Day 10, two sides of Borg enslavement who attempt to describe their takes on the Borg to the others.
  • Dead All Along - Possibly a number of characters.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Miles and Marco.
  • Death Amnesia - Travis is the first example.
  • Death Is Cheap - Used and subverted - people have died in game, but it costs them something precious to come back.
  • Deus ex Machina - KOS-MOS arrives in the nick of time out of nowhere to defeat the Gnosis.
    • She is more likely a plot device here. When you see Gnosis, you can assume there will be some way to bring Hilbert Effect.
    • Exactly.
  • Disney Death - Subverted and played straight with Balrog multiple times.
  • Dub Name Change - Ryofu keeps calling Geo "Subaru." Strangely, she never changes Bowser to King Koopa.
    • Maria Renard however called Bowser "Koopa" for the longest time but also called Geo "Geo."
  • Duel to the Death - Day 11, Selvaria versus Beatrice. Beatrice wins, though she is impressed enough afterward to heal Selvaria's wounds before Selvaria could die from injury.
  • Easy Amnesia - Maria is clonked on the head and it happens to her on Day 13.
  • Epiphany Therapy - Selvaria has spent nearly her entire time in the City waging a mental battle between her loyalty to Maximilian and her desire to live for herself. This battle comes to a close on Day 13, when the others help manifestations of her fragmented psyche reconcile, allowing her to finally choose her fate and her future for herself.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep - Subverted: Rookie's name is mentioned a number of times.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You - Comes to a head on Day Night 11, with the freedom-seeking former-Borg's temple full of deathtraps.
  • Evil Knockoff - The Troper creates turns into one of Ahiru, Mint Pearl Voice's character, as the first boss during the finale! And she's much more powerful then the original.
  • Face-Heel Turn - When Ryofu first appeared in city she had amnesia. She joined the good guys and made a number of friends. And then Raz and Lirael restored her memory. Shortly after that Ryofu stole Lucas's lightsaber (and killed him) and joined Darth Vader.
    • Marco. Although it was temporary.
    • Edward and Iji joined Xemnas on Day 12 after becoming Nobodies.
  • Fanservice - The whole point of Beach Episode day.
  • Friendly Sniper - Spriggan does this on Day 12. He's doing this in Day 13 by trying to use tranquilized sniper rifle rounds to take down White Selvaria non-lethally. On the last day, he fired from the VKS to assist Maria against a giant non-friendly dragon. He fought against the fake Selvaria by engaging in long-range sniping.
  • Freudian Excuse - Fiddy hates helicopters. They stole his highschool date, his mother was killed in a helicopter drive by, his dog was ran over by a helicopter, and they "TOOK MAH SKULL!!!" (His words)
  • From Bad to Worse - When Anonymous decides to summon Sithis, who pretty much deletes the City from existence, a process only delayed by the Winslow.
  • Gender Bender - Day 8's curse. That and Shipping. As a curse.
  • Genre Savvy - Ryofu seems very competent. Maybe she read history books to understand what she did wrong in previous reincarnation. Or maybe it because she is the GM's character and the GM is a cheating bastard.
  • G.I.R.L. - A few. Vlad is an inversion - his player is a woman.
    • This Troper thinks Cross Player is more suitable term in this situation.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Evil - The characters are a moral mishmash from genuine Heroes (example: Lirael), to Anti Heroes (Conan), through Anti Villains (Argost) down to Complete Monsters (The Joker). And that's not forgetting Wide Eyed Idealists (Lyra) and Heroic Sociopaths (Caim)
  • The Great Flood - Day 9's curse.
  • Hailfire Peaks - Day 11 splits the City into two themed areas: a space-themed zone where the characters gain personalized starships and pilot suits, and a horror-themed zone where they turn into appropriately-themed monsters. A Gate in the center allows passage between the two zones.
  • Hannibal Lecture - Demitri is on the heroes' side, but still loves this.
    • Max was giving the equivalent of one to Dimitri. And it's HILARIOUS.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today? - after Dani disappeared from the city, Ryofu suddenly remembered she likes men.
  • The Heartless - The Noise, the Gnosis, and eventually the Heartless themselves.
  • Heel-Face Turn - Vlad was on his way with his attempt to save Waspinator from the Borg and shocked into it by Danielle's appearance and letting him know about his Bad Future. He is still rather amoral.
  • Heel Realization - Selvaria, after a morality talk from Balrog showing they are Not So Different.
  • Heroic BSOD - Aigis on Day 11, upon walking into the horror side of the city and turning into a Shadow, the creatures she was created to kill.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Day 7 - The RED Engineer shoots himself to prevent the Borg from becoming stronger.
    • Day Night 11 - Raz uses his telekinesis to push his companions through a water-filled tunnel and out the exit before he is crushed by the stone grinders within the tunnel and Edward blows himself up using alchemy in an attempt to defeat Darth Vader.
    • Day 11- Sort of. Spriggan used a Cherudim SAGA Gundam mobile suit to be a target for Wikus' ship when it detected him as an enemy. Until Wikus took care of the problem.
    • Day 12 - When the Nano Beast starts its Self-Destruct Mechanism, Jixi (Iji's Nobody) orders everyone to run as she tries (unsucessfully) to disarm it.
    • Day 14 - Angelus unleashes a massive fireball on Nightcrawler's Copy in a desperate attempt to take him down in between teleports. Because she was already wounded, her fireball also caused her to eventually succumb to her wounds. And because of their pact, Caim dies too.
  • Hide Your Lesbians - Ryofu calls Dani her little sister. She clearly wants more than that.
  • Hide Your Children - Inverted, children are running around the city on day 12, playing with the characters as if they were toys. One of them tries to do this to Caim, this is a mistake.
  • Humanity Ensues:
    • Day 6's curse on the nonhumans. More like Petting Zoo People but still counts.
    • On Day 11, this is also the effect of the horror-side of the City on beings already considered 'monstrous'.
  • Ho Yay - Max keeps piling this on the other Sociopathic Hero, Caim. invoked
  • Hurting Hero - Spriggan is here after the follow-up rescue to save Selvaria by hurling frag grenades to distract giant children "holding" the woman captive had injured her in Day 11. He was subsequently accused for shooting the children before he revealed that Anonymous initially "started" the rescue by firing his light machine gun at the children. Spriggan tries to make it up by leading the others to "help" Anonymous secure a laptop for their use, taking command while Selvaria recovers before she reconciles with him.
  • Instant Sedation - When Rookie tranqs Selvaria.
  • Jerkass - Anonymous. Full stop.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind - Day 13, for Maria, Selvaria, and Xemnas.
  • Kick the Dog - Anonymous shoots Trope-tan's eyes out on Day 12.
  • Kill 'em All - Presumably what will happen when the hourglass runs out. However, it has been made clear that the characters can avoid this fate if they try hard enough.
  • Killed Off for Real - Presumably Makuta on Day 5, Sho Minamimoto on Day 6, Lucas on Day 9, Darth Vader, Beatrice, and Ryofu on Day 11, Joshua on Day 12.
    • KOS-MOS on Day 13. Or was she?
    • Day 14: [[Caim and Angelus.
  • I Can Still Fight: Averted with Spriggan when he sustained massive injuries. He went unconscious.
  • Invincible Minor Minion - Day 11 introduces the Gnosis.
  • Lady of War - Selvaria rarely lowers her formal, professional face, in combat or out of.
  • Lemony Narrator- Used by Ronnie to avoid having to actually say how Dani's attempt at changing her form went horribly wrong.
  • Let's Get Dangerous - Everyone fighting Xemnas in Day 12.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters - To clarify: as of August 5, 2010, about 110 characters have entered since the beginning. Most of them left or disappeared mysteriously since then, but there are about 20 characters active (not counting the NPCs).
  • Lost Episode - The entire Season One was one of the many threads deleted without warning from the TV Tropes Fora near the end of 2010. Whoopsie-daisy!
  • Luke, You Are My Father - Comes as a rather nasty shock to Vlad.
  • Made of Explodium - Some of Vlad's experiments, apparently.
  • Magic A Is Magic A - Day 11: to prevent someone's curse you only need this person's heart.
  • McGuffin - Winslow again.
  • Meaningful Echo - Danielle echoes Lancer from TUE in her Kirk Summation speech.
  • Męlée ŕ Trois - Day(?) 11. The fight for the Winslow pits the allied characters against Vader, the freedom-seeking former-Borg, and the Borg who want to rejoin the Collective.
    • And Ryofu.
    • Day 12: Xemnas's Corridors of Darkness, already full of Heartless and Nobodies, became overrun with Gnosis. The three factions promptly set about shredding each other, with a group of the heroes stuck in the middle.
  • Military Salute - Spriggan does this near the end of Season 1 with Selvaria.
  • Mind Rape - Touching the hourglass (or affecting it) makes you relive your worst memory. Repeatedly - until you are no longer touching it.
    • Xemnas subjects some of the heroes to this in an attempt to capture their Hearts. For Iji, Edward and Sonic, it works.
  • Moment Killer - Day 12. Iji's Heartless and Nobody are reunited, KOS-MOS rushes to her side... and what does Dimitri say?
    Enerjak Dimitri: (shouting) STOP IT STOP IT GO AWAY
    • Earlier example: Joker's appearance in the city. He ruined a date between (male) Ryofu and (female) Dani. He won hadoken in the face for that.
  • Mood Dissonance - Day 10's buggy race is contrasted by Lirael's negotiations with Darth Vader and Ryofu, Selvaria, Geo and Joshua talking about a potential NPC killer.
  • Mood Whiplash - During the Unimatrix Zero arc, an argument forms over whether or not it's justified to kill Borg in self-defense instead of finding a way to save them... An argument which is followed by Roland attempting to explain how the 'Engagement' system from his world works.
    • Mint Pearl Voice played both the bashful, kindhearted Ahiru and the foul-mouthed Troper, which made her posts rather contrasting.
  • Morality Chain - Dani is this to Vlad and Ryofu.
  • Morality Pet: Suika to Argost. Maybe.
    • Aigis to Fiddy, apparently.
  • Musical Episode - "Sing And Shout" Day.
  • Name's the Same: Demitri and Dimitri, among others.
  • Never Bring A Lightsaber To A Fist Fight - Vader expected his duel with Ryofu to be a lightsaber one. God he was wrong.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero - see Face-Heel Turn example.
    • Anonymous tries to summon Sithis to fight the Troper. The only thing Sithis does is start slowly dissolving the city from the outside in.
  • No-Gear Level - Haunted Mansion sidequest. The staff strips protagonist from every weapon they know about. Lyra had her Pokémon taken after she asked if she can keep them.
  • Not Now, Kiddo - The mahjong quest would be avoided if Lirael and Tot just listened to this volleyball player kid.
  • Not What It Looks Like - After Day 6 and reverting to their true forms (and sharing a cot), Vlad is in his ghost outfit and Dani is nude. Lirael walks in and automatically makes an unfortunate assumption but realizes that wasn't so.
    • Meta example: A reading error caused Spriggan to respond to a comment Iji made while Iji was in a ladies' shower room. This was quickly edited once it was pointed out to Spriggan's player.
  • Odd Friendship - Rei Ayanami and Waspinator.
  • Off the Rails - The whole 'Devil Summoner Rei Ayanami' incident on Day 2, although that was more due to inexperience at Forum RPGs than the usual reasons. That's all you need to hear about that.
  • Oh, Crap - The Leviathan, when it realizes that Bowser found its Fruit of Power.
  • Older Than They Look - Road, who looks like a young girl but has looked like that for over thirty years.
  • One-Man Army - Some of the characters battling on their own.
  • Ontological Mystery - Subverted. It was revealed rather early on how everyone got to the city, and the plot revolves more around figuring out how to leave.
  • Original Character - Aftem.
  • Or Was It a Dream? - The RED Engineer wakes up in 2fort, before finding the hat he had worn back in the city.
  • Parental Abandonment - Danielle.
  • The Power of Friendship - Xemnas attempts to break Aigis by comparing her to a tool meant to be thrown away once its purpose has been fulfilled. He is almost-immediately proven wrong by the other characters coming to her rescue, giving her the will to refuse his offer of gaining a heart.
    • Selvaria, KOS-MOS, Maria, Iji and Aigis all make an epic speech about this just before the final battle against Xemnas. Ed is not impressed.
  • Precision F-Strike - Bowser/Bowsetta's reaction on how to break the curse on Shipping / Gender Bender day.
  • Put on a Bus - Pretty much everyone who has left the city without dying.
    • Of particular note are Vlad and Dani, who disappeared into a magic door that appeared out of nowhere in Bowser's Castle, due to Vlad's player leaving the game.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell - Waspinator messes with Transwarp technology, merges with his counterpart from another universe, causes the fabric of time and space to break down, and is swallowed up along with his Transwarp device by a crack in reality.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech - A variation in that its given to another villain; Bowser chews out the Pigmasks about what incompetent villains they are and how stupid their uniforms look.
  • Restraining Bolt - Dani, but it's a mental (but justified) one - if she overuses her power, it could kill her.
  • Robot Girl - Aigis and KOS-MOS.
  • Rule of Cool - Directly Lampshaded by Nightcrawler, this is basically what makes the Troper decide what to do next.
  • Sand In My Eyes - Ryofu after discovering Vlad was cured.
    • Subverted at the end of Day 8: Ryofu is not crying, it's just rain.
  • Screw Destiny - Danielle and Vlad. See Timey-Wimey Ball.
  • Secret Identity - See Properly Paranoid.
  • Sergeant Rock - When Selvaria was forced into situations such as being injured or forced to lead one group from the party, Spriggan becomes second-in-command and leads some of the others in another group.
  • Shoot the Dog - Vlad and Lirael apparently murdering Road, who appears to be a child.
    • Dani herself almost had one of these...
    • Ryofu killed Lucas without second thought.
  • Shrouded in Myth - After two of Bowser's minions talk about Mario, and all the grief he's put them through over the years, the plumber has started to get shades of this.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal! - Nobody felt much like listening to the Leviathan talk.
    Joshua: What, is he trying to talk us to death?
  • Stripped to the Bone - Bowser, after a run-in with the Ultimate Chimera.
  • Super Mode - Aigis activated her Orgia Mode in the battle with Xemnas, but the drawback was that she was out of commission for a while for overheating.
  • Take Up My Sword - Not really an example under how the trope is described, but Maria takes Caim's sword after he and Angelus die, before vowing that the Troper will pay.
  • Taking You with Me - Day 11: After being fried by Darth Vader's enraged Force lightning, Beatrice curses the area one mile around her to explode. Vader returns the favor by burying both of them under a pile of rubble so high, no one would be able to dig either of them out before Beatrice's curse went off...
    • Day 12: The heroes defeated the Nano Beast by crippling its legs and destroying its gun. Its response - start charging up a Nuke.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork - Seen a lot.
  • Teleport Spam - Day 14: The Troper's fourth form, Copy Nightcrawler.
  • The Nicknamer - Waspinator calls everyone "(whatever)-bot". Kirby is "Puff-bot" for him, Rei Ayanami is "fleshy-bot", and so on.
  • Throw It In - Back in April, someone made a nonsensical post about Trope-tan popping up and saying "hi"note , which went unnoticed by anyone and promptly was forgotten. Months later, the search for Trope-Tan became a plot point.
  • The Strategist - Selvaria and Spriggan.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball - Vlad and Dani are from the same universe, but from different points in time. Now that Vlad knows his unfortunate fate...
  • Token Evil Teammate - Waspinator, Vlad for a while, V.V. Argost somewhat, Bowser, Caim (although his teammate status is debatable), the Joker, and Anonymous.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe - Vlad can create clothes for himself and Dani. The others...? Not so much.
    • The Troper always offer new clothes before and after shapeshifting curses. For all party.
  • Useless Useful Spell - Miles's ability to hear the dead is fairly useless in the City, except where ghosts are involved.
  • UST - Conan and Selvaria. The "Unexpressed" part is particularly strong in Selvaria's case.
  • Weak, but Skilled - Some characters like Mitchell and Miles rely on using small arms to fight.
  • Weirdness Magnet - Deadpool, to the point that Nightcrawler exclaims that his insanity is contagious.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist - Ryofu may be one of those.
    • Vezon on Day 13. He forcibly extracts Raz's heart in an attempt to give it to one of the two Nobodies that had become his unwitting sidekicks.
  • Wham Episode - After the heroes have beaten Makuta on Day 5, the Winslow enters the city, killing Makuta and attracting the Borg and the Empire, and also setting the plot of most of the rest of the game in motion.
  • What Have I Done - Vlad is rather guilty over allowing Dani to use the Ectxo-skeleton.
  • You Can't Go Home Again - Selvaria is already dead in her homeworld; the moment she sets foot on her homeworld, she will start to 'die' again.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness - Ryofu to Darth Vader on Day Night 11.
  • You Shall Not Pass - Selvaria holds the line in front of the New Pork Tower against a star destroyer's worth of Imperial stormtroopers and their vehicles. It takes a miniature Zombie Apocalypse courtesy of Lirael to drive them back completely.
    • She does it again on night 10, holding the Borg at bay in the Temple of Doom so the others could fight Vader.

    Season Two Tropes 
  • Aborted Arc: The G-Man. There are others as well, but some are minor.
  • Accidental Pervert: Using his tracing to figure out why Subaru's cybernetics were overheating on Day 3 gave Shirou more information that he'd intended to get.
  • Action Prologue - The second season opens with Trope-tan attempting to destroy a device known as the Xanatos Roulette. She only succeeds in activating it.
  • Actor Allusion - Wreck-Gar makes a lot of Weird Al refernces.
    • One that his player was particularly proud of: On the morning of Mecha Day, Crow and Tom Servo are trying to find the words that will activate their mechs' transformation. Crow tries "MacArthur Park is Melting in the Dark," which Wreck-Gar corrects as "Jurassic Park is Frightening" in the dark. Not only was Jurassic Park the name of Weird Al's parody of MacArthur Park, but Weird Al once was a guest Riffer on Rifftrax, the latest project that the guys behind MST3K are working on. The movie that Weird Al was a guest on? Jurassic Park.
    • On the day before that, Crow found himiself transformed into his arch-nemesis, Dr. Clayton Forrester, both of which were played by Trace Beaulieu.
    • On Day 10, all of the songs Fate sings were songs performed by her Japanese VA, Nana Mizuki.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Dimitri's attack on the TGS building on Day 8. The place takes such a beating that it eventually collapses, leaving the heroes without a home base.
  • Applied Phlebotinum - the mysterious substance known only as 'Meta'. So far, this substance has only manifested as a purple mist; its ultimate purpose is still unknown.
  • Arc Words - "I remember" for days seven and eight.
  • Attempted Rape - Alex pulls this on Asuka. Fortunately, the rest of the cast got there in time.
  • The Atoner - Pyrrhus wants to make up for his mistakes, especially for the costly victory he achieved in the Battle of Asculum.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses - Harima and Shiro, and Fate and Subaru, during the zombie battle in the Burj Khalifa. Anonymous and Jorge also pull this. Shiro and Subaru in Eggman Land.
  • Bag of Spilling - Ghor woke up in the City with basically none of his equipment: his 'story arc', at least for the moment, seems to involve him trying to get all of it back again.
  • Bathtub Bonding: Sakura and Subaru on Day 8.
  • Battle Couple: Shirou and Subaru.
  • BFS: Shirou's Nine Lives Blade Works. It's so heavy, that even when reinforcing every bone in his body as much as he could, it still tore his arm open and broke one of his legs.
  • Big Damn Hero - Day 8: Selvaria Bles.
  • Big Brother Instinct/Big Sister Instinct: Fate seems to bring out this reaction in people- both Shirou and Crona have become fiercely protective of her.
  • Body Horror - People were sufficiently freaked out when Ragnarok burst out of Crona's back and started beating up on him/her.
  • Boss Rush - The end of Day 7 features the heroes going up against Big Bad 63, Omega, Black Hand, the Black Queen, and Kopassus commandos.
  • Chandler's Law - Send in the goon squads to help out the plot. Starting with the Left 4 Dead-type zombies and Team Rocket, followed by mecha gnomes deployed by Zim. Dracula's minions in Castlevania territory did that too. In fact, these were used very often throughout the Season.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome - Spriggan decided to take on Larfleeze due to his "methods" on taking over a building and throwing out the people inside when Maria and Shiro didn't want to "meet" the Orange Lantern in person as he didn't kill anybody. He reminds them that just because he didn't kill them means that it's okay to let him potentially harm someone else. In the end, he decides to "appease" Larfleeze, something he doesn't want to do.
    • Both Shirou and Maria have been coming to regret that decision as of late.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Asuka's verbal attack on Hito-Shura on Day 7.
    Asuka: Who the fuck do you think you are? You don't get to lecture me on anything, you fucking coward! You just run away from all your fucking problems! You ran away from me when I needed you! You ran away from having to fucking confront me later! Hell, you're just fucking running from yourself most of the time, you ball-less little shithead!
  • Combination Attack: During Shirou's mindscape, Braig, Subaru, Shepard, Shirou, Fate and Maria finished off Gilgamesh with a syncronised series of attacks.
  • Combining Mecha: Subaru and Shirou combined to finish off the Egg Dragoon on Day 5. Wreck-Gar also formed the arm of one during the climax of Day 2.
  • Cool Big Sis: Subaru to Fate and Crona, despite the fact that Fate will grow up to be her commanding officer.
  • Cool Down Hug: Fate to Crona on Day 7.
  • Crazy-Prepared - Spriggan placed an assault rifle underneath a pillow next to him in Day 10 as Raiders were the main threat.
  • Cultured Warrior - Spriggan explaining to Maria about the history of the Old West and the wonders of nuclear-related topics in Day 3. Harima knowing exactly what to do in Feudal Japan due to specialized otaku-ness; he also explained to Maria the significance of the 1960s.
  • Curbstomp Battle - Sixes completely wiped the floor with the main cast the first time they fought, neatly impaling Fate in the process.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Yotsuba is a fierce opponent indeed.
    • Sad Fate is too.
  • Description Porn - Ominae, oh so much. Every time Spriggan gets a new gun/equipment/vehicle, the name will be written out in full, every attachment mentioned (with name witten out in full) and with a link to the item even included. This wouldn't be so jarring if it weren't for Spriggan getting 3-4 new stuff each day. It's apparently because he wrote fanfiction beforehand.
  • Distracted by the Sexy - Shirou and Subaru distract eachother during Highschool AU Day, especially right before the Water Polo match.
  • Dramatic Ellipses - Ud the Imp, Larfleeze's player, seems to have a particular fondness for these.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him - Iroh died of a sudden random heart attack because his player got sick of him.
  • Everyone Can See It - Spriggan and Maria.
    • Characters have a discussion on the matter... while being attacked by Elites.
      • It appears impossible by this point, with Maria choosing Two-Bit instead. Although he's gone for good...
    • More recently, Shirou and Subaru. Also, Hito-Shura and Asuka.
  • Fake Memories - Everyone gets some for High School A.U. Day.
  • Fight Like A Card Player - Day 2 forces everyone to fight this way.
  • Fan Nickname - Team Chronic Heroes!
    • Also "Ancient Greek Kamina" for Pyrrhus.
  • Fetish Fuel - Skynet/John Connor. invoked
    • This is not the only example.
  • Freak Out: Two-Bit on Day 15, although he'd been building up to it for days.
  • Friend in the Black Market - The Hesse Brothers to Spriggan despite his hatred for arms dealers.
  • "Friends" Rent Control - After the destruction of the TGS building on day 8, many of the player characters move into units in the apartment complex Fate stays in. Justified for two reasons, as 1) the complex was devoid of other occupants except Fate when it was pulled into the City, allowing others to use the other units freely, and 2) it would be easier for everyone to gather in the same building. A few chose not to do so and are living in other places.
  • Funbag Airbag: During the Day 6 Water Polo match, when an accidental collision and a Wardrobe Malfunction result in Subaru cushioning Shirou's face... with her bare cleavage.
  • Gender Flip - Some of those transformed by Day 4's curse changed their gender. For example, Shirou became Rin Tohsaka, while Maria became Alucard.
  • Harmless Villain - Dimitri until Day 8.
  • Heroic BSOD - To Spriggan in the 17th day after his legs get disabled, Maria gets mad at him and was forced to be disarmed of most of his gear. He's a walking, mobile sitting duck waiting to be gravely injured or killed. Engineer as well after his fight with the others against 666 in the same day.
  • High School A.U. - Day 6 becomes one of these, with the characters becoming either teachers or students at City High.
  • Implacable Man Bot - Meta-infected Optimus Prime proves to be extremely difficult to kill, requiring two groups of Mooks and multiple player characters wailing on him to finally bring him down.
  • Intrepid Merchant - The Hesse Brothers via a network of underground hideouts as they sell various small arms.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind - Day 7, with about half of the cast.
  • Killed Off for Real - Dimitri on Day 8.
    • Also, pretty much all of the NPCs stay dead.
    • You think he'll stay dead for the entire series?
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The NPC Overload of Day 3, in which everyone tries to set their plot in motion at once.
    • Even discounting NPCs, there are currently well over thirty active characters.
  • Love Triangle - Between Spriggan, Two-Bit and Maria.
  • Memetic Mutation - In-universe example: it's what happens to NPCs affected by Meta. invoked
  • Mind Control - Dimitri's attack on Day 8, which affected roughly half the cast.
  • Mood Whiplash - Thanks to Zim's pink gas, which causes uncontrollable happiness and lethargy in anyone who breathes it in, the affected Subaru and Maria take turns raping hugging Crona...... while Shirou, Fate and the RED Engineer are busy trying to take down Meta-infected Optimus Prime.
  • Muggles - Unlike the first City, where the NPCs were rather lifeless, the NPCs of the second City are actual people pulled from other worlds, and will react in various ways to things they're not familiar with (for example, soldiers of Minas Tirith will stare in shock and awe at two mages in futuristic outfits flying past their fortress).
  • Messianic Archetype - Iroh. Let's see, he's a guy loved by everyone, only wants to help people, and dies, and then comes back to life a few days later.
  • Mexican Standoff - Spriggan and the Rookie, before the remnants of the Militia led by Ramirez appeared at the 1st basement parking lot of the Avalon.
  • Military Salute - A few do it aside from Spriggan when he greets Selvaria.
  • Never Live It Down: An in-universe example— Spriggan told everyone about Shirou coming from an H-Game. Presumably, some of the characters *coughtwobitcough* won't let him forget this.
  • Next Tier Power-Up: Madeleine gets one by training for one month in a pocket dimension filled with dinosaurs. She returns with the power of alchemy and a little older and wiser.
  • Not So Above It All: Shirou and Subaru have some friendly aerodynamics competition on Day 5, despite the former usually trying to be somewhat serious at that point.
    • The two of them also competed against each other at the arcade on Day 9, proving that his "family" has managed to change Shirou's constant stoicism.
  • Not What It Looks Like: On Day 7, Subaru and Shirou emerge from the bedroom after a few hours with bed hair and wrinkled clothes. It actually wasn't what it looked like, but that didn't stop everyone from giving them a hard time about it.
  • Odd Friendship: Spriggan and Harima.
  • Older and Wiser: Maria and Spriggan are now veteran City-goers and act as guides for the newcomers.
  • Official Couple: Maria and Spriggan for High School A.U..
    • As of Day 15, the couples currently stand at Shirou/Subaru, Two-Bit/Maria, and Crona/Sakura.
  • Out of Character: Dimitri, originally a Well-Intentioned Extremist, was turned into something akin to Zim and Eggman at his worst. His player eventually gets called out on it, and a few people seem to agree that this actually made Dimitri better.
  • Please Wake Up: Shirou to Fate when she was nearly killed by Archer Alter's Gae Bolg at the end of Day 4, then again on Day 6, along with Subaru, during Fate's Heroic BSOD.
  • Power Trio: Fate, Subaru and Shirou, among other examples.
  • Put on a Bus - Gorgutz Headhunta and Subaru (briefly) on Day 3. Kratos on Day 4.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Asuka delivers one hell of a speech to Hito-Shura on Day 7.
  • Running Gag: Several, mostly from the discussion thread;
    • Meta example: It's common for Dimitri's player to ask if a certain being that possesses a 12th-level intellect can join as an NPC, and it's common for Larfleeze's player to shoot him down.
    • Lemon Day.
    • Every player, at some point, will end up barging into Fate's apartment unannounced, while the three who actually live there must weigh being good hosts with kicking the freeloaders out.
    • Demovere's pimpiness.
    • Naked Snake has a recurring dream in which he's forced to watch as Vamp raped Dracula.
    • Sex is now referred to as either "Extracting DNA", or "an extended spazzing session", or, as of day 16, "Training"
    • Eggmanland is now considered an amusement park.
    • Nothing at all... Nothing at all... 'NOTHING AT ALL...
    • TheMalignancy/Anonymous' player's decrepitude. Especially for Lemon day, and that one time Re-Dead made the mistake of asking him to explain Cat Girls. With pictures.
    • Intentional Foe Yay between The Malignancy and Doctor Thunder.
    • Re Dead summoning Hastur.
    • Lloyd is a moron.
    • Everyone passes out on High School A.U. Day, with Medusa (and later Doctor Thunder) getting progressively angrier with each patient she has to treat.
    • Spriggan defending his actions as being necessary when he is accused of starting unnecessary fights or when he gets "too violent". Not to mention he's a guerrilla first, not a soldier.
    • Spriggan's "plot sense", which causes him to randomly call a player or nameless NPC at the exact moment something important is happening. The universe itself does not want Spriggan out of the loop.
    • Don't call Spriggan "mister". Makes him feel old.
    • HIJINKS!!
    • In order to get the true ending, we must, among many other things, get the affection rating between all of the shipped couples at maximum. This includes Shirou and Subaru, (We're doing fine on this one) Maria and Spriggan, (Getting there, but it seems to be in a halt due to Maria/Two-Bit) and possibly Braig and Medusa. (Have we even gotten this one started yet?)
      • While simultaneously avoiding the Lemon End, which consists of Anonymous turning into a giant lemon (the fruit, in case that wasn't obvious), causing the world to end.
    • Spriggan/Selvaria? Yeah, some of the guys are contemplating this. We can only wish him luck with that.
    • The Malignancy accidentally worked out the Crack Pairing of Fate and Starkiller, who are by some fluke perfect for each-other. He and Flanker 66 are currently using the thread to work out the plot of a fanfiction staring the ship.
    • How do I killed thread?
    • Spriggit.
  • Secret Identity - Not this time for Spriggan. Most of the party post-Day 7 know of his civilian identity. May does as well. Bradley keeps his homunculus identity from some of the party members.
  • Shipper on Deck - Several characters, including Iroh, Snake and Braig, think Maria and Spriggan should be an item.
    • Wreck-Gar ships Shirou and Subaru.
    • EVERYONE ships Shirou and Subaru.
    • Except Dimitri, who ships himself and Subaru. Doesn't end well.
    • Don't forget Maria/Two-Bit, which in turn leads to...
  • Ship Tease: A constant presence in the first week, especially around Subaru/Shirou, Maria/Spriggan and Maria/Two-bit. Zim's Happy Gas attack resulted in Subaru/Maria.
  • Shout-Out - Anyone in the party with a radio uses the frequency 140.85 to keep in touch with each other.
  • Shown Their Work - Pyrrhus's player is very comitted to trying to keep his stuff historically accurate, and has a miniature freak out in the discussion thread when he realizes he messed something up.
  • Skinship Grope: Subaru to Sakura in the hotsprings on Day 8.
  • Sleep Cute: Subaru and Shirou frequently, Maria and Two-Bit, Fate and Shirou (A non-romantic example).
  • Strip Poker: between Maria, Two-Bit, Subaru and Shirou, with Sayd dealing. The match was quite close, but it was Subaru who ended up in her underwear by the end.
  • Super-Stoic Shopkeeper: Shopkeeper and his Clones. He deals anything for the right price without batting an eye.
  • Super Weight:
    • Type -1: Dimitri in his head-state, Servo.
    • Type 0: GIR (should be type 2 but is impaired due to stupidity), Yotsuba, TK, Crow, Shinji Matou, The Lone Battle Droid and the Grapple Droid.
    • Type 1: Stephen Colbert, Spriggan, Naked Snake, Simon, Ellis, RED Engineer, BLU Scout, Red, Jack Noir, Dom Cobb, Harima (Who sometimes becomes type 2 due to his incredible adapting powers), River Tam (Same thing like Harima), Lloyd, Jack the Ripper, Jane Shepard, Pyrrhus, Ciaphas Cain and Jurgen, Two-Bit, Asuka, Django and Otenko, Sarge, Scott Pilgrim, Cynthia, Lucian, May, Green Oak, The Rookie, Ed, Erika Furudo, The Hero of Bowerstone, John Egbert.
    • Type 2: Zim, Dimitri with a body, Maria, Shirou (Days 1 - 8), Iroh, Wreck-Gar (again, impaired by stupidity), Subaru, Fate, Braig, Bran, Ragnarok and by extension Crona, Overlord, Ghor, Ray, Patamon, Pegasusmon, Angemon, Lone Wanderer, Jack of Blades, Mike Jones, Anonymous, Kisuke, Red Mage, Kratos, Connor, Zouken Matou, Zero, Anna Lemouri, Deadpool, Inuyasha, Geno, Mukuro, Erika, Taokaka, Master Chief and Cortana, True Assassin, and Sakura Matou.
    • Type 3: Hito-Shura, Larfleeze, Sayd, Skynet, Rai and Frankenstein, Shirou (Post-Day 8), Dark Sakura, Kenpachi and Yachiru, Sora, Terra, Meta-Ridley, Tenshi Hinanai, Selvaria, and most corrupted NPCs/bosses.
  • Take That: To prevent Gnarl from finding Human Life Energy and using it to create minions, Mike Jones hides it in a box labeled "Caddyshack II Videos".
  • Team Mom: Duties seem to be divided between Sayd, Shirou and occasionaly Two-Bit, especially whe it comes to cooking.
  • The Beastmaster: Harima and his ability to bring in animal friends via telepathy. Maria can summon animals as her power. Red and Cynthia (and May!) are this as they are Pokémon trainers.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Subaru and Shirou (Twice to far), Maria and Two-Bit.
  • The Talk: Iroh gives it to Spriggan.
    • Later, Sakura and Subaru give it to Crona as well.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: It strikes back. Most of the heroes exhibit this. (At least)
  • Theme Music Power-Up: On Day 10, the only way for the characters to fight against the day's Meta boss is to play awesome music. See also Music for Courage and Autobots, Rock Out!
  • Third-Person Person - Wreck-Gar lapses into this on Day Four; he's so confused by the body changing that he becomes convinced that he's not Wreck-Gar anymore.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball - The ball has just gotten wibbly wobblier now that Simon Belmont and Maria Renard as well as Subaru and Fate with Terra, Braig with Sora have met from different points in time.
  • Troubled Fetal Position - Asuka adopts one of these after her Attempted Rape.
    • Pretty much all the Broken Bird cast members, too. Fate in particular should probably watch it if she doesn't want back trouble.
  • Too Weird To Torture - On Day Seven, Wreck-Gar actually enjoys all the bizarre and horribly awful movies that are in Servo's mindscape.
  • True Companions - Almost everyone who isn't evil.
    • Braig, Fate, Subaru, Shirou, and Sakura have all formed a sort of surrogate family within The City. This has been shown to have greatly benefited Crona and Sakura.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Sakura. She has since gotten over it, though.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Subaru, to Shirou, during the Highschool AU curse.
  • Villain Team-Up - Starts forming on Day 4, but by the time the heroes decide to fight them on Day 8, the group has all but fallen apart.
  • Watching Troy Burn: On Day 8, the heroes can only watch as the TGS building collapses after Dimitri's Mind Control attack, wiping out the complex's effectiveness as the party's main base.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Subaru and Shirou. They Do.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Two-Bit is called out by damn near everyone after causing #19450 to have a rather serious Heroic BSOD on Day 15.
  • Written-In Absence - Done a few times.
  • You Are in Command Now - Since Spriggan and Maria are among the vets who are familiar with the City and the Troper, they often lead the newcomers under their instruction.
  • You Shall Not Pass - Anyone who helped hold off the Borg invasion in Dell's mindscape during Day 7. Done in Day 18 to prevent #666 from reaching the Roulette.

    Season Three Tropes 

  • Actor Allusion: The Female SEES Protagonist (Minako), Isara Gunther, and Raspberyl are all voiced by Laura Bailey in the English releases of Persona 3 Portable, Valkyria Chronicles, and Disgaea 3 respectively.
  • Anachronic Order: Due to all the problems with players being absent most of the time, the posts frequently have a character retroactively do things in the past.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The Polish Warschauer's obviously German name can come off as this until you remember certain historical events between Poland and Germany, and was in fact assumed to be such by one of the RP's Polish players. Probably better to just leave it there.
  • Badass: Most, if not all, of the entire cast is this.
    • Considering how much combat there is throughout, a character which is not combat-oriented would have a hard time.
  • Beat: Ud the Imp (Oswald's player) loves these, and any his post is likely to say "A beat." at least once.
  • Body Horror: Isara. Edelweiss. Day 3. That is all.
    • More specifically, the Edelweiss gets turned into a large gun attached to Isara's arm and pumping blue liquid through her veins. Should she actually be called upon to use this gun, the liquid coursing through her body will cause major internal damage. Yeesh...
  • Boss Subtitles: Appear often for the more major enemies.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Kenshin, and occasionally Hakumen.
  • The Cameo: Space Core, Flexo, Marvin, Frenzy, and NS-2 are among the many robots assimilated by the Cluster.
  • Cast Herd: The heroes are usually split into 2-3 groups (originally depending on starting location).
  • Crapsack World: Extremus does not seem to be the happiest place around. Bandits and other bad guys are everywhere, the environment is generally unfriendly, food and water is scarce in most places... it's borderline post-apocalyptic.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Geralt's and Deadpool's sparring session.
  • Death World/Everything Is Trying to Kill You: Kind of Extremus' thing.
  • Demoted to Extra: Ithilrandir fell prey to this for a while—only appearing once in a blue moon, apparently eternally lagging kilometers behind the group and only popping up to remind that he exists, then going Out of Focus again (his player was having problems finding time to RP). He since recovered.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Day 4. Folgore and Kachome's singing annoys a lot of people, leading Dante to point a gun at the duo, and Fawful to steal their voices. This causes a Mexican Standoff.
  • Dual Wielding: Hakumen does this with his no-dachi and a chainsaw. Alyssa did it with Machetes on day 5, during the fight against the Legion.
  • Five-Bad Band:
  • Flash Step: Nathan, the Bloodhound commander, can do this.
  • Gargle Blaster: Rainbow Dash has one on Day 7. She promptly ends up in a hospital, and a terrible hangover ensues.
  • Gesundheit: "Shang Tsung?" "Bless you."
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Group A vs. Ixia's captors.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: The mindscapes—curse zones created unexpectedly by a person's mind. Usually the allies need to travel through dangers and past the person's memories in order to rescue them and destroy the mindscape.
  • Lampshade Hanging: 47 noticing his own Character Derailment.
  • Living Toys: Day 4's curse.
  • The Merch: On Day 4, everyone becomes the merch.
  • Mexican Standoff: A result of Folgore's and Kachome's singing.
  • Mundane Utility: Mordecai uses his sniper rifle as a telescope most of the time rather than using it to shoot people.
  • Orphaned Series: Two of three GMs began experiencing burnout, and had to end the roleplay.
  • Palette Swap: Day 2's curse storm.
  • Patchwork World: Extremus.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: Happens to Jenny after she rescues Kyle's ship from crashing.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: All the groups are this, group B even more so. Ironically, they've been getting along quite well.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Kyle's ship appears to be going down, most people abandon.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: The group goes through great danger to rescue a man crucified in the Legion's camp. After all the fighting and the escape, they eventually manage to get him to safety... and some time later, one of the GM's succintly states that the prisoner is now dead, because none of the characters as much as tried to tend to his wounds or care about him once he was "safe".
  • Sliding Scale of Silliness Versus Seriousness: In general, as of day 7, Group A's adventures are more on the serious end of the scale, and group B's exploits are sillier—mostly because there are more cartoony characters in Group B.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Kyle, Magog, and Rogue manage to talk Memory!Griff out of unleashing the Archdevil. It's especially poignant as those three characters had suffered from experiences similar to Griff's in their respective pasts.
  • Tank Goodness: Group A's Edelweiss.
  • True Companions: Forming one of these is probably going to be vital for the cast's survival, and the begginings of one are starting to form within the three groups.
  • Un-Cancelled: Ended abruptly, but resurrected as season 3.5, "At Intervals".
  • Unwilling Roboticization: Happens to Sub-Zero; villains intend to use him as a weapon against the group, but end up being defeated. The group is unable to reverse the process, but keep Sub-Zero with them as an obedient slave. Later Makuta gives Sub-Zero his free will back, in exchange for his loyalty.
  • Wall Banger: What the Mexican Standoff is thought of throughout Group A and B. invoked
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Karzahni's first actions after joining group B are quite malefic, but brutally threatening a little girl (Emily) is what truly pisses the rest of the characters off.
    • Nick got this from both Rogue and Oswald after shooting Warschauer
  • Zombie Apocalypse: The first "curse zone" encountered.

    Season 3. 5 Tropes 
  • Ass Pull: Caleb had nothing to do but talk to Beryl (something he'd been impatiently trying to do for quite some time), but Beryl was busy with something else at this time, so the player had Caleb suddenly feel tired for no reason and fall asleep until she was available.
  • The Eighties: A copy of 1980s Miami is the setting for the season (though the city isn't explored much, so there isn't a lot of an 80s vibe.)
  • Home Base: An apartament complex in Miami, and the city itself in general.
  • Private Eye Monologue: Max Payne's posts.
  • Running Gag: The players keep accidentally damaging the apartament complex in various ways, usually much to Oswald's frustration.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The inhabitants of the fake Miami pay no mind to the presence of bizarre and alien individuals and monsters.
  • Wrap It Up: The season so far forgoes the previous seasons' complicated setup—with their travels all over the world, etc.—in favor of a straightforward series of missions, interspersed with socializing at a safe home base. All for sake of finally wrapping up this plot with no further distractions.

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