Roleplay / Utopia Academy
You're in a school
. Here, go fight this person with a sword you just pulled out of your friend's chest
. Utopia Academy is an RP based on Shitsurakuen
, only this time, characters are pulled into the school from their own worlds and forced to fight if they want any hope of regaining the ten memories that were arbitrarily removed from them, or of returning home.
This game provides examples of:
- Bifauxnen: One of Tougyu's ten lost memories is that Sora is a girl. He rediscovers this at least once a week.
- Braids of Action: Enough students have these that they've practically formed an alliance.
- Break the Cutie: Beta ends, everyone dies, especially the adorable moe characters.
- Cast Herd: There is a truly unreasonable number of characters from Shitsurakuen for only one week of play. The Code Geass cast is getting there.
- Weeks later and they're still in second place, which is truly impressive considering the drastic gap in playable characters.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Apparently the most popular way of making alliances or acquiring new Weapons. Also played entirely straight in that Weapons have to transfer to their victorious opponent.
- Dynamic Entry: Suzaku ends up on the receiving end of one of these for once when he, Gino and Kevin accidentally scare Yuki.
- And Suzaku delivered his own spintastic flavor to Shouryu recently as well.
- Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: There are eight elements, each with their respective weaknesses and resistances.
- Empathic Weapon / Living Weapon: Like in Shitsurakuen, the students are the Weapons and feel any damage done to their weapon forms.
- And of course, like the original game, breaking the weapon causes traumatic comas.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Utopia Academy might as well be called Ye Olde Royalty Finishing School, for all the princes and princesses it has. Goddamn.
- Fairytale Motifs: The Legend Fragments. And really, what do you expect from a game based on Shitsurakuen?
- Genki Girl: No sads for Mei!
- Hopeless Boss Fight:
- Challenging one of the teachers to a match will generally trigger one of these.
- Round Zero featured a thirty-foot-long tiger with laser vision, which only two weapons were able to harm. Neither of them had much of a chance anyway.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: the name of the crack comm.
- In-Name-Only: There are a number of differences between how Exaclan works in the game and in canon. This has not escaped the notice of the Shitsurakuen characters in the game.
- Joke Item: Kotarou's weapon form is a pendant. Russel's is a shield.
- Justified Tutorial: Before arriving in the game, everyone has a "dream" of a creepy shadow version of themselves teaching them how to fight and use tokens.
- Kill 'em All: "So we're going to get rid of you all for a little while..."
- Knight in Shining Armor: Someone has to be around to protect all of these princesses, right?
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Characters lose ten memories upon entering the game. What quantifies "one memory" isn't really explained. One year of your life or the names of all of your loved ones are somehow just as meaningful as the exact number of pancakes you had for breakfast one morning.
- Conveniently, everyone from Shitsurakuen has forgotten how to win Exaclan once and for all.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: As Shitsurakuen is still ongoing, this is a handy way for players from that series to avoid elements that may be contradicted by later canon, and then incorporate those elements once they are revealed.
- Loophole Abuse: Notice a loophole in the Exaclan rules? Try it. See what happens.
- Nerf: Everyone's superpowers are now gone. On the plus side, they get weapon upgrades that are reminiscent of what they could once do.
- Revive Kills Zombie: If a character is taken from a post-death canonpoint, healing abilities harm them instead.
- Shout-Out: The introductory video explaining Battle Roya-- ...er, Exaclan.
- Tearjerker: "Ichi... is alone again..."
- Now has its own page, thanks to Round Zero.
- The Scottish Trope: Don't mention the word 'maintenance' around any of the beta survivors.
- Trauma Conga Line: Suzaku did not have a good
second negative first round.
- No one had a good Round 0. No one.
- Warrior Heaven / Hell Is War: Characters are split on whether being trapped in a school that forces its students to fight each other is a fun break or a special level of hell.