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Roleplay: WALL-E Forum Role Play
The WALL•E forum Role Play was a roleplay hosted on the now defunct WALL•E forum. The plot picks up where WALL•E left off; the Colony is being run, various minor adventures occur, and some new characters crop up. The role-play is remarkable for its cohesiveness; over more then a hundred different topics, various characters will remark on past events with very clear reference, and the past and future of many characters are intertwined to a remarkable degree.

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  • Ray Gun: Pretty much every ranged weapon is a version of this.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: An in-universe example with the Reshyla show, an amazingly popular anime produced by White Enterprises and therefore entirely propaganda.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Aryl is six-thousand years old
    • Adrian is really three-thousand years old
  • Rescue Romance: In Life and Bell's backstory, Life went comatose after saving Bell from a collapsing building. Needless to say, something started that day.
    • What happened with Terenzio may also apply, though it is yet to be seen if this will hold out.
  • Reverse Mole: Very slightly played with by Terenzio, who lets White Enterprises believe he's working for them, while in fact he's been on the Colony's side from day one.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Most robots develop personalities, and many modify themselves to become even more human.
  • Ronin: Used gratuitously as an insult by KATANA toward all those that she did not feel were following the Way of the Warrior or had turned against their Daimyos, thusly disgracing themselves.
    • Then again, JAXA sort of embodies the belief of the disgraced samurai without a master who has become a bandit, so KATANA was on to something about him...
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Paul, the VN-GO, was originally meant to be one. However, Cri86 didn't have the heart to leave him dead, so she chickened out and had the insane ARGO attempt to reprogram him. It only worked partially, as in that he's now an amnesiac artist who doesn't remember a thing about his past, his old personality (barely developing, but still...) and the reasons that brought him on the Hurricane.
    • Amusingly, the insane ARGO himself was thought for a long time to have been a Sacrificial Lamb by the rest of Blacklight's Military. Internet and Blacklight, though, wanted to believe.
  • Samurai: KATANA, the Japanese Autopilot.
  • Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: An in-universe example. People who hear about Ghertivel's Project Pangea instantly know he's completely insane, because anyone with a sense of scale knows it's impossible.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: A mysterious entity that came out of the first experimental hyperspace portals was sealed on the almost legendary starship Infinite.
    • Also Blacklight, who was trapped as a processor for a few months.
  • Self-Deprecation: Everybody keeps telling Cri (the user) that she's awesome, but she won't believe it!
  • Serial Romeo: Terenzio might apply. He flirted with Sybille, Eumi, and tried to flirt with at least Hortencia and Cri (and probably had some girlfriends on the Forthright too). But although he's somewhat wary of committing himself to just one woman, one gets the feeling that if the girls reciprocated his interest (and so far only Eumi does) he would actually care for each of them. Polyamorous? No, just a Serial Romeo.
  • Shape Shifter: Adaptoids (such as HAN-D) are designed to adapt to different directives by modifying their structure into different forms.
    • The P'tol Contructs occasionally use this ability, since they are a mass of nano bots.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: If you breach HAN-D's force field and damage her bad enough (not that hard; a big enough dent in her chassis will do it), she won't be able to shapeshift again until she's repaired. Woe be unto you if you do this while she's in a form that can still fight back, however.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Subverted by Terenzio, who always dresses in the most casual and informal way (even when talking with the CEO), and still makes women swoon.
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: Played with Houdini and Melody, who constantly teased Rainbow and Spectrum on their crush for each other, to the point that Rainbow and Spectrum eventually decided to give them a taste of their own medicine. Hilarity Ensues, all the time.
  • Shoot the Dog: Cri asked Icarus White to revive Life, promising that in return White Enterprises could exploit the technology and/or scientific finds behind the resuscitation for their advantage, even though she knew that would nullify many of Blacklight's military triumphs and tip the balance of the war in favor of White Enterprises. Cue My God, What Have I Done?.
    • Thankfully the machine uses too much power (in fact during testing it drained most of the ship of power) for it to be used regularly.
    • Kirra'hie's decisions concerning the Queen of Blades/ Maddi.
  • Shout-Out: Many examples here.
    • SCUBA's most frequent lines ("Bubbles! My bubbles!" which he screams for no apparent reason, and "Robots aren't meant to live in a box, it does things to them") come respectively from Bubbles and Gill in "Finding Nemo".
      • And the song "Just keep cleaning, cleaning, cleaning..." that he hums to himself whilst working is also a pun on Dory's more famous "Just keep swimming" in the same film.
    • Buddy's full name (Buddy P. N. Forthright), as well as his color scheme (orange-red hair, blue eyes, fair skin) is a shout out to Buddy Pine aka Syndrome, from "The Incredibles".
    • One of Sybille's ancestors on her father's side owned a bistro in France, which she claims is where she takes her love for cooking for. Though she never mentions a name, long-time Pixar fans will recognize her ancestor as Alfredo Linguini from Ratatouille which, in turn, would make her a descendant of Auguste Gusteau as well.
      • And of course Remy's name and his being pet and assistant to a French cook is where the shout out to Ratatouille is most obvious.
    • Domenico being the son of an Italian florist, and his appearance, are also a nudge to a certain more skinny explosive expert in "Atlantis"
    • Leonard Ghertivel is an Affectionate Parody to Leonard Vertighel in the comic series PKNA
      • So are both A.R.G.O to the Ducklair Tower's informatic protocol of the same name and to the AIs Uno and Due.
      • And ARGO's deactivation code (used so far only in JFF), "Sublog Syntex Vat Exec Ext Ctr Reset @@@ Exec X Dir: EDKey Exec CII A.R.G.O. # RD EHMET/ERASE! RUN!" is the same that Everett Ducklair used to deactivate Due, the A.I on which the insane ARGO is based.
      • Again from PKNA are Adam De Spair/Victor Doom and Laurie Antrax/Korinna Doom/Nebula. Adam gets his name and looks from the New Zealand hacker Adam Mood, whose last name is also an anagram of his last name as "Victor Doom". His last name of De Spair was inspired by Belgravian terrorist Oberon De Spair in the same series, as was the Tyrannic, the ship Adam was born in (named after the submarine Tyrannic). Laurie's name comes from that of soap actress Laurie Bricks, her false alias of Korinna from Korinna Ducklair, her codename of Nebula from ufologist Nebula Faraday, and her last name Antrax from that of corrupt businessman Roover Antrax.
    • And, of course, Pretty Todd is a living PR-T-shaped shout out to Sweeney Todd.
    • As for HARLEY and QUIN, their being identical twins and prankster is an obvious reference to Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. Their names come from both the Italian mask Arlecchino and Agatha Christie's detective Harley Quin.
    • Conversely, JAXA was named after the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
    • Icarus White was based on Nikolei Drevin from Alex Rider.
    • SAMU-L is a parody of Swindle from Transformers, and Wasp is based off of Waspinator from the same series.
    • The concept and name of the Ground Dwellers Army (or GDA) is also a shout out to Dumbledore's Army in the Harry Potter books.
    • Firenze the modified ED-I also has his name from Harry Potter - after an outcast Centaur.
    • Most of FREDD-E's starships are named after ships from Doctor Who novels or episodes.
    • The markings of Zorro, Soulless, Blondie and Kevin are based on those of the wolves Alexander, Dulia, Maki and Sandah from the anime Jungle Book Shonen Mowgli.
    • Buzz the CLEAN unit, from the Lightyear line, with his green and purple coloring is a shoutout to Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.
    • Also, Lt. Ellen Weaver is based on Ellen Ripley from Alien.
    • And, of course, there's Anton the EGO unit.
    • Brad the male BRIDGET is a shout out to Francis the male ladybug, complete with at least one instance of being mistaken for a girl.
    • Also, Terenzio is a shout out to the kind of character that italian actor Terence Hill played in many movies in his younger years.
    • Clark Fairbanks and Marilyn Hayworth, the greatest robot movie stars of their age, are shout outs to many movie stars, including, but not limited to Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Rodolfo Valentino, Mary Pickford, Elizabeth Taylor... there are many.
    • Paul the VN-GO was named after Paul Gauguin.
    • Wallaby and his unit number(42) are a shout out to Finding Nemo(P. Sherman 42 Wallaby way Sidney).
  • Shown Their Work: In part because of the forum "Science of WALL•E" section, in part because of the participant's enthusiasm, and in part due to sheer boredom, the plot is cohesive and accurate in many details.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Victor for the Destrious, although he's not been found out to be really a spy. And possibly Korinna for the GDA. However...
  • Slobs Versus Snobs: Played with. White is dressed to the nines and talking and behaving like the picture perfect politician, Terenzio is in jeans and rolled-up shirtsleeves and puts his feet on desks. Need this troper say that Hilarity Ensued?
  • Smarter Than You Look: Buddy seems a pretty ridiculous threat, right? What could you aspect from a painfully obese man strapped in a hovechair and unable even to walk properly? What can he do? Actually, his brain has come up with two computer viruses one more deadly than the other, two virus spreaders who should have been at his orders (admittedly, that part did not work so well) and several engineering enhancement to the weapons of White Enterprises.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": A variation with the Our Armoured Lady. The Our is part of the name, and its soldiers get noticeably annoyed when the Our is dropped.
  • Spy Satellites: Ghertivel controls a lot of these, allowing him to know what goes on not just on Earth, but in the space as well.
  • The Starscream: Blacklight was once this to Captain Magnus (until he killed him), and now JAXA is quickly becoming this for him.
    • Similarly, Scorpius White was this for Shelby Forthright, and now his descendant (Icarus White) has one in the form of Buddy Forthright.
  • Straw Feminist: Hortencia epitomizes this trope, very much so.
  • Super Senses: One of Craig's eyes was replaced by an artificial optic which, among the other things, allows him to see in the dark.
  • Swiss Cheese Security: Reversed with Ghertivel who, after a failed attempt for his life at Blacklight's hand, programmed the security of his lab so that no unauthorized guest can break in. If they get to break in anyway it's because they are walking straight into a trap and are not guaranteed to come out with their life, if at all.
  • Team Pet: Wallaby the K-9 is this for the above Power Trio
  • Tears of Remorse: Cri, at the Anniversary Celebration, after Sergey had given Blacklight back his old wheel body, and Blacklight had shot it to bits to truly leave the past behind them. Having just made a Deal with the Devil herself, it just struck her that the Colonists really were better people, even though in the past she had sometimes judged them too harshly.
  • Techno Babble: Ghertivel learned to technobabble before he learned to speak, some believe.
    • Others say that he learned to technobabble, but never to speak plainly.
    • FREDD-E (one of the creators) is extremely fond of technobabble. Icaron Accelerator, anyone?
    • Don't get Exeter started.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Male BRIDGETs have rectangular eyes while females have slanted eyes. Males also have thicker limbs, but this is harder for the untrained eye to notice.
  • Thank the Maker: Some robots sometimes speak about the "designer" or "creator" as a god-like being. Robots a little more in the know about their creators don't do this.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: The name is Professor Ghertivel. Not Leo, not Ghertivel, not Ghertie. P-r-o-f-e-s-s-o-r G-h-e-r-t-i-v-e-l (or even just Professor will do), for common mortals. Most of them are too dumb to understand this, if you ask him.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Played straight when Azog kidnapped Bell and stole Life's arm, driving KATANA to shed her Tranquil Fury and embrace a personal warpath against him.
  • This Means War!: Played when White Enterprises killed Zorro, driving his mate Soulless on a warpath.
  • Tranquil Fury: Ghertivel, most of the times.
    • Also, Ming * is* this trope.
    • Mother Nature is this on the rare occasion she gets mad
  • Translator Microbes: Kinda inverted. Characters of different ancestry than English will sometimes express themselves in their original language; Sybille will greet people in French, Domenico (and sometimes Cri) will swear in Italian, Sergey sometimes exclaims Russian interjections (as well as swearwords), Hortencia speaks strict Spanish when angry, and KATANA and JAXA - just to name two - adress pretty much everyone with Japanese honorifics.
    • Played straight with the "telepathic translator field" used to speak with alien races.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: A variation is the insane A.R.G.O. His programming was split and scattered in various computers because too complex to be contained in just one machine. And some parts of himself he has not been able to track. Certain protocols he does not remember. Neither does he know where his creator and his twin live, much to his scorn.
  • True Companions: EVE sees her fellow EVE probes as her sisters, and is loyal to them beyond words. SCUBA, seeing Diver as his only surviving brother, is determined-well determined-to talk him out of his foolish idea to live in a box (read: submarine), of all places.
    • Variation: Pilot and Lily (Both AIs created by Sergey) see Sergey as a father figure.
    • SCUBA also considers WALL•E and FREDD-E his cousins, since they were both part of Operation Cleanup, and Sergey Dementiev as his Daddy.
    • Not to mention the Riptide crew. And most other starship crews.
    • The Chamoix might qualify. Then again...
    • The RPers themselves fall under this.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Played straight with the Blacklight army and the GDA, but averted in the colony, where robots are viewed as equals.
    • SPAWN-E and Nick also turned against Buddy, and therefore ended up in his black list.
    • the Lady's Shield turned om White Enterprises due to the P'tol.
    • And of course the insane A.R.G.O.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Buddy got out of an alternate reality experiment due to the combined efforts of robots and humans from the Colony. How did he thank them? By threatening to call White Enterprises all along,and ultimately pouring even more effort in the creation of weapons for his very own alignment.
  • Unsettling Gender-Reveal: During the 2nd anniversary RP, Brad is mistaken for a female by Paul the VN-GO. Hilarity Ensues. Bonus points for Brad's unit type actually being called BRIDGETnote .
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Blacklight wants to save robotkind from slavery, and he'll stop at nothing to achieve it. Even if it means killing every human in existence.
  • What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Auto and BRIDGET, for a long time. And all along they were falling for each other.
    • Also, Blondi probably qualifies.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Cri's rallying cry.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Somewhat played with. Although Paul the VN-GO is an artist and not a warrior, he lives on the Hurricane - you'd think he had been through more than one dangerous battle, right? But as of Anniversaries, his number one bane that he'd run away screaming if he ever ran into in a dark alleyway is nothing more dangerous than Brad the BRIDGET. Considering that he has done an Unsettling Gender-Reveal once, he has his reasons.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Sergey thinks they won't. Inferno thinks they already have.
  • With Friends Like These...: Inverted with Ghertivel and the late Scorpius White. They pretended to work well together and have the highest esteem of each other. Actually, they were trying to backstab each other all along.
  • World Half Full: Given the incredibly powerful White Enterprises, the powerful Pandora Society, plus a whole lot of space-dwelling monstrosities, you would expect the role play to be completely depressing... except that there are many, many factions working to better the galaxy, and there are plenty of happy fun places!
  • Yandere: Inferno and Sergey are married, and anybody who denies it to Inferno's face is liable to get cut. Up to and including Sergey himself.
  • You Are Not Alone: The Undersite people will stick their necks out of each other whenever one of them has troubles.
    • Ironically, the "You Are Not Alone" line was delivered to Vladimir in the first (fanfic) installation in which the characters originally appeared, before they were brought over into the Roleplay.

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