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We Are Our Author Avatars
We Are Our Author Avatars
We Are Our Avatars
, where players play their Author Avatars. The name is now known as "Across Universes". Likewise with the Discussion and Sign-Up Sheet as well.
The narrative is broken up into universes which feature the same characters but playing out an appropriate role for their universe. Occasionally the perspective shifts to another
. The themes so far.
Normalverse: a group of old friends all end up on a previously deserted island. Everyone knows eachother but they're not sure how. Fantasyverse: A village is destroyed and all the members are forced to flee. They quest to find a new home and make profit after their adventures. Neotokyoverse: A city centuries into the future. Technology had greatly advanced and high tech deliverymen called Railers complete missions throughout the city, while Soul Hacker's investigate paranormal activity. Superheroverse: A city filled with crime superheroes and supervillains. Both the police and the superpowerd vigilantes work to combat the constantly escaping criminal underground. Pokeverse: In the setting of the Pokémon games, specifically Kanto. A mysterious Team Universe is arriving throughout the region, with unclear goals but dangerous tactics. But the Pokemon world still runs as usual despite all this. Pirateverse: Captain Beat and her crewmates are currently travelling the world. They stop in the port town of San Jorge for a raid only to meet complications by the Navy. Turns into a hunt for Plot Coupons held by a different kind of monster. Christmasverse: Happy holidays. A world where all the Winter holidays interact. Greekverse: Ancient Grome. The God's play with mortals. Sending them on quest to prove themselves worthy. Futureverse: The gang's part of a -like organization which keeps the peace. Star Trek Wildwestverse: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Vigilantes, Outlaws, and Sheriffs, oh my! Noirverse: Gangs, Serial Killers, and Dectectives are the norm. Storybookverse: Various characters from stories of old interact and have adventures. Steampunkverse: Lots of steam, lack of technology, and other various things. Horrorverse: Monster Mash, with a side of suspense! Spyrverse: A dark and crazy villain tries to cause trouble, while spies with gadgets are in a race against eachother to save the world.
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The game is currently in limbo.
Tropes demonstrated in this game:
After the End: A good chunk of Horrorverse is set after a Demonic invasion. Affably Evil: Evil Semi All of the Other Reindeer: The reason that Rhyme is pirateverse is a pirate is that society refuses to give a "witch" a legitimate job. Anti-Humor: Jack and Gay jokes. Artifact Title: The prominance of a wide variety of characters means that the Author Avatar is no longer the most important character. Actually addressed with the changing of the name to Across Universes. Anti-Villain: Superheroverse and Pokeverse Norma. Pirateverse Rhyme. Ascended Extra: Norma Bates in Superheroverse was only meant as a replacement character while Rhyme Beat couldn't logically use her Author Avatar. Gregory Kill and Estelle also qualify to an extent. A Wild Drake Warrior and Enix Warrior appeared! Attractive Bent-Gender: Dana has actually had more boyfriends than her male counterpart. Author Avatar Alternate Universe Awesome Mc Cool Name: Ajay B'Cool Bizarre Alien Biology: The Demons on Horrorverse at the very least have blood that's completely foreign. Blow You Away: Rhyme's power in normalverse; she obtains an item to get this ability in fantasyverse. Boomerang Bigot: Norma after getting darkness abilities. Bread and Circuses: The Colluseum in Greekverse. Burn the Witch!: Norma and Rhyme's reaction to Wildwestverse Meter. Butt Monkey: Expect one of Xavier's characters to be this. Usually Gregory Kill or Xavier himself. Calling Your Attacks: All of Jack and Norma's spells in Greekverse. Canis Latinicus: Several of the names in Greekverse: Meridia Beatis, Jachades Beatis, Hydronixicus Warriorcus. Came Back Wrong: Horrorverse Dave. Carnivore Confusion: Greekverse gives us Minotaur Steak. Carrying the Antidote: Double Subverted with the Emperor. Casting a Shadow: Norma's Pokemon team and superpowers. Hydronix's Team. Berserk Button: Hydronix hates thieves. The trainer who appeared at the scene of the crime? He sent out his Charmeleon to attack the trainer head on, ignoring the rules he faithfully follows. In Pirateverse, Rhyme won't stand for anyone threatening 'Nix. Brilliant, but Lazy: Xavier refuses to train or get any long term career but once he's prompted to try he isn't bad at all. City of Adventure: Neotokyoverse and Superheroverse. Clark Kenting: To the point that some officers didn't even realize the Police Chief was Aria. Estelle Marsh in the Pirateverse put on a wig and some makeup, and even her former lover didn't recognize her. Cloning Blues: Goliath and Futureverse Norma Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Hilarity, Suke Sho. Composite Character: MegaZero The Corruption: The transformation of Fairies/ Magical Girls into witches/ Fey. This directly happened to both Dana and Rhyme before the Cosmic Retcon hit. Cosmic Keystone: The Cores of each Universe which team Maestra needs for their ultimate plan Cosmic Retcon: Lex's and in Horrorverse. Godoka's wishes Courtroom Antics: Greekverse ended up resembling an case. Ace Attorney Cruel and Unusual Death: Maenads fit this to a T. If you're lucky they'll kill you can serve you to thier customers. If you're unlucky you'll be eaten alive. Happened again with Joan. Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Rhyme questions why she resorts to piracy in the middle of a sucessful performance. Cycle of Revenge: The rounds between Dana and Dave in Horrorverse destroyed both of their lives. Darker and Edgier: Horroverse is the darkest universe in the RP as of yet. Death by Irony: The Emperor is dispatched with in a similar manner to the way he dealt with the Minotaur. Dark Is Evil / Dark Is Not Evil: Norma ends up zig-zagging this one. Defector from Decadence: Futureverse Mathias. Deliberate Values Dissonance: The treatment of Xavier's crime (Sodomy) as equivalent to piracy. Wildwestverse Rhyme's views also qualify. Demonic Possession: In Wildwestverse both the living and dead can be possessed. Notably Wild West James was a corpse which underwent possession. All the living members.... were played with. Dishing Out Dirt: Golems in Pirateverse, Enix is some other universes. Ditzy Genius: Katrika especially in fantasyverse. Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male / Double Standard: Rape, Sci-Fi : Both averted with use of Siren Song. Driven to Suicide: Attempted by Hydronix in Pirateverse. Wildwestverse Penny\Piano succeeds. Dual Wielding: Hydronixicus Warriorcus, Two Broadswords. Due to the Dead: A minor plot point in how humans and Sirens deal with the same sense of respect. Dumb Muscle: Hydro'Nix in Pirateverse. Doomed Hometown: The village in fantasyverse. Eldritch Abomination: The Lightbreakers. Embarrassing First Name: There's a reason Rhyme is never referred to as Merrideth. Doesn't stop futureverse Shiny from calling her Merry... Epic Fail: Gregory's OBJECTION! To the testimony supporting his client. Ethical Slut: Hermesians of Futureverse. Even Evil Has Standards: Rhyme doesn't like slaveholders at all. She's also a bit uncomfortable with Xavier's sexual harassment of the cleric. Xavier himself is a bit of a sadist who enjoys getting to kill his enemies, but he doesn't like taking innocent lives. Subverted with pre operation Noirverse Dana. Rhyme was counting on the fact that she'd be unwilling to shoot a pregnant woman. She was wrong. Goliath would love to kill his creator and wear his skin for a shawl. He will spy on him constantly and will have no problems targeting his friends. But he draws a line watching him with his new girlfriend... Evil Matriarch: Antigone/ Antanea Beat sways toward this. Eye Scream: What happened to Nick in Steam Punk Verse. Face-Heel Turn: Norma in Superheroverse Fantastic Racism: Norma is very guilty of this in Superheroverse. Fictional Currency: Platitas from Pirateverse. Fire, Ice, Lightning: Slightly subverted in Hydronix's case, with Lightning replaced with Water. Five-Bad Band: The Mercury Pirates. Team Maestra. Five-Man Band: Both Rhyme's superhero team and the Naval Team. Fourth Date Marriage: Often Rhyme and Dave. Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Horrorverse Jack and Rhyme. Seth in Horrorverse is a subversion. He claims he kills a person a day. The Fundamentalist: Wildwestverse Rhyme. Half-Human Hybrid: All members of the Pirateverse Clans and Meter. Heel-Face Turn: Goliath/James. Hello, Attorney!: Noirverse Rhyme. Jerkass: Johnathan Bates and Jack Beat. Gambit Pileup: At one point its Beat V. Bates V. 'Nix V. Ajay. Now add Drake to the mix. The Gambling Addict: Chistmasverse Rhyme. Gender Bender: Suke Sho. Gender Flip: In some worlds. In Neo Tokyo, Etheru and Hilarity are female, Rhyme is male. Gender Is No Object: Apparent in Fantasyverse and Pirateverse. Subverted in Wild West verse as Norma got her position through her father's interference. Gratuitous Spanish: All over the place in Pirateverse. The Grinch: Christmasverse Xavier. Guns Akimbo: Hydronix in Futureverse. Heart Is an Awesome Power: Rhyme's bard abilities come in handy despite their uselessness in combat. Heroes Prefer Swords: Mathias/Mathis, subverted with the Pirates in Pirateverse. Hydronix in Greekverse. Hyperactive Metabolism: Sirens and their descendants. Hyperspace Is a Scary Place: Kevin Munchausen and Bob run afoul of this when their teleporter is set to "Undefined". I Am A Humanitarian: Tends to be a problem for Sirens. There was also a restaurant run by Manaeads straight out of Sweeney Todd. Incompatible Orientation: Xavier seems to have a crush on 'Nix. Unique in that he's('Nix) Asexual. Incest Is Relative: Dana has an interest in a threesome between herself, Drake, and Meter. Drake approves provided he doesn't know of his relation to the latter. Incredibly Lame Pun: Often used by Hydronix's characters. Indy Ploy: How Pokeverse!Rhyme deals with two Pokemon she has a dissadvantage against. Interrogating the Dead: Rhyme does this in Greekverse. Ironic Nickname: Tiger the Growlithe. The one and only birds of pray!!! Irony: The first pirate to fully collapse is 'Nix himself, and the other crew has to team-up to carry him to the medic. Why's it ironic? He could carry any one of them himself. The reason 'Nix was so badly damaged? Rhyme went into a panic attack (and thus Siren Form) because Norma was threatening him. It Always Rains at Funerals: Estelle's execution. Heel-Face Turn: Etheru in superheroverse. Jerkass: Seth the vampire from Horrorverse. Large Ham: Kevin's Ship. Laser-Guided Amnesia: Pirateverse Hydronix Last of Her Kind: Pirateverse Rhyme is the last Siren. Lovable Rogue: Hilarity in the Fantasy universe. Pretty much the entirety of the main cast in pirateverse. Inverted with Drake in Christmasverse. Love Redeems: The reason for Goliath's Heel-Face Turn. Luke, I Am Your Father: Drake is Hydronix's brother Mad Scientist: Futureverse Dave. Magical Girl: An element in Horrorverse taken heavily from ironically the only remaining Puella Magi Madoka Magica Magical Girl in that verse is male Lex Detente. Manipulative Bastard: Ajay is slowly manipulating his way to catching the Mercury pirates. The Medic: Ozbourne "Ozzie" always ends up as this. Mega Manning: Etheru's got this ability, he hasn't made use of it yet, partly to not having opponents that match him or opponents to copy. Moment Killer: Grim "Anubis" Reaper is the master of this. Mood Whiplash: Christmasverse starts right after Estelle's execution. In wildwest verse, right after Meter finds out her mother commited suicide to break her contract Kevin walks in and announces that he's found a way to nullify the contract without having to break it. Mutually Fictional: The Alternate universe explanation is the given one. Mythology Gag / Fan Nickname: Since Pirateverse, characters(mainly Rhyme's) have started calling Hydronix 'Nix instead. As for the troper himself, he prefers Hydro. Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Evil Semi (Yes that's his real first name)/ Norma Bates and her mother Jane Gore. Never a Self-Made Woman: Averted. Norma in Pirateverse got her position as a Luetenant from her mother. Nonindicative Name: Some worlds don't even deal with the matter they're named after. One-Gender Race: Pure Sirens are Always Female. Orphean Rescue: Greekverse. Our Monsters Are Different: In Pirateverse there are Gargoyles, Sirens, and Dragons Pet The Houndour: Norma throwing the fight in Pokeverse for her Pokemon's safety and then helping Hydronix to get to the hospital. No Pregger Sex: Subverted with every couple in this predicament, No Sense of Direction: Kevin can get lost walking down a hallway. Official Couple: Romantic attreactions tend to stick across universes so far... Rhyme x Dave, the Ajay vs. James x Norma Love Triangle, Meter x Mathias/Mathis/Mathew, and Dana x Drake vs. Nick. There's also, sometimes, Jack x Lance. Opposite-Sex Clone: Dana is this to Dave. Subverted. Pair the Spares: Norma's plan in Christmasverse. Perspective Flip: How we go to each new world. Pirate Girl: Captain Beat. Playing with Fire: Etheru's superheroverse abilities. Plot Armor: If you're an Author Avatar, you can't die/be erased from existence. No matter what you act like. This rule was removed with the Artifact Title. Plot Coupon: The Set of Seven in Pirateverse. Pokémon Speak: Lampshaded in Pokeverse when Hydronix speaks it. Power Incontinence: Superheroverse Etheru and Norma have trouble controlling their abilities. Pregnant Hostage: Rhyme in Noirverese during Dana's attack. Proud Warrior Race: Sparta of course. Quicksand Box: Some players left due to feeling that there was too much freedom, to the point there is no way to know what to do Red Shirt / Mauve Shirt: Both 'Nix and Dave bringing the latter to constantly fear for his life. Norma wised up to this after Dave's second near death and assigned scientists literal mauve shirts. Ret Gone: The compression created by Maestras machinations with the core has this unfortunate side effect As poor storybook Dave found out to his horror Revenge Before Reason: In a sense Norma is Pirateverse. Beat though difficult to catch isn't a particularly dangerous pirate, but Norma is still chasing her because she believes Rhyme killed her boyfriend. Also Wildwestverse Nick. Storyverse Dave takes it too far when He nearly kills Colum after Maestra almost wipes Dave out Same-Sex Triplets: Subverted with Identical twins James and David Shine, with fraternal Dana Shine as the third sibling. Saving Christmas: Discussed in Christmasverse. Serious Business: The game of Apples to Apples in Christmasverse. Sex Slave: Horrorverse Dave attempted to make Helen this in Horrorverse. Shapeshifter Baggage: Estelle's true form as a gargantuan sea serpent doesn't seem to affect her weight in human form. Shown Their Work: Both Sunova/Imca and Revolver Zen are very knowlegeable about firearms. v Shock and Awe: Ozbourne on Superheroverse and Pokeverse. Sirens Are Mermaids: Averted. Smug Snake Xavier in pirateverse to the point where his smugness sometimes grows to Too Dumb to Live proportions. Spell My Name with an "S": Rhyme Beat somehow finds new ways to spell her own name wrong in-game, especially during the Pirateverse. Constantly joked about, but all in good fun. Spoony Bard: Greekverse Rhyme. Straight Gay: Xavier isn't particularly flaming despite the Fire based team in Pokeverse. Jack Beat is this in Christmasverse. Though he's not as apparent about it as Xavier, hoo boy. Status Quo Is God: Invoked far too often, to the point of being unrealistic because of how the game works. When an Universe changes, everybody comes into the new one as new characters. Apparently some characters act like this isn't the case. Stop Drowning and Stand Up: Rhyme pulls this on Xavier in Pirateverse. Supreme Chef: 'Nix in Pirateverse, also a Chef of Iron considering his battle skills, though they aren't cook-related. Taken for Granite: A consequence if Enix overuses her powers. Text Parser: Played with a lot. The Load: Etheru's opinion of himself. Theme Naming: Members of Team Universe are named after Pokemon types, but not the primary type they use. The soldiers of San Jorge are named after generals in the American Civil War (save for Norma Bates.) The Guards just have a rank via a number. So far, only one seems to have a real name. Seems to be the case for monsters as well. Just by their race or occupation. With the exception of Sirens who have musical Themes. The one and only birds of pray! though technically a Dove is not much of a bird of pray... The Mole: 'Nix in Pirateverse. Seems to be Ajay's plan so far, in the same universe, no less. The Reveal: Done both by 'Nix and Ajay to different characters about their identities in pirateverse. Then with 'Nix again as the head of the Dragon Clan. Dana as the murderer of her brother and Penny in Noriverse, The Stoic: 'Nix is usually calm, though he rathers enjoys his Jester persona. Tangled Family Tree: The Warrior family. Counting the in-laws nearly all the cast is there somewhere. This Is My Name on Foreign: In Neo-Tokyoverse Ozzie is a nickname for Azumi and Rhyme is Raimu. Those Two Guys: Grant and Jackson Johnson. Other various team-ups have happened throughout the roleplay too. Few are nearly as important. Too Much Information: Many, many times. Unequal Rites: Clerics and Witches use two types of magic that cancel eachother out. Unlucky Childhood Friend: Michael/ Miguel doesn't ever catch a break with Norma. You Have Failed Me: The Emperor in Greekverse doesn't take Monster's that lose well. Weaksauce Weakness: The problem with having three heads? Breathing smoke. Yeah, quite the situation for Hydronix. How do you defeat Gregory(atleast in Greekverse)? Threaten to cut his hair. Well-Intentioned Extremist: Maestras intentions are good but man... What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Commanding birds is sole power of Fantasy!Rhyme before obtaining another amulet. White and Gray Morality: Superheroverse and Pirateverse end up like this... ironically which side is Gray is flipped between them. Weirdness Magnet: Kevin seems to end up as this sooner or later. Yandere: Estelle Marsh. Yaoi Guys: Jack and Xavier usually, though in Greekverse, we have Jack and Lance instead.