Delta could see that the ship that he was from has docked, quite calmly just like the wind whistling in his helmet. He has finally set foot on land, such a nice empty space; I wonder why it's empty though? Delta thought. he took one giant stride and put his metallic foot gently on the soft blades of grass. He wanted this to be his home, the nice outside world. But the problem was, that there was nobody around!!
-SUBJECT_DELTA's first post on the original thread.
Satan made a cheeseburger and all the LOLcats descended upon it, disappearing forever.
-Satan getting rid of the army of LOLcats who attempt to destroy the world via an invasion.
"They didn't see the first rocket coming!"
-Stealth in WAOA, as described by Edward.
"The stuff hits the anti-stuff, creating lots of juice."
-E Mily explaining the fundamentals of an matter-antimatter reactor to Eddie.
We Are Our Avatars (Escapist) is a permanently open Roleplay thread started on the Escapist by SUBJECT_DELTA, which now has multiple sequel threads, plus a spin-off thread.WAOAWAOA IIWAOA IIIWAOA IVWAOA V/DLVWAOA VIWAOA VII: Universal ShiftWAOA ArenaIn We Are Our Avatars, the players control the character in their forum avatar. Many players also bring in extra characters from that universe as support character (however they are not always from the same universe), and some play as original characters. The thread is similar to Ramthundar's Avatar Adventures, but was unconnected (except by certain characters). As many characters are from popular media, their abilities are well known or known to be non-existent.As players change avatars when a character dies, because they want to change character, or between threads or story arcs, there are Loads and Loads of Characters.There is a Recap page here, which will have summaries of previous WAOA threads, and their plots and subplots.
WAOA contains examples of:
Accidental Innuendo:"Oh, you're fun! I can't wait to violate your wonderful body, all by myself!"
"Nice implants."note Referring to Commander Shepard's cybernetics, not her breasts.
All Men Are Perverts: Well, let's see... Lesbianism, check... Large breasted females, check... Sex jokes, check... Not to mention we've had not one but two, personifications of lust... Three if you count Four
Subverted by Gearhead mk2, who has called himself asexual several times.
Which was quite strange, given that the two people who started it were both established characters, and Author avatars. And the whole thing was set up to make the thread run smoothly.
Joe would do this several times, often even passing right through it without breaking it. He even calls what he went through into the 3D world 'The Fourth Wall'
Since Joe could read text boxes instead of hearing people he'd often poke fun at Grammatical errors, or even telling to people to "...build a bridge out of it..." after someone said they were 'board'.
Brick Joke: Early on, Robert said that Satan owed him money. Later on, he ATTACKS SATAN TO GET HIS $5 BACK!
At the start of WAOA 2, Sasuke and Tophat started fighting, and created a violent rivalry. Then, Sasuke returned in WAOA 3. It did not go well. Sasuke and Tophat returned again in WAOA 5, and the two quickly began fighting.
Slenn (and various other players) being considering "female"
Bronies: Knife is a brony, as are Severin and Trilby, and Doctor Com is a pony (who appears to be dating Fluttershy).
A notable player example is Venerated Wulfen, because his other well-known interest is Warhammer 40K, two rather different things.
Bus Crash: Fluttershy died not long after being introduced.
Royce Maine. He watched his whole team die, and actually caused a few of these deaths himself. Some PTSD is too be expected after something like this.
Joel, just Joel.
Knife. How does someone who has died so many times stay sane?
Doctor Com. Seems to know a little too much about everything and a thread. (Fourth Wall isn't kind to him.) The LO Lcats don't help.
Varger. Former soldier from a giant space fleet made up of different corporations known as the Conglomerant, Varger received an injury in the field that prevented him from performing in active duty. As a security guard for Asgard corporation he was the only volunteer for the V.A.R.G.E.R program to change him from human to a shape changing cyborg.
Renlen. Though no one has clue as to what he might have done. Though his brooding almost got him killed by a bunch of Ethereals, who hunt the soulless.
Jio lived his life devoid of friends and Satan made his life a living Hell.
Jin's parents were killed by Satan, something he originally blamed on Jio. He even spent his early life as a mercenary killing for money. And yet, he is good friends with Jio.
Dromaeus was hatched into slavery, and lived as a fugitive after killing his owner.
A Eanna's family came to grief in a vicious feud that forced her to flee.
Deus ex Machina: It's almost impossible to not have these occur from time to time.
Joe, the stick man. He was a literal walking talking Dues Ex Machina. He had the power to draw literally anything into existence!
Joe. But he only can travel to dimensions that he has been to before e.g. The Dimension of Angry Chili Peppers.
Preginald. Though it was unknown whether he went to multiple dimensions during the first WAOA thread, it became common knowledge that most of his trips were back to his own universe.
Doctor Com. Though it may be just a facade and he could actually be seeing universe through his many dimensional selves rather than actually travelling. (He is known to disappear suddenly.)
Renlen. Though he didn't display any Dimensional Hijinks in the first WAOA, he has more than made up for it in the current thread. Going so far as to threaten someone with a certain Dimensional of questionable activities and taking the same person and imprisoning them in the Zone of Silence.
They did get a free suit of armour out of it though, so...
Rugal traveled to WAOA to take over it after several attempts to control the Avatar Adventure RP.
Severin's story is similar to Rugal's, but with more muffins
Conel is the founder and Co of Aperture Science in this universe. he traveled through the multiverse to take over and steal that 'Apertures' funding.
Dromaeus's mysterious amulet.
This amulet was later used by both A Eanna and Erca to travel dimensions, and Tophat learned to travel dimensions from it.
Varger's ship can phase in and out of other dimensions to travel great distances or completely travel to another dimension.
Trilby has been on a dimensional journey leading him to two thread universes. note 'Rampage' may be more accurate, given his tendency to cause explosions
The Homonculi learned to alchemise a means to travel between dimensions, or to pull a person from one dimension to another.
James took a knife to the throat when Zen panicked. (Both characters played by Trilby Will. As was Sherlock.)
Preginald, possibly. He got shot in the face by Joe. Though it was a duel and Joe was getting revenge for Will, who Preginald had effectively forced Joe to kill.
Doctor Com. One moment, he was alive, the next, BAM, dead.
Balthier bled to death after being shot by a mook.
Otto was killed in the crossfire during a fight between three other characters.
Erica was crushed under a falling chandelier.
Dying Moment of Awesome: The Deltas, Dromaeus (dragonborn), Mia (died but returned later), Tophat (Who was also robbed of going to the afterlife due to it's soul being captured and used as fuel.)
Skye knew the protagonists were coming for her and that she had no hope of wining. She still decided to take them on.
Dysfunction Junction: We have mentally ill beastkin(one of which was a LITERAL mental illness), violent son of bitches with depressing backstories, and enough evil token teammates to fill the Nile river. Saying dysfunctional to describe this bunch is an under statement. Though, to be fair, this trope was downplayed in the post-WAOA III threads, slightly.
Enemy Mine: The Meta momentarily helped in the last battle against Seymour Blake.
Everybody Has Lotsof Sex That's like the way you start a relationship in WAOA! You say your attracted and on your first date... Wait those don't happen... First meeting you have sex!... Bonus points if it's lesbian sex!
Everyone Is Bi: Ferdinand, Joel, Matt, Vriska (technically), Gwen, Four, Mia, Charlotte, Laura, Roland and many more are all either bisexual or in homosexual relationships yet not confirmed as exclusively homosexual.
Vriska is only technically bisexual, as Trolls have no concept of sexuality. So her entire species follows this trope.
Subverted later in the threads, though there is still a hand full of Bi characters in them.
Dirty's rapist Brigade. A bunch of demons who commit rape, with tentacles. Though that scene was an accident, (It's hard to explain) it still managed to be both hilariously funny and seriously creepy. But it was retconned, and even James was pro retconning it.
Filler: All of the softcore porn, most of what happened in Rome, a great deal of what happened while Knife was in the future (as that was required to continue Trilby's plot, and Knife was busy with exams at the time).
Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Almost completely inverted. Almost none of the characters have this. If they did, it was probably ignored. i.e Sara, Winona, and E Mily. But not Gwen. She was a lesbian for a particular reason.
Especially common within the Out of Character comments.
Several characters have pointed out that they come from completely different places or different versions of the same planet or future.
Satan did this to Conall when he pointed out that Winona would have to return to her own time and universe without him, eventually.
Joe, the stickman, basically lives off this trope, even using it to fight - he tends to turn to his side, making him basically invisible.
Several characters have been shown to have two different voices, usually because there is another entity within them, which is usually symbolized by different text colors, and have switched between them. Occasionally within the same sentence. This has caused various reactions by other characters.
Several characters have been identified as Chroniclers. This basically allows them to read the very thread, giving them knowledge of things they shouldn't know normally. Though they can't read the Out of Character comments.
Mad Scientist: Professor Hojo from FFVII brought his own brand of whimsy to the thread. Made clones of the group, kidnapped Terra (replacing her with a clone) and then tried to end the world to become a God.
Mega Crossover: The entire point of the thread is to make this happen.
Hell, Rugal and Severin crossed over from another Crossover Role Play!
Meido: The Mason Sisters who are Sara, E Mily, Winona, and Gwen.
The Mason Sisters who are Sara, E Mily, Winona, and Gwen. They were originated around the concept of using the fundamental forces of nature which were the strong nuclear, electromagnetic, weak nuclear, and gravitational force.
There Are No Girls on the Internet: Every player is male note Bar one in IV. This was lampshaded, leading to Slenn becoming a honorary women (simply because other players accidentally used 'she' and 'her' when talking about him).
Beauty Queen Etna pilfered billions in goods from dead civilizations, destroyed an irreplaceable piece of Japanese history, (basically) enslaved the souls of the damned, threatened to blow up the planet on multiple occasions, and attempted to convince members of the group to kill each other for her own amusement.
Greed occasionally went of stealing sprees, extorted others, killed various people who stole from him, sought to distribute a dangerous virus, and ultimately agreed to murder group members on someone's behalf. He is not a good person.
Reginald. One, Two, Three and Four were voices in his head.
Preginald. Though it can be argued that he was ordered to take over the earth.
Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: There has been quite a bit of this. For example, Regulus. At the beginning, He/she/it/whatever speaks in Ye olde English with an occasional valleygirl dialect. However, further in WAOA II, he/she/it/whatever dropped his/her/its/whatever valley-girl dialect.