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Roleplay: We Are Our Avatars Escapist
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."
-EMily 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.

WAOA

WAOA II

WAOA III

WAOA IV

WAOA V/DLV: You're not in Kansas anynore

WAOA VI

WAOA VII: Universal Shift

WAOA VIII: Interdimensional Jaunt

WAOA IX

WAOA Arena

In 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:

  • Aborted Arc: There have been quite a few of these. The Kessler and Chaos arcs in WAOA2, the Demons of the Abyss arc in WAOA3, every single arc in WAOA5, the Mansion Murder Mystery, Followers of the Dragonbornnote  and Shadar arcs in WAOA7, as well as the Ninja Attack and Restless Ghost sub-plots. The entirety of the eighth thread is also this.

  • Action Girl: Lots of them actually.

  • Action Mom: Mia and Four.

  • A-Cup Angst: Noel, Etna, and Roxy have this.
    • Ness has it to a lesser extend.

  • Adult Fear: The small child in WAOA3.
    • Any time Conall, Asha or Rose were put in danger was this for Mia and Four.
    • Erica had this whenever Anise's life was at risk.

  • Aerith and Bob: Erica, Charlie, Joe, Mia, Will... and Four. AND BOB, the multiverse's GREATEST strawberry ninja!

  • A God Am I: Silver (user) got the 40,000th post, He declared himself 'a God'
    • This has been a Running Gag on the thread as many people that get the 10,000 or so posts declare themselves as 'a God'.
    • Less meta examples include Kefka, Hojo and Loki.

  • A Handful for an Eye: Reginald did this by throwing sand that had gathered in his pockets. Tophat threw sand in Ćanna's eyes when the two dueled.

  • A Lady on Each Arm: Greed had this with Alice and Alicia at one point.

  • Alien Blood: Regulus has black miasma instead of blood. The demons of the Abyss, Rex (after being turned into a demon) and Carmen have black blood. Black has blue blood. After going to the Hazama and spending some time there, Yukino's blood became violet. Those infected with the Skye strain of the Logan Virus have multi-coloured blood. Milly's blood is dark brown.
    • Milly's blood is actually just the blood of everything she's fed off of all still circulating in her system and mixing together. So since she ate some aliens at one point, it quite literally is Alien Blood.

  • Alien Geometries: Shadar's castle, the Nevermore. Especially the interior.

  • All Gays Are Promiscuous: Joel, and Robert.

  • All Men Are Perverts: Well, let's see... Lesbianism, check... Large breasted females, check... Sex jokes, check...
    • Subverted by Gearhead mk2, who has called himself asexual several times.

  • Alternative Calendar: The sixth thread featured this.

  • Alternate Universe: Every thread where the setting is Earth is this.
    • The sixth thread, while not set on Earth, featured alternate versions of past characters.

  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: Even the asexual Doc Com has had sex.
    • With Fluttershy.
    • Subverted to an extreme by Jio. He's not even known to have kissed a girl in his own series.

  • Amnesiac Lover: This happened with Rose and Roland, and Jessica and Vanessa.
    • In the case of the latter, they got over it.

  • And I Must Scream: In the second thread, Jio was briefly trapped in a black soul gem. After escaping, he trapped Satan in the same gem with the aid of the rest of the protagonists.
    • In the third thread, Jio and Jin became trapped in a magic obelisk, aboard a ship that ended up floating through space.
    • The many souls trapped inside Philosopher's Stones are this, which the exception of the one in Envy, where they can scream.
    • In the seventh thread, happened to the souls soul trapped by Erica before being set free by Tophat. It briefly happened to Makoto when she was cut off from all stimuli as part of the Queen of Blades' psychological torture.

  • Apocalypse How:
    • A Class 6 happened to the world of the second thread, which was hit by a bomb that released a virus, which turned every bit of organic matter to pulp. This act released vapours, which then self-ignited, burning up all the oxygen on the planet.
    • A Class 1 happened to the world of the third thread, where the world was largely flooded after Kefka used the continents of the world like jigsaw puzzle pieces. Add to this earlier occurences like a small scale zombie outbreak, organic matter being absorbed by a Doomsday Device, and a large percentage of the world's population having their souls stolen, and things look very bleak indeed.
    • A Class X-4 happened with Joe's home universe. With a single soul keeping it all together, it all fell into oblivion when that soul was taken.

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Loki. Camilla.

  • Arm Cannon: Joe's brain had one of these at one point. Black can conjure up one of these. Eve can reconfigure her arm to form one. Samus' armour has one built in.

  • Artificial Limbs: Trilby, Jessica and Edward have cybernetic limbs.

  • Artifact of Death: The divine tome from the fourth thread turned any mortal who read it to ash.

  • Ascended Demon: Several characters are good despite having a Superpowered Evil Side or even being Made of Evil.
    • Erica was generally good, despite—initially—being a Dark Soul.
      • Though she had her moments. As does everybody.
    • Jio is good despite having Satan literally exist within him.
    • Joel has had his moments. Like when he got killed, but too bad he Came Back Strong.

  • Aura Vision: Tophat, Regulus, Yukino and Carmen can see souls. Dromaues and Krosulhah can see auras with the Aura Whisper shout. Erica can see a target's lifeforce, or lack thereof with the Detect Living and Detect Dead spells. Ness can activate a scanner in her eyes to see living targets as well.

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: A giant Joe fought Godzilla in WAOA1.

  • Attack of the Monster Appendage: The fourth thread featured a type II of these, where a kraken attacked the ship the protagonists were sailing on.

  • Author Avatar:

  • Axe Crazy: Kefka.
    • Luca Blight.
    • Yukino. At least a first.
    • Loki.
    • The Meta/Maine.
    • Gluttony.
    • Jack.

  • Back from the Dead: Happened with Tophat, Athena, Erica, Ness, Laguna, Carmen (Twice, if you include her backstory), and Anise.
    • Every time a Homonculus regenerates from a fatal injury, depending how one looks at it.

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Loki, when not wearing his usual appearal. Salvatore. Seymour.

  • Badass Longcoat: Joel's, Adam Jensen's, Black's and Loki's black trench coats. Bryce's and Edward's brown dusters.

  • Badass Normal:
    • General William Tecumseh Sherman. He also started as a Badass Bystander.
    • Mike.
    • Knife's Mall Fight Trilby possibly qualifies.note 
    • Laguna's only power is to conjure up a firearm or piece of rope.
    • Balthier. He may have a gun with magic bullets, but no real powers.

  • Bare Your Midriff: Makoto. Etna. Black. Envy. Yukino in the fifth and sixth threads. Carmen When assuming the Vice persona. Rosemarie in the eighth thread.

  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Grace fought Nu-13 in Lambda's mindscape. Tophat fought Regulus and Loki in their mindscapes. In the seventh thread, it fought off Erica's Nightmare.

  • Battle Strip: Rugal removes his coat every time he starts a fight.

  • Berserk Button: Do not steal from Greed, Blake learned this lesson the hard way.
    • Doctor Com and his hat, threatening to brutally murder Mia out of anger for her threat to his hat.
    • Don't damage Four's ship.
    • Don't call Karl a pirate.
    • Definitely do not mention Etna being flat-chested. It won't end well for you. Nor the surrounding area. Possibly not even the planet.
    • Don't comment on Rita's mismatched clothes.
    • Don't call Envy ugly.
    • Don't mess with Ness' gadgets.
    • Don't touch the Meta's Bruteshot.

  • The Berserker: Jack from VII. His preferred tactic is to charge at stuff, swinging his sword while hoping he hits everything within reach. It's terrifyingly effective.note 
    • Hellosh is fond of this paticular fighting style.

  • Beach Episode: In the second thread, the group spent a few weeks in the half-submerged dolphin city of Ambrosia. The group also spent a few days on the beach of a lake in Brazil in the third thread, and on a beach in the fourth thread. In the seventh thread, the protagonists being invited to an island resort.

  • BFG: Laguna's Ragnarök cannon, Rose's sniper rifle-scythe, Tanner's rifle, Noel's pistols, Rozalyn's minigun, Seras' sniper rifle(s). Every gun carried by a Space Mareen. Possibly the Meta's Bruteshot.

  • BFS: Joe, Cloud, Zack, Hellosh and Caius wield these.

  • Big Bad Ensemble: In the second thread, there was Kessler, the Reapers and the forces of Chaos. The third thread had the "League of Evil", the fifth thread had the Overlordians, Alex Mercer, and an unnamed force of demons. The seventh thread had Skye, the Followers of the Dragonborn, and Shadar.

  • Biological Weapons Solve Everything: Predators unleashed Xenomorphs on Anilam. These were then captured by a nation thereon and genetically modified to serve as living weapons. When Anilam became Ragnarök, unleashing various types of genetically modified Xenomorphs on the enemy became a staple in warfare.

  • Bitter Sweet Ending: In the third thread: Jio and Jin are sealed away in a spaceship as unsung heroes after sacrificing themselves to safe the world. Joe died after coming very closed to being saved, although what served as his soul managed to find peace.
    • In the sixth thread: Jessica was forbidden to avenge Ness, and although Ness came back from the dead, she remembered nothing about Jessica.
    • In the seventh thread: Erica was killed, although her spirit passed away happily after she watched the sun set with her surrogate dauhter.

  • Bizarre Alien Reproduction: Nanami and her people can reproduce with any species via touch, when there is a double solar eclipse on her home planet. Yeah.
    • The race of female-only cat people. Although, the less said about this, the better.

  • Blood Knight: Yukino. Kyoshiro. Jack (of VII). Literally the only thing he is capable of seeing in colour is fresh blood.

  • Blood Sport: Unsuprisingly, WAOA: Arena features this.

  • Body Horror: James' four transformations when he succumbed to the G-Virus.
    • Flies laid eggs in a still-living Rémy, which then immediately hatched.

  • Boobs of Steel: Makoto and Seras. Yukino and Carmen to a lesser extend.

  • Bottomless Magazines: Every character that uses guns inexplicably has this.

  • Break the Cutie: Happened to Rita, Roxy, Erica and Rika. In the case of the first two, it resulted in a Freakout.

  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • Doctor Com did this almost every post.
    • Trilby expressed displeasure at the increase in craziness after a nap by leaping through it.
    • The whole San Fransisco incident.
      • 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.
    Knife-28: STOP MAKING CONFUSING PLOTS! \ note 
    • 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'.
    • Yukino often responds to comments from the players by shouting up at the sky. This to much confusion from every other character.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Happened with Four and Joe in the third thread, and later to Rita and Jessica in the sixth thread.

  • 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 WAOA2, Sasuke and Tophat started fighting, and created a violent rivalry. Then, Sasuke returned in WAOA3. It did not go well. Sasuke and Tophat returned again in WAOA6, and the two quickly began fighting.
    • Slenn (and various other players) being considering "female"
    • Whenever the group gets access to a flying vehicle, it almost always ends up being severely damaged at best or a total loss at worst.

  • 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.

  • But He Sounds Handsome: Daniel talking about how the dragon that attacked might just be scared.

  • Butt Monkey: Doctor Com. Not just attacked, mutilated. He's lost legs, bits of tail and some of his horn.
    • This trend stopped after a while.
    • Joe to Joel (considering what Joel did to Doc Com, Joe gets off lightly).

  • Call Back: Knife reading a black book in the second thread, which was given to him in the first thread by Doc Sparkle.
    • And it was a major plot point in the Eldar arc.

  • Calling Your Attacks: Rita, Nybeth, Carmen and Amelia do this.

  • Card-Carrying Villain: Luca considers himself "the face of evil."

  • Car Fu: In a stroke of exessively bad luck, Greed was hit by a car, then run over while he was down imediately after being introduced.

  • Cat People: Four, Mia, Rose and Connell.
    • As of WAOA6, it's been revealed that there's an entire civilization of cat people, descended, at least in part, from Four.
    • Also, 'Sarah' and Roxy in VII.

  • Catch Phrase: The Mason Sisters' "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof." line has become this.
    • "No opinion" Drakmorg.

  • Cerebus Syndrome: The first three threads were chock full of silliness, however this vanished in the later threads.

  • Chained to a Throne: In the fourth thread, Joseph had Taokaka chained to his throne by a collar.

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land: Everyone is insane, in WAOA 2, as is lampshaded by Reginald.
    • The later threads seems to have a decline in mental characters, though there is still a handful of them.

  • Cluster F-Bomb: Eddie practically uses the word fuck instead of commas.
    • Yukino is quite foul-mouthed.
    • Harper curses quite often.
    • Four used to swear a lot before she promised Tanner not to.

  • Collapsing Lair: Happened with Rockbird, Kefka's tower and Azimuth's tower.

  • Conflict Killer: Attempted by Trilby in the sixth thread, but he wasn't succcessful.

  • Continuity Nod: Ness reading from and commenting on Four's autobiography in the sixth thread.

  • Cool Airship: In numerous threads, the group has either found or rode on a large airship or aircraft.

  • Cool Old Guy: Will Sherman and Otto, possibly, Dionysus and Salvatore. Only compared to the non-immortal characters, really.

  • The Corruption: Warp Energy.

  • Corrupt the Cutie: Happened with Milly, Rita, and Roxy.

  • Crapsack World: The worlds of WAOA5 and WAOA8. The world of WAOA6 too, to some degree.

  • Crazy Homeless People: The Dallas Hobo.

  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Loki and those mind-controlled by him have this.
    • Yukino gets this when using specific powers.
    • Nanami has this as well. The black sclera and the fact that her eyelids close sideways don't help in making the eyes any less creepy.

  • Cultured Badass: Preginald was a DS with a cane and top hat. And a kill-count of millions.
    • Similarly, Tophat had a large kill-count, and had a top hat, as its body.

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Loki, Rita, Ness and Nybeth against Bryce and the reenforcements he brought along in the sixth thread, and the Meta versus Carmen in the seventh thread. In both cases, it didn't end will for the latter.

  • Curse: Regulus inflicted one on Erica in the third thread.
    • Camilla can weave curses.
    • Erica unwittingly put a curse on the city of New York by casting the Ashes of Resurrection spell to revive Anise.

  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • 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 Conglomerate, 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; then again, it is a misunderstanding caused by said Ethereals taking Renlen's choice of words a little too literally.
    • 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.
    • Ćanna's family came to grief in a vicious feud that forced her to flee.
    • Practically every character had a troubled past of sorts.

  • The Darkness Gazes Back: When Greed made his way through the Nevermore, he came across a collection of glowing red eyes staring at him from the darkness.

  • 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!
      • Still awesome, though! Everyone loves Joe.
    • In the fifth thread, a friend of one of the protagonists showed up in a attack helicopter, conveniently after their airship crashed.

  • Death Is Cheap: For a time between the sixth and seventh threads, while anyone could die they also practically recovered from death faster then one would recover from a cold.

  • Downer Ending: In the fourth thread: Terra lost her ability to trust people, and ended up a hermit, living in a sea cave in Mexico. Jean became severely depressed as everyone she cared about left her.
    • In the seventh thread: Harper collapsed under the weight of his stimpack abuse and killed himself. Lasinius was killed by the army after he killed a group of concert goers, believing they were cannibals.

  • Driven to Suicide: Happened to Dionysus in the second thread, Joseph in the fourth, and Harper in the seventh.

  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Envy is often mistaken for female.
    • Although most could tell he's male, Anise often mistook Laguna for female.

  • Dude, Where's My Reward?
    • This was often the reaction from many of the protagonists during the zombie arc in WAOA 7.

  • Dimensional Traveler:
    • Joe. But he only can travel to dimensions that he has been to before e.g. The Dimension of Angry Chili Peppers.
    • 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 second 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
    • Dromaeus's mysterious amulet.
      • This amulet was later used by both Ćanna and Erica 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 
    • Ness has a dimensional portal in her lab along with transporters for most of her employees.
    • The Homonculi learned to alchemize a means to travel between dimensions, or to pull a person from one dimension to another.
    • Similar to the above, Jack found a way to travel between dimensions, but it required a lot of preparation, and sacrifices.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Jessica gets to travel dimensions as part of her job.

  • Dissonant Serenity: Rose, Lambda, Eve and Nirvana have this.

  • Dropped a Bridge on Him:
    • Sherlock Holmes was killed by Varger.
    • James took a knife to the throat when Zen panicked. (Both characters played by Trilby Will. As was Sherlock.)
    • 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.
    • Gold's throat was slit by Giovanni.
    • 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.)
    • 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.
  • 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.

  • Earth Is the Center of the Universe: This is the case when the setting is Earth.

  • Eaten Alive: Regulus swallowed Laguna whole in the climax of the second thread.
    • Happened to the majority of the people Gluttony attacked.
    • Rose did this to a living scone.

  • Electric Torture: Azimuth and the Queen of Blades employed this against Otto and Makoto respectively.

  • Elemental Punch: Including the lesser known elements, shotgun shells and explosions.
    • Rex can make his punches discharge electricity.

  • The End of the World as We Know It: This was the conclusion to WAOA2. As is par for the course for WAOA "heroes", none of them were particularly bothered by this after escaping to an other world.
    • It happened in the third thread as well. Albeit, it was less dramatic.

  • Enemy Mine: Kefka fought with the group for a time.
    • Jack of Blades fought with the group against Chanda in the third thread
    • Envy got the protagonists to help it take down a magic-powered robot.
    • 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!
    • This tradition was done away with after the forth entry in the series. Largely, anyway.

  • 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.

  • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsy:
    • The Mason sisters all curtsied when greeting a person, and some times when taking their leave.
    • Yukino curtsies using her jacket instead of a skirt.
    • Carmen curtsies when she feels like being polite.

  • The Empire: Ragnarök. Considering it's run by someone who believes in The Evils of Free Will, it's unsurprising that it's not a nice place to live.

  • Evil Mask: The masks of the Court.

  • The Evils of Free Will: Caesar believed in this, as did Loki. The latter did something about it.

  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: In the third thread, Kefka made a tower from the rubble of places he had destroyed. In the seventh thread, Azimuth had very much the same thing. The former was kept standing with magic, the latter with psychic power.

  • Evilutionary Biologist: Howard Soto and Dexenia are this.

  • Evil Versus Evil: Greed and Alice fought the Meta. A few hours later, Carmen did.

  • Evil Wears Black: Hazama wears a black suit. Joel wears black jeans and a trenchcoat. Loki's apparel of choice is primarily black, as is Shadar's robe. Many Homonculi wear black. Azimuth's wizard garb is black. Skye's outfits are black. Camilla wears a black dress.
    • Subverted by Eddie and Black.

  • Excuse Me While I Multitask: The massive battle royale in II occurred while the characters were helping out with Four giving birth.

  • Explosive Leash: In the sixth thread, the unwilling workers of a brothel were prevented from escaping by these.

  • Eye Colour Change: The eyes of those who are possessed by a mask of the Court become orange. The eyes of those mind-controlled by Loki will become an unnatural blue colour.
    • Caius', Yukino's, Ness' and Carmen's eyes will change to red, blue, red and yellow respectively when using specific powers or abilities. Anise's eyes were red when she was infected with the Skye's virus, but reverted back to blue when cured.

  • Eye Scream: Tophat stabbed a grunt soldier through the eye in the second thread. In the third, Daniel had his eyes gouged out by metaphysical spikes conjured up by Grace, and Erica repeatedly shot a T-virus mutant in the eye. In the seventh thread, Greed was shot in the eye with a bolter round.

  • Fanservice: Oh god! You wouldn't believe how much Fanservice is in these threads! For example, 80% of out happened in Rome is Fanservice.

  • Fan Disservice: This is what happens when you overdo Fanservice!
    • The sex scene between Rose and Roland.
    • 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.
    • Part of the 20% of non-fanservice in Rome was Four giving birth to triplet kittens.
    • In the seventh thread, Seras was splashed with acid which dissolved her uniform, exposing her ample bosom. What made this fandisservice is that the acid began dissolving said bosom after that.
      • A day later, very much the same happened, but with fire.

  • The Farmer and the Viper: Erica saved the Meta from his impending doom after his confrontation with commander Farsight and the Tau. She ended up severely regretting doing this.

  • Fearful Symmetry: In the fourth thread, when Terra and Terra-2 dueled, they matched eachother move for more.

  • Fiery Cover Up: Greed and Roxy did this when a home owner caught them in the act of home invasion. Greed disposed of the witness while Roxy stole the things were deemed of vallue. Greed then knocked the gas pipe of the stove loose, lit a candle and left, closing the door behind him.
    • Jessica burned down a brothel to cover up the murder of the owner and release of all the enslaved girls. And also partially out of spite.

  • 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, so there wasn't much plot advancement).
    • The majority of the third thread.

  • Final Boss, New Dimension: In the second thread, Regulus teleported the protagonists to its place of origin, the "Zero Zone".
    • In the seventh thread, the group was shoved off into a pocket dimension of Skye's before she decided to fight them.

  • Flash Step: Loki and Alice Chazzing do this.

  • Floating Continent: There were two of these in the third thread. Rockbird, the lair of Ikaros, and the floating continent from Final Fantasy VI appeared in the third thread.

  • Friend or Foe: Friendly fire happens suprusingly little considdering how, but it does occur from time to time. Mostly when ranged fighters don't hold their fire when melee fighters engage the enemy.
    • In the third thread, Regulus and various mooks make liberal use of the pratagonists' lack of strategic formations to the point where they barely had to do anything to hurt them.

  • From a Single Cell: So long as their Philosopher's Stones aren't depleted of souls, Homonculi can recover from any injury, even if that injury is complete disintegration.

  • From Bad to Worse: In the second thread, there was a zombie outbreak, then two usages of weapons of mass destruction (one of which was set off by a protagonist.), then aliens invaded and destroyed every satellite orbiting Earth, followed the orbital bombarding of several locations, and finally... See Apocalypse How.
    • In the third thread, things didn't go much better. See Apocalypse How.

  • Functional Addict:
    • Reginald, barely.
    • Joel. Except when he crippled himself in the first thread.
    • Mia actually GAINS telekinesis when on drugs.
    • Almost all the heroes engaged in a massive drinking competition, shortly before they were ambushed.
      • 'Functional' may be pushing it there.
    • Trilby.
    • Harper, barely.

  • Garden of Evil: Central park was converted into one of these in the sixth thread due to the Skye strain of the Logan virus.

  • Gem Heart: Some of the more powerful creatures in WAOA6 had crystal hearts.

  • Gas Mask Mook: Valentine controlled a small army of these in the third thread.

  • "Get Out of Jail Free" Card: The protagonists that were involved in the hostage situation in the third arc of the seventh thread were given this by the State of Texas for stopping the zombie appocalypse a few months prior.

  • Groin Attack: In the second thread, Tophat did this a couple of times. In the eighth thread, Samus nailed a alleged rapist to a wall with a harpoon gun. No prize for guessing where he was hit.

  • Group Hug: Happened in WAOA3 when Erica was relieved of a curse.

  • Girl on Girl Is Hot: In Rosh's slashfic-ing of the characters, Charlotte and Laura are given the personalities of Excellen Browning... and her boyfriend.
    • Roland had a boner when Mia and Four kissed.
    • Pointed out by Outisakanobody's post.
    • Mia, Four, and two others had a lesbian foursome... yeah.

  • Gorn: The early parts of the third thread featured a lot of this until it was decided it got out of hand.

  • Guns vs. Swords: Happens quite often. And usually, the gun user is at a disadvantage.

  • Hairpin Lockpick: Anise used a hairpin to pick a lock at the end of the seventh thread.

  • Hammer Space:
    • Doctor Com has access to hammerspace, along with his evil counterpart, Robert.
    • Trilby and Knife do as well.
    • Dromaeus and Ćanna both have satchels with near limitless capacity.
      • Later, Erica acquired one as well.
    • Balthier and Rita have pouches with near infinite capacity.
    • Rozalyn and Loki could store and pull items out of thin air.
    • Similarly, Carmen can store items in and retrieve them from a pocket dimension.
    • Ness can turn objects into data and store this on her PDA.
    • Yukino's armoured suit has compartments meant for holding kunai that are larger on the inside.

  • Hard Head: In the earlier thread, characters were often knocked out for extended periods of time. Especially Laguna. None ever suffered any form of brain damage, however.

  • Harmful to Minors: Children in the series tend to end up having less then stellar mental health. Which is unsuprising, considdering the amount of carnage that tends to occur.
    • Ethan, the Pokemon trainer averts this trope. He seems to be doing okay other than getting turned into a werewolf and changing into a wolf at night. Which really just means that he has to hide somewhere during the night.

  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Almost completely inverted. Almost none of the characters have done this. If they did, it was probably ignored, e.g. Sara, Winona, and EMily. But not Gwen. She was a lesbian for a particular reason.

  • Having a Blast: The mooks infected with Skye's virus could generate explosions by punching things. The staff/gauntlet Greed acquired also facilitated this.

  • Healing Factor: The Chuck Norris clone that served as Tophat's body, James, Jacques, Bryce/Caesar and Seras have this.

  • Heroic BSOD: Joe suffered this after hearing a shocking reveal.

  • Hellish Pupils: Most Homonculi have slitted pupils. Carmen has upside-down crosses as pupils, as well as [red eyes. It doesn't get more hellish then that.
    • Rex has similar pupils to Carmen, but his eyes are brown.

  • Homosexual Reproduction: The race of cat girls.

  • Horned Humanoid: Hellosh, Carmen and Amelia.

  • Hover Board: Ness and Roxy have these.

  • Improvised Weapon:
    • Knife and Trilby are Mall Fighters. That's pretty much their entire arsenal.
    • Reginald is from the Fallout Universe.
    • Tophat is a mind controlling Tophat.
    • The Meta/Maine uses whatever object at hand to fight, including enemies.

  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: In the second thread, this was done to get Jio back in control after Satan took over for the first time. Also in the second thread, it was done in an attempt to get Erica back after Regulus took over. It didn't work.

  • Infant Immortality: Averted. Hard.

  • Insane Equals Violent
    • Joel.
    • Mia's bloodlust.
    • Rugal, full stop.
    • Kefka.
    • The Meta.
    • Jack.

  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Plot lines in the third and seventh thread featured a dragon for no other reason then that dragons are cool.

  • Interspecies Romance: Four and Tanner, briefly. Grace and Makoto. Rose and Riou. Jessica and Vanessa. Yukino and Black.

  • Intimate Psychotherapy: In the second thread, Tanner had this with Four. It didn't work. In the third thread, Four offered this to Grace, but the latter refused.

  • Insistent Terminology
    • Joe's portals can only be activated by 2D people
    • Dromaeus is a MALE Argonian. Not a female dinosaur.
    • Erica doesn't appreciate people calling her a witch instead of a sorceress or mage.

  • It's Raining Men: How some characters arrive.

  • Knight Templar: Space Marines, although the extend of their zeal varied.

  • Lampshade Hanging: This tends to happen frequently within the thread.
    • 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.
    • As of the seventh thread, characters have begun pointing how that (Almost) all of them speak the same language despite being from different universes.
    • In the ninth thread, Winona mentioned people suddenly disappearing, calling this 'The Bus Phenomenon'.

  • Last-Second Word Swap: Done by Anise with Laguna in the seventh thread, where she was adressing Laguna with 'miss', but caught herself and corrected it. "Misssssster Laguna."

  • Licking the Blade: Kyo is fond of this. Yukino was too, until she learned that ingesting blood is a good way to contract diseases.

  • Loads and Loads of Characters: It's a WAOA thread, what did you expect?

  • Lotus-Eater Machine: A paticular scene in the fifth thread had the protagonists live out their greatest desires. This would then crash and burn around them, as they were made to relive their single most worst memory.

  • Little Bit Beastly: Do you think that we'll be satisfied with CatGirls only? Yeah right! We have a crazy (but became less crazy due to Character Development) fox-bitch named Yukino, a half dog named Yumi, a squirrelgirl named Makoto, a tube-rat... err... ferret girl named Sophia, a sheep girl named Amelia, and even a dragongirl named Priscilla.

  • Mad Scientist: Relius Clover was this, very much.
    • 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.

  • Made of Explodium: Prinnies are highly volitile and prone to exploding. This much to the amusement of Jack of Blades.

  • Made of Iron: A lot of the characters get thrown around, fall from the sky or otherwise beaten to hell, but tend not to die.
    • The Meta in VII survived an ice-spike to the face, and falling out of a tornado in a van, among other things.

  • Mage in Manhattan: This is applicable to nearly all the villains.

  • Mage Tower: In the sixth thread, a seven-story tower served as a mage college.

  • Magic Versus Science: This was the premise of the sixth thread.

  • Magitek: The tropenamer appeared in WAOA3.
    • Lambda/Nu is a magitek cyborg.
    • Some of Ness' guns are this.
    • The magic-powered robot in WAOA 6.
    • Eve is a magitek android.

  • Major Injury Underreaction: Characters occasionally shrug off blows that would cripple normal person with pain. Sometimes this is justified, other times, not so much.

  • Malevolent Masked Men: The Followers of the Dragonborn all wear a full face mask made out of bone.

  • Man-Eating Plant: One appeared in the eighth thread.

  • 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, EMily, Winona, and Gwen.
    • Jean, in the fourth thread.
    • There were seven of them during a plot line in the seventh thread.

  • Męlée ŕ Trois: The II battle royale. It included the group, the Reapers, Herobrine (spawning thousands of enemy mobs) and Cyborg!Joel.

  • Mind-Control Device: Kefka's slave crowns. Loki's scepter/spear. The structures the Followers of the Dragonborn build.

  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Rose's sniper rifle has a scythe on the end of it. Loki's scepter/spear can fire explosive plasma bolts. Nanami's spear has a mace on the end of it. The Meta's Bruteshot, a grenade launcher with a large—and sharp—blade as a bayonet.

  • Molotov Van: In the seventh thread, Torrin rigged a van to blow, which he drive into a small horde of zombies.

  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Dr. Alvarez was rather fond of preforming vivisection on those who succumbed to the Logan virus. She also showed great interest in creating Homonculi with Greed, despite knowing the costs of this.

  • More Than Mind Control: Those who ingest Milly's blood become addicted to it.
    • The Queen of Blades psychologically tortured Makoto into compliance.

  • Mordor: Shadar turned Paris into this in the seventh thread.

  • Mugging the Monster: A trio of drunks tried to steal Grace's pendant. It did not end well for them at all.

  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Throughout the threads, this is the "heroes'" solution to every problem. This changed slightly in the later threads. Slightly.

  • Narnia Time: Between the various dimensions the characters come from, time flows at a different pace. This can vary from a few days, to a several centuries.

  • Neck Lift: The Meta did this to Erica.

  • Nerf: In the early threads, the protagonists had enough firepower to level streetblocks, with the villains having enough to level cities. By the seventh thread, the protagonists had just about enough firepower to level a building or two between them while the villains might severely damage a streetblock if they tried really hard.

  • No Body Left Behind: Joe disappeared in a burst of light upon death.
    • Happens to Homonculi when they die. Severed body parts also turn to dust even if they're still alive.

  • No Fourth Wall: With doctor Com around, the fourth wall is non-existent. He routinely breaks it, outright stating that the people who are reading this are actually a work of fiction themselves.
    • It has been completely removed, and now the ACTUAL PLAYERS are characters.
      • And those characters can talk to the Real Life players, playing them.

  • No Periods, Period: The majority of the characters are female, and they spend a lot of time nude. Over periods of months.

  • No Sell: Joe is immune to attacks from blunt weapons. Varger's and Space Marine armour is immune to electrical damage and heat. Chanda, Yukino and Carmen are immune to heat and fire. Rex is immune to electrical damage. Riou, Jowy and later, Erica and Anise are immune to things affecting their souls and lifeforce, as well as diseases. Homonculi are immune to poisons and diseases. Rika is immune to some forms of magic.
    • Laguna lampshaded the fact that he often suffers cranial damage, but never a concussion. He reasoned he must therefore be immune to concussions.
    • Many mooks and bosses have been immune to something or other. Too many to list.

  • Not Safe for Work: There was a gay threesome at one point. And a lesbian foursome. And childbirth. And Joel's backstory.

  • Odd Friendship: Lasinius, a zealous, duty-bound space marine, and Harper, a space marine that was dishonourably discharge, has a drug addiction and a rather large criminal record.

  • Oh Crap: Both the characters and the players had this when Regulus returned in the third thread.

  • Oh My Gods!: Characters from the Imperium of Man do this, calling on the name of their God Emperor.
    • Ćanna and Erica also do this, calling on the name of their world's pantheon, The Nine.

  • Offstage Waiting Room: The only way to explain why villains are willing to wait for out "heroes" to finish talking or getting ready before completing their plans.

  • One-Gender Race: Ashanians, the race of cat girls.

  • One-Winged Angel: There have been a whole host of these, with Big Bads, henchmen, and even some mooks undergoing a transformation.
    • Varger had three of these. A robotic wolf and dragon in WAOA 2, and a reality shifting cobra in WAOA 3.
    • Regulus had one of these in WAOA 2.
    • Kefka could do this at will after fully regaining his powers.
    • James had this in WAOA 3, when succumbed to the T-Virus, turning into a largely skinless, quadrupedal monstrosity with a giant eye bulging from its shoulder.
    • Terra-2 had two of these, first transforming into a humanoid creature covered in pink fur, and later, merging with a towering doomsday machine.
    • Envy reveals its true form as a Eldtrich Abomination when cornered or sufficiently angered.
    • Seymour Blake first grew skeletal appendages, and later transformed into a winged demonic creature.

  • Only Known by Their Nickname: This applies to 'Sarah', Nanami and Rook.

  • Only Mostly Dead: In the cases of Erica, Carmen and Tophat, their bodies died, but their souls were stored in a dagger and staff respectively. After their souls were plopped into a new body, they were fine.

  • The Only One: Especially true in the earlier threads, everyone seems incapable to minimize the damage villains cause without the protagonists helping out.

  • Opposites Attract: Black and Yukino became a couple, despite them having rather radically different personalities.

  • Original Character: Lots. In fact, there are more OCs then there are established characters.

  • Ouroboros: The Homonculi all have the mark somewhere on their bodies. Envy, its left outer thigh. Greed, back of the left hand. Gluttony, the tongue. After becoming one, Salvatore had it on the palm of his right hand.

  • Our Princess Is In Another Castle: In the fourth thread, the protagonists were tasked with retrieving a divine tome from a thief. This went as followed: Thanatos would appear before the protagonists to reveal where the thief was hiding, the protagonists would seek out and confront the thief, whereafter the thief would flee. This process repeated itself several times.
    • Similarly, the first plot of the seventh thread had the protagonists seeking out Seymour, who fled twice before standing his ground.

  • Our Souls Are Different: There have been many characters with powers governing the soul/spirit/heart/mind. This can and has lead to some confusion.

  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Samus smocked Yorick in the face with her Arm Cannon, aided by a kenetic burst after Yorick slapped her on her rear.

  • Psycho for Hire: After being told he was expected to cause as much chaos as possible, Jack was quite happy to agree to work for the Followers of the Dragonborn.

  • Plot Armor: In the early threads, characters could be assaulted by missile barrages and not recieve so much as a scratch. The amount of plot armour characters enjoyed diminished after WAOA3, and by WAOA6 it was practically gone.

  • Polar Opposite Twins: Yukino and Skye.
    • Coincidently, they also developed in polar opposite ways. Yukino started out as someone who delighted in bloodshed and became more noble in fighting to protect others. Skye started as a Morality Pet for Yukino, and ended up wishing to kill Ness, spreading her virus in New York and essentially taking the entire city hostage.

  • Portal Slam: Connal nearly killed Tanner by having him fall through portals, then removing the portal located on a steel wall, leaving Tanner to slam headfirst into it.

  • Potty Emergency: When she was held prisoner by the group due to being suspected of wilfully causing a bloodbath, Rika had this. Fortunately for her, Milly let her go.

  • Powered Armor: Eliphas, Tanner, Dionysius, the Meta, Harper, Kara, Farsight, Lasinius have this and Samus.
    • Four's mech is blurs the line between this and a Mini-Mecha.

  • Precision F-Strike: Ćanna cursed once after killing a Thalmor agent.
    • Sarah Mason swore once after Kefka angered her enough with his nihilistic views.
    • Erica swore when confronting James, and to a lesser extend when denied vengeance for the apparent death of her friend in WAOA7.
    • Cloud cussed when Terra became distressed as various people kept questioning her.
    • Carmen generally speaks in a well-mannered way, but cussed on some occasions when sufficiently annoyed.

  • Punch a Wall: In the third thread, grace punched the hull of the Tanner after a confrontation with Athena.
    • In the seventh thread, the Meta punched a wall on two occasions to let off some steam.

  • The Power of Rock: Eddie and Akira make liberal use of this. Rose and Etemon do so to a lesser extend.

  • Psychic Link: Tophat established one with Erica. Jessica occasionally establishes one with Ness. Alice and Alicia have this permanently.

  • Put on a Bus
    • The Delta Squad.
    • Joel
    • The Magi Brothers
    • Brook
    • Raziel was left in the Spectral Realm after his battle with Alex Mercer.
    • Travis Touchdown was last seen chilling with Doc Sparkle.

  • Puzzle Boss: Icarus and the magi-mech in the sixth thread were these.

  • Railroading: The eighth thread had this in spades.

  • Rainbow Speak: Used to make speech stand out, and also to make it more obvious when a character's voice changes significantly (usually because they have a second personality that's taken over).

  • Rapid Aging: The catpeople of II. They matured to adulthood in a few days.
    • The clones from the fourth thread were aged to adulthood via Time Materia.

  • Really 700 Years Old: Riou and Jowy look like their in their mid-teens, dispite being well over a hundred years old. Erica looks like she is in her early twenties, while being 374 years old by the time of the seventh thread. Yukino and Majeh look 19 and 17 respectively, while both are over 300. Caius looks to be in his early twenties while being over 1700. Envy looks like it's in its teens, while being 175. Loki looks to be in his early thirties, while being well over a thousand-years old. Greed and Carmen look like they're in their early twenties, while being over 200 and 1800 respectively. Etna looks like an adolescent girl, while being well over 1400 years old.

  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Chaos Space Marines' armour is red with black accents. Valentine's outfit is black with red accents. Jack of Blades wears black armour with a red cloak. Seymour wears a black suit with a red buttoned shirt.

  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Regulus, Satan, Nu-13, Valentine, Etna, Hellosh, Valvatorez and Carmen have this.

  • Ret Gone: The fate of nearly everything that had their soul devoured.

  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Knife has a revolver that fires neon coloured musical lasers.
    • R has a revolver which fires wub.

  • Running Gag: The WAOA Drinking Game. Every time something becomes a running gag, it is added to the Drinking Game.
    • Taking a shot when either HatchyHatch14 or Random Berk get the last post on a page.
    • Take a shot whenever Salty argues with someone. (Usually Outis, Rosh or Gear)
    • Joe and his constant habit of getting covered in rubble, traumatizing any NPC cooks that are unlucky to serve him, and with some of the more violent characters, having his face slammed into the floor.
    • Every character who has been put on a bus in WAOA 3 is actually working in a bakery opened by Wolverine and Edward Elric.
    • Various characters having physical reactions to naked women.
    • User Dirty Cop James funs's rivalry with the Captcha.
    • Antarctica being some Doom Magnet for blowing up the world.
    • Another gag related to the drinking game is that actually playing the drinking game would kill you in minutes.

  • Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies: The simple way to wrap up the earlier threads was to cause planet-wide destruction. Fridge Horror ensues when one remembers that characters, some of whom are immortal, leave the group, but not the universe.

  • Sadistic Choice: When Ness was captured by Loki, he gave a brainwashed Jessica two choices: She was to either kill Ness herself, or watch her suffer a literal death of a thousand cuts. Fortunately for both Jessica and Ness, Loki was convinced to brainwash Ness instead.
    • Not being too pleased a pirate crew stole everything in his estate that wasn't nailed down, Greed tracked the crew down, killed the opposition, then gave those who surrendered two options: Either one of them was to kill the rest of their crewmates and live, or every one of them would die. They chose the second option.

  • Sand Worm: The fifth thread featured these.

  • Screaming Warrior: Dromaeus. Strangely, he also manages to be an extremely talented stealth warrior.

  • Science Hero:
    • 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.

  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Royce, Erica, Rookie, Harper and Nirvana had cases of this.

  • Shooting Superman: This isn't a rare occurance, but it paticularly stood out in the third arc of the seventh thread, where security personel kept shooting the power armour]-wearing Harper, Greed with diamond-hard skin, and Thresher, who's body is solid steel. Bonus points for not [[TooDumbToLive seeing this wasn't working, nor falling back.

  • Senseless Sacrifice: In the climax of the second thread, Laguna drew Regulus away from a severely inured Four. Regulus responded by biting down on Laguna, breaking his spine which paralyzed him, then swallowing him hole. In the third thread, Valentine from the dimension it was trapped in, rendering the sacrifice null.

  • Shout-Out: Stop right there, criminal scum!
    • Reginald shouting "Pocket sand!" after reaching into his pocket and throwing sand therefrom in the eyes of a mook.
    • In the third thread, when on Rockbird, a brainwashed servant who saw the protagonists as heroes asked if there was anything he could do to serve them. Kefka responded with "Ahem. There is sand on my boots!"
    • Cloud saying Terra's attacks looked familiar.
    • Yukino throwing a flying kick at Rex, shouting "Dynamic entry!"
    • Many locations in the sixth thread were named after locations from various JRPGs.

  • Slashed Throat: Dromaeus dispatched of various mooks this way. Loki did this to someone who stood in his way, then framed another thorn in his side for it.

  • Slasher Smile: Jack and Renard in VII are incredibly fond of these. Meets Fangs Are Evil when Jack alters his vessel's appearance and Renard uses his Reinhard form.

  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Salvatore and Qual'Pilz had a case of this upon their first meeting. Qual'Pilz and Greed also had this from time to time.

  • So Proud of You: Erica said this to Anise in their last few moments together.

  • Spikes of Villainy: Chaos Space Marine armour has this.

  • Stealth Expert: Reginald Cuftbert,Dromaeus, and Bryce. Allegedly.
    • Similarly, Edward Alphonse in VII, providing the quote above on WAOA stealth.

  • Standard Status Effects: Kefka made use of a plethora of debuffs. Erica often used a spell which made a target lose all hostile intentions, and one that paralyzed them.

  • Storming the Castle: There have been multiple instances of this, most notably:
    • The group attacking Rugal's office building and Preginald's base in WAOA1.
    • The assault on the Floating Continent, Kefka's tower and the Pie Lord's tower in WAOA3.
    • Attacking Azimuth's tower in WAOA VII.

  • Swiss-Army Weapon: Roberts trope chains are these, being able to form guns, armor, and giant mechas.
    • Jio's Devil Summoner also fits this Trope. It literally allows him to absorb information from nearly anything to use that information for attacks. It can even create matter!
    • Varger's weapon systems fit this also. he has the ability to create blades, guns, launcher, armour and buildings with technology hes broken down into Faelon.

  • Story Arc: The first three, seventh, and ninth have these.

  • Superpowered Evil Side: Jio and Satan share the same body, and Erica shared a body with Regulus. Both eventually did away with their evil sides. Black has Insane Rock Shooter.

  • Talking Is a Free Action

  • Take Up My Sword: Erica's spirit asked Anise to right a wrong.

  • There Are No Girls on the Internet: Every player is male note . This was lampshaded, leading to Slenn becoming an honorary woman (simply because other players accidentally used 'she' and 'her' when talking about him).

  • There Are No Therapists: For all the mental problems the Disfunction Junction of a cast tend to have, none ever bother to get therapy.

  • Title Drop: In the fifth thread, the thread's subtitle "You're Not in Kansas Anymore" was said by Bryce. As of the sixth thread, an orginisation which is called WAOA for short exists.

  • The Virus: Alex Mercer spread his virus in two cities in WAOA5.
    • Skye spread the Logan virus in New York in WAOA7.

  • Time-Limit Boss: The third thread featured two of these. The fight against Ikaros was a race against the clock as the DoomsdayDevice he activated kept on working towards the end of the world. Later, the battle against 'Godess' was a race against the clock as she inflicted the majority of the protagonists with a curse that would turn them into zombies.

  • Time Skip: Small ones were present in the seventh thread.

  • Token Good Teammate: General Sherman, Joe, Renlen, Laguna, Makoto, Ness and Eve are among the few actually good heroes, which is worse when you realize how many 'heroes' there have been.

  • Token Evil Teammate: 'Token' is pushing it.
    • 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.
    • Hellosh burned down a forest for the hell of it and almost killed a group member.
    • Archimedes tried to brutally beat a little girl to death.
      • Well she was more of a teenager than a little girl but he did try to beat her to death with his bare hands
    • After joining the group Maine has cut down on murdering people. He will still kill anyone he can get away with.
      • At least, until he had enough of putting up with the group and turned on them.
    • Trilby is an interplanetary terrorist, drug dealer, arsonist, murderer and thief.
    • Greed occasionally went of stealing sprees, extorted others, killed various people who stole from him, tried to take advantage of naive women twice, sought to distribute a dangerous virus, and ultimately agreed to murder people on someone's behalf in exchange for more power. He is not a good person.

  • Took a Level in Badass: Many of the under powered characters became this.
    • Four went from having a sword and an SMG to getting a mech suit. Then another mech suit that could fly and had a rail-gun. And then another mech suit with missile launchers and combat drones.

  • Tortured Monster: In the seventh thread, two infected were this. Both were put out of their misery, although one ended up wishing he picked someone else to do the deed.

  • To Win Without Fighting: Done in the begining of the sixth thread, by Loki, of all people. Where he talked an elder faerie down.

  • Trapped in Another World: This is the main theme of every WAOA thus far. Very few characters have been exempt from it.

  • Traveling at the Speed of Plot: Every vehicle the group uses.
  • Trope: Robert has Trope-chains.

  • Verbal Tic: Prinnies, dood!
    • Carmen saying 'dear' at the end of nearly every sentence.

  • Villainous Friendship: Kefka and Luca had a Type IV. Alice Chazzing and Greed - who's idea of spending quality together is stealing - Had a Type I. Not that either of them would admit that. Carmen and Milly have a Type I as well.

  • Villain Protagonist: Preginald, Greed, Carmen, Alice Chazzing.
    • Milly is this as well.

  • Villain Team-Up: The Dark Souls, Hazama and Kessler.
    • Regulus and the forces of Chaos.
    • Emory, Joel and Regulus.
      • Although this alliance never really got off the ground.
    • Relius and Nu-11 teamed up with Ikaros and his band of Recipes.
    • Valentine, Regulus, Kefka, William and a bunch of others in WAOA 3's League of evil.
    • Loki and Envy formed an alliance that was as shaky as it was brief.
    • The Followers of the Dragonborn used Jack and Renard to cause chaos for their own plans.
    • Camilla and Vice.
    • Greed had made a agreement with Carmen, and later with Shadar. In both cases, it things didn't really take off.

  • Villains Act, Heroes React: This was the case in the early threads. Especially the third one, where the protagonists knew of highly dangerous villains walking about, yet did nothing until said villains caused some trouble.

  • Violation of Common Sense: Too many instances to name.

  • Violence is the Only Option: Just try to find a conflict that isn't solved with (Possible exessive amounts of) violence.

  • Violent Glaswegian: Trilby.
    • Alang wi' rolain, fa, efter gettin' some drugs pumped intae heem, proceed tae gie a bad Scottish accent, an' started shootin' at reg.
      • As an actual Glaswegian (of the non-violent variety), I have to say... that's pretty close.

  • Water Tower Down: In the forth thread, Marcus tipped a water tower over, the water of which Terra then electrified.
    • In the seventh thread, Alice had Greed's pokémon drop a water tower on a small horde of infectees.

  • Wall Jump: Jio did this often in the second thread.

  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the seventh thread, there was a ghost who pleaded the protagonists to get a message to her lover. The ghost eventually just disappeared, and the subject was never touched upon again.
    • Similarly, and also in the seventh thread, Otto left a message wherein he asked that his manifesto was brought to a publisher. Nothing ever came of this.
    • In the seventh thread once more, a group of witches came looking for Rika, (Who at that point had already left home) and fought the protagonists thinking they were lying to protect Rika. After the defeat of this group, the subject never came up again.

  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: All the threads end with a seperate epilogue for every character, with possible exception if a character was too minor to be given an epilogue or if they died. The sixth thread also mentioned what had become of the various locales in a general epilogue.

  • White Hair, Black Heart: Satan, Ikaros and Carmen.
    • Subverted by Ćanna, who has white hair but is practically a saint.

  • With Catlike Tread: See the quote regarding stealth at the top of the page. That isn't an exageration.

  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity:
    • Joel.
    • Preginald.
    • Rugal and his super powered States
    • Jio is literally two minds in one body. Himself and Satan.
    • Maine was significantly enhanced by having an AI in his head. That AI later broke his mind and made him hunt down his former team-mates for more AI and equipment.
    • Jack, a blood mage and swordsman, goes completely manic around fresh blood.
    • Trilby, thanks to his immortality.

  • Wizard Duel: Azimuth versus Erica.

  • World-Healing Wave: This happened at the conclusion to the main plot of the fourth thread, where every person on Earth that had been killed with the Tome of Eldritch Lore was brought back to life.

  • Written by the Winners: [spoiler]At the end of the sixth thread, Loki banned all regional and national hollidays, and made refferencing the past prior to his taking over a serious offence.[/spoiler]

  • Xanatos Gambit: Regulus pulled one off in the second thread. Either the Space Marines incited Exterminatus, destroying the world, or the world would be left saturated in Warp energy, making it a breeding ground for all sorts of nastyness, and a surefire way for Regulus to increase in power.

  • 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.
    • Due to Dirty not knowing about old Engish much at V's time, Tarkus mixes both broken Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe with modern English.
    • Because he did his research this time, Dirty managed to subvert this trope with Priscilla. Her speech is spot on most of the time, though Dirty does make occasional mistakes.

  • You're Insane!:
    • Joel.
    • 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.
    • Alice.

  • Your Soul Is Mine: This tends to happen often, with numerous villains and some protagonists making use of it.

  • Zombie Apocalypse: WAOA loves this trope. There was a full-blown zombie outbreak practically as soon as WAOA2 started, there was a smaller zombie outbreak in Paris in WAOA3, and not one, but two zombie outbreaks in WAOA7. The first was in Dallas, brought about by necromancer, Seymour Blake, the second one was brought about by Erica in New York after casting a spell she really shouldn't have.
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