Wildcard is an IRC-based freeform roleplay based around a future world in which virtual reality is everywhere. It has been considered cyberpunk overall, though the fact that most of the plot is set in virtual reality means that the genre shifts on occasion as the characters travel to fantasy, scifi, or just plain weird simulations. The main plot revolves around a group of characters who are unable to leave the group of virtual reality servers they find themselves lured into, and thus are at the mercy of the whims of the servers.The website, including logs of each session, can be found here. One of the GMs is a troper here, as is the owner.
This roleplay provides examples of:
A God Am I: Crimson fancies himself so far above humanity that the best analogy according to the human culture would be that he is a deity.
Digital Avatar: Used by each of the characters when connected to the net.
Do Androids Dream?: A major theme of both the main plot, in which it gets harder and harder to tell humans from AIs due to the lack of outside verification, and one of the side plots, which revolves around the creation of such lifelike AIs.
Forgotten Fallen Friend: Subverted. Jen appears to have forgotten her sister in the banality of her normal life... at least, until it becomes clear she's instead thrown herself into her work as a way to cope with the immense feeling of loss and helplessness.
For Your Own Good: Excessively, particularly between the server Cyrex and the trapped Citizens, or the villain Dread and his victims.
Genocide Dilemma: The only way out of the sim Dominion involved killing the dragon deity holding the sim together, dooming millions of puppets to oblivion. This appears to be a reoccuring theme.
Gilded Cage: Crimson, originally sequestered so that while a growing infant he wouldn't be contaminated by Rule34, has found that his playpen has become a prison cell - he's grown into exactly the kind of AI you never let out of the box.
Good Wings, Evil Wings: Sirena's avatar is an angel, while Jen's demonic avatar contains batwings. Dread, meanwhile, has fallen angel wings.
Harmless Villain: In the RP this was based off, Jen was rather a villain. She seems to be significantly less able to cause mischeif in her new incarnation.
The Heart: Sirena, when she's not having a moral breakdown.
Not Safe for Work: Some sessions, called "redlogs", are explicitly marked as this in the history list.
Polar Opposite Twins: Sirena and Jen, who have been separated since the beginning of the RP by Sirena's entrapment, bear little similarity in personality or online avatar.
Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: The trapped characters didn't know each other beforehand and weren't designed to be a functional party. It shows.
Reused Character Design: Some of the players use this, importing characters from other RPs, and many of the characters in Wildcard originally were in its predecessor, Crimson Feather.
Sapient Cetaceans: The Cetacean Communication Project. Language issues aside, Hakumele's alien way of thinking causes some clashes.
Spell My Name with an S: Marcus' companion AI Sofia often finds herself being called Sophia in narration, and just TRY spelling Adrethyrian or Joukahainen correctly on your first try. These and other spelling errors are corrected before the logs are uploaded... usually.
The Spock: Crimson, to the degree that he sees himself as a higher life form for being so rational.
Stalker with a Crush: Adrian to Sirena, making it very uncomfortable for her when he becomes trapped.
Stock Dinosaurs: The creator of the RP really likes raptors. Many of the players agree.
We Are Struggling Together: Those trapped characters that are sure they are human are dedicated to getting offline, though they argue about the methods almost constantly. Those that are sure they are Puppets have no real interest in this goal at all. And those that aren't sure there's even a difference... they tend to screw everyone else's efforts over.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Dread's entire motivation is to turn his unappreciating victims into Ubermenschen, making his main focus truly well-intentioned. Of course, there is some Social Darwinist in him, and he occasionally goes out of his way to destroy (usually synonymous with 'kill') people, usually those that he deems have demonstrated their own ignorance repeatedly. At the core, he is the polar opposite of a misanthropist, not only loving mankind, but actively trying to usher it toward betterment, one humble step at a time.
None of his victims know just how much he appreciates them, nor his motivation, but if they did, they would agree he's overshot his mark by a few hundred miles on pretty much all accounts.