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[[caption-width-right:259:The Battle for All Time Has Begun.]]

->"Armies marched, fought, claimed victory or conceded defeat, all for the wellsprings..."
-->--Quote from the first page of [[http://www.hasbro.com/games/kid-games/heroscape/default.cfm?page=Community/Journal Thormun's Journal]]

''Heroscape'' is a [[TabletopGame tabletop strategy game]] first published by Creator/MiltonBradley in 2004 (though it was transferred to Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast - also a of Creator/{{Hasbro}} subsidiary - in 2008). The game is played on a three-dimensional battlefield made of interlocking plastic tiles, with each player commanding an army of figurines. Usually, the goal is to completely destroy the other player's army, but there are other variants. There is an unoffical-offical [[http://www.heroscapers.com/community/blog.php?u=2 website]] with a very active community.

Now, there is a backstory concerning [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny all the greatest warriors in the universe]] going to [[Myth/NorseMythology Valhalla]] to fight in an epic war to decide the fate of the cosmos. Frankly, though, none of that is terribly interesting and [[ExcusePlot you'd be hard-pressed to find a fan who actually cares.]] What it comes down to is this: gladiators, [[WolfMan wolf men]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]], vikings, valkyries, samurai, ninjas, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]], robots, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ninja Pirate Zombie Robots]], (no pirates though, sadly), [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]], knights, BeePeople, jotuns, trolls, ghosts, cowboys, [[MarvelUniverse Marvel-brand superheroes]], and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' characters are all duking it out on one battlefield.

As of November 3rd, 2010, Wizards of the Coast announced that it was cancelling production of TabletopGame/{{Heroscape}}. In 2015, Hasbro released ''Magic: The Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers'', a Spiritual Successor of sorts that plays similarly but changes some of the rules and mechanics.

''Heroscape'' provides examples of the following tropes:
* AmazonBrigade: The Warriors of Ashra, the Nakita Agents
* AnIcePerson: The Greater Ice Elemental, the Ice Troll Berserker, the Frost Giant of Morh, Nilfheim, the White Wyrmling, the Dzu-Teh, Nerak the Glacian Swog Rider, and Evar Scarcarver
* ArmCannon: Majors Q9 and Q10, Zetacron, the Zettian Guards, Deathwalkers 8000 and 9000, and the Blastatrons.
** The Marro Drudge may also count, although their guns aren't permantly attached to their hands. (They are attached to tubes which come out of their hips.)
* ArmyOfTheAges: All of the characters.
* ArtificialLimbs: Sergeant Drake Alexander didn't have one originally, but he later got one in an expansion pack.
* BadassNormal: Pretty much all the humans fall into this category.
* BadassLongcoat: Agent Carr, James Murphy
* BareFistedMonk: Master Win Chiu Woo and the Shaolin Monks
* TheBeastmaster:
** Sonlen fights with his pet dragon.
** Iskra Esenwein also has the Rechets of Bogdan.
* BeePeople: The Marro
* BlackKnight:
** Sir Hawthorne
** The Death Knights of Valkrill also count.
* BlowYouAway: the Air Elemental
* {{Bow and Sword in Accord}}: Kaemon Awa, the Tagawa Samurai Archers, Tandros Kreel, and Mogrimm Forgehammer
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The Quasatch Hunters and the Dzu-Teh
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Kee-Mo-Shi, Ne-Gok-Sa, the Mind Flayer Mastermind, and the Werewolf Lord are all capable of this.
* BreathWeapon: All of the dragons and Rhogar Dragonspine
* CaptainErsatz: Oodles of them. If the designers want to add a new character from another franchise but can't get a license to use that character, they'll just slap a new name on him and give him a katana.
* CastingAShadow: [[TabletopGame/DungeonsandDragons All of the Drow]], Othkurik the Black Dragon, Mika Connour, and Darrak Ambershard
* TheCavalry:
** The Airborne Elite do not start the game on the battlefield; you keep them in reserve and air-drop them in later on.
** The Templar Cavalry, of course!
* ChekhovsGunman: Valguard, who was first mentioned as having attacked the Vikings, is introduced with a lizard arm some time later.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Sir Hawthorne and Marcu Esenwein
* CriticalExistenceFailure: Not only can everyone die from being punched if they have enough wounds, but the Esenweins can die from being hit in the freaking ''cape''.
* DeathByMaterialism: The Ogre Warhulk
* DemonicPossession" The Shades of Bleakwoode are capable of this.
* DishingOutDirt" the Earth Elemental and the Granite Guardians
* DodgeTheBullet: Stealth Dodge
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Grimnak and Tornak]] ride a T. Rex and a velociraptor respectively.
* ExcusePlot
* FantasyKitchenSink
* FormFittingWardrobe
* FragileSpeedster: The Venoc Vipers. They move fast, don't have to stop over water, and have a chance to attack multiple times... but have absolutely no defense.
* FanNickname:
** The Venoc Warlord is more commonly known as Mittens, due to someone on the website's forums asking what they should call it other than just the Venoc Warlord. The name seems to have stuck.
** The Sahuagin Raider is often referred to as Fishsticks.
** The Deathreavers are affectionately known as [[TierInducedScrappy Rats.]]
* GiantSpider: Fyorlag Spiders
* GunsAkimbo:
** Red Skull, one of the Krav Maga Agents, Guilty McCreech, and the Marro Drudge
** Johnny "Shotgun" Sullivan dual-wields a pistol and a shotgun.
* HealingFactor: The Feral Troll, the Greater Ice Elemental, and the Ice Troll Berserker have one.
* HealingPotion
* HiddenElfVillage: Ashra
* HiveMind: The Marro
* ImprobableAimingSkills: All ranged units can hit you if they can see ''any'' part of their target and if said target is within range. Yes, that means that they can all consistently shoot the tip of your finger off while you are far away and surrounded by jungle.
* ItsRainingMen: The Airborne Elite
* KatanasAreJustBetter: To the point where Valkyrie generals hand the leaders of their human soldiers katanas just to make sure they can still keep up with [[BadassNormal all the wizards and dragons they're up against.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: Sir Denrick, Sir Gilbert, the Knights of Weston, and possibly Sir Dupuis and the Templar Cavalry.
* LethalLavaLand: HOT LAVA DEATH!
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: 218 official units. And that's counting squads as one.
* LukeNounverber: Rhogar Dragonspine, Darrak Ambershard, Migol Ironwill, Mogrimm Forgehammer, Erevan Sunshadow, Sharwin Wildborn, Brandis Skyhunter, and Evar Scarcarver (Notice how all of these are from the Dungeons and Dragons crossover.)
* MadeOfIron: Unique Heroes
* MagmaMan: The Obsidian Guards
* MakingASplash: The Water Elemental, the Marro Drudge, the Marro Warriors, and the Sahuagin Raider
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: In addition to the Marvel expansion, one of the newest expansions is ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' themed.
* {{Ninja}}: Shiori, Isamu, Otonashi, Morkio, Kumiko, and the Ninjas of the Northern Wind
* OneHitKill: Runa, Sudema, Deadeye Dan, Grimnak (particularly notable in that his is the only one that's guaranteed to kill), Atlaga the Kyrie Warrior, Braxas, the Rechets of Bogdan, and Wo-Sa-Ga all have this as an ability.
** The Wyvern and the Drow Chainfighter can accomplish this too by using their powers to drop enemies into lava.
* OneHitPointWonder: All squad and common hero figures, the Deathwalkers, Isamu, and Otonashi
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* {{Our Dwarves Are All the Same}}
* OurElvesAreBetter
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* OurOrcsAreDifferent: These orcs are [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience ''blue''.]]
** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsandDragons'' orcs have been added to the mix as well.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The Esenwein family
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: A combination of type V and type P
* PaletteSwap: Agent Skahen, the Elite Onyx Vipers, Samuel Brown, Master Win Chiu Woo, Nerak the Glacian Swog Rider, Sir Hawthorne, the Quasatch Hunters, and the Granite Guardians are all repaints of previous figures.
** All of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsandDragons'' figures (except Eltahale, Evar Scarcarver, Siege and the Master of the Hunt) are repaints of figures from the D&D miniatures game.
* PlayingWithFire: The Fire Elemental, the Obsidian Guards, Shurrak, Jorhdawn, Chardris, Erevan Sunshadow, Rhogar Dragonspine, Zelrig, the Red Wyrmling, Mimring, and Moltenclaw
* PsychicPowers: Marro Hive, Ne-Gok-Sa, Tul-Bak-Ra, and the Mind Flayer Mastermind
* RuleOfCool
* SadlyMythtaken
* {{Samurai}}
* ScaryBlackMan: Agent Carr.
* ShockAndAwe: The Blue Wyrmling, Eltahale, and Sharwin Wildborn
* ShouldersOfDoom: Major Q9's ShouldersOfDoom are almost three times the hieght of his head. And they are hollow. And they [[AwesomeButImpractical block his line-of-sight.]] They're there to balance out his fairly decent armor and really awesome special attack; he can border on GameBreaker in some scenarios.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The Thaleenk Tundra expansion.
* SummonMagic:
** The specialty of Emirroon, Iskra Esenwein, Saylind the Kyrie Warrior, and Kurrok the Elementalist
** Also, the effect of the Glyph of Erland.
** Tul-Bak-Ra can accomplish this through his [[PsychicPowers psychic teleportation powers]].
* SuperHero: Marvel ones, in particular.
* SwordAndGun: Agent Carr and the second version of Sgt. Drake Alexander
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Samurai vs Vikings vs Vampires vs Cowboys vs Paratroopers vs Robots vs Superheroes vs Zombies vs Aliens vs Wizards ect ect.
* WhipItGood: James Murphy
* WingedHumanoid: All of the Kyrie.
* WolfMan
* ZombieApocalypse: Possible with the Zombies of Morindan