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This is merely so I can keep track of character tropes in role-plays I participate in. It's just for fun really, and for memory, as stories can kind of drag across a large time period, so forgetting details can be easy.

Roleplays not currently being done will be deleted from here, and retrieved from the edit history upon it starting up again.

Past characters:
  • Kibatsuna: Melodee Coda, Aeron Carpio, Richard, Jean, Patrick, Irene "Sensible" Cook, Felix Warren, Florence O'Sullivan,
  • Shawn Burnham, Penny Yates / Laura Hughes
  • Florence/Sawyer Barrett
  • Belril Strifelaughter (completed D&D session)
  • Makoto Kameyama
  • Heartland: Ciarra Accardi, Dante Accardi, Rhett
  • FTL RP: Ru
  • Pokemon, It's Our Destiny: Kiarra 'Kira' Trivono, Claire (Clairvoyance), Mist (Mystery), Ree (Reunite), Reso (Resonate), Sawyer, Penny Trivono, Rhett
  • Private zombie RP: Riley
  • Pokémon Forum: Ralts, Dallas

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Black Lagoon: Different Lagoon

    Krista Carson 

"With my career and lifestyle, I suspect I'll be dead before I hit thirty! No point in pretending otherwise, so I just gotta drink, smoke, fuck, and leave regrets to the assholes who haven't yet realized that there is never a tomorrow."

An Australian interpretor and occasionally negotiator for the Nomad Company, hired after recommendation by Moscow Company. She was left stranded in Roanapur after a drug deal with the Triads went sour, but eventually found that she fit right in with the depravity of the city.
  • Affably Evil: Krista would be a pretty good person to have some laughs and a few drinks with. She's charismatic, flirtatious, humorous, and all around amiable. She also has zero moral compunctions about her line of work, and has shown an acceptance, if not outright encouragement, towards murder and firefights.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While normally genuinely amiable, it's implied that Krista is actually a lot more spiteful and passive-aggressive than she lets on. She example, when Alice picks a fight with Dimitri, she briefly thinks it would the best case scenario if Alice hit her head alongside the ship hull and died. She smiled at that thought.
  • Bi the Way: Bordering on Depraved Bisexual.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite her hedonism and often strange eccentricities, she is highly intelligent and capable member of the Nomad Company.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Freely and openly admits to being amoral at best, utterly depraved at worst, and is completely comfortable with that fact.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: While her language skills are incredibly useful and rather heavily sought after, the problem is that her constant studying of languages meant that she neglected everything else. She constantly failed her high school classes because she spent her time practicing languages, and in life in Roanapur, she had to constantly rely on her contacts and friends to actually stay alive — as she never tried to get any combat experience.
  • Cunning Linguist: She calls it being a 'Professional Polyglot'. Krista can speak English, Chinese, Spanish, Russian and Portugese fluently, and is reasonable well-versed in Italian, Indonesian, and Japanese. She calls it her life's work, and finds this skill to be incredibly useful considering the class of different gangs.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Constantly gibes at her pals, but especially towards Alice and Leon. This is especially apparent after Leon tries, and fails, to insultingly joke at the expense of Krista.
    Krista: "Oh, I get it! It's kinda like humour, but completely different."
  • Establishing Character Moment: After declaring that she was bored after the laptop she was just watching porn on — in full view of everyone — ran out of batteries, she jokingly asks for someone to shoot somebody to alleviate said boredom. When Alice promised to do exactly that to her, she snarks back while remaining pretty calm for a person with a loaded gun to her head. When Dimitri advises for them to have sex instead, Krista fully agrees, complimenting the man on his brilliant idea, and starts to strip without any hesitation.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her thrill seeking, coupled with a sheer disregard for her own physical and mental well-being have endangered her multiple times. Her flippancy towards things that could easily kill her is downright disturbing, and she has remarked that she's surprised she's still alive.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Hinted at. It is implied several times that her affability is just a ruse, and that she really holds nothing but contempt for everyone around her.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: One-sided for Alice. It's clear that Krista, despite having nothing for contempt for the woman and having that contempt returned, would actually like nothing more than to sleep with her, and has expressed both hatred and lust for her, sometimes within the same sentence.
  • Freudian Excuse: Averted. She grew up in a well off neighbourhood in a rich family. He entrenchment in crime was mostly out of sheer boredom.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Villainous version. Drinking with her friends is one of Krista's hobbies.
  • The Hedonist: Sex, drugs and thrill seeking are all main motivators for her. Krista seems to be under the impression that as long as she stays in this line of work, then she isn't going to live past the age of 30 anyway — so why not enjoy herself while she can?
  • Large Ham: Often invokes this for the sake of humour, and will add enthusiastic flairs to her voice and gestures.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Only as long as you forget the 'evil' part of Affably Evil. She's introduced watching hardcore porn.
  • The Nicknamer: She calls Dimitri 'Sparky', Alice 'Sunshine' (who most certainly does not appreciate that), Leon 'Little Leo' ('Little Lion'), and occasionally calls Jack 'Captain Boss Man', as tongue-in-tongue mocking.
  • Omniglot: As seen up at Cunning Linguist. This is portrayed realistically — it's literally the only thing she's ever studied in life, yet she's shown to not be at a native level of fluency for any of the languages, despite her natural talent for it.
  • Opportunistic Bitch: Krista doesn't so much as plan herself as she does latch onto other people's plans.
  • Pet the Dog: Quite a few towards her teammates — who are also all criminals, mind you — as she actually seems to treat most of them with a reasonable amount of respect, and will admit to considering many of them friends. Examples include praising Jack's sailing abilities, showing concern over Alice's head wound, and annoyance when Alice tries to beat up her favourite demolitions expert Dimitri.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Just like the rest of the Nomad crew, but loses some sympathy points due to immensely enjoying her job.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: Averted. Krista is the weakest member of the crew and a complete non-combatant, yet wears a men's suit while on the job, and can be described as fairly tomboyish, what with her ponytail and large amount of tattoos.
  • The Sociopath: Difficultly with empathy? Check. Hedonistic lifestyle and constant need for stimulation? Check. Poor impulse control? Check. Casually manipulative? Check. Impervious to shame? Check. Internalized arrogance? Check. Hints that her charm is superficial? Check.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She stands at 6 foot 1, and is described as fairly attractive, in an almost boyish sense.
  • Tattooed Crook: Over a large portion of her body — her torso, arms, back and neck. They're mostly a mix of celtic design and fantasy mythology.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Villain Protagonist: She is an unrepentant criminal, and has no problems with some incredibly morally dark things.

    General tropes 

  • Affably Evil: Much like the source material, many of the crew have upbeat and amiable personalities to contrast with the horrible things they do for a living, and many of them consider each other genuine friends, or even family.
    • Dimitri, the crews demolitions expert, is extraordinarily passionate about his job and blowing people up. He's snarky, crude and blunt, but also genuinely cares for his crew. He and Krista get along rather well, mainly due to going along with all her sexual innuendos.
    • Jack, the leader of the Nomad Crew, is the more principled of the group, but still has little issue with the things he does for a living. He's also friendly, easy-going, and of the most sane members (next to Fritz) of the group.
    • Fritz. While normally rather cold when on the job, her people skills come through when off the job, and her sarcasm and crudeness made her a natural hit with the people of Roanapur, Krista included.
  • Artistic License - Gun Safety: Well, this is in the Black Lagoon universe, but Alice 'jokingly' points her pistol straight at Krista's forehead. Considering this is Alice, the 'joking' part might not be true, but she does have lifelong experience with weaponry, and should most certainly know better.
    Krista: "Whoa, whoa, Sunshine, now, I know that you're just using this harsh exterior and death threats to hide the fact that you're secretly infatuated with with me, but could you point away the thing that fires flaming death?"
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Interestingly averted for most of the cast, considering the source material. The exception would be Alice, who reveals during a high of 'Mind Fuck' (a drug which often has the side effect of bringing up repressed memories), it's revealed that her mother sold her and her sisters for crack money, and grew up in a very troubled part of Brazail. Even after this, Krista still has nothing but contempt for her, using the logic that if she broke down and revealed that she had an awful life and regretted everything up to that point, then Alice would give her nothing but scorn and insults.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Subverted. Alice often gets very violent after a firefight (and a particularly unfulfilling one at that), and shows this by beating up the first person she sees, acting as if this was the most natural thing in the world. So she turns to Dimitri and tries to beat him up — and then it was made very clear that this was not cool, with disapproval from Krista and immense annoyance from Dimitri, who had to tie her up to stop her.
  • Jerkass: Not as many as you might think, but a couple stand out.
    • Alice — easily angered and very quick to show it. Krista jokingly makes her out to be a tsundere (note: she's not), and responds to her (half) fake sexual advances with nothing but insults regarding her promiscuity. She's also incredibly petty and hypocritical, expecting people to treat her with respect and sympathy while giving none to everyone else.
    • Leon. Overall obnoxious, rude, and easily angered and bored, but to his credit isn't as bad as Alice.
  • Punch Clock Villains: It's just their job. Nothing personal.
  • Villain Protagonists: It is Black Lagoon, after all. Evil Versus Evil is still in full effect. The Nomad Company also doesn't have the benefit of someone as moral as Rock, so it's even worse than the source material.

    YMMV 

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Krista — Affably Evil or Faux Affably Evil? While often superseded by her joking around, it's hinted that she's a lot more spiteful than she let's on, and that then only person she genuinely likes it Dimitri.
  • Memetic Mutation: 'Leon Netallo. Nationality: mush mouth.' note 
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The very first story-line sets up a conflict in Jakarta between its totalitarian government and a small militia opposing said government, and has the Nomad Crew supplying them weapons. A part from being attacked by the government, and off-handedly mentioning that they delivered the weapons, the OP just time skips past it. It will probably never be mentioned again.

Harvest Moon: Lily of the Valley

    Alex Garnet 

  • Adorkable: Deconstructed. Alex absolutely hates herself because of her lack of socials skills and awkwardness.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Although not confirmed, Alex is implied to be bisexual, as it is claimed in her CS that she thinks Everett and Izzy very attractive people. Otherwise, she doesn't really show any overt romantic feelings towards anyone.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Is described as being reasonably attractive, and takes meticulous care of her appearance. However, it's implied that she is attractive even when not dressing up, in a more androgynously 'cute' manner.
  • The Bartender: Well, she is a bartender, but doesn't fit up to the normal bartender standards. She spends a good portion of the story trying to become the charismatic bartender that she envisions.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: And intrinsically aware of it. Although even then, she still does things that she doesn't realize are incredibly bizarre. Such as walking around town with a book in front of her face, trying to invoke Crash into Hello, so she can practice socializing with strangers.
  • Coming-Out Story: Averted in regards to being transgendered. Her parents pretty much knew all along and weren't surprised in the least when she actually started identifying as female. In fact, if questioned about it, she'll be pretty open to people as long as they're polite about it. Most of her Character Development comes from her developing better social skills for her chosen profession.
  • Friendless Background: Due to her cross-dressing and initial lack of inhabitations towards calling herself male despite it, Alex spent a large portion of her life friendless. She has friends now, though.
  • Hidden Depths: That incredibly awkward and shy girl? She's a bartender with a comprehensive knowledge of alcoholic drinks and their history.
  • Homeschooled Kids: Alex was homeschooled by a hired teacher — interestingly, this is not the cause of her lack of social skills, but her inability to make friends, due to her cross-dressing habits.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Her motivation in her backstory. Thankfully, she did find some.
  • Literal-Minded: Mixed in with her often shaky relationship towards sarcasm, but Alex also has difficulty with metaphors and idioms.
  • Nervous Wreck: She's trying to improve on this, but social interaction makes her incredibly nervous, although less so around people she's comfortable with, such as Izzy.
  • Nice Girl: Although she may show it in strange ways, Alex is overall sweet and good-natured.
  • No Social Skills: It's actually why she became a bartending apprentice — because she barely knows how to speak to people. She desperately wants to develop out of this.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Alex has a lot of issue detecting sarcasm, with it often having to be pointed out to her. As a result, she isn't fond of it very much, and rarely gets along with the town's more sarcastic inhabitants, such as Rosemary.
  • Transsexual: Transgendered male to female.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: More transgendered than just a simple cross-dresser, though, but Alex is a kind person, and never expresses any real perversion. Her cross-dressing is more-or-less portrayed as normal.

Life in a Library

    Shawn Burnham 

  • Adorkable: When not in rage mode he's a friendly and insecure guy. Too bad it doesn't happen too often.
  • Asexual: While Shawn would love to be in a romantic relationship, he's never quite understood sexual attraction, and will claim that he's never experienced it. In his teenage years this just served to alienate him even further from his male peers, and finds it incredibly uncomfortable constantly being surrounded by something that he has no interest in.
  • The Eeyore: For all his immaturity and anger, Shawn is actually a very sad person filled to the brim with self-loathing.
  • Fatal Flaw: His anger issues, which he acknowledges.
  • Freudian Excuse: Inverted. His home life and upbringing were positively idyllic. There was no abuse or trauma, his parents were caring, he grew up in a wealthy household, a school where bullying was rare... Yet it just makes his problems more troubling for him because it's convinced him that he only has himself to blame.
  • Friendless Background: His social circle during his adolescence was zero — it's the biggest cause of his No Social Skills.
  • Genius Ditz: Severely lacking in common sense, social skills and maturity, but nonetheless can speak Italian near fluently and has a comprehensive knowledge of other cultures. He's also implied to be fairly adept as a construction worker. There's are the only things that he has any real skill with.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Shawn has some serious anger issues, but he doesn't actually know why. However, he's never actually physically violent.
  • Hey, You!: Shawn has a tendency to rather rudely refer to people he hasn't properly met yet. Even to those he has properly met, he often has difficultly remembering their names.
  • Hidden Depths: For an angry, immature and rude (albeit unintended) jerk, he sure seems to enjoy very low key hobbies, and is surprisingly knowledgeable. He enjoys reading (satire novels, of all things), watching documentaries, and is looking into travelling at some point (he would rather go with a friend). He also doesn't like alcohol, has taught himself to be-near fluent in Italian, and has researched quite a bit about other cultures and their history.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Deconstructed. All of his rage and rudeness are completely unintentional, he barely even understands that he's acting in such a way, and he's actually just a lonely barrel of self-loathing who really wants friends. The problem is, heart of gold or not, he always gives a poor first impression, meaning that no-one actually cares enough to learn what he's truly like. This just leads to him being a bigger jerk because of loneliness.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: His biggest motivation. He wants to control his anger and actually have a real conversation with another human being.
  • Man Child: Despite being 26 years old with experience in the workforce, along with having a strange enjoyment of satire novels, Shawn is probably the most immature and childish person in the entire roleplay. He isn't stupid, but his lack of social skills and isolation as a child means that he didn't develop much past the maturity of a 15 year old.
  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: Defied. Linked to his asexuality, Shawn doesn't actually want to have sex. It doesn't interest him in the least.
  • No Social Skills: A lot of his general rudeness isn't because he's an intentional jerk, but because he's never talked to enough people to learn basic social etiquette.
  • Wangst: In-universe. Due to viewing himself as being rather well-off, Shawn regards his own depression and rage issues as this, thinking that any gripes he may have about his life is just him whining.

    Ravae ʺIraʺ Lorastine 

Another D&D character.
  • Affably Evil: Astonishingly well-mannered and polite for an unhinged pyromaniac, and treats her two companions with nothing but respect. She also doesn't particularly wish to hurt people, nor her companions, but merely wouldn't care too much if they're caught in the cross-fire of her fire obsession.
  • The Comically Serious: Most of her humour comes from the fact that takes everything seriously. Even Robin's sarcastic remarks.
  • Kick the Dog: Her burning down of the forest. She merely used Robin's stupidity as an excuse to start a massive fire (he claimed a "bush looked suspicious"). There's no way she didn't know what she was doing.
  • Kill It with Fire: Her go to primary combat style is 'light it on fire'. She's sometimes willing to do something else, but she'd rather not.
  • Lack of Empathy: Implied. She often has issue understanding the emotional states of other people.
  • Neutral Evil: Perhaps less evil than most, considering her polite attitude, but Ira's overall goal in life is to burn down a large portion of the world. That may seem more like Chaotic Evil, but Ira wishes to acquire the necessary power for this before doing so. Meaning she doesn't really care how she get's more powerful, as long as she does.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Pyro Maniac: It helps that she's an Arcane Pyrotechnician. Ravae is enraptured when there's some kind of fire — and to her, the bigger the better.
  • Sarcasm-Blind



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