Tropers: Discontent

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 — although currently I am in none.

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), Ravae 'Ira' Lorastine (unfinished 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
  • Black Lagoon: Different Lagoon - Krista Carson
  • Harvest Moon: Lily of the Valley - Alex Garnet
  • Life in a Library: Shawn Burnham
  • See No Evil: Ignavas, The 'Best Friend'

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"What I want is to experience a different perspective, for any claim of my own is slowly fading into nothing."

  • Ambiguously Evil: He's a demon staying neutral in a war that may possibly lead to Judgement Day. His crimes so far are possessing a man so he can walk around and by dine and dashing after said man didn't bring enough man to fork the bill. And if he is evil, then he's very polite, soft-spoken and relaxed about it.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: After not paying for George's meal, he gives this little thought:
    Ignavas. Sloth Demon. Underworld monstrosity of lassitude and lethargy. Corrupter and devourer of pure souls. Dine’n’dasher. His superiors must be so proud.
  • Asleep for Days: A month before the events of the roleplay he supposedly slept for 15 years. This is apparently not common for him to have slept for that long, rather indicating his increasing lack of control of his sanity, but it's implied that he has taken quite a few lengthy sleeps in the past.
  • Blatant Lies: "Everything is fine." Said after a nearly botched contract ritual that could have easily destroyed Ig's mind and deeply effected Shae's.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: He may be vaguely aware of human morality, but he most certainly does not understand the concept on any personal level. Ignavas just does things based on his contract with Shae and his own extreme laziness. For example, Ig has to ask Shae whether or not it was humans or angels that take ethical issue with stealing — because he couldn't remember.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Ignavas can be incredibly efficient, ruthless and focused when he feels like it's necessary. Which is rare. Otherwise, Ignavas operates on a near permanent autopilot solely focused on getting everything over and done with. He's trying to move out of this.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. He does believe he used to be human — and most humans turned demon often experience prolonged and often ironic torture in hell before changing. However, he also doesn't remember fully.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Downplayed. It's extraordinarily subtle, but there is occasionally a certain humorous edge underneath his incredibly polite mannerisms.
  • Empty Shell: Not yet, but becoming this is one of his greatest fears. He is terrified that his lack of sense of self and constant exhaustion will lead to his mind just fading away into nothing.
  • Fantastic Racism: Fairly mild compared to some other demons (probably due to his natural apathy), but it's obvious that he has a natural dislike and distrust of most angels, viewing the vast majority of them as zealots who would rather purge him before he actually does anything wrong. Unlike most demons, he seems relatively fine with the Fallen.
  • Fatal Flaw: His inability to properly associate a situation as being important enough to expend energy. Nothing really seems to register properly to him that something might actually require him to put effort or thought into his work, and this has, on occasion, nearly been the death of him.
  • Lack of Empathy: Although not exactly a sociopath, if he were to save a life or kill one, he would feel the exact same level of pleasure and care.
  • Mind Screw: Ignavas' true form is described as a walking contradiction that makes the best of humans go mad were they to stare for too long.
    He had no true shape — yet at the same time had many. His being seemed to morph and move with each passing millisecond — yet he also stayed the same. He wasn't there, yet he was.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Chides the man he possess for not bringing enough money to pay for the restaurant bill, citing it as being rude to both the man's date (who never showed up) and the servers that have to deal with his bullshit.
  • Nominal Hero: He has a contract with Shae, a more neutral character but still technically the good guy, meaning that he goes along with her more morally sound goal of keeping the 'balance'. He couldn't care less about the balance, and is motivated by retaining whatever sanity he has left.
  • Pet the Dog: His treatment of George, the man he first possesses. He apologizes for doing it, and makes sure that he doesn't get hurt. He also ensures that he doesn't just flop to the ground when leaving his body, making sure he was sitting in a chair first. Shae cites it as one of the few thoughtful things she has ever seen a demon do, although Ig will note later on that there was no true empathy behind it — to him, courtesy is just going through the motions.
  • Reluctant Psycho: At the start of the story, Ignavas has become at least partially aware of his own mental instability. This scared him — and feels that if nothing changes then he will simply vanish from the world.
  • Sanity Slippage: His repeated lack of interest or thought into anything he does has lead to his impressively long life all blending together in his memories, due to him not caring enough to focus. This has led to a rather tenuous grip on both reality and the concept of time.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Downplayed. Ignavas' speech patterns are somewhat antiquated and very polite, but it never goes overboard. This was mostly when he has introducing his contract proposal to Shae, and seems to have stopped entirely.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Ignanvas is a Sloth Demon. He spreads lethargy and confusion with his mere presence, although he can minimize it's effects.
  • The Stoic: Due to his deadened emotions, Ig rarely reacts to anything with much expression. Any showcase of emotion are generally described as being so minute that you would have to really focus to see it.
  • Vague Age: Not even Ignavas knows just how old he is. He knows he's at least older than 150, but how older is a mystery to him and everyone else.

    'Best Friend' 

"'Ah, Ignavas, you would have the potential to put entire cities into a deep sleep if you only worked at honing your abilities, got off your lazy ass and actually fucking did something. You have latent power that most demons would commit mass genocide for, and what the fuck have you done with it?' Was that not what I told you, what, thirty years ago? Has anything I've said gotten through to you? Or did you think that was a fucking dream?! Is there any difference to you?!"

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: A lot of this in-universe, considering the ambiguity surrounding her single appearance. She's either a) a complete troll messing with Ig from beyond the veil because why not, b) actually well meaning, as her insults and "Reason You Suck" Speech spur him into fixing the botched contract ritual between him and Shae, or c) not real at all and just a figment of Ig's deluded mind. Ig has no idea.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Everything she says is coated completely in derivative and snide sarcasm.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Claims herself to be Ig's best friend and coats her utter hatred and malice with a jovial attitude and a big smile.
  • Jerkass: Casually demeaning and malicious, for Ig's supposed 'best friend' she treats him like garbage.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Maybe. There's a few implications that she's getting him pissed off on purpose for the sake of spurring him into actually expending some energy — an act which possibly saved his life.
  • No Name Given: She calls herself Ig's 'best friend', but Ig himself cannot actually remember her name. 'Best Friend' just stuck.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a massive one to Ig, stating him to be a worthless sack of crap that hasn't achieved a single thing in his life and wasting all the latent potential for greatness he has.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Not explicitly stated what type of demon she is, but from her aggression and malice towards Ignavas, Wrath is probably the best bet. The fact that Ignavas got angry when around her adds to that theory, as demons often intentionally spread whatever vice they have.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Her single appearance has her shooting off expletives at rapid fire.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: She seems very fond of mixing a well-developed vocabulary with many expletives.
    "Here I was thinking your long ass slumber would've fucking helped you get some goddamn cognitive fucking awareness."
  • With Friends Like These...: She is the only one calling Ig his best friend — and it's done in a mocking and derogative manner. In fact, Ig can barely even remember her, he just notes how her voice was vaguely familiar.

    General and YMMV tropes 

  • Grey and Grey Morality: Despite the 'Angels versus Demons' concept, things aren't that black and white. Being a demon doesn't guarantee they are evil, nor does being an angel mean they are good. Ignavas isn't so much evil as he is scared for his own sanity, and others demons are often compelled by bizarre systems of morality rather than malice. Whilst often well-intentioned, some of the angels can border straight into Knight Templar territory with a distinctly black and white view on the world. The fallen angels can go any way, but are more often concerned for their own well-being rather than of others.
  • Jerkass Woobie: While many of Ignavas' memories have blurred together to the point where he can barely comprehend any of it, it is often implied that it may be better if he doesn't remember it. That, along with the frequent descriptions of his constant fatigue and terror concerning his increasing depersonalization lend quite a bit of sympathy to a soulless demon.
  • Sympathetic P.O.V.: The perspectives switch constantly between all the characters, and who is the protagonist and antagonist switches with it, neither side ever truly understanding just what the hell the other one wants. To the angels, Ignavas is a Manipulative Bastard trying to steal the soul of an unwitting Sensitive, and to Ignavas, the angels are a bunch of over-zealous sociopaths willing to destroy everything around them in their pursuit of justice — neither view is correct.


    Ravae ʺIraʺ Lorastine 

Another D&D character.
  • Affably Evil: Astonishingly well-mannered and polite for an unhinged pyromaniac, and while she would probably sell the two of them out in a heart-beat if she thought she could get a better deal, she still treats her two companions with nothing but respect.
  • The Comically Serious: Most of her humour comes from the fact that takes everything seriously. Even her companion's sarcastic remarks.
  • Idiot Ball: Due to a miscommunication between the dungeon master and Ira's author, Ira attacking the merchant group is this. The DM didn't really specify how large the group was, and the author had originally intended for Ira to rob a small merchant group, showcasing her casual ruthlessness to her two companions just for the sake of getting some coin — which then the DM decided to say that it was protected by a fuck-tonne of mercenaries.
  • 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: Canonical D&D alignment. Self-serving, casually ruthless,, amoral, pragmatic, and has great ambitions for power and to climb social ladders. Ira just doesn't give a damn about the whole 'good and evil'/'order and chaos' thing, she'll do whatever she needs to do to get what she wants.
  • Only in It for the Money: Ira was originally hired as a bodyguard for Davos and Aslin, understanding that they're from noble families, ensuring her work would gain her both gold and recognition from both families, allowing her to climb certain social ladders. After everything goes to crap, she still sticks around because she expects in the end of it all, she will still get these things.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Pyro Maniac: It helps that she's an Arcane Pyrotechnician (and in a later D&D, just a regular fire mage). Ravae is enraptured when there's some kind of fire — and to her, the bigger the better.
  • Sarcasm-Blind
  • The Stoic: At most she showcases mild irritation. It's difficult to get much of an emotional reaction out of her.