Tropers / Ironcommando
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Describe Ironcommando here.

This is Ironcommando. I create M.U.G.E.N characters and AI patches, flash games (see below), and am currently searching for a job after gradiating from university. Otherwise, I'm just a 26-year old Chinese Singaporean.

BTW, my name isn't derived from the Beat 'em Up Iron Commando. Long story short, I was making a Metal Slug-esque flash game named Metal Commando, but that name was too obvious, so I changed "Metal" into "Iron". Hence Ironcommando.

Am currently on indefinite hiatus from the forum games. Kinda lost my interest in them, really.

(Troper Wall is here. Vandalize it if you want to =D)

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    Tropes that pertain to me 
  • Afraid of Blood: Yep, I used to have this. Funnily enough I don't mind seeing blood in videogames (I'm somewhat desensitized), but in real life...
  • Afraid of Needles: Partially. I don't mind getting an injection, but when it comes to blood-drawing... *yikes!*
  • All Asians Know Martial Arts: I know some Aikido and Wushu.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: General reaction of others towards me during Secondary School and Junior College.
  • Asian and Nerdy: A Singaporean game programmer who sits in front of the computer all day.
  • Asian Drivers: Averted, I passed my driver's license test on the first try.
  • Asian Speekee Engrish: Completely inverted, I speak English well, and in fact am rather poor at my native Chinese language.
  • Asperger's Syndrome: Thankfully, it's quite mild. Unfortunately I get shunned often because of it.
  • Author Appeal: Cyberspace, Energy Beings, Sentient Vehicles, Kung Fu Proof Mooks, and especially Magic Versus Science and The Magic Versus Technology War.
    • I also tend to associate magic with females and technology with males, thus most magic users in my work are female and most tech users are male.
    • Also fond of overkill, as those who know me from MUGEN can attest.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Sort of. My specialty in game design/programming is creating unique, smart Mooks and epic Bosses. But I'm a nice guy.
  • Berserk Button: Sprite-swapping my M.U.G.E.N characters is a surefire way to incur my wrath. SECOND-HAND SMOKE seriously agitates me to no end.
    • Please do not take advantage of me or my kindness. I've been used as a tool by others so many times in my life, and this act on me is a friendship-breaker if I find out.
    • Surprisingly enough, insulting my flash games or OCs isn't this, particularly because I learned from MUGEN that not everybody is going to like my stuff.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: I'm a really nice guy, unless somebody happens to push my to the limit.
  • Big Eater: I don't usually eat much for regular meals, but when it comes to parties/buffets, that becomes a different story.
  • Black and White Insanity: A common problem of mine. I tend to think in extremes with no middle ground in-between.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: The Flash game mentioned below? I pretty much daydreamed about it for the past 6 years.
  • Covert Pervert: It may not seem at first glance, but I can find or make dirty jokes and innuendos out of innocent-sounding sentences.
  • Creator Thumbprint: Almost all my works (including my never-finished flash games) have homing missiles of some sort. Also, enemies with punny names.
  • Digital Piracy Is Evil: I'm one who hates getting his OC's stolen.
  • Eating Lunch Alone: This is my usual way of eating, considering that my brother doesn't care much and I don't have RL friends. The only time I avert this is when I'm eating out with my parents.
  • Friend to All Children: I have a very soft spot for kids, not just because they're cute and have squishy cheeks, but also because I can relate to them.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: My main mindset to those who wrong me. I can forgive them for the most part, but I can't forget what they did to me.
  • Humans Are Bastards: My view on humanity in general (other than children and a few exceptions). Including myself.
  • I Hate Being Popular: In MUGEN. My (used to be) balanced character Dancing Banana attracted the wrong crowd- the whiny scrub kids who love to spriteswap other characters. This became one of the reasons why Dancing Banana is a rather hated character now.
  • I Hate Past Me: Depends on which "past" me. If it's the Small Name, Big Ego Shameless Self-Promoter Attention Whore me, or the humanity-hating past me, then yes.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Very much so. I'm usually left out, especially when the class is divided into groups for group projects. And this has happened since Secondary School onwards.
  • Just Here for Megaman X and Zero: Pretty much the only reason why I see videos and stuff about Project X Zone.
  • Loners Are Freaks: What many people think of me in real life. I do have lots of troper friends, but hardly any RL friends.
  • Myers-Briggs: INTJ/ISTJ. I know I'm firmly I, T, and J, but I tend to fluctuate between N and S.
  • Nice Guy: I always tend to be a nice person towards everybody else.
  • Ninja Editor: Oh yes. You'll be seeing edits on many of my posts.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Part of me has resigned itself to death, accepts it and sometimes looks forward to it thanks to having a pretty bad real life, but I'm not going so far as to seek methods of dying.
  • Older Than They Look: Quite a number of people used to mistake me as a kid when I was 20-22. Now, not so much. I'm still mistaken for being 5-6 years younger, though XD
  • Pungeon Master: My games have enemies with very punny names. Examples are: Squadrone, Mortarbike, Shockroach, Boombardier, Atmospear, Silent Knight & Holy Knight, Axe Ray, Carzooka, Survey Lance, Vigil Lance, etc...
  • Revenge: I am a rather vindictive person despite my nice exterior. Bad things tend to happen whenever one crosses me- you have been warned.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Me and my brother are kinda like this.
  • Serial Tweaker: Edits pages a lot.
  • Ship Sinking: Quite a few Tropers tended to ship The Hail Stormer with me... until I torpedoed it by distancing myself from him as a friend. (We're still friends, just distant ones)
  • Simple Staff: The weapon I used in Wushu club during College.
  • Straight Edge: I don't smoke or take drugs. If I drink, that's because I'm forced to (and it's wine or champagne, not beer/whiskey/shandy/brandy/vodka/etc).
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Sandwich: I do this if a restaurant takes too long to get me my food. I cancel the order and leave just as it is cooked. Mainly done to make the restaurant feel bad over its bad service.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Cheese.
  • Unluckily Lucky: Bad coincidences beyond my control tend to happen to me. And it's happened many times. However, said bad coincidences usually turn out to be a blessing in disguise- once, a course instructor for a course I so longed to attend had to postpone the course due to his father falling ill- on the day I was supposed to go for the course, Black Mage Anolis joined Skype. I would've missed him if the course was on.
  • Used to Be More Social: I was an extrovert before I got into Secondary School. Then certain events made me change... while also changing my views on life and humanity.
  • Verbal Tic: Placing a =D or :D somewhere while messaging to others. =D
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: I tend not to wear a shirt at home. Singapore has a very hot climate, so it's somewhat justified.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Still quite a ways to go, but if predictions are true, I have a good chance of suffering a stroke at 37-42 years of age. Ah well. Might as well live life to the fullest. =)

    Tropes that I once played straight, but now subvert 

    Tropes that I have experienced 
  • Broken Pedestal: A Downplayed trope with The Hail Stormer. I used to respect his friendliness and fame amongst the community over here and on Deviantart, but once I realized that his decisions did not make me happy... I never saw him in the same light anymore.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Used by my brother on me.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Downplayed, place a baby/young kid near me and I'll have to control my urge to squish its chubby cheeks.
  • Circle of Shame/The Freelance Shame Squad: While this has never happened to me, it's one of my worst fears. There's a reason why I Just Want to Have Friends...
  • Hair-Trigger Temper / Bunny-Ears Lawyer: My dad. Oh So Much. If he sees me do anything that seems a bit out of common sense, he flies into a rage...
  • Humble Pie: This is what made me stop being a Small Name, Big Ego Attention Whore in MUGEN and started my attitude readjustment. Long story short, I checked out multiple MUGEN community forums, and nearly everybody there hated me for my unfair vanity characters.
  • Loners Are Freaks: One of the reasons why I got ostracised in secondary school and junior college.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Well, I went to an ocean aquarium before for a field trip and spent the night there... IN A SHARK TUNNEL!!!
  • Rail Enthusiast: Two of my friends from my Secondary School (and Junior College)- they know almost everything about the Singapore MRT, and have a "train doors closing" ringtone for their handphones!
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Not me, but two others: Daniel9999999GMC and Cyberlizard from the M.U.G.E.N community.
    • Then: sub-par MUGEN creators (especially Cyberlizard, who went so low as to spriteswap). Their characters were pretty broken, annoying, and hated by many people. Cyberlizard even went to make an even more broken version of Cyber Yoshi, which cause many people to hate him even more.
    • Now? Their characters are actually pretty decent. Daniel's new MUGEN persona is less broken than Dancing Banana and plays pretty well, and Daniel himself knows a lot about making balanced characters. Cyberlizard creates his characters from the ground up, and they are a lot less overpowered than his older ones. I respect them both for changing their ways for the better.
  • Samus Is a Girl: When I found out the true genders of two of my troper friends. I was surprised, to say the least.
  • Scrub: One of the reasons why I dislike the MUGEN community, because of the douchebags who spriteswap, do annoying stuff, and worst of all, they absolutely love my MUGEN characters. Because of this, my chars tend to get bashed by many of the MUGEN community.
  • “Stop Having Fun” Guy: My brother is like this when it comes to certain games. I've also had my fair share of borderline ones in MUGEN- thanks to my characters being loved by Scrubs, the SHFGs bash my chars and consider them broken.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: I'm one for the MUGEN "Ubercheap" war. Long story short, A-Bomb had a code that allowed it to kill the most overpowered characters of its time. People then modified A-Bomb's code in their own characters to beat A-Bomb, which soon led to creators one-upping each other with characters like AngleDrawSphere, Chuck Norris, Oni-Miko-Zero, Crazy Catastrophe, etc to see who was the most overpowered, bringing the "nuclear war" into light.
    • The thing is that while 2nd Death Star (which came before A-Bomb) was the first to have the code, it was not publicly released, while A-Bomb was.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Often said to me due to my rather low confidence and self-esteem. They're right to varying extents.

    Tropes that I like 

    Tropes that I dislike 
  • Canon Defilement: This is one reason why I don't write Fanfics. I don't know the exact personalities of most fictional characters, and want to avoid writing something against canon.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: If they can do that in a cutscene, they had better be able to do that outside of one.
  • Smoking Is Cool: In real life. I feel that buying cigarettes to smoke is akin to spending money to kill oneself.

     Stuff that I love 
  • Most of the stuff under Pages created

Video Games

  • Einhänder: Seriously awesome Playstation game. I've got lots of my ideas from here.
  • Mega Man series:
    • Mega Man (Classic): Played Mega Man 2. Did Metal Man's stage. The music got me hooked on the series.
    • Mega Man X: Special mention goes to X3, the first Megaman franchise game I've played, X4, for being one of the most awesome ones out there, X1, for starting the awesomeness, and X5, just as awesome as X4 minus the horrible boss names.
    • Mega Man Zero: Despite being tough, this follow-up series is awesome nonetheless, with freaking Zero as the main character!
    • Mega Man ZX: Follow-up to an awesome series, still as great as ever. Thank god they got rid of the Gameplay Grading of Zero.
    • Mega Man Legends: At first I didn't care much about this series. Then I played it and the sequel, and I loved it. Then I heard that Capcom cancelled MML 3, and I never forgave Capcom ever again.
    • Mega Man Battle Network: A pretty unique RPG game series, in terms of battle format. You know it's good when I actually tried (and failed) to make a flash version of it before.
  • Pokémon: Played all of them from RBY to X/Y, loved all of them.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: I've only played 3 games in the franchise, but they were all great!
    • Sonic the Hedgehog: Fast-paced action, which I love!
    • Sonic the Hedgehog 2: They introduced the Spindash, upgrading a good game into an even more awesome one!
    • Sonic 3 & Knuckles: First Sonic game I've played, on the PC via a CD. I'd say it's my favourite Sonic game, with three playable characters (and tag-team optional), elemental shields, and whatnot. Didn't get past Sandopolis- those ghosts creeped me out when I was a kid, that I exit the game at Act II!
  • Thunder Force series: Awesome series, contains my favourite videogame weapon of all time- the Free Range.
  • Tyrian: One of the first non-edutainment games I've played. It's a blast, to be honest. Still waiting for the sequel to come.

     Pages created 

     Tropes I have created/YKTTW 

     Troper Friends! 
I normally find anybody nice whom I interact with or have interacted with on the forums as a friend. Yeah, I'm pretty lenient with friend standards, since I have a Friendless Background. So here goes... =D

(Names in bold are Skype Friends)

PM me if I missed you.
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    Characters without trope pages yet 

Rosie (Rose Waters)

"They are the virus, I am the cure."
-shoots a zombie in the head, killing it-
"There, fucker's cured."
A lady living in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. She enjoys her life there, since killing zombies is very fun for her. Very sought after by many people due to her blood that's pretty much a Panacea. Also, extremely foulmouthed and can be very rude.
  • Action Girl: A lady who fights zombies on a daily basis.
  • Armed Legs: Wears a pair of spiked boots, which she uses to stomp and spear enemies with. Also helps with climbing walls. When combined with Murderous Thighs, it results in Slashed Throat thanks to the spikes cutting her target's throat apart (not like Slashed Throat matters much to zombies).
  • Big Eater: Pretty much required for a person who has a Healing Factor.
  • Bi the Way: She's interested in both men and women, and makes periodic sexual/romantic jabs towards the other companions if she opens up to them. She can also hook up with any of them. Also a bit of a Shout-Out to an actual rose flower, which is bisexual.
  • Blessed with Suck:
    • "Do you have any idea how fucking hard it is to skip classes when you can't even get sick?"
    • Whenever she gots into a fight at school (often), she was always blamed as the offender and the other guy got away with it, since her injuries disappeared and her victim/bully's didn't.
    • She's unable to experience the pleasure of getting drunk or any form of uplifting drugs since alcohol and drugs are immediately nullified via her immunity to toxic substances.
  • Blood Knight: Finds fights and battles very exciting. In fact it's one of her reasons for staying back in the zombie-infested city- so she can keep kicking their asses over and over again!
  • Boobs of Steel: Has a pretty large bosom and is a good physical fighter.
  • Book Dumb: Isn't very good at most academics apart from a bit of English and some biology thanks to wanting to learn more about her blood. According to her, she played truant often and skipped school. However, what she lacks in academics she makes up for it in street smarts and survival skills.
  • Character Development: Gets a good amount of it throughout the story. Among them are learning the importance of rules and orders, becoming less impulsive and reckless, and most importantly, becoming less self-centered and seeing the needs of others. By the end of the story she's pretty much ok with giving her freedom up to science to save the world.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Subverted. She can punch hard enough to smash people's heads, run while carrying a good amount of weight, and perform strenuous tasks with ease. This is all due to fast body regeneration and high pain tolerance. In all 3 examples, she tears a good amount of muscle in the process, while in the first example she actually breaks her bones in her arm/hand while doing so. Good Thing You Can Heal...
  • Crowbar Combatant: Not her most preferred weapon, but if she wants to break open nonfunctional ATM or drink vending machines, she brings a crowbar with her, and any zombies in the way will get it to their faces.
  • Cutting the Knot: Being fed up of getting chased around by corporations, Rosie tries to cure the zombies by herself using her blood darts. Both times she tried it, it does not end well, and after seeing stuff like this happen, she deemed turning them back as a lost cause.
    • The first got quickly torn to pieces by other zombies when transforming back, overriding the regeneration.
    • The second committed suicide, hurting themselves until the regeneration wore off, due to the sheer mental trauma of zombification and unlife as a zombie and is the first hint that they're Technically Living Zombies.
  • Decapitation Required: The fastest method to kill her without letting her regeneration kick in is to slice off her head.
  • Fatal Flaw: Selfishness, Impulsiveness, and Overconfidence. Her self-centeredness and impulsiveness alienate the other members of her group often and get her into trouble respectively, often causing setbacks. Her selfishness, impulsiveness, and overconfidence when confronted by Genecorp led to Genecorp forcefully capturing her, her escape, and Genecorp's attempt to make their own miracle cure... which went horribly wrong and turned into the zombie virus.
  • Flower Motifs: The Rose. She's named Rosie, has an ability that's related to the color red (blood), and is a rather pretty lady surrounded by thorns- both her personality, and the city full of zombies. Also, she's bisexual, just like a rose flower.
  • Freudian Trio: The Id, between the three main characters. A lady who usually acts on emotions and instinct, usually requiring Brett or Conrad to calm her down or restrain her.
  • Healing Factor: An effect of her blood, it allows her to heal wounds and injuries pretty quickly. It gets stronger depending on the severity of her wounds.
  • Healing Shiv: Carries a dart gun that fires syringes filled with her blood. Those hit with it will gain immunity to disease, poisons, regenerate faster, and get heightened reflexes.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: When she discovers that the zombies are Technically Living Zombies, she breaks down and does not take the fact that she's been killing living "innocents" well. Her companions have to snap her out of it by telling her that she had been Mercy Killing them and that it was the best she could do.
  • Human Resources: Her panacea blood is very sought after by organizations, and Genecorp at one point captures her to extract some from her to sell as a worldwide product. Thankfully she breaks out before too much of it happens, forcing them to have to make do with whatever they've extracted.
  • The Gunslinger: An expert at ranged weapons thanks to training in the Marines.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although she's mostly a selfish, violent, foul-mouthed jerk, she does have a softer side, namely towards other survivors who aren't trying to obtain her blood.
  • The Immune: Thanks to her blood, she's immune to all forms of physical poisons and diseases. Her blood can also be used as a Panacea. Of course, she's hunted down by a science organization that wants to capture and use her, and she's not too fond of that.
  • The Lad-ette: Has a lot of masculine interests such as drinking, sports, sex, swearing, and fighting.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Oh dear lord, she swears in almost every sentence.
  • The McCoy: The most emotional yet most social of the three main characters.
  • Meaningful Name: Her actual name is Rose Waters. Roses are red, and water is a liquid, and her ability is based on a red liquid- blood.
  • Multi-Ranged Master: Is able to use various ranged weaponry types thanks to being trained in the army. She doesn't use huge weapons like rocket launchers, gatling guns, or flamethrowers, however.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Thanks to her panacea blood considering excess blood alcohol content as a form of toxin, it breaks down the alcohol rapidly, causing her to become unable to get drunk.
  • Panacea: Her blood basically acts as this. It's not too hard to find the panacea... but if one wants to obtain it, they're going to have to fight the Living Macguffin for it.
  • Personality Powers: Inverted to hell and back. Her powers are having panacea for blood that can cure any disease, illness, and provide a powerful healing factor. Her personality on the other hand is brash, rude, violent, and selfish, and one heck of a thrill seeker.
  • Rebel Relaxation: Does the "lean on the wall" very often when relaxing. Sometimes she even sleeps like this.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted, she has brown eyes under those red contacts.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Rosie smokes, not because she's addicted (she can't get addicted due to nicotine being considered a poison and thus flushed out, nor harmed by the poisonous chemicals), but because she finds it rebellious/gangster behaviour.
  • Superhuman Transfusion: She can donate her blood to others to give them immunity to disease, poison, and Healing Factor... for a while. It doesn't last forever, and this is a reason why she's very reluctant to become a donor- if the whole world wants her blood every month...
  • Supernaturally Delicious and Nutritious: Not in her world, but in crossover forum RPs, her panacea blood makes her very attractive to bloodsucking beings like vampires. AU versions of Rosie are also very attractive to things that are out to eat her.
  • Super Reflexes: Downplayed, her regeneration also helps her brain process events faster, allowing her to react faster.
  • Taught by Experience: As part of her daredevil attitude, she learns a lot via painful experiences.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Averted hard. Whenever she sees Genecorp scientists coming towards her position to capture her... she gives them the same treatment as the zombies.
  • Training from Hell: She's trained in the Marines. Subverted however since she considered her training "meh" thanks to her Healing Factor allowing her to take the strain and tiredness from training.
  • Walking Armory: Carries a good number of small and medium guns on her, usually within her coat or on her back. These do put a good bit of weight on her, and she strains herself when doing so. Not like strain is a problem for her.

     My personal Tv Tropes Drinking Game 
  • Drink a shot if you see Touhou, Avatar: The Last Airbender and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic on the same trope page (or if it's a split page, on their respective page sections of that trope).
    • EXCEPTION: Those under Fan Fic do not count.

I am currently creating a flash game called "Metaspace" now, along with a character sheet and a list of Shout Outs.

I have created another game called Arc Angle, a Bullet Hell Shoot 'em Up where your main goal is to deflect and return enemy shots with a beam. A second, top-down run-and-gun Action Game called Grid Warrior has been recently completed. A third game (RTS/Tower Defence like game) MESH is underway.

Here's a link to the MUGEN characters I have created.
Vandalize here if you want to :D