''Legacy of a Thousand Suns'' is a WebGame created by Fifth Planet Games hosted by Website/{{Facebook}} (also available on Kongregate). It has lots of ShoutOut[=s=] to ScienceFiction and ''Franchise/StarWars'' in particular.

Unfortunately, the game shut down by March 2016. Peace.

!!This game provides examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: [[DiscussedTrope The story makes a point of mentioning]] Fabricatrix Vespasia's uniform.
* AcePilot: Talia, the player character and Captain 'Ace' Flashheart.
* AltItis: Thoroughly discouraged, as it takes the fun out of the game. Devs and players will point out possible cases of alt accounts on the forums.
%%* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:The Main Character, after Zone Six.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: Commander Rautha assists you in attacking the Collective because, despite sticking his disembodied head in a jar, the princess treated him far better than his superiors-and even his own wife-ever did.]]
** Happens in the first part of Tales of the Void, where Salim recounts a robbery turned kidnapping that went bad. When one of the more unruly members of the squad decides to rape the young hostage, Salim stands up for her. [[spoiler: The pay off is Salim is the only one not slaughtered by Noir when he comes to save her due to her lying to Noir, even though Noir probably knew he was there.]]
%%* BigBad:
%%** Councillor Dule and the Centurian Collective.
%%** [[spoiler:The Kalaxian cult. Notable members include Noir, who is the first person to defeat the Captain in combat.]]
* BlackComedy: First, choose a random item in the game. Then, scroll over it. Now, read the flavor text. There's a one in ten chance it won't be a case of this.
* BloodKnight: Holy crap, '''Ragnar''''. It's one of the reasons why he joins up.
* BossBattle: At the end of each stage. Also, raids, which are boss battles involving multiple players and a time limit.
* BrainInAJar:
** A crafting ingredient.
** One raid boss is a ''weaponized'' brain in a jar; a massive jarred brain piloting a starship.
** The final fate of [[spoiler:Commander Rautha, although it's stull wearing the rest of his head.]]
* BribingYourWayToVictory: Par for the course, but downplayed, you accumulate Golden Suns, the game's premium content currency over the course of gameplay, rather than just by shelling out real money (way more slowly than Credits, of course), and if the RandomNumberGenerator is favourable, you can get certain outfits by hammering away at certain high-level raids and hope they drop a Facility plan, and some really good items as part of the [[PlayEveryDay Gift-per-Day]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: One party member is an expert markswoman, who calls herself "Vulpina," who insists on wearing a cat costume. Her flavor text:
--> "When someone wearing a furry costume asked to join your ranks, your first impulse was to give her a good hard slap and send her on her way. Then she pulled out her laser pistol and shot the wings off a nearby fly. So you allowed her to join, on the condition she remove the mask portion of her costume. You refuse to hold a conversation with the face of a cartoonish feline."
* CoolShip: You can buy and obtain some and man them with your officers and crew.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Starts with [[spoiler:Illaria's death]] and [[FromBadtoWorse gets worse from there]]. [[spoiler:Your character is psychologically damaged, and attempts to commit suicide. Eventually, you become a burning engine of vengeance, to the point where you don't think twice about committing planetary genocide]].
** [[spoiler: And then your main character leaves the party.]]
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Dying doesn't really affect gameplay. All you need to do is spend some credits on health, and you'll be able to participate in PVP fights and boss battles again.
* DifficultySpike: Noted especially from going from Zone 7 to Zone 8, where bosses suddenly do significantly more damage.
** Going to Hard difficulty in early post-8 Zones; while patches have limited requirements for Normal missions to relatively easy-to-get items, the requirements remain unchanged from when they were first released in the tougher difficulties. Among other things, one particular section in Zone 9 requires the Dragon Cycle, an item whose parts require attacking specific raid bosses with specific items equipped - one requiring you to complete a certain section in Nightmare difficulty, just for a single officer.
* DoomTroops: The Terminator armorset lets you play as one, and the [[KillItWithFire Incendiary Trooper, Immolator Trooper, and Apocalypse Trooper]] [[PyroManiac crewmen]].
* DugTooDeep: The source for Infestation raids. Mining teams dig up alien biomass that more or less turns anything it touches into [[Franchise/DeadSpace Necromorph]] [[{{Expy}} Expies]]. However, specially treated material is resistant to it, basically allowing the suit to become infested while leaving it's wearer un-BodyHorror-ified.
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:Councillor Dule of the Centurian Collective. He gets the crew to attempt a rescue attempt on the held-captive Sian Emperor, deep in enemy-occupied territory. He allows the player to succeed in this rescue mission, providing sufficient resistance to avoid suspicion. Once the Sian Emperor has been rescued, his body, under the control of the collective, kills Illaria.]]
** [[spoiler: Tragically, it fails to be a XanatosGambit by a crucial issue. He assumed this would weaken the heroes. Instead, it drives the Main Character to destroy the Collective, and personally kill Dule.]]
* ExperiencePoints: Obtained by doing missions, participating in raids, and fighting other players.
* ExplodingBarrels: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] during Zone 6, when you take advantage of red barrels. Princess Illaria even questions why anyone would leave such a dangerous object out in the open.
* {{Expy}}: Princess Illaria is basically Princess Leia with a new hairstyle.
** Xeno-Infestation raids are equal parts [[Franchise/DeadSpace Necromorphs]] and [[VideoGame/StarCraft Zerg]]
* FivemanBand: It does shift around a lot and oddly you have 6 characters flipping around in roles, except Ragnar
** TheHero: Captain-player character- and Princess Illaria
** TheLancer: The Captain to Illaria and Talia to the Captain, Lu Bu as well
** TheSmartGuy: Telemachus fills this role till Lu Bu joins though they tend to swap in and out.
** TheBigGuy: Ragnar, Ragnar, Ragnar, Telemachus can sometimes fill this role due to his mech but this spot is pretty much Ragnar
** TheChick: Illaria and Talia
** SixthRanger: Lu Bu is the last to join your main crew in the story, [[spoiler: Rautha once he changes sides ]]
* GoneHorriblyRight: The flavour text for the ''Lesser Unbreakable Injection'' item. a schoolyard bully forced his victim to take one so he wouldn't bruise, and got his ass handed to him because his punches couldn't hurt the other kid.
* GottaCatchEmAll: The collections, for starters. To be able to obtain components for rarer items, and to complete Zone 9 items, you'll need a variety of different items. Time to start collecting!
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Rautha]]. After you fight him numerous times, including once when [[spoiler:he comes at you nothing more than a head in a jar attached to a robotic body, you take his head with you to prevent further encounters with him. His allies couldn't care less, much to Rautha's upset. Over the next little while, Illaria has been kind to him, despite all of his previous attempts to kill her and the rest of your crew]]. Then, when [[spoiler:Illaria is killed by the Centurian Collective's plan]], [[spoiler:Rautha]] swears revenge on the collective, and joins your crew as an Officer.
* HereThereWereDragons: The humans come from Tor'gyll, a place where magic very much exists and the player character is descended from the great [[VideoGame/DawnOfTheDragons Dragon rider of West Kruna]], yes, he rode a dragon, and it talked and [[spoiler: it spoke to the first emperor of the Sian empire.]] However, for unexplained reasons [[TheMagicGoesAway the magic has since disappeared]]. It is implied the Psychics are the only practitioners of magic left.
* HornyVikings: The Niflungs are essentially this in space. No horned helmets, but they do have space chain mail.
* HumongousMecha: The Terminus Juggernaut, the Crush Colossa, a few others.
* ImpossibleThief: Lupin. He once stole a necklace Illaria was wearing and replaced it with a fake without her noticing.
* TheJuggernaut: Noir. OneHitKill attack? Blocked. Trapped in a room filled with lasers? ClothingDamage, but that's about it. NukeEm? Nope. Anti-nuclear containment shield? Punched down. Aircraft? He'll ''jump on them'' and ''punch them to death''.
* LuckBasedMission: The raids. When a raid boss is defeated, you can usually obtain up to 9 random items. Some of these items are required for obtaining components for rarer items, and completing Zone 9 missions.
* TheMafia: The Contella Consortium is essentially this... [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]
* MoneyForNothing: There are only three ways to spend credits after recent patches made Facilities free - to restore health, to use in the shop (probably for raid summoners), and as payment if you lose in [=PvP=]. That said, the money you use in the latter two are so small as to be insignificant, and certain powerleveling builds can allow a player to level up (with free refills) without needing to spend any credits.
* {{Mooks}}: Most notably, the Centurian Collective soldiers. Several Contella Enforcers have been referred to as mooks as well.
* NotMeThisTime: In one mission, a psychic is paralyzed into hysterics. Ragnar wonders WhyAreYouLookingAtMeLikeThat. Turns out, [[spoiler: the psychic just detected someone who wants to [[BrainFood eat her brains]].]]
* OhCrap: The flavor text for the tactic 'Killing Field' reads "The best part is the look on their faces when they realize they're doomed..."
** Vince Vortex, right before he gets [[HoistByHisOwnPetard killed]] through his own ExactWords.
** The Captain has one [[spoiler:when Noir blocks the chi infused punch.]]
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: The riddles for the special items (like the aformentioned Dragon Cycle). Originally simple logic word puzzles, they've since evolved into long hunts requiring multiple cryptography cracks, knowledge of things anywhere from, say, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII or ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', and interesting leaps of logic that can take weeks for a dedicated team to solve.
%%* PerpetualBeta
%%* PlayEveryDay
* PlanetOfHats: Occulus, Drekchester, and Cytheria, to name a few.
* PurelyAestheticGender: The player character. Small differences between male and female include how armor appears while equipped and how characters are referred to or addressed during the story.
* RandomlyDrops: Items from missions, boss battles, and raids.
%%* RecurringBoss: Rautha.
* {{Retcon}}: Lampshaded in the background story for the Professor Squid raid boss. In short, she gets retconned back to life.
* RetiredMonster:[[spoiler:YOU! The Captain becomes this, after mass-murdering two planets and leaving the party. Essentially s/he just wants to be left alone, having nothing left.]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: The player character, after Illaria dies. If you showed no mercy to the Centurians before, now, it's even worse. At one point, you destroy two planets that produce resources for your enemy.]]
** And their mentor says that he stood by and let them do all this, because if he was 20 years younger and had his chance for revenge, he would have done ''worse''.
%%* SandWorm: Wahsh Al-Sahraa.
* ShoutOut: Many. There's a thread devoted just to players listing all of them on the official forums.
* SociopathicHero: Ragnar, the player... the game in general seems to have a wanton disregard for human life.
** Really, most of the player character's party cause so much damage and carnage [[DesignatedHero that any sane being begins to wonder if the heroes are any better than the Centurian Collective that they're trying to defeat]]. Ay caramba!
* {{Stripperiffic}}: The Zone 6 bosses choice of, uh, clothing. Or lack thereof. [[PleasurePlanet Given the context, though, this doesn't come as a surprise...]]
* TemporaryOnlineContent: Many limited-time items can only be purchased in a small timeframe, although [[ZigZaggingTrope some do reappear after a while (but not all of them)]].
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Rautha's back, bitches!"
* TurnsRed: All raid bosses start out with their default artwork. Once they take enough damage, the artwork changes, depicting the battle as it rages on. Starting from Zone 7, this also applies to mission bosses.
* WhyWontYouDie: Rautha's been blown up by a grenade and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled on a spike]], and still comes back for more.
* WorthyOpponent: Storm Commander Veck challenges you to a honorably one on one since he sees you as this. Which is odd, since the Centurians aren't supposed to have concepts like honorable combat.
** Nemo takes you killing him and jacking his ship pretty well too. His only request is you leave his helmet on.