An omnipotent Cosmic Entity by the name of The Beyonder, chooses groups of both heroes and supervillains and teleports them against their will to a planet created by him in a distant galaxy, stocked with alien weapons, technology and mismatched parts from different worlds. He tells them to kill each other, and, to the victor, his greatest desire will be granted.Sound familiar?Inspired by, but not to be confused with, the original Marvel Comics publication Secret Wars.Deviantart member Kostmeyer, started the project in December 2008, inviting artists and writers across the Deviantart community. The series officially kicked off in January 2009, and is currently ongoing, with the finale planned for mid/late 2010. The story is split into twelve parts like the original, each one starting off with a special intro by Kostmeyer, setting the stage for the events to transpire and guidelines to follow for all artists involved.The plot starts off identical to the original Marvel version, with heroes and villains getting plucked from different dimensions and placed on opposing sides by the Beyonder. From then on, however, it becomes more apparent that it's not a retelling, as each and every character follows their own agenda, making for an original storyline filled to the brim with sub-plots.
This Work Shows Examples Of The Following Tropes:
America Saves the Day: Subverted as The Canadian leads the heroes As of Chapter 7 President X still lives and may soon return to action.
Rad-Nok and Whisper; Though they're both villains, some parts of this concept still applies to them. Rad-Nok is a murderous and berserk cyborg monster yet when around Whisper he's different and surprisingly even calm. Whisper is gorgeous and intelligent but also obviously not to be messed with. Her telepathic abilities allowed her to "eavesdrop" on Rad-Nok's tender thoughts toward her and she does not seem to mind. It is possible she may also have feelings for Rad-Nok...
Chapter eight: Zerkov ambushes a group of heroes and proceeds to kill two of them, knock out several, and really scare the shit out of the rest. And when Dr Destiny finally drops the Idiot Ball and starts mind raping Zerkov? Plague comes in to to destroy the odds.
Gladiator Games: Starts off in Chapter Nine, with the Canadian, Banana, Mime, and Empty Suit ( with Joe Hero and Ritualist also joining the fray) fighting against the giant Chompa ( and later Boogeyman).
Gondor Calls for Aid: In Chapter 7, Vigil calls for aid from a second wave of heroes. Slight variation though, as she has absolutely no idea who will respond to the call.
Groin Attack: Wren pulls one on one of Crowe's mooks... with a mini ROCKET LAUNCHER.
Angel gives Aqualung a well-deserved knee to the junk before finishing him off for good.
Wingstream near the end of Dr. Ignatious base destruction, however his bracelet reveals something else. It is Revealed in Ch. 10 that he survived. More so in Ch. 11 is truly revealed that a hole made by Lord Wormm`s Summoned Alien worms was responsible for Wing`s survival, later on he found a Cool BikeCool Plane to escape the mountain
Humiliation Conga: Adrian Axiom's authority over the other villains was always tentative at best, but it all went downhill at the beginning of Chapter 9. Zerkov kicks the conga off by bringing in Joe Hero alive and well, thus exposing Axiom's failure to kill him. Joe destroys Axioms superpower erasing gun, thus regaining his own powers. The Kind-Eyed Father burns Axiom's face as the villains fight amongst themselves. The captured heroes escape after surviving his Death Trap (see the Gladiator Games entry below). And just to kick him when he's down, Aqualung hocks one of his signature toxic loogies right on Axiom's burned face before taking off. Sucks to be Adrian.
GLOB and Yenna; They have been getting along well as friends so far. They have each other's backs in battle and have frequent and friendly chats. Since Yenna is obviously romantically interested in Virtus, it is safe to say that GLOB and Yenna are just good friends...or is it?
Ignatious gets blown away by a falling satellite in chapter 9...
Oh Crap: There are many moments like this, the most recent being Axiom seeing Joe Hero alive (proven wrong for killing him), watching his gun get destroyed (granting Joe Hero is powers back) and as to face an onslaught of villains for losing their trust.
Foundry of Greater Aether is an alternate realm where Professor Haze keeps his laboratory "The entire realm is basically his laboratory". Only Haze can open a portal to his constructed realm of perfection. Inside the realm lurk his massive army of horrors, abominations, and many other pieces of his work and research.
Swamps Are Evil: Subverted, since the swamp where the second wave of heroes arrived only became evil after Slaughter Gray manipulated the trees to attack.
GLOB; sometimes he hears a frightening voice in his head that tells him to do horrible things like to kill brutally or to abandon innocents, or other bad things. GLOB usually wins in ignoring the Voice but on rare occasion has obeyed its orders to kill. He is unsure what this voice is but knows it must be a creature of malice.
Kind-Eyed Father; like GLOB, he too hears a voice in his head. Unlike GLOB, he has heard this voice his whole life and has obeyed and served this voice believing it to be God. It is unknown as to what this voice is but it would be scary if it really IS God.
When Trees Attack: Normal Trees and cacti start to attack heros while Slaughter Gray commanded the planet.
GLOB; He's not a pervert (in fact he's chivalrous and respectful to women) but for some reason he has accidentally been one in the Secret Wars! He bumped into 9-foot tall Ripley...from behind! And when trying to keep Yenna from killing Aella, he holds her back but also unintentionally holds her breasts. It seems he never gets a break in any situation!
Chick Magnet: Virtus. He and Angel were once an item long before the war started. (Still are, to some level, due to his polyamorous nature) Yenna and Aella are drawn to his 'good guy charm' as well, sparking a love triangle to fuel their cat fights amongst one another.
Civvie Spandex: basically anyone who wears regular clothes, including...
Dirty Old Man:Inverted; While the Philosopher is quite old (last clocked in at 1000 years), he is relatively handsome and doesn't personally chase after women. They actually come to him. According to the storyline, he's at least had three straight meetings with three other females (Tilia, Aella, and Ectogirl) (4, is you include Vigil from before Secret Wars)
John Vaugner shows great flexibility in the usage of his powers (all the way from telekinesis, to power beams, to heat vision), but doesn't show mastery in any certain one (though he may use some more than others). He's a balanced character, through and through.
Killer Rabbit: Professor Poison, even though he's actually a teddy bear, fits the trope nicely.
Subverted; Team Normal, which consisted of Bait, Kid, and Steve, teamed up because the three seemed like normal tagalong kids, where in fact Bait has mysterious powers, Kid is a half-angel, and Steve is possessed by... Halloween monsters.
The Empty Suit; though it's never said he has any other ability than shooting his pistols and Good Old Fisticuffs one can assume that he gained some experience in his job.
Redd Rocket; since beside the over average agility and healing powers her biggest "strength" is her superior intelligence the gadgets she use.
Grifter; even though he can stand a fight he wouldn't stand a chance against the real bad guys. On the other side he has a lot of life-experience and has the ability to pull out all kind of stuff from his pockets.