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"It's a big damn multiverse."
Multiverses Wiki is a wiki based around the creation of a fictional multiverse by its contributors. Universes, planets, species, technology and more are added- it has 1775 articles as of the 15th August 2012, and was founded on the 27th May 2011. A major part of the wiki is fiction, and there are dozens of stories on the site based upon the creations within.Link.
- Alien Invasion: Species are constantly invading each other, and so on.
- Alien Non-Interference Clause:
- The Iridi learnt their lesson after uplifting the Skarg. They don't do that any more.
- The Aians, Irihil and Coatzl also avoid contacting less advanced species.
- Aliens Speaking English: Averted. Each species has their own languages, though Centro standard is a second language to almost everyone in the Viperius Galaxy. Translators are widespread, but need to be exposed to new languages for a while before figuring them out.
There's a nice demonstration of the process of translation in "A Chance Encounter". The two races seem to have received signals from each other first, which probably explains how rapid it was.
- Aliens Steal Cattle: No examples of the abduction, but the Solstelek Second Contact (the first being near-eradicated by a bunch of cyborg reptilian aliens) started with shooting cattle.
- All Myths Are True: Many mythological creatures appear, though usually quite altered. Often, they are Daemon castes or creations.
- All Planets Are Earthlike: Averted, with many different kinds of planet and a whole classification system for them. However, Earth-like planets are the only ones on which life arises.
- Alternate Calendar: Time in Multiverses is taken from the Merge, an event in which two universes were merged to produce the diversely and richly inhabited Emenata universe. The current year is 4.000(.005) AM, or four million and five years after the Merge.
- Alternate Universe: Obeidon, the multiverse in which everything is set, contains thousands of universes. Only a few are focussed on, but travel between them is possible due to an immense void called the Crossverse which links to almost all other universes via dimensional rifts.
- Ancient Astronauts: A number of advanced civilisations, now long since gone, have existed in Obeidon. The most famous are the Veiled Ones, who seeded a large number of worlds and had an empire spanning many universes, and their activities enabled, for example, the Salsenes to develop FTL travel.
- And I Must Scream: Subverted with the Wall of Screams in Pandaemonium, where all that the head of the victim (surgically implanted into the living wall) can do is scream.
- Played straight with the latter stages of insoritor infection, though.
- Arc Words:
- Hail Tiamat.
- And "R'LYEH", though it has not yet appeared in the stories.
- Artificial Gravity: Because of the mass-adjustment technology.
- Artificial Intelligence: Not rare, but very limited in what it is allowed to do. The Kree had their AIs rebel against them and force their creators to serve them as octopus-like blobs.
- The War Machine, Statronus, and Xatdun are other AI races.
- The Elith are semi-sapient.
- The Asteroid Thicket: Averted, though rings are a more common scene of space battles, and are far denser.
- Badass Boast: Bloodburn gets a few in.
Angeli Leader: "Withdraw. Leave this area now."
Bloodburn: "Once you're all smoking shreds, I was planning to. No sense in staying around longer than necessary!"
- Bigger on the Inside: The Veiled Ones inserted 'spatial pockets' into buildings and ships, allowing them to be larger on the inside.
- The Daemons particularly have augmented bodies.
- The Aians augment all members of their species. Soldiers receive a set pack of upgrades.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: There are some pretty weird aliens on Multiverses, but as the objective is to keep them within the bounds of plausibility few exhibit any exceptional abilities. Infrared and ultraviolet vision are often seen, however.
- Body Backup Drive: Some Aians have one of these. However, if this is destroyed too, they're gone.
- Brain Uploading: The Rokath did this, before they and all other material life in the multiverse was destroyed (this was shortly after the birth of the multiverse).
- Casual Interstellar Travel: Mass-adjustment technology, used to reach FTL, is reasonably easy to develop amongst the races here. And the Veiled Ones could cross universes in moments.
- Cyborg: The Cyborgs, Cyberteeth, etc.
- Curbstomp Battle: Dominus vs Bloodlust. Bloodlust, a giant 62 foot tall cybertooth is killed with a single blow.
- Death from Above: The most common way of destroying a civilisation.
- Death Ray: While lasers, masers, and particle beams are not hard to find, they haven't supplanted kinetic weapons amongst most species. It doesn't stop them from being used in ship-to-ship battles, though missiles seem to often win the day.
- Death World: There are a fair few.
- In the Vesania universe, there's a planet called Anxietas where the atmosphere contains a hallucinogenic fear gas. After a few days, visitors inevitably go insane and are eventually eaten by a native predator. The "normal" universe, Emenata, has one called Thanatos, where literally every animal is a carnivore. Vesania is an entire universe which arguably counts, except for a few small regions, given that it is filled to the brim with Eldritch Abominations and screwy physics. Badas is a planet filled with plant-descended creatures, where deadly venom, poisonous toxins and large predators are commonplace.
- Dyson Sphere: The Rokath built these around galaxies.
- The War Machine has them as well.
- Eldritch Abomination: Boltzmanns. All the Boltzmanns.
- The Nightforms would also qualify for this.
- Most of the things native to Vesania count.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Dinoterra, and there are a few alien space dinosaurs.
- Evil Overlord: Hectocapitus.
- Maeve is basically space Big Brother with enough ships at his disposal to strip clean galaxies in weeks
- Bloodlust might count.
- So is Dominus, Bloodlust's killer.
- Dread Emperor Akrael of the Aoarus, the Overmind of the War Machine...
- Extreme Omnivore: The Sriven. They can and will eat literally anything, up to and including space-time.
- Fantastic Rank System: CDF and Aian ranks.
- Faster-Than-Light Travel: Common.
- Flying Saucer: Rare. The War Machine is the only one this troper can think of with saucer-shaped starships.
- Forever War: Aoarus vs. Coatzl, War Machine vs. Slavnye, Daemons vs. Angeli... The Daemon-Notrox war went on for more than two million years.
- The Arawn and the Lanrao would have fought until the entire multiverse was destroyed if The Order hadn't managed to fight through the Arawn defenses and destroy their libraries.
- Future Food Is Artificial:
- Amongst most races, especially while in space.
- Averted in "A Chance Encounter", where the Zyrothans are treated to an Urahob banquet.
- Future Slang: Krag! Reck! We really grekked that up...
- Ghost Ship: The Irihil ship that crashes in The Total of Nightmares, and the Irihil frigate in Skrapping.
- Honor Among Thieves: Averted on Skrap. Everyone looks out only for themself.
- Humanoid Aliens: Quite a few, such as the Angeli and Salsenes.
- Kinetic Weapons Are Just Better: Well, in terms of efficiency, they are. The Aians, a race capable of building Ringworlds and other megastructures, still equip their soldiers with portable railguns. Very powerful portable railguns, mind.
- Many races, such as the Urahob, have no energy weapons altogether. Antimatter, on the other hand...
- Karmic Death: One race in the Undrishuar universe invaded a galaxy successfully. They got cocky and attempted to invade another galaxy. They were strong enough to do a little bit of damage to the Hegan. The Hegan retaliated by annihilating their empire.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Given the number of stories and the scale of the whole thing, it's unavoidable...
- Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness: 4, with hyperspace technology being the most notable break from realistic-ish science fiction.
- Nanomachines: Quite common, but rarely weaponised due to their limitations (like being really slow).
- Nuke 'em: Many races, most notably the Cyberteeth and their Awesome, but Impractical nuke known as the Apocalypse.
- One Big Lie: Hyper/ultra/uberspace technology. Though some of the XII stuff is pretty wacky.
- Organic Ship: Rare. Many Vesanian beings are biomechanical, though, and then there are the Ravagers...
- The Levithan are biomechanical spaceships that are built by The Arawn
- Our Dragons Are Different: There are a few different species with a dragon-like body plan.
- The Gehennians are the highest caste of Daemons. They are around 40m long, with plasma beams in their mouths, extremely tough armour, a bad attitude, and often other abilities- for example, Deadflame can regenerate even if stripped down to his bones.
- The Sii were bipedal, biomechanical dragons.
- Our Time Travel Is Different: Inasmuch as whenever a race tries to do it, the craft blows up.
- Planet of Hats: Usually subverted. There's about as much variation within most races as there is between humans. However, when a species does fall under this trope, there tends to be a good reason (like the Slavnye government forcing conformity).
- Pocket Dimension: The various microverses. The microverse inside each Boltzmann would probably count, too.
- Science Marches On: Deliberately averted. Much effort is spent keeping things as realistic as possible, though there is the One Big Lie that is mass adjustment.
- Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: Averted. For example, space battles usually occur at ranges of millions of miles.
- Space Fighter: Not used by any of the advanced races. The Urahob used them until they actually had a battle in space, and then discovered how ineffective they were.
- Space Is an Ocean: Averted. The authors go to a lot of trouble to try and emphasise the difference between combat at sea and in space.
- Space Is Noisy: Similiarly averted in the stories.
- Space Pirates: Present, though they keep a low profile.
- Space Station: Common, but rarely used in battle. Most people live on ships or planets.
- Space Whale: Some Vesanian beings might fit this trope. They are biomechanical, however.
- Standard Sci-Fi Fleet: Most races have several ship types, including the more common ones. Not fighters, though.
- Starfish Language: Might be said for Irkapuths, who use positions between tassles on their lower jaw to create words. This might be interpreted as a biological morse code, though.
- Starfish Aliens: Notably the Kree, Iuto, and many more.
- We Will Wear Armour In The Future: Soldiers do. But not pirates, bounty hunters, and so on.
- The Hox standard clothing is light armor, or at least a full helmet. Soldiers are rarely used but when they are wear powered full body suits.
- You Will Be Assimilated:
- Done in a far messier form by the Flesh Thieves.
- Partially averted in the Solstelek. While they still do assimilate stuff, they raise livestock, hunt wild animals or use willing volunteers if they want an assimilatee.