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YMMV: Darwin's Soldiers
  • Angst? What Angst? - Zachary gives Shelton a very brief answer to his Stockholm Syndrome issues in the third RP.
    Shelton: Damn it, he was right. I betrayed them, I never thought of it as betrayal, but I did. And now a bunch of them just died for me. I know they're the enemy, but they trusted me!
    Zachary: Fuck them!
    Shelton: ...That's probably the best answer anyone could've given.
  • Badass Decay - Meta example. Dr. Keith Bailey from the rebooted Furtopia RP was just as capable with a firearm as any other character. In the Gang of Five RPs, he is pretty much incapable of fighting.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment - As Drs. Shelton and Zanasiu run away from the exploding Einstein-Rosen Bridge at the end of the first RP, a winged fox swoops down from the sky and flies them to safety. This moment is never spoken of again.
  • Creator's Pet - Dragore from the Furtopia RPs fits this trope perfectly. A Mary Sue and a scrappy with a big role, adored by the creator and steals the spotlight.
    • Lupis from the rebooted Furtopia RP is even worse. He literally hijacks the entire story and the plot shifts from a focus on the terrorists to the rogue scientists, who were originally in the background.
  • Critical Research Failure - Turning a wardrobe into antimatter would not result in it disintegrating. It would result in a massive explosion as the antiparticles of the wardrobe and the atoms of the air around it annihilate each other in a burst of gamma rays.
    • This becomes a Voodoo Shark when the writers try to Hand Wave it by saying it was actually turned into antienergy, not antimatter. And thus completely ignoring what the problem was.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome - At least one per story/RP.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome - None in the fic but several moments demand that you open up YouTube and blast Primo Victoria, Preliator, Schwarze Sonne or Danger Zone at full volume.
  • Ethnic Scrappy - The Vulpine. Full stop. The fans loathe the fact that their portrayal draws cues from every stereotypical portrayal of alcoholic savage Indians.
  • Evil Is Sexy - Subject 19 anyone? Well, the girl practically wears revealing clothes.
    • Roux, the female Wolf dresses in extremely revealing clothing (namely a pair of nearly see-through thong panties and that is it).
  • Genius Bonus - there are some references that make little to no sense unless one has an understanding of science.
  • Growing the Beard - Shelton in the third RP, literally and figuratively.
  • God-Mode Sue - Dragore from the Furtopia RPs is ludicrously powerful. Several times, he effortlessly slaughters a group of armed terrorists in mere seconds. Oh, by the way, Dragore is six years old!
  • Ho Yay - During Lab 101's escape, Shelton and Kerzach squeeze into a single bathroom stall and cut their way through to the adjacent maintenance rooms. When it's time to leave back through the bathroom, there are people waiting for the bathroom.
    Shelton: "What exactly are we going to tell them if they ask why both of us were in the bathroom for so long? I mean, I'm all for the new identity, but I doubt they'll believe we were so inspired by the Exodus that we declared our love for each other."
    • Roux and Aisha are a couple.
  • Holy Shit Quotient - Quite high. Some parts of the RPs and stories get absolutely crazy.
  • Moral Event Horizon - In James' mind, Siberys crossed it in Card of Ten when threatening a child's life to force the king to commit suicide.
  • Take That, Scrappy! - In Ground One Dragore (see below) gets a particularly horrendous Fate Worse Than Death: eaten alive by carnivorous atmosphere but prevented from dying by his nanobots. The endless pain drives him insane.
  • The Scrappy - Dragore from the Furtopia RPs is utterly loathed by the majority of the players. His constant wangsting is annoying enough but the fact that he's a God-Mode Sue cements his Scrappy status.
    • Aydin from Disruptive Selection is a close contender for the "coveted" title of most "hated character". Being a relatively flat character who shares his creator's views and being a member of a thinly veiled unflattering depiction of modern day Native Americans will do that.
    • Lupis from the rebooted Furtopia RP is the same a Dragore but the negative traits were ramped Up to Eleven.
  • Squick:
    • Where Shelton gets the implantable chips. he removes them from through the noses of his dead teammates.
    • And Dr. Landon's sarcastic comment about the in-universe movie of the first RP:
      Dr. Landon: A lewd 12 way followed by a battle between three different dimensions, led by a guy dressed like the guy from Animal House screaming "Toga! Toga! Toga!".
    • An implied Three-way between Spc. Crota, Zachary and Roux.
    Spc. Crota: What, you want her? We can share; he said multiple partners.
  • Strangled by the Red String - Of the four relationships consummated in the Culeston hotel, only Shelton/Shakila had any sort of foreshadowingnote .
  • Unfortunate Implications - The Vulpine are huge offenders. For starters, they are a Fantasy Counterpart Culture version of modern Native Americans all mashed together into an amalgam. They live in horrific conditions, alcoholism and severe poverty are rampant. Furthermore, most of the Vulpine are described as sex-crazed, "barely civilized savages" by Aydin. To top off this mess, Aydin (one of the two Vulpine main characters) is a speciesist who hates snakes and has no compunctions about attacking his allies if he feels that Aimee is in danger. Thankfully, this is somewhat cushioned by the fact that Aimee is a fairly sympathetic and rounded character.
  • Wangst - Dragore from the Furtopia RPs constantly complains about being unloved.


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