YMMV / We Are Our Avatars

As with many Online Roleplays, the reactions of the Roleplayers in this RP differ sometimes, so take these with a grain of salt.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Many roleplayers use this thread as a way to experiment with giving their characters different personalities. For example, a variation of Metal Sonic has him go from acting as a Knight of Cerebus to acting like a Chaotic Neutral random freak of science who can't seem to shut the FUCK UP!!!!
    ... Which leads to much robo-abuse.
    Several characters who began almost completely faithful to canon have changed and in many cases even gained new powers due to their interactions with other character.
  • Anvilicious: While some viewpoints of homosexuality from Caped Luigis Yoshi can come off as such, his Rockurtle's Nightmare mini-arc badly suffered from this trope.
  • Arc Fatigue - The Incarnates Arc dragged on for quite a bit; before that, the Hell Arc dragged on for quite a while before ending.
  • Archive Panic - Averted. Several new participants have expressed concern over having to read the 20,000+ page long conversation to fit in, but it is in no way necessary.
  • Author's Saving Throw: In an attempt to get rid of Bass's rather unsavory ability that's been mentioned before, a literal retcon was used to (almost) remove the ability forever. There were no regrets.
    • Clumsily done by Psyko Reaper, who started a fight using Dr. Doom planning to jumpstart an arc. However, players were annoyed by the spontaneous fight scene, and he retconned it into being All Just a Dream.
    • Anytime a character is killed for having a bad impression on other players or just being hated by the original player, this is usually regarded as incredibly lazy, bonus points if the character in question was killed anticlimatically or offscreen.
    • Midna pulled three upon his return to the roleplay: permanent bussing of Osaka, Character Rerailment of Lip to be more independent, and completely ditching the infamous Mana obsession which had eventually taken over all of his characters and was responsible for his ban.
  • Badass Decay: Hydronix, who only got worse since he evolved. The Graysons, Carter/Catherine moreso. Started out as a badass, then degenerated into, for the most part, a whiner, a far cry from his/her source material.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Sometimes these happen.
    • The random appearances of Genghis Khan just before the thread was moved to RP.
    • Earlier, the Anti-Spiral appeared and forced the cast to do the Caramelldansen.
    • A Death, Tails, Osaka, Mega Man and two different Tenshi Hinanai play a game of Battleship, which Death turns into one awesome game, Tails even lampshades the trope.
    • Salad Fingers randomly appears and develops an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man's Buster.
    • Mammon's literal blowing up of Deathwing's shit. The less said of that, the better.
  • Bizarro Episode: The Genre Shift Arc.
  • Canon Defilement: Many characters have gone off of their source, and not always in a good way.
  • Character Rerailment: At times, players will notice mistakes, and attempt to fix it.
  • Crazy Awesome: Katsuun's version of The Grinch, after learning the true meaning of Christmas. One example? He wields a freaking katana into battle against those who wish to harm Christmas.
  • Creator's Pet: Depending on your opinion, the Grayson family. Although players admit they're somewhat decent.
    • As an inverted/averted example, though, Victoria in particular was this to her own player for a time. Other players found her decent or interesting. Said player eventually regretted ever throwing away any possible (and positive!) characterization due to her hating the character so much.
    • Another inverted example is Andros. Some players loved his jerkass attitude, The Rant notwithstanding. The player herself loathed him, especially his canon attitude, to the point where she saw him as a whiny, self-centered jerkass—exactly the kind of characterization she was mostly going for.
    • This was Midna's opinion of 3Dee (semi-clone of Dee) and Anne (giantess introduced to throw Sapph a bone at first, due to not getting Mana, before becoming her own character). Nobody agreed with these statements.
    • Deanna became this when her pet cat shilled her as being a goddess and how amazing she is.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Estella Fury. Her descriptions are grotesque but cross into funny.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: The more or less incredibly dark arcs tend to get this treatment.
  • Discredited Trope: Arcs involving Multiversal takeovers, conquerors, or plots that are just fighting an enemy are mocked and rarely used anymore, the plot type having grown stale either after the Incarnates Arc or even before that.
  • Dork Age: The Incarnates Arc gets a lot of flack. Despite how morally Grey it tried to be, it ended up being one of the arcs with the most Black and White Morality. In addition, the characters were handed an Idiot Ball a few times, and the schedule problems became frustrating.
  • Fetish Retardant: The Fanservice dimension. It would give Freud a field day. (TV Tropes is not responsible for any mental scarring you go through, but do not click this link unless you have a fairly high tolerance for what could be considered "Fetishtic".)
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Midna said that he was going to take a break due to losing his temper over current goings-on (guess). A day later, Midna was banned for harassment.
    • Cyber Amy gave out gifts to Dai's characters: tunics for the guys, and dresses for the girls. Too bad it was mistyped and it went the other way around. What's so funny, though? Daisuke might as well be The Chick of the group, and is the only male member at the time.
    • Midna's final posts had Osaka telling Hilarity that he needed to become a god (you can guess the circumstances). Much, much later, Hilarity is the God of Order.
    • At one point in the Discussion thread, Etheru said he was thinking of making a Valveverse Mega Man from Portal, saying he'd be different from Chell because death would have been cheap for him. This was before the revelation about P-Body and Atlas.
      Another one relating to Portal is that, in WAOA, there were Anthropomorphic Personifications of concepts. One of them was "Bad Ideas", and Rai remarked about that in the Discussion thread after someone played Wheatley. Wheatley was designed to make terrible decisions, much like Bad Ideas was designed to have bad ideas.
    • Tama Saisei, an Eyebot, tends to be a bit of a pervert, usually recording women in secret and usually try sell DVD copies of it at least once. Months later, the Lonesome Road DLC was released and it was revealed that ED-E is also a perv too.
    • From the end of "Alyx's Origins" on, Catherine's Transformation Trinket is the Red Legendary Morpher, later called the Ultimate Red Legendary Morpher after "Sins of the Past", a device that allows her to transform first into the Ultimate Red Legendary Ranger, and then into any past Red Ranger at will with special orbs. Come Power Rangers Super Megaforce, and the Rangers' morphers are also called Legendary Morphers, which also function about the same way as Catherine's morpher, only swap out "special orbs" with "Ranger Keys".
  • Harsher in Hindsight: When the group first appeared in the Naruto world, Michael hated it for...reasons unknown. Said world had ninjas in it, so why is it harsh? In Castlevania, where he took a break, he had to fight against Maria and Legato, and the resulting battle caused him to gain a cyborg ninja body in order to survive.
    • In the The World Ends With You arc, among other things, Victoria was wangsting about the possibilities of the dead members of the group becoming reincarnated. Enter Alyx Grayson months later, who would later be revealed as the failed reincarnation (due to him losing his memories and becoming a different person) of Carter Grayson.
  • Les Yay: Nearly all of Cly's characters, non-stop. Others include Catherine, Cyber Amy, Cryshell, and Gabriella. Last one wasn't played with much, in fact, she didn't want people to know it!
  • Magnificent Bastard: Yukari.
  • Memetic Mutation: PROGRESS, once used in response to the Arc Fatigue that is the Incarnates arc.
  • Memetic Molester: Seth, who is all but confirmed to be having sex with her few-month-old artificial maid. The pedophilia implications have not been lost.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Carter/Catherine doesn't just cross this after becoming a Team Rocket member, s/he leaps directly over it, starts running, and never looks back. This eventually leads to hir getting kicked off the team and re-defecting to the rest of the group.
    • Duo mentions an incident with Slur involving seven planets being destroyed. He notes that five of those planets may not have been infected with Evil Energy in the first place, and that Slur may have done it just because she could.
    • Cyber Amy(A.K.A. Amy being fused with her father Deviot's soul) rapes Black Mage.
    • Deviot revived Kasei. Worked out till Saturn's version of Him decided to give Kasei his power back.
  • Nausea Fuel: At one point, Hansel and Gretel swam in a river of blood, in swimsuits. If you ask at least one troper, you get a confirmed case of him nearly throwing up.
  • Never Live It Down: Cyber Amy is a huge target for some players, due to the whole "raping Black Mage" thing, usually not caring to actually ask if she was punished for it. Yes, she was punished for it and it was acknowledged, but nobody feels the need to ask, or use the common sense to know that nobody would allow something like that to be unpunished. The same goes for The Great Pies Alt and his other raping moment, only he had far more unlikable characters.
    • Midna, if he ever is able to return to the game, however unlikely it may be, will likely never live down the fact that he's incredibly... OBSESSIVE over characters like Mana or Dee.
    • Subverted with Arcadiarika and her characters' Wangst and/or the Writer on Board moments. Most people are actually willing to let Arcadiarika live them down especially now that she's calmed down a bit: she's just not willing to live it down herself.
    • DaionusThe23rd caught a lot of heat for his (often vitriolic or just plain rude) opinions, usually expressed in equally vitriolic or rude rants. They range from actually having a point to being just plain nitpicky. He got better about it, but these rants did a number on Daionus's reputation in the game.
      • He's also had something of a reputation for hypocrisy and ego. And flaming the players.
    • Dreigonix is probably never going to be able to live down the Xenocide incident or his tendency to overreact to his perceived mistakes.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Incarnates arc could get downright terrifying. The "Ozzy's Nightmares" sequence was also meant to invoke this, especially the parts with Apos.
  • Relationship Writing Fumble: When the ships aren't intentional, this tends to happen.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Invoked, players will sometimes play characters with negative to bad reception in their original work with different qualities or attempt to develop them out of their roles. Players also use feedback to avoid their own characters becoming Scrappies.
  • The Scrappy: The Lich king, due to Godmodding, the user playing them seemingly not knowing that there was a "Shift" button, and generally being annoying. Invoked a Moment of Awesome on two separate occasions, wherein Leeroy Jenkins and the rest of his guild appear to fight the lich king—and win.
    • Midna. Especially with his obsession with Dee, Mana, and the Graysons, Catherine in particular. He also refuses to improve on his mistakes and pretends that there's nothing wrong—while he acknowledges his problems.
    • DJ Marred's character, "Drifter". Due to a combination of New Powers as the Plot Demands and Railroading, Drifter soon got a reputation for being not very well liked. Even after being reduced to a skull, Drifter continued being an annoying Jerkass. Eventually, DJ Marred got fed up and killed Drifter off for real. DJ Marred still considers the character an Old Shame.
    • Sploosh, a jerkass creature introduced by a newcomer. He overdid the jerkass gag to the point where it irritated the rest of the players. His player also didn't follow the usual format, making his posts hard to read.
    • Suke Sho/Saturn finally reached this status. His utter misunderstanding of women led to playing extremely offensive characters. Besides that, he has the Sympathetic Sue status, which only worsens the players' opinions on him. Lastly, he does nothing but argue in the Discussion and fail to see the point of what people are saying.
    • Katsuun's witches. Guilty of railroading, godmodding, and an Omniscient Morality License that's very annoying. Their gloating doesn't help. They're getting better, apparently, but Katsuun's Author Avatar is taking the blows due to being annoyingly meta and self-deprecatory.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Fighting. However, several roleplayers have made rules to make fighting less so, such as only allowing one attack at a time.
  • Seasonal Rot: The Hell arc, which began promisingly but engaged in far too much railroading to be enjoyable for quite a few people; this was the fault of the players themselves, who noticed this and promptly made corrections.
    • Arguably the Incarnates arc. See "Dork Age".
  • Squick: In a drug-induced trip, GG cuts open his hand and offers his "skittley blood" to a demon with Blood Lust and a vampire, with predictable results. The in-universe and out-of-universe reaction ranged from Bile Fascination to Nausea Fuel, but either way...
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: The second And Now for Someone Completely Different arc; there was less of an action-based plot, character interaction and lampshading took center stage, and the characters themselves were just as fun to interact with as in the last time.
  • Tear Jerker: The deaths of Flandre and Bit. The Group's reaction makes both deaths particularly heart-breaking.
  • That One Boss: Marietta, as seen in Yggdra Union and Knights in the Nightmare.
  • Villain Decay: Sometimes done.
    • Kasei was a dangerous threat when he was alive. When he was brought back to life by Deviot and promptly escaped his position, Hazama became a train the next day and ran him over, killing him.
  • Wangst: Hydronix (or his other forms, to be exact) does this to the point that makes Shadow look downright happy.
    • The Grayson family frequently suffered from this, but they got much better. Especially Catherine/Carter, the parent who was so prone to this. The rare exceptions to this trope are Carter's Other, Matt, who was so focused on redemption and revenge, and pre-adoption Arcadiarika, who Took a Level in Jerkass to make up for it.
  • The Woobie - minus, Parsee, Dee, Mika, Irene, Eris, Lip, Megan, and Mara.

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