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Take a popular sci-fi series (in this case, Franchise/MassEffect).

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Take a popular sci-fi series (in this case, Franchise/MassEffect).
''Franchise/MassEffect'').



This is what happened to Cerberus Daily News, a fake news blog based off of the daily news feeds that would show up on VideoGame/MassEffect2[=’=]s StartScreen. Growing into a roleplaying site almost overnight, it has since created its own [[http://cerberusdailynews.com forum]], storylines, chat channel and [[http://www.ü.com site wiki]], staying true to its roots by releasing daily news articles on the state of the Galaxy written by its userbase.

Cerberus Daily News has played through the events of VideoGame/MassEffect2 and VideoGame/MassEffect3, using the articles and in-game Codices as its backbone. Having rebooted its forums, it now [[ContinuationFic explores events]] AfterTheEnd, choosing one of the game’s canonical endings and creating a scenario that takes place one year after the final events of the series’ finale (Specifically, in CDN's canon, Shepard was female and went for the Control Ending), using a series of community-written [[ApocalypticLog “Retrospectives”]] to flesh out the forum’s current setting.

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This is what happened to Cerberus ''Cerberus Daily News, News'', a fake news blog based off of the daily news feeds that would show up on VideoGame/MassEffect2[=’=]s ''VideoGame/MassEffect2's'' StartScreen. Growing into a roleplaying site almost overnight, it has since created its own [[http://cerberusdailynews.com forum]], storylines, chat channel and [[http://www.ü.com site wiki]], staying true to its roots by releasing daily news articles on the state of the Galaxy written by its userbase.

Cerberus Daily News has played through the events of VideoGame/MassEffect2 ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and VideoGame/MassEffect3, ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', using the articles and in-game Codices as its backbone. Having rebooted its forums, it now [[ContinuationFic explores events]] AfterTheEnd, choosing one of the game’s canonical endings and creating a scenario that takes place one year after the final events of the series’ finale (Specifically, (specifically, in CDN's canon, Shepard was female and went for the Control Ending), using a series of community-written [[ApocalypticLog “Retrospectives”]] to flesh out the forum’s current setting.



We are in the process of compiling our greatest adventures in the form of recaps. Please enjoy the first one: [[Recap/CerberusDailyNewsBattleOfVeratixStation The Battle of Veratix Station.]]

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We are in One of the process of compiling our greatest adventures has been archived in the form of recaps. a recap. Please enjoy the first one: enjoy: [[Recap/CerberusDailyNewsBattleOfVeratixStation The Battle of Veratix Station.]]

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* AGoodNameForARockBand: One response to someone pointing out that the Blue Suns are only a short step away from being called the Azure Supernovas (in a thread in which organisation names were being mocked). [[{{Squick}} Another pointed out that this would be an exceptionally bad name for an asari strip joint.]] Note that "Azure" is slang for an asari's genitals.



* AfterTheEnd: The forum is currently in a post-Mass Effect 3 timeframe. A couple of years have passed, with the relay network coming back online and galaxy-wide travel starting up again. Most of the nations and factions are in the process of rebuilding.

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* AfterTheEnd: The forum is currently in a post-Mass post-''Mass Effect 3 3'' timeframe. A couple of years have passed, with the relay network coming back online and galaxy-wide travel starting up again. Most of the nations and factions are in the process of rebuilding.



* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Skhash [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the drummer.]] A vorcha who plays drums for a red metal band. By vorcha standards, he's actually pretty well-spoken and shows considerable intelligence.
* TheAllegedCar: Turul's ship, which looks like it belongs on a trash heap. Basically a Running Gag, in that most of Turul's infrequent but crazy road trips involve characters being introduced to the ship, often while hurrying to board it.

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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Skhash [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the drummer.]] A vorcha who plays drums for a red metal band. By Sibverted since, by vorcha standards, he's actually pretty well-spoken and shows considerable intelligence.
* TheAllegedCar: Turul's ship, which looks like it belongs on a trash heap. Basically a Running Gag, RunningGag, in that most of Turul's infrequent but crazy road trips involve characters being introduced to the ship, often while hurrying to board it.



* AllMenArePerverts:
-->'''Abad Sam-mel:''' What the hell?! 'CDN' stands for 'Cerberus Daily News', not 'Cosmic Dating Network', damnit.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Averted with the yahg, who are imagined not as bloodthirsty and uncontrollable but as a sophisticated - if dangerous - race who *can* integrate into the galactic community, if both they and the other races take steps to make it work.
* AmoralAttorney: Xavier Platt, more or less. This includes planning the assassination of political obstacles.
* AmusingAlien: The vorcha. Terrifying in battle. Hilarious as pets.
** Special mention to Curr the News Vorcha, whose popular show "News With Curr" is good for a laugh and/or the urge to end it all.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: In one thread, Nikolai Aleksanders mocks the hyperbolic inanities of Wedeg Biigs by affecting a hammy and ludicrously [[PurpleProse purple]] posting style, which is rapidly adopted by everyone else in the thread, leading to an AntiquatedLinguistics battle of sorts. Also a form of IShallTauntYou.

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* %%* AllMenArePerverts:
-->'''Abad %%-->'''Abad Sam-mel:''' What the hell?! 'CDN' stands for 'Cerberus Daily News', not 'Cosmic Dating Network', damnit.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Averted with the yahg, who are imagined not as bloodthirsty and uncontrollable but as a sophisticated - if dangerous - race who *can* ''can'' integrate into the galactic community, if both they and the other races take steps to make it work.
* AmoralAttorney: Xavier Platt, more or less. This includes planning the assassination of political obstacles.
obstacles.
* AmusingAlien: The vorcha. Terrifying in battle. Hilarious as pets.
**
pets. Special mention to Curr the News Vorcha, whose popular show "News With Curr" is good for a laugh and/or the urge to end it all.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: AntiquatedLinguistics:
**
In one thread, Nikolai Aleksanders mocks the hyperbolic inanities of Wedeg Biigs by affecting a hammy and ludicrously [[PurpleProse purple]] posting style, which is rapidly adopted by everyone else in the thread, leading to an AntiquatedLinguistics battle of sorts. Also a form of IShallTauntYou.



* AwesomeButImpractical: Invoked in-universe with the Biotic lash technique used by Cerberus agents.
** To a lesser extent, Omni-blades are also being debated as near useless in many combat situations.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: %%* AwesomeButImpractical:
%%**
Invoked in-universe with the Biotic lash technique used by Cerberus agents.
** %%** To a lesser extent, Omni-blades are also being debated as near useless in many combat situations.



* BearsAreBadNews: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Biotic grizzly]]

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* %%* BearsAreBadNews: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Biotic grizzly]]grizzly]].



* BloodKnight: Tethys Reave.

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* %%* BloodKnight: Tethys Reave.



* BookEnds: [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination [=QoroQ’s=]]] first and final victims are volus, killed though grisly dismemberment and depressurization.]]
* BoringInsult: Not that it caused him any concern, but Cerastes received one of these from Haseri of all people, in a post where Haseri compared his current behaviour to that of a predictable cartoon villain. Being a respectable hanar, Haseri delivered it in the politest way possible. Being Cerastes, Cerastes wasn't unduly provoked.

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* BookEnds: [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination [=QoroQ’s=]]] first and final victims are volus, [[spoiler:volus]], killed though through grisly dismemberment and depressurization.]]
depressurization.
* BoringInsult: Not that it caused him any concern, but Cerastes received one of these from Haseri of all people, in a post where Haseri compared his current behaviour to that of a predictable cartoon villain. Being a respectable hanar, Haseri delivered it in the politest way possible. Being Cerastes, Cerastes wasn't unduly provoked.



** The initial appearance of both Snow Varren and the Biotic Grizzly.
** [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=189325#p124725 Kittens fulfills a promise]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=117008#p117008 he made a month previously]] to Gatrinex.
** [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/valiant/forum/board/thread/?t=170 A joke 13 months in the making]]

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** The initial appearance of both Snow Varren and the Biotic Grizzly.
** [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=189325#p124725 Kittens fulfills fulfils a promise]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=117008#p117008 he made a month previously]] to Gatrinex.
** [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/valiant/forum/board/thread/?t=170 A joke 13 months in the making]]making.]]



%%** The initial appearance of both Snow Varren and the Biotic Grizzly.



* ButtMonkey: Emon Spiza is designated this.
* CadreOfForeignBodyguards:

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* %%* ButtMonkey: Emon Spiza is designated this.
* CadreOfForeignBodyguards: CadreOfForeignBodyguards:



* ComedicSociopathy: Krogan, vorcha, and pretty much any mercenary on the board. To be honest, much of the humour runs on this trope.

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* %%* ComedicSociopathy: Krogan, vorcha, and pretty much any mercenary on the board. To be honest, much of the humour runs on this trope.



* CoolOldGuy: Mirqurios, Gorik, Aphin, Dwick, Kolhammer.

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Mirqurios, Gorik, Aphin, Dwick, Kolhammer.



** "I don't always come back from the dead, but when I do, I make sure to wear awesome shades."

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** "I -->"I don't always come back from the dead, but when I do, I make sure to wear awesome shades."



** The Hierophant-class
-->It is said that when the Hierophant of Gruul asked for a superweapon to destroy his enemies, he was told it could not be done. When he asked for a dreadnought, he was told that he did not have the budget. So he asked for a heavy cruiser, and told his men that it must be the best cruiser that could possibly exist, one that would crush his enemies and lead his fleets to victory. When he was brought back the design for the Hierophant-class, he asked why his men claimed that they could not bring him a superweapon."
* CoolVsAwesome: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2980&start=260 Elcor vs. krogan]]
* TheCracker: Terrorbyte. His SitcomArchnemesis Mekan of Omega slides into this sometimes, though he's nowhere near as malicious.

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** The Hierophant-class
-->It
Hierophant-class:
--->It
is said that when the Hierophant of Gruul asked for a superweapon to destroy his enemies, he was told it could not be done. When he asked for a dreadnought, he was told that he did not have the budget. So he asked for a heavy cruiser, and told his men that it must be the best cruiser that could possibly exist, one that would crush his enemies and lead his fleets to victory. When he was brought back the design for the Hierophant-class, he asked why his men claimed that they could not bring him a superweapon."
* %%* CoolVsAwesome: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2980&start=260 Elcor vs. krogan]]
* %%* TheCracker: Terrorbyte. His SitcomArchnemesis Mekan of Omega slides into this sometimes, though he's nowhere near as malicious.



* CrypticConversation: [=RememberTheBlitz=] will occasionally speak in this manner.
** Cute Young Feline Mammal ("Kittens") always speaks like this.
* CurbstompBattle: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=600 Vakkel versus Blasphemous Xenophage.]] AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
** A group of thugs calls Goronak's bluff. [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=24886#p24886 He wasn't bluffing.]]

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* CrypticConversation: %%* CrypticConversation:
%%**
[=RememberTheBlitz=] will occasionally speak in this manner.
** %%** Cute Young Feline Mammal ("Kittens") always speaks like this.
* CurbstompBattle: %%* CurbstompBattle:
%%**
[[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=600 Vakkel versus Blasphemous Xenophage.]] AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
** %%** A group of thugs calls Goronak's bluff. [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=24886#p24886 He wasn't bluffing.]]]]
* DeadManWriting: Last Wills and Testaments triggered by Dead Man Switches are so ubiquitous that Diplomatic Immunity once had one [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6386 go off early]] as a gag.



* {{Defictionalization}}: Technically, the whole site.
* DeadManWriting: Last Wills and Testaments triggered by Dead Man Switches are so ubiquitous that Diplomatic Immunity once had one [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6386 go off early]] as a gag.
* DepravedBisexual: The ''least'' of Abattoir's faults. Same with Diplomatic Immunity.
* DeterminedHomesteadersChildren: Younger characters from the turian separatist communities on Solregit.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: Technically, the whole site.
* DeadManWriting: Last Wills and Testaments triggered by Dead Man Switches are so ubiquitous that Diplomatic Immunity once had one [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6386 go off early]] as a gag.
*
%%* DepravedBisexual: The ''least'' of Abattoir's faults. Same with Diplomatic Immunity.
* %%* DeterminedHomesteadersChildren: Younger characters from the turian separatist communities on Solregit.



* DoubleEntendre: Some threads are ''FULL'' of them.
* DrinkingGame: One has been created for nearly every notable character.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: A lot of these happened during the Who Goes There storyline and the Reaper War. For some, it even doubled as a RedemptionEqualsDeath.
* EldritchAbomination: [=QoroQ=], definitely. Possibly "Kittens".

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* %%* DoubleEntendre: Some threads are ''FULL'' ''full'' of them.
* %%* DrinkingGame: One has been created for nearly every notable character.
* %%* DyingMomentOfAwesome: A lot of these happened during the Who Goes There storyline and the Reaper War. For some, it even doubled as a RedemptionEqualsDeath.
* %%* EldritchAbomination: [=QoroQ=], definitely. Possibly "Kittens".



* EnforcedMethodActing: The ending of the first "Dynasty Maker" arc involved the main character's player being kept in the dark as to a... certain all-important detail.
-->'''''' [[NoIndoorVoice I AM BESIDE MYSELF WITH ANGER AND BEING PUNKED]]
-->'''''' [[UnstoppableRage I WILL DESTROY YOU HARRAD]]
-->'''''' [[KillItWithFire WITH FIRE AND THINGS LIKE FIRE]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Most of the evil characters have a line they refuse to cross.
* {{Expy}}: Asharia is based off of a certain [[Series/{{Dexter}} blood-spatter analyst]].
** Suri'Neyvi appears to be heavily influenced by [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way.]]
** In a variant, the characters have also mentioned various cultural analogues: ''[[Series/TopGear Top Core]]'', ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Justicars of the Asari Republics]]'', ''[[Film/JamesBond Dirk Black]]'', ''[[Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou That Certainly Happened]]'', [[Wiki/TheOtherWiki Extrapedia]], [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6696&start=0 HV]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=273229#p273229 Tropes]] [[VideoGame/AmericasArmy System's Alliance Navy]] ...

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* EnforcedMethodActing: The ending %%* TheEngineer: One of the first "Dynasty Maker" arc involved the main character's player being kept in the dark as largest demographics after mercenaries. Quarians are especially prone to a... certain all-important detail.
-->'''''' [[NoIndoorVoice I AM BESIDE MYSELF WITH ANGER AND BEING PUNKED]]
-->'''''' [[UnstoppableRage I WILL DESTROY YOU HARRAD]]
-->'''''' [[KillItWithFire WITH FIRE AND THINGS LIKE FIRE]]
*
using this trope.
%%*
EvenEvilHasStandards: Most of the evil characters have a line they refuse to cross.
* {{Expy}}: Asharia is based off of a certain [[Series/{{Dexter}} blood-spatter analyst]].
** Suri'Neyvi appears to be heavily influenced by [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way.]]
** In a variant, the characters have also mentioned various cultural analogues: ''[[Series/TopGear Top Core]]'', ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Justicars of the Asari Republics]]'', ''[[Film/JamesBond Dirk Black]]'', ''[[Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou That Certainly Happened]]'', [[Wiki/TheOtherWiki Extrapedia]], [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6696&start=0 HV]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=273229#p273229 Tropes]] [[VideoGame/AmericasArmy System's Alliance Navy]] ...
cross.



* InternetCounterattack: Taken to an extreme with Operation Down With Discord. Discori made some postings offering to sell slaves. An army of mercenaries launched a coordinated attack on his base.
** [[MemeticMutation Oh fuck]], [[http://demotivator.org/photos/207/6f83f509f6a6fadcc92fae7816965028.jpg the extranet is here]].



* {{Expy}}:
** Asharia is based off of a certain [[Series/{{Dexter}} blood-spatter analyst]].
** Suri'Neyvi appears to be heavily influenced by [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way.]]
** In a variant, the characters have also mentioned various cultural analogues: ''[[Series/TopGear Top Core]]'', ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Justicars of the Asari Republics]]'', ''[[Film/JamesBond Dirk Black]]'', ''[[Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou That Certainly Happened]]'', [[Wiki/TheOtherWiki Extrapedia]], [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6696&start=0 HV]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=273229#p273229 Tropes]], ''[[VideoGame/AmericasArmy System's Alliance Navy]]''...



* FantasticSlurs: Kickballs (volus), Furheads (humans), Blinks (batarians), Frogs (salarians), Flashlights (geth), Spikebutts (turians), Bluetits (asari), Lizards (drell or krogan), Buckets (quarians)...

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* FantasticSlurs: Kickballs (volus), Furheads (humans), Blinks (batarians), Frogs (salarians), Flashlights (geth), Spikebutts (turians), Bluetits (asari), Lizards (drell or krogan), and Buckets (quarians)...(quarians).



* FictionalSport: ''Pildavi'', Trapball, ''Sarophan'tialamenus'', Stickmatch, etc.
* FieldPromotion: [=SvChief=] Jaquento Schmidt got one to [=GyChief=] after his unorthodox idea saved the [[CoolShip Teutoburg Forrest]] from being destroyed by crashing into a planet. For another one (to [=OpChief=]) see KickedUpstairs.
** Likewise for [=GyChief=] Tritt, who got his current rank after ending a hostage crisis with no civilian loss of life. Unfortunately, he's now stuck as company logistics NCO
* FisherKingdom: Jorgal Dwick's larger than life personality and physical girth are diminished when the asari finally start reclaiming the city of "Nos Dwicka" on Illium.

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* %%* FictionalSport: ''Pildavi'', Trapball, ''Sarophan'tialamenus'', Stickmatch, etc.
* FieldPromotion: FieldPromotion:
**
[=SvChief=] Jaquento Schmidt got one to [=GyChief=] after his unorthodox idea saved the [[CoolShip Teutoburg Forrest]] from being destroyed by crashing into a planet. For another one (to [=OpChief=]) see KickedUpstairs.
planet.
** Likewise for [=GyChief=] Tritt, who got his current rank after ending a hostage crisis with no civilian loss of life. Unfortunately, he's now stuck as company logistics NCO
NCO.
* FisherKingdom: FisherKing: Jorgal Dwick's larger than life personality and physical girth are diminished when the asari finally start reclaiming the city of "Nos Dwicka" on Illium.



* GenkiGirl: Grackel and Naaya.

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* %%* GenkiGirl: Grackel and Naaya.



* HappilyMarried:
** Harrad_01 and his partner Cour.
** Muckracker and Vohkaidin.

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* HappilyMarried:
** Harrad_01 and his partner Cour.
** Muckracker and Vohkaidin.
AGoodNameForARockBand: One response to someone pointing out that the Blue Suns are only a short step away from being called the Azure Supernovas (in a thread in which organisation names were being mocked). Another pointed out that this would be an exceptionally bad name for an asari strip joint. Note that "Azure" is slang for an asari's genitals.



* HasTwoMommies: Some_Random_Merc

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%%* HappilyMarried:
%%** Harrad_01 and his partner Cour.
%%** Muckracker and Vohkaidin.
* HasTwoMommies: Some_Random_MercHasTwoMommies:



** Kolya (Human Quarian). Technically it was one dad and one HonoraryUncle and it was only for four years of his life but it still counts.

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** Kolya (Human Quarian). Technically it was one dad and one HonoraryUncle and it was only for four years of his life life, but it still counts.counts.
%%** Some_Random_Merc



* HeroicBSOD: TSS/Abattoir fanfiction is leaked. To everyone. The Sarcastic Salarian doesn't take it well.
* HeroicSacrifice: Oddly enough, often committed by the villains.

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* %%* HeroicBSOD: TSS/Abattoir fanfiction is leaked. To everyone. The Sarcastic Salarian doesn't take it well.
* %%* HeroicSacrifice: Oddly enough, often committed by the villains.



* HilarityEnsues: Having been detained for questioning by Citadel customs, Thalyr'ra enlisted a deadbeat and a stoned krogan to break him out. The results were...chaotic, to say the least.

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* HilarityEnsues: HilarityEnsues:
**
Having been detained for questioning by Citadel customs, Thalyr'ra enlisted a deadbeat and a stoned krogan to break him out. The results were...chaotic, to say the least.



* HolierThanThou:
** Kel'Jaroth might not have been religious, but he preached at ''everybody''.
** Same with [[MeaningfulName John Galt]].
* HurricaneOfPuns: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=493&start=10 This]] thread.
** Branka and Ket’Etal are among the characters who can’t resist these.

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* HolierThanThou:
**
HolierThanThou: Kel'Jaroth might not have been religious, but he preached at ''everybody''.
** %%** Same with [[MeaningfulName John Galt]].
* HurricaneOfPuns: %%* HurricaneOfPuns:
%%**
[[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=493&start=10 This]] thread.
** %%** Branka and Ket’Etal are among the characters who can’t resist these.



* InsistentTerminology: The humans tend to insist that upon their heads they sport "hair" and not "fur".

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* InsistentTerminology: InsistentTerminology:
**
The humans tend to insist that upon their heads they sport "hair" and not "fur".



* InternetCounterattack: Taken to an extreme with Operation Down With Discord. Discori made some postings offering to sell slaves. An army of mercenaries launched a coordinated attack on his base. Oh fuck, [[http://demotivator.org/photos/207/6f83f509f6a6fadcc92fae7816965028.jpg the extranet is here]].



* {{Jerkass}}: A great many members of the forum; it would be shorter to describe who isn’t.
* JustThinkOfThePotential: A calling card for many former Cerberus members.
* KickedUpstairs: When Jaquento Schmidt accepted a position at the Alliance Tower on the Citadel, he was promoted for formal reasons only, giving him rank superiority over his coworkers and a bigger pay check.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: A great many members of the forum; it would be shorter to describe who isn’t.
* %%* JustThinkOfThePotential: A calling card for many former Cerberus members.
* KickedUpstairs: KickedUpstairs:
**
When Jaquento Schmidt accepted a position at the Alliance Tower on the Citadel, he was promoted for formal reasons only, giving him rank superiority over his coworkers and a bigger pay check.



* KnowledgeBroker: Notable examples include Dietrich, Cerastes, Zeela, and Kittens.
* LadyOfWar: See: Talyra Kerun and nearly every female member of the Solregit colony.
* LargeHam: Perhaps inevitably (due to RuleOfFunny), the volus are the race most likely to fit the trope.
** '''[[color:Green:SNOW VARREN SPEAKS IN GREEN, BOLD, ALL-CAPS SENTENCES, WITH NO CONCEPT OF FIRST-PERSON SINGULAR.]]'''

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* %%* KnowledgeBroker: Notable examples include Dietrich, Cerastes, Zeela, and Kittens.
* %%* LadyOfWar: See: Talyra Kerun and nearly every female member of the Solregit colony.
* LargeHam: LargeHam:
**
Perhaps inevitably (due to RuleOfFunny), the volus are the race most likely to fit the trope.
** '''[[color:Green:SNOW '''[[green:SNOW VARREN SPEAKS IN GREEN, BOLD, ALL-CAPS SENTENCES, WITH NO CONCEPT OF FIRST-PERSON SINGULAR.]]'''



* LawEnforcementInc: The Omega-based organisation AEGIS walk the line between this and mercenaries.
* LetsPlay:
** An ''in-universe'' example: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=795 Asharia plays]] VideoGame/XCom.

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* %%* LawEnforcementInc: The Omega-based organisation AEGIS walk the line between this and mercenaries.
* LetsPlay:
LetsPlay:
** An ''in-universe'' example: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=795 Asharia plays]] VideoGame/XCom.''VideoGame/XCom''.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: It’s an ''extranet forum.''
* LocalHangout: Aphin’s Place for the Citadel characters; the Periwinkle Paradise for denizens of Omega.
* MadeASlave: Given both Illium and the batarian slave trade, this happens every once in a while.

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* %%* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: It’s an ''extranet forum.''
* %%* LocalHangout: Aphin’s Place for the Citadel characters; the Periwinkle Paradise for denizens of Omega.
* %%* MadeASlave: Given both Illium and the batarian slave trade, this happens every once in a while.



* MadScientist: There’s a few of them as well, including the seemingly unlikely Tuchankan Gothteng Vedix.
** Linya (Scientific Pursuits) subverts this, being a researcher who just happens to be an industrial-strength CloudCuckoolander and GenkiGirl.
* MassOhCrap:

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* MadScientist: There’s a few of them as well, including the seemingly unlikely Tuchankan Gothteng Vedix.
**
Linya (Scientific Pursuits) subverts this, being a researcher who just happens to be an industrial-strength CloudCuckoolander and GenkiGirl.
%%** There’s a few of them as well, including the seemingly unlikely Tuchankan Gothteng Vedix.
* MassOhCrap: MassOhCrap:



** The nature of the main feed regarding the last few days up to the Mass Effect 3 launch.
*** Diplomatic Immunity, one of the first to respond to the [[BlatantLies "We are experiencing technical difficulties"]] error on the Alliance News Network feed, commented that "I need to make some phone calls....."
** …which was then followed by the forum itself, following the Reaper invasion began in the forums proper.

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** The nature of the main feed regarding the last few days up to the Mass ''Mass Effect 3 3'' launch.
*** ** Diplomatic Immunity, one of the first to respond to the [[BlatantLies "We are experiencing technical difficulties"]] error on the Alliance News Network feed, commented that "I need to make some phone calls.....calls..."
** …which was then followed by the The forum itself, following the Reaper invasion began beginning in the forums proper.



-->>>QUERY
-->>>DEFINE "EXISTENCE"
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: For the "Nos Dwicka" plot, eldritch happenings and bizarre phenomena have been happening in the city for years, but it's never made clear if there is a logical explanation. When Mekan of Omega underwent a potential possession by a krogran demigod, "I draw the line at the Magic Krogan" became a forum catchphrase, as a summary of the uncertain nature.
* [=MSTing=] A fictional Film/JamesBond [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]] is ripped apart in one thread.
* MegaCorp: Titan Corporation (possibly the name seeks to lampshade its status?). Its corporate armies, general lack of ethics, questionable experiments, and household name paints it as a classic Megacorp.

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-->>>QUERY
-->>>DEFINE
--->>>QUERY\\
>>DEFINE
"EXISTENCE"
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: For the "Nos Dwicka" plot, eldritch happenings and bizarre phenomena have been happening in the city for years, but it's never made clear if there is a logical explanation. When Mekan of Omega underwent a potential possession by a krogran demigod, "I draw the line at the Magic Krogan" became a forum catchphrase, as a summary of the uncertain nature.
* [=MSTing=] A fictional Film/JamesBond [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]] is ripped apart in one thread.
nature.
* MegaCorp: Titan Corporation (possibly the name seeks to lampshade its status?).status). Its corporate armies, general lack of ethics, questionable experiments, and household name paints it as a classic Megacorp.



* MuggingTheMonster: Sylvion meets Sicaria.
* MustHaveNicotine: Dano

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* {{MST}}: A fictional ''Film/JamesBond'' [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]] is ripped apart in one thread.
%%*
MuggingTheMonster: Sylvion meets Sicaria.
* %%* MustHaveNicotine: Dano



* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: A significant number of characters behaves in ways you wouldn't expect from their species. Given this is ''Franchise/MassEffect'', it's only to be expected.
* MythologyGag: All day, every day.
* NaiveNewcomer:
** The raloi, in a cultural sense.
** Laykalar the hanar.
* NamesTheSame: As a sort of conclusion to a running gag of the boards, serial killer The Tayseri Strangler ended up sharing the name of one of the forum's most respectable posters...along with many life details that were suspiciously similar, too.

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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: A significant number of characters behaves behave in ways you wouldn't expect from their species. Given this is ''Franchise/MassEffect'', it's only to be expected.
* %%* MythologyGag: All day, every day.
* NaiveNewcomer:
**
%%* NaiveNewcomer:
%%**
The raloi, in a cultural sense.
** %%** Laykalar the hanar.
* NamesTheSame: As a sort of conclusion to a running gag of the boards, serial killer The Tayseri Strangler ended up sharing the name of one of the forum's most respectable posters...along with many life details that were suspiciously similar, too.
hanar.



* NeverFoundTheBody: Julmoth and Justicar Velinara come to mind. Also a useful tool for players who come back from hiatus.
** Julmoth's back. [[MemeticMutation *crosses arms* DEAL WITH IT.]]
** Justicar Velinara, as well. [[spoiler: Guess what?]]
* NeverLiveItDown: Where were the salarians at the Battle of Earth? Everyone else was there - even the remnants of the batarian fleet. Everyone. But not one of the four Council races. The Salarian Union has been in damage-control mode almost non-stop in the war's aftermath.
* NewNeighboursAsThePlotDemands: Efforts have been made to avert this. A thread in the former virtual lounge existed for the creation of sovereign nations within the Terminus, so that the region could be fleshed out consistently and with a fair amount of pre-established political backstory. It also provides plenty of inspiration for new Terminus characters. Still, Terminus nations are often invented wholescale, among the more prominent being the Theocracy of Gruul, the Technocracy of Valkar, and the High Republic of Orozvhad.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: %%* NeverFoundTheBody:
%%**
Julmoth and Justicar Velinara come to mind. Also a useful tool for players who come back from hiatus.
** %%** Julmoth's back. [[MemeticMutation *crosses arms* DEAL WITH IT.]]
**
IT.
%%**
Justicar Velinara, as well. [[spoiler: Guess what?]]
* NeverLiveItDown: Where were the salarians Salarians at the Battle of Earth? Everyone else was there - even the remnants of the batarian Batarian fleet. Everyone. But not one of the four Council races. The Salarian Union has been in damage-control mode almost non-stop in the war's aftermath.
aftermath. [[invoked]]
* NewNeighboursAsThePlotDemands: NewNeighboursAsThePlotDemands:
**
Efforts have been made to avert this. A thread in the former virtual lounge existed for the creation of sovereign nations within the Terminus, so that the region could be fleshed out consistently and with a fair amount of pre-established political backstory. It also provides plenty of inspiration for new Terminus characters. Still, Terminus nations are often invented wholescale, wholesale, among the more prominent being the Theocracy of Gruul, the Technocracy of Valkar, and the High Republic of Orozvhad.



* NiceHat: Stezenyn, the hat-wearing hanar; more recently, Skrat the vorcha.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** For over a year, Mekan and Dano faced accusations of this regarding the Systems Alliance-Vies War, which they were “credited” with starting. This was really quite unfair, as the board eventually acknowledged.

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* %%* NiceHat: Stezenyn, the hat-wearing hanar; more recently, Skrat the vorcha.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** For over a year, Mekan and Dano faced accusations of this regarding the Systems Alliance-Vies War, which they were “credited” with starting. This was really quite unfair, as the board eventually acknowledged.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: One Classy Bloke - ha ha, it's a volus in a top hat with a cane! Funny, right? Well, he not only showed signs of being a MagnificentBastard...he was a ''biotic vanguard'' on top of that. [[spoiler: It doesn't help him in the end]].
* OccupiersOutOfOurCountry: This has been a growing sentiment amongst human colonists toward the Alliance's post-war government, which they consider to be exploiting their resources without recompense to aid Earth's reconstruction while simultaneously neglecting their needs.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: One Classy Bloke - ha ha, it's a volus in a top hat with a cane! Funny, right? Well, he not only showed signs of being a MagnificentBastard...ManipulativeBastard...he was a ''biotic vanguard'' on top of that. [[spoiler: It doesn't help him in the end]].
* OccupiersOutOfOurCountry: OccupiersOutOfOurCountry:
**
This has been a growing sentiment amongst human colonists toward the Alliance's post-war government, which they consider to be exploiting their resources without recompense to aid Earth's reconstruction while simultaneously neglecting their needs.



* OhCrap: See MassOhCrap.
** When the Alliance Eighth Fleet is [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7669 ambushed at Ontarom by the Reapers]], they take a few hits, but so far they're holding their ground. [[spoiler:Then a Reaper dreadnought shows up]] and [[CurbStompBattle takes out the cruiser SSV ''Edmonton'' in a single shot]].

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* OhCrap: See MassOhCrap.
OhCrap:
** When the Alliance Eighth Fleet is [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7669 ambushed at Ontarom by the Reapers]], they take a few hits, but so far they're holding their ground. [[spoiler:Then a Reaper dreadnought shows up]] and [[CurbStompBattle takes out the cruiser SSV ''Edmonton'' [[CurbStompBattle in a single shot]].



** At the climax of a plot that takes place over an in-character year, it's [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/cdn/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1748#p63766 finally revealed]] that [[spoiler: Cerastes]] wasn't [[spoiler: working for the Rainmaker]] after all.

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** At the climax of a plot that takes place over an in-character year, it's [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/cdn/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1748#p63766 finally revealed]] that [[spoiler: Cerastes]] Cerastes wasn't [[spoiler: working for the Rainmaker]] after all.



* OnlySaneMan: More than a third of the forum has experienced this at least once.
* OpenSecret: Inconspicuous Organic was ''clearly'' a robust human specimen, NOT a form of synthetic intelligence.
** Abattoir and Velinara's "engagement" was this for a while until it became an open secret.

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* %%* OnlySaneMan: More than a third of the forum has experienced this at least once.
* OpenSecret: Inconspicuous Organic was ''clearly'' a robust human specimen, NOT ''not'' a form of synthetic intelligence.
** %%** Abattoir and Velinara's "engagement" was this for a while until it became an open secret.



** Upon finding out that a certain albino drell has started dating his surrogate daughter Shirin, Kirok drags Cerastes out to a bar and has a [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/cdn/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2206 'talk']] with him. ... with a shotgun as the mediator.
* PlayByPostGames

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** Upon finding out that a certain albino drell has started dating his surrogate daughter Shirin, Kirok drags Cerastes out to a bar and has a [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/cdn/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2206 'talk']] with him. ... with With a shotgun as the mediator.
* %%* PlayByPostGames



* PornWithPlot: Illium-based [=ExtranetPlayground=] is pursuing this niche with some success. Their flagship trilogy ''Citadel XXX'' is 'based on real events' in-universe, thus serving as an homage/parody of Mass Effect itself.

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* PornWithPlot: Illium-based [=ExtranetPlayground=] is pursuing this niche with some success. Their flagship trilogy ''Citadel XXX'' is 'based on real events' in-universe, thus serving as an homage/parody of Mass Effect ''Mass Effect'' itself.



* PunnyName: In the spirit of several quarian names from the Mass Effect series (vas Iktomi, etc.), we have Sarve'er nar Kolepsi.

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* PunnyName: In the spirit of several quarian names from the Mass Effect series (vas Iktomi, etc.), we have Sarve'er nar Kolepsi.Kolepsi[[labelnote:*]]Severe narcolepsy[[/labelnote]].



* ReallyGetsAround: Both Abattoir and Diplomatic Immunity, despite their rather fearsome reputations. Also Senn, Liria T’Remi, Vuk, and a few others.
* RedShirtArmy: Played in the background by many players.
* [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun Remember When You Threw An Alliance Cruiser Into The Sun]]
* TheRemnant: Several neo-Cerberus groups have formed in the wake of the organization's dissolution.

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* %%* ReallyGetsAround: Both Abattoir and Diplomatic Immunity, despite their rather fearsome reputations. Also Senn, Liria T’Remi, Vuk, and a few others.
* %%* RedShirtArmy: Played in the background by many players.
%%* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun
* [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun Remember When You Threw An Alliance Cruiser Into The Sun]]
* TheRemnant:
TheRemnant:
**
Several neo-Cerberus groups have formed in the wake of the organization's dissolution.



* {{Retcon}}: Given how one character’s actions affect others’, this is suppressed whenever possible.
* TheReveal: A quarian with the screenname 18/q/f shows up at the boards. Her attitude, writing style, and infatuation with Abattoir make everyone think that it's actually Suri in some PaperThinDisguise. It's actually [[spoiler: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/valiant/forum/board/thread/?t=261 'One Classy Bloke' the volus]] trying to lure Suri out]]
** [[spoiler:it works]]
* RetiredBadass: Ex-wrestler banker, ex-special forces cop, ex-mercenary ship repairman, ex-military mechanic...
* RockBeatsLaser: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14859#p15759 Sling Beats Drone]].

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* %%* {{Retcon}}: Given how one character’s actions affect others’, this is suppressed whenever possible.
%%* RetiredBadass: Ex-wrestler banker, ex-special forces cop, ex-mercenary ship repairman, ex-military mechanic...
* TheReveal: A quarian with the screenname 18/q/f shows up at the boards. Her attitude, writing style, and infatuation with Abattoir make everyone think that it's actually Suri in some PaperThinDisguise. It's actually [[spoiler: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/valiant/forum/board/thread/?t=261 'One Classy Bloke' the volus]] trying to lure Suri out]]
** [[spoiler:it works]]
* RetiredBadass: Ex-wrestler banker, ex-special forces cop, ex-mercenary ship repairman, ex-military mechanic...
*
out, and it works.]]
%%*
RockBeatsLaser: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14859#p15759 Sling Beats Drone]].



* RuleOfCool: How most stories are played. Not that there isn't a lot of serious drama and world-building.

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* %%* RuleOfCool: How most stories are played. Not that there isn't a lot of serious drama and world-building.



** Diplomatic Immunity’s former habit of inviting new members of the forum for a “[redacted]”
** Cerberus projects [[GoneHorriblyWrong going horribly wrong]]
** “Shut the fuck up, Elvis.”

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** Diplomatic Immunity’s former habit of inviting new members of the forum for a “[redacted]”
“[redacted]”.
** Cerberus projects [[GoneHorriblyWrong going horribly wrong]]
** “Shut the fuck up, Elvis.”
wrong]].



%%** “Shut the fuck up, Elvis.”



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Used by rich members of the forum, with varying degrees of success.
** Grand Excecutor Menekhotep Tran'Darvas, on show-within-a-show ''The Life Egregious'', embodies this trope to comic extremes.
* SerialKillerKiller: Asharia.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: %%* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney:
%%**
Used by rich members of the forum, with varying degrees of success.
** %%** Grand Excecutor Menekhotep Tran'Darvas, on show-within-a-show ''The Life Egregious'', embodies this trope to comic extremes.
* %%* SerialKillerKiller: Asharia.



-->'''Sklikos Gamic''': [...] ...The Truth of how the alien corrupters corrupted the Hierarchy with their corrupting Alienenss and how they control our glorious corrupted Hierarchy with alien corruption.
* ShipperOnDeck:
** Suri'Neyvi was infamous for her fanfiction, in which illogical and sometimes questionably-consensual sex occurred between public figures or people known to her, for no particular reason. Examples include a Shepard/Illusive Man pairing and a piece with CDN's own Harrad and Gatrinex.

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-->'''Sklikos Gamic''': [...] ...The Truth of how the alien corrupters corrupted the Hierarchy with their corrupting Alienenss and how they control our glorious corrupted Hierarchy with alien corruption.
* ShipperOnDeck:
ShipperOnDeck:
** Suri'Neyvi was infamous for her fanfiction, in which illogical and sometimes questionably-consensual sex occurred between public figures or people known to her, for no particular reason. Examples include a Shepard/Illusive Man pairing and a piece with CDN's own Harrad and Gatrinex.



* ShoutOut: Very common. See: Expy.

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* %%* ShoutOut: Very common. See: Expy.common.



* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=976&p=47548#p47548 Observe.]]

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* %%* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=976&p=47548#p47548 Observe.]]



* StupidGood: Iel’Verret is the nicest person on the boards, but he’s so painfully naïve he’d be a danger to himself.

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* StupidGood: Iel’Verret is the nicest person on the boards, but he’s so painfully naïve he’d be a danger to himself.himself.
%%* SummonBiggerFish: In 'The Lost World' chapter 3; first [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=154730#p154730 invoked]], then [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=157652#p157652 used]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=157734#p157734 fully]].



* SummonBiggerFish: In 'The Lost World' chapter 3; first [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=154730#p154730 invoked]], then [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=157652#p157652 used]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=157734#p157734 fully]].
* TakeThat: The most prevalent example: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3158 The Life Egregious]], or if you prefer, “How Not to Act at CDN.”
** The fourth season in particular, which mercilessly parodies the controversy surrounding the ending of Mass Effect 3, with neither Bioware nor the fans spared ridicule.

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* SummonBiggerFish: In 'The Lost World' chapter 3; first [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=154730#p154730 invoked]], then [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=157652#p157652 used]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=157734#p157734 fully]].
* TakeThat:
TakeThat:
**
The most prevalent example: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3158 The Life Egregious]], or if you prefer, “How Not to Act at CDN.”
** The fourth season in particular, which mercilessly parodies the controversy surrounding the ending of Mass ''Mass Effect 3, 3'', with neither Bioware nor the fans spared ridicule.



* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Any elcor. Hanar are prone to it as well.
* TheEngineer: One of the largest demographics after mercenaries. Quarians are especially prone to using this trope.
* ThemeNaming: The elite Hammer operatives of the Paladin organization use callsigns named after medieval equipment. Allard Kyarlen is ''[[TheCaptain Helm]]'', Jurea Foron is ''[[TheCracker Dagger]]'', Kiral Ohurdrat is ''[[TheBigGuy Mace]]'', Paroc Didonas is ''[[ColdSniper Sword]]'', and Everett Maliszewski (Son_of_Orion) is ''[[TheEngineer Anvil]]''.

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* %%* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Any elcor. Hanar are prone to it as well.
* TheEngineer: One of the largest demographics after mercenaries. Quarians are especially prone to using this trope.
* ThemeNaming:
ThemeNaming:
**
The elite Hammer operatives of the Paladin organization use callsigns named after medieval equipment. Allard Kyarlen is ''[[TheCaptain Helm]]'', Jurea Foron is ''[[TheCracker Dagger]]'', Kiral Ohurdrat is ''[[TheBigGuy Mace]]'', Paroc Didonas is ''[[ColdSniper Sword]]'', and Everett Maliszewski (Son_of_Orion) is ''[[TheEngineer Anvil]]''.



** Greaseboy does this, for some reason.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Mr. Koth and Mr. Synd, Rhapsody's two assistants.
* {{Timeskip}}: The forum timeframe jumped forward one year after the conclusion of Mass Effect 3, giving the setting enough time to begin healing itself from the catastrophic last days of the Reaper War.
* TookALevelInBadass: Stick around long enough and even the most ineffectual character may end up doing this.

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** %%** Greaseboy does this, for some reason.
* %%* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Mr. Koth and Mr. Synd, Rhapsody's two assistants.
* {{Timeskip}}: The forum timeframe jumped forward one year after the conclusion of Mass ''Mass Effect 3, 3'', giving the setting enough time to begin healing itself from the catastrophic last days of the Reaper War.
* %%* TookALevelInBadass: Stick around long enough and even the most ineffectual character may end up doing this.



* {{Uncoffee}}: Lesha. It’s only grown on a single world in the Terminus Systems. The Lesha trade is the cause of ongoing armed conflict and various other unpleasantries.

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* {{Uncoffee}}: Lesha. It’s only grown on a single world in the Terminus Systems. The Lesha trade is the cause of ongoing armed conflict and various other unpleasantries.unpleasantness.



* UnresolvedSexualTension: It happens a lot.
* UnusualEuphemism: Shrell!

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* %%* UnresolvedSexualTension: It happens a lot.
* %%* UnusualEuphemism: Shrell!



* VaderBreath: The volus, of course. Often played for laughs.
* WackyCravings: [[spoiler:Vox]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=2667 WILL get her peanut brittle.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A very common claim of Cerberus (and its former members).
* WeirdMoon: The logo of the Dwick Dwickcast Syndykyt [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121212192355/cdn/images/2/30/Logo_copy.jpg logo.]]
* WhamEpisode: May 5st, 2012 (2186 in-universe), when the Reaper invasion began in the forums.

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* %%* VaderBreath: The volus, of course. Often played for laughs.
* WackyCravings: [[spoiler:Vox]] ''will'' [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=2667 WILL get her peanut brittle.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A very common claim of Cerberus (and its former members).
*
%%* WeirdMoon: The logo of the Dwick Dwickcast Syndykyt [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121212192355/cdn/images/2/30/Logo_copy.jpg logo.]]
]] %%Link is broken%%
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist: A very common claim of Cerberus (and its former members).
* WhamEpisode: WhamEpisode:
**
May 5st, 2012 (2186 in-universe), when the Reaper invasion began in the forums.



* WouldHurtAChild: Batarian slavers, notably. The backstory of "Jimmy" gives a disturbing taste of it.
* WrenchWench: Kim (Digital Dragon) was one part this, and one part PlayfulHacker.
* YouNoTakeCandle: A common interpretation of vorcha speech.

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* %%* WouldHurtAChild: Batarian slavers, notably. The backstory of "Jimmy" gives a disturbing taste of it.
* %%* WrenchWench: Kim (Digital Dragon) was one part this, and one part PlayfulHacker.
* %%* YouNoTakeCandle: A common interpretation of vorcha speech.
speech.


** Suri'Neyvi appears to be heavily influenced by [[MyImmortal Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way.]]

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** Suri'Neyvi appears to be heavily influenced by [[MyImmortal [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way.]]


* [[AllMenArePerverts All ExtraNet Users Are Perverts]]:

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* [[AllMenArePerverts All ExtraNet Users Are Perverts]]:AllMenArePerverts:



* [[InternetCounterattack Extranet Counterattack]]: Taken to an extreme with Operation Down With Discord. Discori made some postings offering to sell slaves. An army of mercenaries launched a coordinated attack on his base.

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* [[InternetCounterattack Extranet Counterattack]]: InternetCounterattack: Taken to an extreme with Operation Down With Discord. Discori made some postings offering to sell slaves. An army of mercenaries launched a coordinated attack on his base.



* [[HappilyMarried Happily Bonded]]: Harrad_01 and his partner Cour.

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* [[HappilyMarried Happily Bonded]]: HappilyMarried:
**
Harrad_01 and his partner Cour.



* [[MuggingTheMonster Mugging The Separatist Survivalist]]: Sylvion meets Sicaria.

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* [[MuggingTheMonster Mugging The Separatist Survivalist]]: MuggingTheMonster: Sylvion meets Sicaria.



* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend She Is Not This One's Girlfriend And It Will Sodomize Your Eye Socket If You Say So One More Goddamned Time]]: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=976&p=47548#p47548 Observe.]]

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* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend She Is Not This One's Girlfriend And It Will Sodomize Your Eye Socket If You Say So One More Goddamned Time]]: SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=976&p=47548#p47548 Observe.]]


* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Several. The often antagonistic relationships between characters contrast with the out-of-character relationships.

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* ShipperOnDeck:
** Suri'Neyvi was infamous for her fanfiction, in which illogical and sometimes questionably-consensual sex occurred between public figures or people known to her, for no particular reason. Examples include a Shepard/Illusive Man pairing and a piece with CDN's own Harrad and Gatrinex.
** On the "straight trolling" front, Janice Proctor memorably mocked Lepantis Corvax with a short piece in which he had a steamy and loving encounter with Jorgal Dwick.

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* TheNapoleon: Druss Jorkakt, being a volus, is short and physically unimposing. She is also aggressive, pushy, hot-headed and has a chip on her shoulder about her people's general near-uselessness in combat.


* MassOhCrap: Happens when Abattoir decides to show up to the meeting that was meant to posthumously divvy up his territory.
** Also the nature of the main feed regarding the last few days up to the Mass Effect 3 launch.

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* MassOhCrap: MassOhCrap:
**
Happens when Abattoir decides to show up to the meeting that was meant to posthumously divvy up his territory.
** Also the The nature of the main feed regarding the last few days up to the Mass Effect 3 launch.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: For the "Nos Dwicka" plot, eldritch happenings and bizarre phenomena have been happening in the city for years, but it's never made clear if there is a logical explanation. When Mekan of Omega underwent a potential possession by a krogran demigod, "I draw the line at the Magic Krogan" became a forum catchphrase, as a summary of the uncertain nature.



* NoodleIncident: Used all the time. Examples include: Tomaz’s pilgrimage, Spiza’s indentured servitude, the invasion of Gunny’s ship by krogan, and several of Aphin’s and Jules’ benders.

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* NoodleIncident: The Hylagean Fog is mentioned sporadically and vaguely by both salarian and batarian intelligence operatives. Nothing about it is known except that it is deadly, biological in nature, and capable of space-faring. It's implied that the threat was dealt with by salarian STG and batarian state security, but the details are never revealed.
%%**
Used all the time. Examples include: Tomaz’s pilgrimage, Spiza’s indentured servitude, the invasion of Gunny’s ship by krogan, and several of Aphin’s and Jules’ benders.


* LongRunner: Has been running for about five years now.

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* UncannyValley: In-universe, the avatar used by Ana Sari. Upon seeing it, Terrorbyte starts freaking out, and many other posters agree that it's disturbing. Something about a face that is almost-but-not-quite Asari makes them very uncomfortable.

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* AcePilot: Gatrinex, who was a Turian Hierarchy fighter jock. Most notably, he was the winner of the insane obstacle course that was the 7 Rings Race. Sadly, he died early in the Reaper War, shot down over Palaven.


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* TheAllegedCar: Turul's ship, which looks like it belongs on a trash heap. Basically a Running Gag, in that most of Turul's infrequent but crazy road trips involve characters being introduced to the ship, often while hurrying to board it.


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* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: The last sentiment of Discori, who as he dies mocks the idea that good intentions can ever change the nature of the Terminus. There will always be someone like him, no matter how often do-gooders put a temporary stop to it.


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* CannibalClan: Z-Tribe. A group of people from the Terminus sharing an account who enjoyed eating other sapient beings. They dine together as a family... often on a family, apparently.


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* FisherKingdom: Jorgal Dwick's larger than life personality and physical girth are diminished when the asari finally start reclaiming the city of "Nos Dwicka" on Illium.


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* HiddenDepths: One of the central themes with Prax ("Deadbeat"), who clearly could be so much more than the apathetic layabout he chooses to be. Notably he is surprisingly well-read and able to write poetry in multiple forms and genres.


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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Anyone who tries to do something helpful for Dani will find themselves screwed over by Dani. Most notably, Jil'Korah once brought her a new suit, only to be immediately mugged by her.


CerberusDailyNews can be found [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com here]]. The original (unformatted Wordpress site) can be found [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/index_old.php/wx-login.php/?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cerberusdailynews.com%2Fioj-admin%2Fedit.php&reauth=2 here]], its old forum can be found [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum here]], and its wiki [[http://cdn.wikia.com/wiki/Cerberus_Daily_News_Wiki here]]. If you would like to submit your own front-page story for the site, [[http://cerberusdailynews.com/valiant/forum/board/thread/?t=94&o=0#2 here are the posting guidelines]].

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CerberusDailyNews It can be found [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com here]]. The original (unformatted Wordpress site) can be found [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/index_old.php/wx-login.php/?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cerberusdailynews.com%2Fioj-admin%2Fedit.php&reauth=2 here]], its old forum can be found [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum here]], and its wiki [[http://cdn.wikia.com/wiki/Cerberus_Daily_News_Wiki here]]. If you would like to submit your own front-page story for the site, [[http://cerberusdailynews.com/valiant/forum/board/thread/?t=94&o=0#2 here are the posting guidelines]].


** In a variant, the characters have also mentioned various cultural analogues: ''[[Series/TopGear Top Core]]'', ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Justicars of the Asari Republics]]'', ''[[Film/JamesBond Dirk Black]]'', ''[[Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou That Certainly Happened]]'', [[Wiki/TheOtherWiki Extrapedia]], [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6696&start=0 HV]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=273229#p273229 Tropes]] [[AmericasArmy System's Alliance Navy]] ...

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** In a variant, the characters have also mentioned various cultural analogues: ''[[Series/TopGear Top Core]]'', ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Justicars of the Asari Republics]]'', ''[[Film/JamesBond Dirk Black]]'', ''[[Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou That Certainly Happened]]'', [[Wiki/TheOtherWiki Extrapedia]], [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6696&start=0 HV]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=273229#p273229 Tropes]] [[AmericasArmy [[VideoGame/AmericasArmy System's Alliance Navy]] ...


** In a variant, the characters have also mentioned various cultural analogues: ''[[Series/TopGear Top Core]]'', ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Justicars of the Asari Republics]]'', ''[[Film/JamesBond Dirk Black]]'', ''[[Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou That Certainly Happened]]'', [[TheOtherWiki Extrapedia]], [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6696&start=0 HV]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=273229#p273229 Tropes]] [[AmericasArmy System's Alliance Navy]] ...

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** In a variant, the characters have also mentioned various cultural analogues: ''[[Series/TopGear Top Core]]'', ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Justicars of the Asari Republics]]'', ''[[Film/JamesBond Dirk Black]]'', ''[[Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou That Certainly Happened]]'', [[TheOtherWiki [[Wiki/TheOtherWiki Extrapedia]], [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6696&start=0 HV]] [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=273229#p273229 Tropes]] [[AmericasArmy System's Alliance Navy]] ...


** An ''in-universe'' example: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=795 Asharia plays]] {{X-COM}}.

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** An ''in-universe'' example: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=795 Asharia plays]] {{X-COM}}.VideoGame/XCom.


* AmoralAttorney: Xavier Platt, more or less. This includes planning the assassination of political obstacles.



* BiggusDickus: Danny from Accounting, AKA Masturbatorium Throatfuck the Man Fortress. One of the stranger Brick Jokes.

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* BiggusDickus: Danny from Accounting, AKA Masturbatorium Masturbatorum Throatfuck the Man Fortress. One of the stranger Brick Jokes.



* BondageIsBad: Averted. Pleasant and respectable characters like Harrad Illum and his husband Cour, Daia T’Nara, and Jacob Angelaus all engage in it (though Angelaus’ girlfriend Nalia is a huge hypocrite, being publicly uptight and contemptuous of sexual urges).



* BoringInsult: Not that it caused him any concern, but Cerastes received one of these from Haseri of all people, in a post where Haseri compared his current behaviour to that of a predictable cartoon villain. Being a respectable hanar, Haseri delivered it in the politest way possible. Being Cerastes, Cerastes wasn't unduly provoked.



* LetsPlay: An ''in-universe'' example: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=795 Asharia plays]] {{X-COM}}.

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An ''in-universe'' example: [[http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=795 Asharia plays]] {{X-COM}}.



* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: The 12-day surreal comedy story arc that was "Dwickfall" AKA "The Twelve Days of Dwickmas". It comes up quite often nonetheless.



* MoreThanMindControl: Lydia’s ordeal, after she’s abducted and left to the mercies of Terna Caelnion, who aims to recondition her into being a loyal and docile slave to her former owners.



* NaiveNewcomer: The raloi, in a cultural sense.

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* NaiveNewcomer: NaiveNewcomer:
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The raloi, in a cultural sense.



* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: The Camalan Grusto, who run post-war Camala as part of the Batarian Confederacy.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** For over a year, Mekan and Dano faced accusations of this regarding the Systems Alliance-Vies War, which they were “credited” with starting. This was really quite unfair, as the board eventually acknowledged.
** Similarly, and predating it, the so-called Wagstaff Affair was a huge embarrassment for the Systems Alliance and CDN.



** Mason Barnette is one of the few survivors of the once infamously wealthy colony of Bekenstein, and works for a revival.



* StoryArc: Many, including:
** Dynasty Maker: Salarian posters wind up as contestants on a controversial gameshow.
** Who Goes There?, parts one and two: The Special Tasks Group enlists the board in an attempt to stop an EldritchAbomination.
** The Systems Alliance-Vies War: Members of CDN are present for (and help instigate) the start of a small-scale war.
** The Hunt For Lydia: A respected board member is kidnapped, and the board helps track her down.
** The Reaper War (of course).



* UnusualPetsForUnusualPeople: Shadow Pjyak has, of course, a pyjak. But it’s a ridiculously fat and lazy pyjak, and she only acquired it when it was discovered already living in the apartment she shares with Branka.

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* UnusualPetsForUnusualPeople: Shadow Pjyak Pyjak has, of course, a pyjak. But it’s a ridiculously fat and lazy pyjak, and she only acquired it when it was discovered already living in the apartment she shares with Branka.

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