Follow TV Tropes


History Roleplay / HeroCityCapitalofJustice

Go To

Added DiffLines:

* ActionDad: Bill Sinclair, father of three and former superhero.
* ArchNemesis: Nyx is this to Zenith, to the point that it causes some friction between the villains whenever anybody else fights Zenith or implies Nyx shouldn't do so because of other priorities.
* ArtificialLimbs: Bill lost his arm in an accident that cost him his career as a hero, and has a mechanical arm in it's place.
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Tabitha's entire costume. It is amended for practicality but looks very much like a Victorian lady's outfit.
* BadassNormal: The Tech Heroes- Tabitha, Salamandy, Scaletta, Dynamic, and Dossier Dame.
** On the villain side, Tripwire and Screaming Scimitar both count.
** Tulley gets to show off the badass of a non-hero government operative in the final fight against Tripwire.
* BlandNameProduct: Chitter, Fuzzbead, Welp, and others all make an appearance.
* BlessedWithSuck: Firefly Man, who's primary power is self illumination.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Tim for most of the game's run.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: While not quite a teen, Moriah qualifies.
* BreakoutVillain: Tripwire, a one-off NPC who the players really took a shine to, resulting in her frequently reappearing later in the game.
* BreathWeapon – Lady Drake (an NPC) can breathe fire.
* ButtMonkey: Poor Chlorolad could not catch a break.
* CareerEndingInjury – Bill Sinclair had one of these many years before the story kicks off.
* TheCasanova: DUDE BRO, as is standard for a Jay character; an outlier inasmuch as his position as an All Star means he's way more successful at it than most of his predecessors.
* CatsAreMean: Iskender, the leader of the villains, is a Turkish Angora.
* ChainedToARailway: One of Nyx's first acts of villainy for the season, with... mixed results (you're supposed to be afraid, not ask for autographs!)
* CigaretteOfAnxiety: Bill Sinclair started smoking as a way to cope with his extremely demanding job, and frequently craves a cigarette during points in the story where he's dealing with a lot of stress.
* ClonesArePeopleToo: You don't even find out that[[spoiler:Ossie is Bill's clone rather than his son]] until almost the climax of the story; up until that point he's spent the whole plot being very much an individual and [[spoiler:one who's personality stands in sharp contrast to the man he was cloned from at that.]]
* CoolBike – Ryder (another NPC) has one.
* DefiantCaptive – [[spoiler:Oswald Sinclair . When he’s kidnapped by the villains, he proceeds to show them how terrified he is by singing the theme song to the children’s television show he provides a voice for – in character.]]
* DogsAreDumb: Wheatley
* EarWorm – Courtesy of Ossie.
--> '' Bird's Eye On Science,\\
Lets' all learn a thing or two,\\
About the world as seen,\\
From a bird's point of view!''
* ElevatorEscape – [[spoiler:Espin]] tries for this. It is only semi-successful.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Even after all Espin's done, his parents still try to an extent to be supportive to him. Nyx as well has some (overly) supportive parents considering her pursuits.
* EvilDiva: Both Nyx and the Queen
* EvilGenius: Eugene Espin
* FantasyMetals: The mihtium, a metal with numerous supernatural properties, ownership of which is the main objective of the villains- particularly Iskender.
* FlyingFirepower: Zenith's abilities are flight and shooting concussive blasts from their hands.
* GreenThumb: Chlorolad has the power to manipulate plants, and carries seeds around in a utility belt.
* DinerBrawl: One goes down at Gyro City after the city-wide hypnosis
* HelpingGrannyCrossTheStreet – DUDEBRO attempts to help Dossier Dame (one of the more elderly superheroes) cross the street… while DeeDee is on her way to foil a bank robbery.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Zenith, Mizshu, Chlorolad, and later on, Scaletta
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Bill Sinclair really does have the best of intentions, but his gruff demeanor and position as the corporate CEO of the network means he gets flanderized a lot by media outlets.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Related to above, Sinclair sincerely cares more about protecting the city than the reality show and goes out of his way to make those priorities crystal clear, although he does recognize where concessions have to be made to keep the entire business viable.
* HostageForMacGuffin – The Villains [[spoiler:kidnap Ossie, Sinclair’s son, and will only give him back if Bill gives the villains the secret identities and personal information of the heroes.]]
* HumanAliens: Dude Bro
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Something Tripwire very much enjoys.
* IntimateHealing: Zenith's method for giving Tim the hypnosis antidote may raise a few eyebrows (and even more ship sails).
* IRejectYourReality: Dude Bro, as is fairly typical for a Jay character.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Applies to both Dude Bro and Nyx.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bill is a prickly mess of jaded cynicism after having spent years being the city's favorite scapegoat for things going wrong, but he really does have the best of intentions.
* KidSidekick: Chlorolad to Nimbus [[spoiler: Although when Nimbus becomes comatose after her freezing, Chlory unexpectedly gets something of a promotion.]]
* KindHeartedCatLover: Tabitha, a hero and owner of two cats. Also Bill Sinclair, owner of [[spoiler:Iskender]].
* LadyOfWar: Tabitha Kingsley
* LargeHam: Applies to many of the characters, but most notably Nyx Nightshadow and Screaming Scimitar.
* MassHypnosis: Used during the Queen's concert for her big villain reveal.
* MasterofIllusion: The Queen
* MindControlMusic: What the Queen's concert devolves into.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Played straight with Dr. Eugene Espin, and averted with Constance Kinglsey and her boss, Irene, who work at the government facility with the mihtium.
** [[spoiler: Although Espin’s turns out to be untrue, as he was actually expelled before he was able to earn the doctorate. (In fact, Espin’s writer later confirmed in discord chat that it’s likely he skipped the Master’s degree entirely - which would, naturally, make him a confirmed Bachelor.)]]
* NeverMessWithGranny: Dossier Dame is around sixty, but she's spent most of her life in the hero biz and all that experience means she has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.
* NoIndoorVoice: Screaming Scimitar speaks in permanent CapsLock. His name is very apt.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Though she looks like a young child and is stuck permanently with the emotional and psychological maturity of one, Miszu is actually around twenty.]]
* ParasolOfPain: Tabitha's tech-decked umbrella.
* PlayingWithFire – Lady Drake can breathe fire.
* PowerStrainBlackout – Sinclair undergoes one of these after portalling an empty train into a lake (said train had been attacked by the villains, and was falling off the tracks).
* PsychicNosebleed: Tim gets these when he overuses his time bending powers, and also when he subconsciously resists the brainwashing used on him by the villains.
* PsychoSerum: How the Queen got her superpowers.
* PunnyName: Gyro City, the roleplay's resident fast food restaurant.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: One round's conflict involves battles across the city with NPC villains Screaming Scimitar, Darkborn, and Tripwire. It's actually just a distraction on Iskender's part, to keep the heroes from interfering with the activities of the PC villains, but the personalities of the characters saw to it that the episode definitely wasn't boring.
* Roofhopping – Dynamic, Bill Sinclair
* SuperSpeed – DUDEBRO’s power.
* ThinkingUpPortals – Bill Sinclair’s power.
* TimeMaster – Glitch
* TrackTrouble: At one point, Glitch derails one of the trains running through Heraclia.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Bill delivers one to Nyx, deconstructing her entire villainous motivations and pointing out the general self-destructive and self-defeating nature of her actions. Nyx being Nyx, it goes entirely ignored except to instigate some sulking that he's not properly intimidated by her posturing.
* RetiredBadass: Bill Sinclair was a pretty famous and well-respected hero in his day, but his day was thirteen years before the present in-game and he is now mostly relegated to a desk job.
* ShameIfSomethingHappened: At one point, Tabitha receives a threatening note regarding her mother.
* SharkPool: Iskender has one of these in his office, and is stated to have dangled a contractor over it when they thought building a secret lair for a cat was some sort of joke.
* SmugSuper: Dude Bro does not understand this concept of modesty.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Zenith, FFM (how does human?), Kizuna
* SpotOfTea: Tabitha and Constance, as befitting their posh style.
* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler:Bill, when he's had enough of people questioning his judgement and his loyalties in spite of everything he's done for the heroes. He gets better.]]
* VehicularSabotage – Ryder’s bike is sabotaged, which sends him to the hospital.
* VillainousCrush: Pretty heavily implied that Screaming Scimitar has this for Eyescream Man.
* WeatherManipulation: The hero Nimbus has this power. It's implied that so does her brother, but he's retired from the hero business.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Of all people, Nyx and Zenith.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Chlorolad lays a ''harsh'' one down via confession cam after several rounds of the heroes engaging in shenanigans that were more showy than effective and showing more trust in the hero who got his mentor [[spoiler:stuck in a coma]] than they did in their leader.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: It's explained when the Queen's backstory is revealed that [[spoiler:she wasn't born a sociopath, but she became one thanks to the same potion that gave her superpowers. By the end of the story she's no longer interested in revenge, instead hoping the staff at ADMAX can figure out a cure for the damage that was done to her mind.]]

Showing 1 edit(s) of 1


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: