Cooler Rising has examples of:
- Big Bad: Cooler. But he also doubles as a Villain Protagonist for the story.
- Dark and Troubled Past: This seems to be the case for both Cooler and Zither.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Given the source though, this shouldn't be too surprising.
- The Hero: Goku, if only nominally—he's barely been in it at this stage.
- Villain Protagonist: Cooler and his followers are the people the story has largely been following as of chapter 35.
- Dead Fic: At this point, there hasn't been an update in well over a year.