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(APH:) Tomorrow Never Dies is a Play-By-Post Forum Roleplay, set in London and based off the concept of the anime and manga series Hetalia, using characters from said series as well as original characters inspired by the theme of personified nations.

The plot itself is loosely based upon the James Bond franchise; several characters serve as Agents, and the MI-6 is a prominent body. The main antagonists are the FOL, a Europe-wide terrorist faction, consisting mostly of young people.


Tomorrow Never Dies Contains Examples Of:

  • Aerith and Bob: Due to the nature of Hetalia characters, as well as the mix of ethnic backgrounds in real-life London, it's not surprising that characters with names such as Arthur, Francis, and Donald rub shoulders with characters called Astrit, Vash, and Amos.
  • Agents Dating: Vash and Aoife were an official couple at one stage, but other characters have posed as couples on missions as well.
  • Alternate Universe: To Hetalia.
  • Anti-Villain: Some of the Lawless fall under this category.
  • Anyone Can Die: Yes, even the canons! Though there are also occasions of Not Quite Dead
  • Bi the Way / Gayborhood: The majority of the characters are either bisexual, pansexual or homosexual; there's fewer that are exclusively heterosexual.
  • Big Bad: There are various prominent villains in the story, including Bratva boss Ivan Braginski, terrorist group leader Séamus Ó Ceallaigh, and the Sadist Italian Mafia boss, Sera Russo. Don’t forget Michael Collins / Mihai Chimet
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • The Agents.
    • Independent characters often fit this trope, seeing as how most of them are either detectives or police officers.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Kirklands/British Isles. Enough said.
  • The World Is Only London: Despite hosting characters of a whole range of nationalities, London is the only location on the board (though external trips are roleplayed on the in-character chatbox or over Skype, and can be considered part of Liquid canon).
  • City of Spies: It seems as though London is crawling with them. If a character is not a spy, they still have some sort of link to them.
  • Close-Knit Community: The Aylesbury Estate is said to be this, despite the fact it's falling to pieces...
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Each member group has a different colour assigned to them; Agents are orange, Researchers are green, Brokers are purple, Government are blue, Independent are white, Civilians are cream, and Lawless are red.
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  • Creepy Cathedral: St. Paul's hovers into this territory, especially given the Mission involving Vash, Aoife and Donald.
  • Damsel in Distress / Distressed Dude: A few characters fall into this trope on occasion.
  • Death Trap: Some of the melodramatic villains like to use these. Donald is Buried Alive by his Arch-Nemesis. Similarly, his twin sister is almost drowned and locked in a warehouse rigged to explode…
  • Double Agent: There are a few running around London.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: There are Lawless with relatives and/or love interests in the other categories, often conflicting ones. Ivan, a bratva boss, and Nesia, an undercover agent, for example.
  • Femme Fatale: There's a good few kickass ladies amongst the cast, including Nicoleta, Aoife and Sera, to name a few. Actually, pretty much all the female characters fit the category in one way or another...
  • Flash Back: Past threads that serve as character development.
  • Gadget Watches: The Q Department supplies the agents of MI-6 with various gadgets for their missions, such as laser lipsticks, killer stilettos, bullet proof couture fashion, gadget watches, a Briefcase Blaster, etc. Thanks to Q, even Goggles Do Something Unusual.
  • Honey Trap: A few characters fit this role.
  • Hospital Paradiso: Subverted with the Room of Rest; it's a generic hospital ward within the SIS building, but since the Agents have such crappy apartments, they sometimes choose to sleep there instead.
  • I Have Many Names: Some characters just have too many aliases to count. Agents may take up many different identities for different missions, whilst others have different titles for different jobs.
    • Aoife, Donald, Ciel, Charlotte, Séamus, and Léa are all guilty of this, to name a few. Nicoleta is the worst though.
    Nicoleta's custom title after the staff lost count of all her code names: "Goddammit!"
  • I Lied: Most characters will tell them at some point in the story. After all, the majority of the plot is built on secrecy, espionage, revenge, and crime.
  • Incompetence, Inc.: The Government workers' office.
  • Lethal Eatery: The House of Chinese restaurant has awful food...
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: There's a limit of seven characters per player, so it's not surprising that the total number of accounts usually hovers around 80-90 (not including staff accounts).
  • Long-Runners: Some of the threads have been going on for a really long time. Most notably, the thread between Aoife O'Neill and Vash Zwingli, which has been running for three years. Rather ironically, it is named "A Short Day"
    Amy to Asu, out of character: "LONGEST SHORT DAY EVER!"
  • Love Triangle: TND has them. Examples include Mihai, Aoife and Vash, or Ivan, Nesia and Kyle.
  • Meaningful Funeral: And more than one, rather unfortunately.
  • Multinational Team: This is Hetalia, so expect a lot of national diversity.
  • Plenty of Blondes: Since it's a Hetalia roleplay, and all...
  • Put on a Bus: The rules state that the staff reserve the right to kill off a dropped character. However, since that has yet to come into effect, this trope is the most frequent way of explaining where they went.
  • Sailor Earth: There's plenty of original characters, understandably so. Genderbends, or "Nyotalias", are also accepted.
  • Secret Government Warehouse: The SIS building counts as one.
  • Secret Intelligence Service: Most of the characters are, in one way or another, connected to MI-6 (or at least the fictional version of it).
  • Ship Tease: A few ships are played out in Liquid (albeit often subtly), despite players having settled on different ships out-of-character.
  • The Good Old British Comp: Universities such as Westminster, Cambridge and Oxford.
    "Looking For A Place To Stay?", the housing reference thread: "Okay, but does anyone even go to Westminster?"
  • Tone Shift: The threads on the board range from light-hearted and comedic (Carmen teaching the agents how to tango) to dark and dramatic (Donald’s confrontation on Tower Bridge).
  • We Do Not Know Each Other: There have been a couple of examples, such as Nesia towards the other MI-6 agents when attending Donald's funeral.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: The FOL stands for Front of Liberation. It's not really clear what they're 'liberating', though...

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