A Tale of Heroes is a play-by-post roleplay created by AJ 2000 and can be found on Serebii Forums.
A Tale of Heroes contains examples of:
- Aerith and Bob: Exotic names like Artus, Kenna, Tendrick, and Valmiro mixed in with more common names like Tim, and Rose.
- Bully and Wimp Pairing: Bully Valmiro and Wimp Tim.
- Combat Medic: Kenna and Tim both count. Kenna leans more towards "Combat", while Tim has more "Medic" tendencies.
- Elemental Powers: Lightning for Artus, Water for Kenna and Tim, Darkness for Rose and Valmiro, Wind for Tendrick. Later on, Artus gets Light, Kenna and Valmiro get Wind, Tim gets Earth, and Rose gets Fire.
- Expy: Tim is very similar to Fluttershy and Elsa.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Valmiro is Melancholic, Tim is Phlegmatic, Rose is Choleric, Artus is Sanguine and Kenna is Leukine.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: Valmiro is the Apathetic, Tim is the Conflicted, Rose is the Cynic, Artus is the Optimist, Kenna is the Realist.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Kenna and Rose, respectively. While both are beautiful, Kenna knows healing magic, wears light colors, wields a bow and is optimistic and openly caring, while Rose is physical in battle, wears black, wields a scythe and is difficult and rough-mannered. Also works with Kenna and her older sister Ria, who's manipulative, calculating and cold.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Rose is crude, daring, physical in battle and violent, while Tim is shy, uses healing magic and hates killing.
- Multinational Team: Each character seems to be an equivalent of a different nationality, from different places that seem to be counterparts of different countries. Among the clearer ones are Kenna (Swedish), Artus (Roman/Italian), Rose (Slovak) and Valmiro (Austrian/Germanic).
- Noble Male, Roguish Male: White-haired males Tendrick and Valmiro, respectively. Tendrick is a monk with strong morals and is polite as well as caring, while Valmiro is a cruel dark magician with an inclination towards curses, who doesn't feel the need to do the right thing all of the time.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: By order of most red to most blue - Artus, Rose, Kenna, Tim, and Valmiro.
- Weapon of Choice: Each character has their own preference, from Kenna's bow, to Tim's wand, to Artus' sword.