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Across Universes is a Spin-Off of We Are Our Avatars, where players play their Author Avatars. The name was formerly "We Are Our Author Avatars". Likewise with the Discussion and Sign-Up Sheet as well.

The narrative is broken up into universes which feature the same characters but playing out an appropriate role for their universe. Occasionally the perspective shifts to another Alternate Universe.

    Themes so far 
  • Normalverse: A group of old friends all end up on a previously deserted island. Everyone knows eachother but they're not sure how.
  • Fantasyverse: A village is destroyed and all the members are forced to flee. They quest to find a new home and make profit after their adventures.
  • Neotokyoverse: A city centuries into the future. Technology had greatly advanced and high tech deliverymen called Railers complete missions throughout the city, while Soul Hacker's investigate paranormal activity.
  • Superheroverse: A city filled with crime superheroes and supervillains. Both the police and the superpowerd vigilantes work to combat the constantly escaping criminal underground.
  • Pokeverse: In the setting of the Pokémon games, specifically Kanto. A mysterious Team Universe is arriving throughout the region, with unclear goals but dangerous tactics. But the Pokemon world still runs as usual despite all this.
  • Pirateverse: Captain Beat and her crewmates are currently travelling the world. They stop in the port town of San Jorge for a raid only to meet complications by the Navy. Turns into a hunt for Plot Coupons held by a different kind of monster.
  • Christmasverse: Happy holidays. A world where all the Winter holidays interact.
  • Greekverse: Ancient Grome. The God's play with mortals. Sending them on quest to prove themselves worthy.
  • Futureverse: The gang's part of a Star Trek-like organization which keeps the peace.
  • Wildwestverse: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Vigilantes, Outlaws, and Sheriffs, oh my!
  • Noirverse: Gangs, Serial Killers, and Dectectives are the norm.
  • Storybookverse: Various characters from stories of old interact and have adventures.
  • Steampunkverse: Lots of steam, lack of technology, and other various things.
  • Horrorverse: Monster Mash, with a side of suspense!
  • Spyrverse: A dark and crazy villain tries to cause trouble, while spies with gadgets are in a race against eachother to save the world.

The first three arcs had Suke Sho (now Saturn) as the Game Master but the position was officially abdicated to Rhyme Beat, then was split between Rhyme Beat, Imca and Shining Knight. Revolver Zen was a previous GM but he quit the RP.

The game is currently in limbo.

Across Universes contains examples of:

  • All of the Other Reindeer: The reason that Rhyme in pirateverse is a pirate is that society refuses to give a "witch" a legitimate job.
  • Artifact Title: The prominence of a wide variety of characters means that the Author Avatar is no longer the most important character. Actually addressed with the changing of the name to Across Universes.
  • Ascended Extra: Norma Bates in Superheroverse was only meant as a replacement character while Rhyme Beat couldn't logically use her Author Avatar. Gregory Kill and Estelle also qualify to an extent.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Ajay B'Cool.
  • Berserk Button: Hydronix hates thieves. The trainer who appeared at the scene of the crime? He sent out his Charmeleon to attack the trainer head on, ignoring the rules he faithfully follows.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: The Demons on Horrorverse at the very least have blood that's completely foreign.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Xavier refuses to train or get any long term career but once he's prompted to try he isn't bad at all.
  • Canis Latinicus: Several of the names in Greekverse: Meridia Beatis, Jachades Beatis, Hydronixicus Warriorcus.
  • Clark Kenting: To the point that some officers didn't even realize the Police Chief was Aria. Estelle Marsh in the Pirateverse put on a wig and some makeup, and even her former lover didn't recognize her.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Maenads fit this to a T. If you're lucky they'll kill you can serve you to their customers. If you're unlucky you'll be eaten alive. Happened again with Joan.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Rhyme questions why she resorts to piracy in the middle of a successful performance.
  • Cycle of Revenge: The rounds between Dana and Dave in Horrorverse destroyed both of their lives.
  • Darker and Edgier: Horroverse is the darkest universe in the RP as of yet.
  • Death by Irony: The Emperor is dispatched with in a similar manner to the way he dealt with the Minotaur.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: The treatment of Xavier's crime (Sodomy) as equivalent to piracy. Wildwestverse Rhyme's views also qualify.
  • Demonic Possession: In Wildwestverse both the living and dead can be possessed. Notably Wild West James was a corpse which underwent possession. All the living members.... were played with.
  • Due to the Dead: A minor plot point in how humans and Sirens deal with the same sense of respect.
  • Embarrassing First Name: There's a reason Rhyme is never referred to as Merrideth. Doesn't stop futureverse Shiny from calling her Merry.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Rhyme doesn't like slaveholders at all. She's also a bit uncomfortable with Xavier's sexual harassment of the cleric.
    • Xavier himself is a bit of a sadist who enjoys getting to kill his enemies, but he doesn't like taking innocent lives.
    • Subverted with pre-operation Noirverse Dana. Rhyme was counting on the fact that she'd be unwilling to shoot a pregnant woman. She was wrong.
    • Goliath would love to kill his creator and wear his skin for a shawl. He will spy on him constantly and will have no problems targeting his friends. But he draws a line watching him with his new girlfriend.
  • Gambit Pileup: At one point its Beat V. Bates V. 'Nix V. Ajay. Now add Drake to the mix.
  • Gender Is No Object: Apparent in Fantasyverse and Pirateverse. Subverted in Wild West verse as Norma got her position through her father's interference.
  • Irony: The first pirate to fully collapse is 'Nix himself, and the other crew has to team-up to carry him to the medic. Why's it ironic? He could carry any one of them himself. The reason 'Nix was so badly damaged? Rhyme went into a panic attack (and thus Siren Form) because Norma was threatening him.
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • Christmasverse starts right after Estelle's execution.
    • In wildwest verse, right after Meter finds out her mother committed suicide to break her contract Kevin walks in and announces that he's found a way to nullify the contract without having to break it.
  • Official Couple: Romantic attractions tend to stick across universes so far... Rhyme x Dave, the Ajay vs. James x Norma Love Triangle, Meter x Mathias/Mathis/Mathew, and Dana x Drake vs. Nick. There's also, sometimes, Jack x Lance.
  • One-Gender Race: Pure Sirens are Always Female.
  • Pet the Dog: Norma throwing the fight in Pokeverse for her Pokemon's safety and then helping Hydronix to get to the hospital.
  • Red Shirt: Both 'Nix and Dave bringing the latter to constantly fear for his life. Norma wised up to this after Dave's second near death and assigned scientists literal mauve shirts.
  • Ret Gone: The compression created by Maestras machinations with the core has this unfortunate side effect as poor storybook Dave found out to his horror.
  • The Reveal:
    • Done both by 'Nix and Ajay to different characters about their identities in pirateverse. Then with 'Nix again as the head of the Dragon Clan.
    • Dana as the murderer of her brother and Penny in Noriverse.
  • Revenge Before Reason:
    • In a sense, Norma in Pirateverse. Beat, though difficult to catch, isn't a particularly dangerous pirate, but Norma is still chasing her because she believes Rhyme killed her boyfriend. Also Wildwestverse Nick.
    • Storyverse Dave takes it too far when he nearly kills Colum after Maestra almost wipes Dave out
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Estelle's true form as a gargantuan sea serpent doesn't seem to affect her weight in human form.
  • Status Quo Is God: Invoked far too often, to the point of being unrealistic because of how the game works. When a universe changes, everybody comes into the new one as new characters. Apparently some characters act like this isn't the case.
  • Straight Gay:
    • Xavier isn't particularly flaming despite the fire-based team in Pokeverse.
    • Jack Beat is this in Christmasverse. Though he's not as apparent about it as Xavier, hoo boy.
  • Supreme Chef: 'Nix in Pirateverse, also a Chef of Iron considering his battle skills, though they aren't cook-related.
  • Tangled Family Tree: The Warrior family. Counting the in-laws nearly all the cast is there somewhere.
  • Theme Naming:
    • Members of Team Universe are named after Pokemon types, but not the primary type they use.
    • The soldiers of San Jorge are named after generals in The American Civil War (save for Norma Bates.)
    • The Guards just have a rank via a number. So far, only one seems to have a real name. Seems to be the case for monsters as well. Just by their race or occupation.
    • Sirens, who have musical themes.
    • The one and only birds of pray! Though technically a Dove is not much of a bird of pray...
  • This Is My Name on Foreign: In Neo-Tokyoverse Ozzie is a nickname for Azumi and Rhyme is Raimu.
  • Weaksauce Weakness:
    • The problem with having three heads? Breathing smoke. Yeah, quite the situation for Hydronix.
    • How do you defeat Gregory (at least in Greekverse)? Threaten to cut his hair.


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