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Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG, or simply Alpha Team RPG, is a text-based Role-Playing Game based upon the third and final mission of LEGO Alpha Team.

The premise is simple: Evil Ogel has returned and is plotting to freeze Earth with his new Ice Orbs, and it is up to Alpha Team to defend the world against this new threat.

Alpha Team RPG was created by BZPower member Victor Draven (then known as Barda the Builder of Brickbar) on December 21, 2004, and was largely inspired by BZPRPG and Manifest Destiny's Knights' Kingdom RPG. Alpha Team RPG quickly became the most successful and popular LEGO-based RPG on the forum and was directly responsible for a ton of new LEGO RPGs created in its wake, including Dino Attack RPG.


Unfortunately, as Victor Draven drifted away from BZPower, the RPG was left to flounder about without a guiding force. The fight against Ogel could never progress or reach a resolution, so players came up with new subplots and villains that eventually made it so complex that it became difficult to follow everything going on. Eventually, most of its players dropped out. Less than two years after it started, the RPG was considered dead due to inactivity.

Despite this, Alpha Team RPG is largely considered by the BZPower LEGO TBRPG community to be a prime example of how to make a successful RPG. Its legacy lived on through the many RPGs it inspired, and it even received a Spiritual Successor in 2010 in the form of Alpha Team RPG: Ogel's Last Stand, created by former players PeabodySam and TakunuvaC01 as a tribute to the classic RPG.


Along with the rest of the pre-2011 BZPower Archive, Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze was ravaged by a hacking incident. Even a nearly-complete archive on the Wayback Machine mysteriously vanished from its servers. Fortunately, an incomplete but decently-sized archive was compiled by PeabodySam as a 361-page Word document, which you can download here.

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  • Ace Pilot: Capt. Falcon and Cash, whose skills include flying anything.
  • Actually a Doombot: General Evil was killed by Frozeen at one point, but it was later revealed that it was only a robot decoy.
  • Adaptation Expansion: In the original Alpha Team line, Dash says that Alpha Team needs to recruit more agents in Mission Deep Freeze. It was Victor Draven's vision that this RPG would focus on those new recruits. Whereas Diamond Tooth, Arrow, and maybe Zed were the only new recruits in the original line, the RPG features dozens of player characters as new recruits.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Frozeen felt bad over Slayer's death after the latter was killed by General Evil's decoy.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: There were numerous times in which Ogel's forces launched a major attack upon the Alpha Team Antarctic Base.
  • Alternate Timeline: Future Frozeen created an alternate timeline by going back in time to Set Right What Once Went Wrong, with the point of divergence being Mission Deep Freeze when he rescued the rest of Alpha Team from the assassin robot that killed them in the original timeline.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Ice Drones, with the sole exception of Rebel Drone, are always villains as a result of being Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • Ambiguous Robots: The original G.E. Bodies aren't exactly robots and are actually slightly more organic in nature, although this led to some confusion among other players who did not understand how General Evil could have a favorite food.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: As shown through PBB's translations of Chompy's growls, it's revealed that the young Tyrannosaurus rex is nearly as intelligent as his companions.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: After a long absence in 2005, Victor Draven returned briefly in early 2006 with a new player character, Cryogen. His previous player character, Subzero, was now a villain and it was Cryogen's goal to defeat him.
  • The Artifact: The ranking/vehicles system became this as a result of Victor Draven's inactivity, since he was the only one who could promote a player to elite agent. Rather tellingly, during his brief return in 2006, he said the system was now obsolete and all players were allowed to use the Mobile Command Center and Blizzard Blaster.
  • Back from the Dead: Frozeen, Kotua, and Databoard all died at least once but kept coming back. This was also set up for Valcone, but then his player never followed up on it.
  • Bad Boss:
  • Bad Future: Future Frozeen comes from an alternate future where Ogel successfully took over the world after killing most of the Alpha Team with an assassin robot. PeabodySam once expressed interest in expanding upon this bad future in a short story.
  • Badass Driver: Kalius's skill is being a very good driver.
  • Big Bad: Evil Ogel is the main villain, just as in the original toyline.
  • Born as an Adult: After dying multiple times and meeting the "It is time" voice, Kotua and Databoard were reborn in their original adult bodies.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Ice Drones were once ordinary civilians who fell victim to Ogel's Mind-Control Orbs. This also happens on occasion to Alpha Team agents, especially to Kotua or Databoard, who undergo temporary Face Heel Turns.
  • Call-Forward: A number of these were made towards Dino Attack RPG when both RPGs were running concurrently. For example, at one point, Frozeen and his friends stumble upon Ogel's personal G.E. Body, which was used by Fogel in Dino Attack RPG.
  • The Cameo: Sam Race, who was also PeabodySam's primary character in the concurrent Tiny Turbos RPG, made a brief cameo in this RPG.
  • Captain Ersatz: Chaos, a legendary beast made of water who was sealed away in a Mayan temple and can assume a powerful form known as "Perfect Chaos" after attaining seven Chaos Emeralds. Sounds familiar?
  • Character Customization: Every little trait, be it personality or physical, is up to the players.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Happens to characters when their players drop out due to inactivity.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: When Frozeen goes insane, it's this type of insanity. He believes that everyone around him is a leprechaun out to steal his gold; the cows must be defeated to save the monkeys; and everything has to do with Mexican food.
  • Convection Schmonvection: A Required Secondary Power for Valcone's Magma Man powers, of course, but it doesn't explain why no one else around him was affected by the heat of molten rock.
  • Cool Airship: The Voltage, Dr. Voltage's personal airship that would later be taken by Kotua. Ogel also had airships at his disposal, including one that was captured by PBB and would eventually become his personal airship in Dino Attack RPG.
  • Cool Car: The Tundra Tracker, a car that can transform into a Drill Tank and is available to all players.
  • Cool Plane: The Blue Eagle, a jet that proved to be one of the most popular vehicle choices among players.
  • Cunning Linguist: Polar is able to translate and decode with ease, and PBB was programmed with six languages.
  • Death Is Cheap: Frozeen, Kotua, and Databoard all died at least once, but that did not stop them from coming back in various forms. As Kotua and Databoard discovered after dying multiple times, the only thing you need to do when you see a bright light and hear a voice tell you that your time has come is to say "But my friends need me!", and then that voice will let you off the hook.
  • Dem Bones: Ice Drones, possibly. We don't know for sure whether or not they have flesh beneath those uniforms.
  • Demolitions Expert: Henry, whose skill is demolition.
  • Destination Defenestration: Ogel has a bad habit of doing this to his drones.
  • Deus ex Machina: Characters on the brink of death would be confronted by a mysterious voice telling them "it is time" but could be convinced to bring people back. This was basically invented by Kotua in Space as a means of getting his character, who had been reduced to a ghost forced to possess vehicles in order to stay in this world, back into a physical human body in an easy and feasible manner. This happened several times with the same people. Given the context, this might very well be a literal case of Deus ex Machina.
  • The Dog Bites Back: General Evil promised Slayer that he would replace his missing hands. When Slayer was no longer useful to him, General Evil (or rather, his decoy) called him a "freak" and said that Slayer would never receive his promised prosthetic hands. In turn, Slayer turned against him and tore apart the decoy's G.E. Body's wings, which proved instrumental in its defeat.
  • The Dragon: General Evil to Evil Ogel. While they are both very intelligent, Ogel was the mastermind while General Evil was the muscle.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Frozeen occasionally donned an Ice Drone uniform to infiltrate Ogel's Mountain Fortress.
  • Drill Tank: The Tundra Tracker's Alpha Mode: the Magma Drill.
  • Earth Is a Battlefield: As Ogel has spread his Ice Orbs all over the planet, Alpha Team takes the fight to him at various locations across the globe, including Antarctica, Adventurers' Island, World City, Boston, and Mexico.
  • Enemy Mine: The Ice Snake King forged a brief alliance with Alpha Team in order to take down Lord Salvatore Lazardas, who had taken over his clan of ice snakes.
  • The Engineer: Subzero, Databoard, and Kotua are skilled mechanics and engineers.
  • Ensemble Cast: The Alpha Team RPG has no single main protagonist.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Why else was Chompy introduced in a genre and setting where no dinosaurs should normally be found?
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: Spy Fiction isn't usually associated with zombies, but the Ice Drones fill that role.
  • Evil Counterpart: General Evil to Frozeen, made especially clear since they both used G.E. Bodies.
  • Evil Gloating: Most villains, including Ogel, General Evil, and Dr. Voltage, are fond of gloating to their helpless (or not-so-helpless) enemies.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Again, this applies to most villains. Ogel in particular was known for shouting a lot.
  • Evil Knockoff: At one point, Ogel reverse-engineered Alpha Team's vehicles and created his own red and black versions to attack Alpha Team agents.
  • Evil Old Folks: General Evil is in his seventies, and therefore this trope also presumably applies to his brother, Evil Ogel.
  • Evil Plan: Ogel's plan is to cover the world with snow and ice. Although this is never revealed in the RPG itself, his ultimate goal is to freeze time itself.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: A trait carried by both Ogel and General Evil is that they have deep Badass Baritone voices.
  • Exploring the Evil Lair: Alpha Team agents often have to do this in Ogel's various compounds.
  • Expy:
  • Eyepatch After Time Skip: While not stated in the RPG itself, Future Frozeen has an eyepatch over his left eye, as depicted on the Dino Attack RPG Wiki.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In his final appearance in the RPG, Subzero had become a villain who was being hunted down by Victor Draven's new player character, Cryogen.
  • Fallen Hero: Subzero, after his Face–Heel Turn, goes from being one of Alpha Team's greatest heroes to Alpha Team's number two enemy.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Thanks to Dino Attack RPG, which is set six years later but ran concurrent to this RPG, it's hard to feel any real dramatic tension for characters like Frozeen, Databoard, or Kotua when you know they'll be just fine.
  • Friendless Background: Frozeen and Patrick (aka Slayer) had very few friends in their youth.

  • Giant Squid: The Vinscale Octomus resembles a giant cephalopod.
  • Grand Theft Prototype: After the supposed death of General Evil, Alpha Team was able to steal his personal vehicle, a unique silver armored Scorpion Orb Launcher, and use it in the fight against Ogel.
  • Harmless Freezing: Whenever Alpha Team agents are frozen in a block of ice by an Ice Orb, they are always just fine once thawed or broken free.
  • Haunted Technology:
    • The original interpretation of G.E. Bodies (before they were retconned to a more mundane Powered Armor by Dino Attack RPG) is that they were robotic (maybe?) bodies possessed by the ghost of a deceased character.
    • After Kotua and Databoard died, their ghosts possessed a Robo-Blade and an Ice Blade, respectively.
  • Hero Killer: In the original timeline, Ogel's assassin robot killed almost every Alpha Team agent, including well-known heroes such as Subzero, Databoard, and Kotua.
  • Heroic Safe Mode: Frozeen's safe mode results in Unstoppable Rages. One such instance was when he thought Kotua killed Chompy and he responded by brutally tearing Kotua's Robo-Blade apart.
  • Hook Hand: In place of Ogel's left hand, just like in the toyline.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Blizzard Blaster is a large two-legged mech, available only to Elite Agents due to being such a powerful vehcile.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Frozeen has a crippling fear of ghosts and refused to believe Kotua and Databoard when they were possessing a Robo-Blade and an Ice Blade, respectively. This is coming from the guy who, at the time, is a ghost possessing a G.E. Body.
  • Ice Palace: The den of the Ice Snakes.
  • An Ice Person: Subzero, who was first mutated by ice spider venom and was later transformed into a Toa of Ice.
  • In the Hood: After being forced to use a G.E. Body, Frozeen started wearing a hooded cloak to easily distinguish his appearance from that of General Evil. Of course, eventually General Evil caught on and started wearing a hooded cloak of his own to infiltrate Alpha Team Headquarters.
  • The Infiltration: Due to being Spy Fiction, this happens on occasion. Examples include Frozeen disguising himself as an Ice Drone to infiltrate Ogel's Mountain Fortress and General Evil disguising himself as Frozeen to infiltrate Alpha Team Headquarters.
  • Instant Ice: Just Add Cold!: Or rather, just add an Ice Orb. It causes instant freezing and ice.
  • Killed Off for Real:
    • Despite Death Being Cheap for other characters, Kalius and Slayer remained dead after they were killed.
    • Double Subversion by Valcone. He was originally Killed Off For Real, but then his player had second thoughts and so Valcone entered a tournament to come back to life and won... but nothing ever came out of that, so as far as the rest of the RPG is concerned, he's still dead.
  • The Leader: Although Dash Justice is the leader of Alpha Team, elite commando agent Subzero often filled this role for his fellow RPG characters.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Or rather, brother. The Brickster revealed to Ogel that he and Frozeen are siblings, and Frozeen later found out about it by playing back the security footage.

  • Magma Man: Valcone had the ability to create controlled bursts of magma.
  • Mecha-Mooks: The Meda-Drones, which Frozeen discovered to be robotic.
  • Mini-Mecha:
    • The X-1 Snowbot Defender, the alternate Alpha Mode form of the Chill Speeder, is a small two-legged walker. Unlike the more powerful Blizzard Blaster, it was available to all players, but rarely saw use in the RPG.
    • The Robo-Blade, which is essentially cross between the standard Alpha Team vehicle Ice Blade and a small robot.
  • Mooks: Ice Drones are the minions of Ogel, and they're killed by the dozen in battles against players.
  • No Ending: When the RPG died from inactivity in 2006, the fight against Ogel was still far from finished. Granted, the original toyline never actually had an ending either, but it ended with the final showdown beginning between Zed's Blizzard Blaster and Ogel' Scorpion Orb Launcher, which is assumed to take place quite some time after the RPG ended. The RPG's Spiritual Successors Dino Attack RPG and Alpha Team RPG: Ogel's Last Stand do fill in some of the gap but intentionally leave the details very vague.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Frozeen's sidekicks, Chompy and PBB.
  • Obviously Evil: Everything that has to do with Evil Ogel. Giant skulls, skeletal minions, red and black color schemes, even the word "Evil" in his title!
  • Player Headquarters: The Alpha Team Antarctic Base serves this role as Alpha Team's main base, unlike the Mobile Command Center in the toyline.
  • Race Lift: Believe it or not, Frozeen was originally envisioned by PeabodySam as rather downplayed example of a Scary Black Man. However, this was never made clear in his writing, so Victor Draven instead imagined Frozeen as a redhead (who is, naturally, white... or, in the case of LEGO characters, yellow), and that is the image that ultimately stuck.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: The color scheme of Ogel's bases, vehicles, and Ice Drone uniforms. Rather notably, when he copied Alpha Team's vehicles, he changed their color schemes from blue and white to red and black.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: One of Evil Ogel's eyes is red, just as in the toyline.
  • Robot Buddy:
    • Kotua used to have one until it was abducted by Dr. Voltage and fused with his Ice Blade, thus creating the first Robo-Blade.
    • Frozeen custom-built PBB as his own personal robot buddy.
    • Rebel Drone was accompanied by a little robot named Little Bot... although, as would be revealed in Dino Attack RPG, Little Bot's true nature may not be so robotic.
  • Robot Me:
    • Dr. Voltage built robotic copies of Alpha Team agents to serve as Mecha-Mooks. After he was defeated, Kotua took command of the robotic Alpha Team copies and used them to fight alongside the real Alpha Team.
    • Data2, an evil copy of Databoard, was revealed to be a Meda-Drone in disguise. Given that Meda-Drones are Mecha Mooks, this confirms that Data2 is a robot.
  • Rogue Drone: Rebel Drone, as the name implies, is an Ogel Drone who rebelled against Ogel and is now working with Alpha Team.
  • Rotating Protagonist: Every post in Alpha Team RPG shifts the perspective to another character, especially since players are not allowed to post twice in a row due to BZPower forum rules. It can even happen in just one post; many players in the RPG have a number of NPCs besides their main character, and a single post will often shift between the perspectives of different characters.

  • Sailor Earth: According to Word of God, the RPG was partially inspired by one of Dash Justice's lines in a LEGO Magazine comic, wherein he says that Alpha Team is hiring new recruits for Mission Deep Freeze. This RPG focuses on those new recruits by giving many players the opportunity to create their own characters in the Alpha Team.
  • Saved by Canon: Canon LEGO characters could not be killed for this reason.
  • Sea Monster: The Vinscale Octomus, giant kraken-like monsters that dwelt in Antarctic waters. Unfortunately, with Ogel lowering the world's climate, they've started to migrate north, and one was even found attacking the coastline of World City.
  • Secret Underground Passage: Frozeen and Ice discovered a secret tunnel that led into Ogel's Mountain Fortress.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Evil Ogel's outfit features large shoulder armor, just as in the toyline.
  • Shout-Out:
    • One of the first player characters is named Capt. Falcon. For bonus points, his vehicle of choice is the Blue Eagle.
    • Professor Ignatius Voltage made an appearance in the early days of the RPG.
    • Several Shout-Outs were made to LEGO Island, including Adventurers' Island making an appearance and the Brickster being revealed to be Frozeen's brother.
    • The Robo-Blade, given its mech-like design and its use of beam weaponry, is likely a reference to the Gundam franchise.
    • Chaos is rather obviously based upon the villain of Sonic Adventure.
  • Sissy Villain: Ogel, especially in the early days of the RPG. He was caught sleeping with a bunch of stuffed animals and later claimed that he paid for his golden visor with two months' worth of his allowance.
  • Slippy-Slidey Ice World: Pretty much the entire planet is covered with snow and ice, thanks to Ogel's Ice Orbs.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: PBB, making him an ideal translator for Chompy.
  • Spider Tank: The Scorpion Orb Launcher, as well as General Evil's personal variant, the Silver Scorpion Orb Launcher.
  • Spiritual Successor:
    • Dino Attack RPG was essentially Alpha Team RPG Recycled In LEGO Dino Attack when it first started in 2005. Because of the significant overlap between players at the time, Dino Attack RPG also features a number of player characters from Alpha Team RPG.
    • Alpha Team RPG: Ogel's Last Stand was created in 2010 as both a tribute to LEGO Alpha Team and this RPG. It even offered an Old Save Bonus: veteran players of Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG could begin at Standard Agent rank rather than Rookie Agent.
  • Supervillain Lair: Ogel's Mountain Fortress, along with his various outposts throughout Antarctica.
  • Take Over the World: Ogel's plan, of course!
  • Tentacled Terror: The Vinscale Octomus, a species of giant tentacled monstrosities.
  • This Is a Drill: Alpha Team agents such as Frozeen often employed the Magma Drill in their fight against Ogel, whether it was drilling through ice or through Snow Crawlers.
  • Tunnel King: Frozeen, who was a Rock Raider before joining Alpha Team, and can usually be found carrying handheld drills or driving the Magma Drill.
  • Volcano Lair: Frozeen once had to infiltrate an Ogel base that was located inside an antarctic volcano, where the Ice Drones planned on redirecting the lava flow to Alpha Team's base.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Frozeen is terrified of ghosts.