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Altador Cup: Tumblr Edition is a blog-based Roleplay that began in 2013. It follows the adventures of current and former Yooyuball players as they fight for the Cup. In addition to blogging about their experiences, the players have many interactions offline ranging from mundane to supernatural.

Altador Cup: Tumblr Edition contains examples of:

  • Anti-Villain: Filo Desenz is certainly a Type II, with some Type III mixed in. He does believe his actions are justified and for the better of Team Maraqua.
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  • Annoying Laugh: Minae Mitora arguably has one.
  • Badass Bookworm: A number of characters could qualify.
  • Berserk Button: Don't misspell Teylore Nix's name as 'Teylore.' It's one of the few things that can set him off.
    • Don't make a Xana De Lanche joke.
    • Tormo has a few of these: Don't imply he can't do something because of his stature, don't hurt his friends, and, for the love of Darigan, DON'T MESS WITH HIS GOALIE.
  • Black Widow: Chelo Binay has been through her fare share of husbands throughout her long life, and is implied to have killed at least a few of them.
  • Brainless Beauty: Many characters find Rinok Fitel to be very attractive, though his intelligence leaves much to be desired.
  • Butt-Monkey: Larcy Phu, practically to Cosmic Plaything extents. He's trying to change his ways so karma doesn't attack him as often, but it seems to be deeply infatuated with the Grundo, anyways. Must be the mustache.
    • Teylor Nix. He has a tendency to to find himself the target of many derogatory insults and gets caught in humiliating situations quite often.
    • Xana Di Lanche is pretty well-liked, but is the butt (*giggles*) of a lot of "Xana de lanche" and "accordion" jokes. (Her name means something dirty in Portuguese, and her official artwork shows her being very tall, while the art when a goal is scored on her uses optical illusion to make her look frighteningly short in comparison.)
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    • Elon and Montecito are hated by a lot of the players for their more aggressive personalities, thus getting bashed many times by the other players, and receiving a higher number of trolling and magic! anons. YMMV on whether they deserve it, though.
    • Rinok Fitel is often made fun of and gets hit with snide commentary from the other players very frequently, as everyone generally regards him as an idiot.
  • Camp Gay: Wan Dirx seems to fit that trope fairly well.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: If there's something Elon Hughlis cannot do even if he tries his hardest, is to say a joke.
  • Cast Full of Gay: LGBT has a rather strong representation in the cast. In fact, it's actually easier to list who isn't queer in some way or another.
    • I'm gonna try! (Please don't let me try): Bertie, Wila, Foltaggio, Rinok, Kayn, Volgoth, and Xana.
  • Chessmaster Sidekick: Barit pretty much covers for everything that Elon fails at as a captain, but wouldn't want to work under anyone else.
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  • Childhood Friends: Elon Hughlis and Barit Jowes, "Poke" Cellers and Ditan Colb, and the entirety of Terror Mountain's first formation would count for this trope.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: It happens to quite a few original characters.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Sometimes, it happens to cringe-worthy levels.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Rinok claims to be one.
    • Selwick started out this way, too, and still enjoys stuff like book analysis.
  • Cool Old Lady: Ethel Boortz.
  • Creepy Good: Arguably, everyone on Team Haunted Woods would count, but Crade Talvos fits the trope to saccharine levels.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A number of characters could also qualify, evidently enough.
  • Cute Bruiser: Some of the players could qualify
  • Disappeared Dad: A lot of players apply to this trope.
  • The Ditz: Rinok Fitel, though occasionally he may also show signs of Genius Ditz when it comes to certain topics.
    • Bertie can fit, as well...let's just say she's not very bright and very impulsive!
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Elon Marina Hughlis.
    • Selwick Wigglewumper Phoss and Jurin Tiddiesworth Takara. It's interesting to observe that both are distant cousins through their unfortunate-named families.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Bertie gives these to EVERYONE.
    • Elon also has many, like "Elope", "Hug", "Melon", and "Shorty Mc Shortshorts".
  • Feigning Intelligence: "Spikes" Barmie likes to pretend he's well-cultured when he doesn't appear to be all that smart. Though, this persona may very well be his way to market himself into the fashion industry.
  • Fictional Sport: Yooyuball.
  • Functional Addict: Wan Dirx, though that kind of depends on one's definition of 'functional.'
  • Gender Bender: If it happens in canon, it happens in this RP as well. Unless Magic Anons or plot shenanigans happen, of course.
  • Genius Bruiser: Harlis Neyhbol may be huge, but he also has a degree in Psychology and is readily available to diagnose some of the less stable players.
  • Gentle Giant: Some of the more "muscular" characters certainly apply to this trope.
  • Happily Married: "Trapper" Remis and his wife, Phoena.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: In this roleplay, instead of being a single blue Techo, the Techo Fanatic is, in reality, eighteen siblings who look identical, only differing in personality and team.
  • Hot-Blooded: Pretty much the most accurate way to describe Rinok Fitel.
  • Large Ham: Quite a bit of characters apply to this trope.
  • Lemony Narrator: Some roleplayers can describe their characters' actions in a rather... Interesting way. In fact, fourth wall breaking does occasionally happen.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: Chelo Binay's outlook on her life is generally very cheery, to the point that she doesn't quite understand why others wouldn't want to be immortal.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Each of the eighteen teams is represented by at least one character, in addition to a number of original characters.
  • Lovable Jock: Many of the players. Pretty much everyone to at least some people except the designated villains.
  • Love Triangle:
    • VERY early on in Altador Cup VIII there was one involving Larcy, Kep, and Tormo, and a while later another with Mirsha, Larcy, and Timu. Fun times, huh?
    • Keetra and Sela are in a committed relationship, and Derlyn had a crush on Sela. It gets complicated when it turns out that Keetra has a crush on Derlyn.
    • Another attempt at a love triangle between Mirsha, Larcy, and Timu may be here. Larcy likes Timu, but he thinks Timu likes Mirsha. Mirsha admits that Timu isn't her type, though.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Reb and Montecito have been using anonymous messages to incite conflict within other teams. They've had mixed success.
    • Filo, to Oten Runeu; the kicker being that he doesn't realize it.
  • Manly Gay: Krell Vitor, even though he's actually bi.
  • Married to the Job: Elon Hughlis, to the point that he even states '[his] only love is yooyuball.'
  • Nice Guy: Quite a bit of characters fall into this trope.
  • Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: Team Brightvale plus Ditan Colb apply to this trope.
  • Obliviously Evil: Word of God claims that Montecito is an example of that.
  • Only Sane Man: Osielle Lidel is one of the few characters who don't seem to have some sort of weird quirk about them, and often shoots down anything that sounds overly absurd or ridiculous.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Teylor Nix, he constantly stays upbeat and jokes around quite a bit- even when other players voice their dislike of him.
    • Bertie Shurtz, too, (Mystery Island is just a jokey team I guess?) usually making horrible jokes, keeping energy up, and sometimes parodies hot-blooded anime protagonists. Nobody really takes her seriously, although she does get into fights sometimes.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Chelo Binay must be at least around a century old, but doesn't look a day over her mid-fifties.
  • Retcon: To be expected, since some roleplayers may have a tendency to rethink how they want to portray their characters.
  • Second Law of Gender Bending: Subverted by "Poke" Cellers and completely averted by Erli Quinnock.
  • Seemingly Profound Fool: Jurin tends to fit this trope to a T.
  • Shrinking Violet: Timu, to a certain extent. She has her moments of bravery, but she's mostly a stuttering, shy lass who'd rather not see any conflicts whatsoever.
  • The Speechless: Jurin is unable to speak offline.
    • And so is Kayn. His voicebox became defective after being used for such a long while.
  • Supreme Chef: Filo is aiming to become this. He's mostly successful. He was also the Team Chef back when he played for Maraqua, but his former teammates seem to be lukewarm about his cooking at best.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Shenkuu's techo fanatic to Larcy.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: All players who hail from Krawk Island would count, to varying extents.
  • Team Dad: What "Poke" is now to Kiko Lake.
    • Osielle for Terror Mountain.
  • Team Mom: Prytariel, for Terror Mountain.
    • Also, Nitri Cassale, to Krawk Island.
    • "Poke" Cellars was this to Kiko Lake before the gender change incident.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Ciona Broan.
  • True Companions: It's rare for a character to get attacked/insulted and not have at least one teammate come to their defense. Unless said teammates are the ones doing the insulting.
  • Unfortunate Names: Xana Dilanche, as mentioned above. The poor Lutari can't get a break.
    • Jair Tollet's surname is known for its similarity to the word 'toilet'.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Teylor and Bertie could qualify.

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    Altador Cup VIII 
Tropes specific to the 2013 AC season.
  • The Alcoholic: As much as Tormo denied it, he was pretty much this in the off-season.
  • Cool Bike: Wan Dirx and Krell Vitor's preferred method of transportation around the Haunted Woods was a light pink scooter.
  • Hell Hotel: The hotel where the players are staying at becomes this after Montecito tricks Oten into reading the Necronomicon.
  • Lost Orphaned Royalty: Larcy was one of these. But thankfully, Retcon happened.
  • The Peeping Tom: Autrey Fulse was kicked off team Haunted Woods for using his ghosty powers to spy on nearly every girl in the cup, among other things.
  • Pungeon Master: Lilo Blumario, dear Fyora, Lilo Blumario.
  • Valley Girl: Wila Benne was, like, totally supposed to be one of these.
  • Yandere: Lyvon Cibaire for Foltaggio, though they weren't dating. He sent horrible anons to Derlyn, Foltaggio's girlfriend at the time, to try and get her to commit suicide so he could have Foltaggio to himself.

    Altador Cup IX 
Tropes specific to the 2014 AC season.

  • Amusing Injuries: Teylor Nix has been a victim of tumbling down a flight of stairs and falling two stories high in the most comedic fashions possible. It never really affected him, though.
    • On a more meta level, some mods think it's pretty funny to torture their characters, so to them this may fit.
  • Fatal Flaw: Derlyn demands apologies whenever she feels greatly wronged. It has nearly caused her Face–Heel Turn at least once.
  • Fiery Redhead: Both Derlyn and Lauretana (Team Kreludor's team captain and manager respectively) both fit, but when the situation calls for it, Lauretana can calm down. On the other hand, Derlyn isn't as capable of doing that.
  • Going Cold Turkey: Tormo is attempting to do this after falling Off the Wagon one night at Remis and Phoena's home. It is yet to be seen how this will affect him.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Though Elon Hughlis is still a jerk, he's certainly calmed down a bit after his constant shoutfests from the last season.
  • The Umbridge: Selwick's aunt, Sollarania, became Faerieland's new manager during Cup IX. She has been allegedly overtraining her players. Initially, they did fairly well, but the results were shown as inefficient at its best. Could eventually become a Baitand Switch Tyrant, if Character Development rolls on.


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