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Chrono X Roleplaying and Roleplayers (or CXRP and RPers) is what happens when a small group of people come together, become far to enthusiastic about what they're doing, and then something beautiful happens. In fact, the second part is so true that this very page was started by one of it's members!

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To clarify, the Chrono X Roleplaying and Roleplayers is a group based in the Roleplay section of the Mega Man Battle Network: Chrono X fangame's official forums, and as such, the roleplays are predominantly based on Original Characters from Mega Man fans.

Despite usually having no more than eight or so members active at a time, the roleplaying section has grown notably large, containing dozens of characters, battles, world details and mechanics altered from the games they were originally based on.

The currently active members are:

  • KamiPanda, commonly referred to as "Panda".
  • QuickSmasher.EXE, commonly known as "Quick".
  • North888, commonly known as "North".
  • Lestroisrois, commonly known as "Lestro".
  • Xscalibur64, commonly known as "X".
  • Ace, commonly known as "Ace".
  • Lucky Key, commonly known as "Lucky".
  • Flame_Warp, more commonly known as "Flame".
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  • Tom.

It can be found here. More is better; you're welcome to join.The character page can be found here. It needs a lot of love. No, they aren't lonely, they just need some content added to them.


  • Aborted Arc: A majority of the early RP material has faded into obscurity and is not recognized as canon.
  • Action Girl: There are many, including Phair, Aegis, E'Athanata, Finny, Pirouette, SplashWoman, and Vira. Tira, Finny's operator, may also count, as might Hana Hoshita, Sugar's operator.
  • Action Survivor: Jim, if he survives.
  • Adults Are Useless: A trope inherited from the original canon; it's somewhat played straight, somewhat averted. On one hand, there are a fair number of perfectly competent adult characters, many of whom are also very powerful combatants; On the other hand, the characters with the best track records are the older teen Alex and the pre-pubescent Eva (who has not actually lost a netbattle).
  • Aerith and Bob: Among the RP characters are the likes of Sorean Skyward and his navi BreakMan, as well as Eva Esteria Dasion Sidos Heurassein and her navi E'Athanata
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    • There literally are two operators named Aerith and Bob.
    • There are three navis named Frank, Jim and Sam, even though most navis' names' consist of a word followed by -'man' or something rather exotic, like Neotelenta or Aegis.
  • AI Is A Crap Shoot: Largely averted, as the navis tend to be rather competent. The notable exception is the Officials, who are almost always displayed as completely incompetent.
  • Alliterative Name:
    • Sorean Skyway
    • Hana Hoshita
    • Any navi who's name is M-something-Man.
    • Taken to an extreme by Carlos Cardenas, who held the navy rank of captain.
    • There exist numerous Navi-Operator duos whose named both start with A. Upon noticing this, QuickSmasherEXE suggested throwing six of them (Alex and Aero, Anton and Aegis, Amala and Aroma, Alan and Alice, Avery and AlchemyMan, Art and Aurora) in some sort of six-man super battle extraordinaire.
  • Alternate Universe: The Alternate Dimension, also a sort of Alternate Continuity.
  • An Axe to Grind:
    • Among Gladius's weapons is a battle axe.
    • Each of Maw's twin shields can turn into a battleaxe.
    • En Man's signature Install Axe
  • And I'm the Queen of Sheba: Pulled by the (then unnamed) Anton when Catadioptre attacked Crystal Vision
    Anton: "Yeah, and I'm the Queen of England."
    Bob: "Don't be ridiculous, men can't be queens!"
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: After winning a battle he was dragged into by Jak, Ferrous was forced to accept clothes as an additional reward; more clothes, though, is something he could actually use.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Attacks with breaking properties.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In one battle, ArcMan accuses his opponent of being a jaywalker before attacking them.
  • Art Attacker:
    • PixelMan and his operator Quentin are both pixel artists, who employ some of their artistic ability in their fighting style.
    • TatttooMan can use tattoos to empower himself, create weapons, and nerf his enemies.
  • Ascended Meme: TattooMan and ChocolateMan are characters of QuickSmasher.EXE, both of which started out as jokes (by QuickSmasher). There's a technical overlap with Forced Meme, but it's difficult to argue that either of them was forced, and no one seems to mind.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Chip Chimeras, amalgams of several different battlechips, have a lot of flash but don't always amount to the sum of their parts. Pixelman and Switchman use them anyway.
  • Axe-Crazy: ArcMan takes disturbing delight in the deletion of his opponents.
  • Badass Cape: SwitchMan has a cape which not only looks badass, but does badass things.
  • The Beastmaster: Vira's fighting style is based around summoning viruses to do most of her dirty work.
  • Berserk Button: Referring to Sorean as a woman is not recommended.
  • BFG:
    • Most of Canon's attacks.
    • Maw's cannon, which he learned from Canon.
  • BFS: The Zweihanders wielded by Maw and Aegis.
  • Big Bad: Taka and Mr. Grey, for Life of a Code and Future Actions, respectively.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Revenant pulls a pretty good one.
  • Blade on a Stick:
    • Gladius and Maw both count spears among their arsenals.
    • Aegis wields a halberd as a primary weapon.
    • As with his classic counterpart, Enker's primary weapon is a spear.
  • Blood Knight: A very common trope, as many characters are pugnacious by nature due to the competitive origin of the section; ArcMan, however, takes this to the extreme.
  • Blow You Away: Navis of the wind element.
  • Bottomless Pits: Used to be absent, but under management change it is now possible to fall down hole panels and die.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy:
    • Nika Samovar. Her navi, Vira, states that she spends most of her free time dawdling.
    • Alex is a lazy teenage boy, but has some impressive skills in netbattling.
  • The Brute: Again, a few, though none are quite as violence-loving as ArcMan.
  • Butt-Monkey: Leo Agronav, described by his creator as 'The Punching Bag of RP characters'
    • AstroMan, his navi, is an arguable case. He hates violence, but he's often dragged into it by his operator or his own inability to shut up.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Ballade.
  • Car Fu: Dyno is a living, motorized unicycle.
  • Captain Ersatz: It's rather apparent that SwitchMan and Darius take a few ques from Dark Phantom of the Mega Man Star Force series.
  • Clark Kenting: For doing very little to conceal themselves, Paris and ArcMan are quite good at never getting caught.
  • Characterization Marches On: Apparent with numerous characters. Over time Paris grew more calculating, Leo became more nervous, etc.
  • Chest Blaster: Maw's Maw Laser and ForcerMan's Front Laser.
  • Common Tongue: Because the forum uses English as the base language, everyone is expected to speak English, and English is considered the common language people speak in-character.
    • However, in some stories, despite the forum's use of English, the fact that Electopia is Japan is acknowledged, and so writings are treated as if in the proper language, in this case Japanese.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience:
    • Whenever a character is speaking, it is denoted by colored text.
    • In the Official Library, each element and attribute is denoted by a special color.
  • Confusion Fu: SnafuMan's greatest weapon and drawback is his unpredictability.
  • Continuity Nod: The roleplayers are quick to acknowledge or give their expansions on the canon of the Battle Network universe.
  • Crippling Overspecialization:
    • Leo trades any semblance of social or netbattling skills for the ability to be an astrophysicist at 18. Of course, astrophysics never actually come into play.
    • ComputeMan had his personality programs removed to make room for more battle abilities.
  • Dance Battler: Pirouette and Spark's Dancer form.
  • Dangerous 16th Birthday: Of all the characters, one could argue Aaron Flamenco, the human half of Masquerade has it the worst. A self ostracizing Jerkass who, at age 16, ended up going 200 years into the past without a way back, completely separating him from his home. His insistence of vigilante work is not decreasing the danger at all.
  • Darker and Edgier:
  • Deadpan Snarker: Many characters get a moment of this, though Sorean, BreakMan and AstroMan stick out among the crowd.
  • Death from Above: Numerous attacks consist of either attacking from the skies or summoning something from the heavens.
    • AstroMan's Astro Crush and Neotelenta's fire form, both of which are heat element.
    • Gladius's Bolting and E'Athanata's Storming Frenzy, both of which are elec element.
    • Dopple can both summon icicles to fall on enemies.
  • Death World: The Undernet in particular, as well as post-game areas from the Battle Network games.
  • Disk One Nuke: Subverted Trope in Life of a Code. At the start, it seemed that the enemy viruses were level 1 versions that would be deleted in one hit and barely scratch navis of the typical power level. So Lestroisrois multiplied their damage by 10.
  • Ditto Fighter
  • Doppelgänger Attack:
    • Dopple and Ganger's fighting style, of course.
    • Aero's Kaze Bunshin attack generates copies of himself.
  • Dual Wielding:
    • Spark's Dancer form, especially during Cacophony.
    • Maw sometimes wields two armblades or axes, or one of each.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Sorean; in fact, it's his Berserk Button.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Averted Trope; achievements are usually acknowledged and appropriately praised both in character and out.
  • Eccentric Millionaire: Darius very clearly enjoys his fortune.
  • Elemental Powers: There exists two elemental cycles in the battle system: Fire->Wood->Elec->Aqua->Fire, and Sword->Wind->Cursor->Break->Sword.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Hyper created his nickname due to his dislike of his real one: Bertie.
  • Embarrassing Nick Name: Pixel Man is not particularly fond of the nickname 'Pixie,' though has grown used to it.
    • He's not particularly fond of other names, either.
  • Fantastic Racism: A special breed of pseudo-viruses called 'revenants' that consist of scrap data which has come together into an entity. While some are unthinking, zombie-like creatures, others are sentient programs somewhat like navis. Supposedly, they are looked down upon by most navis and are treated as domestic viruses under law, even if of the sentient variety.
  • Fragile Speedster: Pirouette is one example, though ArcMan takes this much farther.
  • Fighting Clown: ClownMan, appropriately.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: Frank and TornadoMan have the appropriate strength for this.
  • Fun Personified: QuickSmasher.EXE.
  • Gimmick Level:
  • Glass Cannon: E'Athanata, ArcMan, Pirouette, etc. Of course, the first of those has shown herself to be plenty defensive in spite of her low health.
  • Gravity Screw: SwitchMan possesses the ability to manipulate gravity, though it rarely comes up.
  • Gratuitous French: Something of a bit for Belle.
  • Gratuitous Greek: E'Athanata translates to 'The Undying'. Misspellings became so common that the user had to ask people to stop.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Some of Lestroisrois's characters have this.
  • Great Gazoo: The 'fighting style' of Quick Smasher EXE himself is less 'fighting' and more 'doing whatever'.
  • Green Thumb: Some wood element navis, though most use the element in other ways.
  • Guns Akimbo:
    • Aero's dual blasters.
    • Rythmic Canon's pistols.
  • Happily Adopted: Alex Storms has been adopted by canon character Tamako.
  • Having a Blast: Revenants tend to have innate skill with explosives.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Numerous characters, heroes or otherwise, wield swords, even if they are not of the sword element.
    • Oddly averted with sword element navis. Gladius and Maw are skilled with large amounts of weapons, and TattooMan's abilities are built around tattooing needles. Neotelenta plays this straight, however.
  • Improbable Weapon User: SwitchMan, (whose main fighting style is switching things), and TattooMan, (who fights by using an oversized tattooing needle to tattoo himself for buffs or his enemies for nerfs).
  • Interspecies Romance: Leo suspects Jak and his navi SplashWoman of this. He's wrong.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Most Revenant characters.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Morrison is a rather extreme examples of this.
  • Large Ham: One would be hard pressed to find an instance where Darius isn't being some kind of melodramatic.
    • Quick has recently taken up calling himself one of these.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Oh so very true.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Navis with the Shield program.
  • Making a Splash: Aqua navis, though some use ice instead of liquid water.
  • Man of a Thousand Faces: SwitchMan is an acting navi, and apparently quite the accomplished actor. See Master of Disguise below.
  • Master of Disguise: One of SwitchMan's signature abilities is actually called Disguise, allowing him take on the appearance, voice and even personality of others with just a bit observation. In fact, it's quite common of him to enter battle while mimicking his opponent.
  • Master of Illusion: Also SwitchMan.
  • Meaningful Name: Most navis have names that correlate to their appearance and abilities.
    • This trope is very common and directly acknowledged in QuickSmasher's characters.
  • Megaton Punch: The metal fist chip series could be seen as this, as could Sugar's Megaton Power ability, though the latter can also be used as a kick.
  • Mighty Glacier: TornadoMan and Catadioptre.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Gladius and Maw both wield a wide variety of melee weapons, though Maw's weapons are bracers which shift between different forms, while Gladius carries all his weapons with him.
  • The Napoleon: Sorean is a very, very short man and tries to act like an adult to the younger characters he often finds himself around.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Snatcher is a Red UFO virus always found with Voirade.
  • No Social Skills: Eva and Leo both exemplify this to extreme degrees.
  • Obviously Evil: MurkMan plays this straight; Abel heavily subverts it.
  • One Steve Limit: In effect for the most part, but there are a few minor exceptions.
    • There is a total of four Sams, though this is an intentional thing done for two pairs of characters.
    • Most people, when saying the name Leo, mean Leo Agronav. Leo Minor is the name of Aaron's EM companion.
    • Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, father and daughter EM beings.
  • Orphan's Ordeal:
    • Felix Deprisma's early life was rather tough.
    • A large part of Ferrous's back story was set off by the death of his parents.
  • Palette Swap: Maw can turn into a discolored normal navi, and Sonata can change the colour of her armour quite freely.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: A favorite of ArcMan and Marduk.
  • Playing with Fire: Heat element navis, though less so than with other elements. Masquerade's use of this is very straightforward, however; he even possesses an ability called pyrokinesis.
  • Police are Useless: Other than Bach, Tira and Finny, and Tom's officials, this is pretty much universal. Even Leo makes a few cracks at them:
    • Leo: "I though [calling the officials incompetent] was everyone's bit."
    • Heck, even though Bach and is pretty competent, his navi Ballade is less competent than the normal police navis!
  • The Power of Acting: SwitchMan, of course. He's used his abilities to try and trick opponents before.
  • Power of Friendship: The most potent operator-navi duos are either hardened mercenaries with years of training or teens who happen to get along well with their navis.
  • Powers as Programs: Navis actually are computer programs, and certain abilities are actually called 'programs'.
    • In the true spirit of the this trope, SystemMan can copy and disable enemy programs.
  • Psycho Electro: ArcMan. He even calls himself this by name.
  • Pungeon Master: ArcMan is very fond of puns.
  • Real Men Love Jesus:
    • Emeka and SystemMan are uncompromisingly religious.
    • Out of character, Ace and Quick have both stated themselves to be Christians as well. X has confirmed the same.
  • Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: Another trope inherited from the original canon, around half of the main characters are gifted teenagers. This trope has become less popular over time, and Quick and North have mostly veered away from it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Understandably, this comes up a fair bit, as it's a simple way to differentiate characters.
    • Dopple and Ganger are a very straight example: Dopple is a blue, calculating, ice-themed navi, while Ganger is a red, aggressive, fire-based navi.
    • Paris and ArcMan have gradually polarized: Paris is very collected and professional, and ArcMan openly revels in every moment he has to do anything, especially fighting.
    • Eva is very shy and physically weak, while E'Athanata is bold to the point of impulsiveness and among the more physically strong of navis who don't specialize in things such as strength or speed.
    • OmnyoMan literally has the ability to summon a red oni and a blue oni. Guess what statistics they have?
  • Restart the World: HTTP desires to destroy net technology and give rise to a new world from its ashes.
  • Rich People:
    • Quentin and Hyper come from rather wealthy families.
    • Both nevertheless pale in comparison to Darius, Justin, Abel and Harry.
      • Both Darius and Justin are characters of Quick, who is very eager to exaggerate the power of money to the most ridiculous degree possible.
  • Running Gag: Holy moly.
    • For Quick, we have chocolate, muffins, his Slow Clap reaction image, and his awful language skills.
    • North has his ego and, more recently, his flying giraffe.
    • Lestroisrois is as intelligent as the prodigies s/he writes about.
      • On that note, Lestro's unspecified gender has also become a running gag.
    • KamiPanda isn't just British, he's certified professional British!
  • Russian Guy Suffers Most: As a part of his role as suffering comic relief, Leo naturally exemplifies this. Of all the characters he's been the one to sustain physical injury the most.
  • Self-Made Man: Darius began as a son of immigrants and made his way to CEO pf a major filming company.
  • Self-Insert: QuickSmasher.EXE is about blatant as you can get with this, though he seems more content to pester the villains than to significantly affect the plot.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Darius, as well as most male villains.
  • Shock and Awe: Navis of the elec element.
  • Sphere of Destruction: Any attack which explodes can be guaranteed to be this.
  • Stone Wall: AmusementMan may be terrible in battle, but he possesses the highest health of all playable navis.
  • Spot of Tea: Inverted by the RPers themselves, Panda has stated he doesn't like tea, while the American Quick is addicted to it.
  • Terrible Trio: Marduk, AmusementMan and ClownMan.
  • Textual Celebrity Resemblance:
    • WickerMan, PuppetMan, SaberMan and Canon have the designs of other fictional characters rather than original ones.
    • Dopple and Ganger are descried as appearing to have 'Gundam-like suits'.
  • They Call Him "Sword": Gladius's first weapon was...a gladius.
  • Time Travel: EM beings are characters from 200 years in the future who arrive in the past for various reasons.
  • Tinfoil Hat: Bob can make four tinfoil hats out of fifty chocolate bar wrappers, with letters on them, in a under a minute.
  • Token Adult: Sorean is the only fully grown person (if you want to call him that) among the most common group of characters, who are largely teenagers, with only Leo and Alex being close to adulthood. Outside of this group, however, most groupings tend to consist of adults.
  • Tournament Arc: The annual netbattle tournaments, of course.
  • Troperiffic: The RP is packed with tropes, as this page certainly shows. After only four days of being up the page grew to have over 100 tropes and gained its own character section; Though this was all done by the RPers themselves.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • BreakMan has a tendency to start his sentences with 'heh'
    • Voirade has a very distinct speech pattern, littered with 'kekekeke' laughter and 'see?'s
    • Abel has his 'hrmph' laughter.
  • The Von Trope Family: Jak Von Tinker
  • Unobtainium: In Future Actions, an entire city is powered by a small amount of what is called Humbelium. The bad guys steal it, naturally.
  • Violence Really Is The Answer: As it started as a netbattling section, it's quite easy to see why this would come up.
  • Weapon Twirling:
    • Done by Gladius for his Critical Hit move.
    • Used by both Aero and Gladius as a defense.
  • Whip It Good: Sandtrap.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Taka's plan for Catadioptre to invade Crystal Vision Studios is designed so that it was unlikely for him to come out at a disadvantage. It certainly hasn't stopped Quick from trying.
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