It started in 2012 and concluded in the same year.
Carriero provides examples of:
- Anything That Moves: Prussiaaaaaaaaaa. Really almost to the point of Depraved Bisexual. Aside from the underaged Miku, Kouki, Ashura, and Gokudera, antisocial John Smith and Samus Aran, and his adversarial relationship with Medic, there's fairly strong in-universe Foe Romance Subtext with subjugated Poland, explicit feelings that Veneziana is totally cute, shameless attempts to invoke the Florence Nightingale Effect with Anne, flirting with Robot Girl Luka, and classic tsundere romancing Romano. Yes, that is a list of the entire cast at present time.
- Blatant Lies: Anne is a pediatric dentist. Totally.
- Crossover Ship: In-Universe. Kouki/Miku is the only one that falls into this category so far. They're as close to Birds of a Feather as you'll get within such a small game, considering both are kind-hearted Japanese teenagers with some unusual use of technology.
- Diary: A couple of the characters keep one for recap purposes. Linda has one as well, though obviously it's not a diary.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: That incident with What Did I Do Last Night?."She practically dragged me off to the nearest private room to tell me alllll about it. She was all, 'So I work here actually and I'd love to get to know you better on a horizontal surface 'cause Linda's a crazy ass bitch and I don't care anymore; I'm working independently.' [...] You doubted my irresistible and entirely awesome charms?"
- Dramatic Wind: Ashura can summon a dramatic wind, with any nearby flower petals, feathers, or little pieces of paper being caught up on it in a visually pleasing fashion.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: A significant chunk of the cast comes from before the modern day, but the only ones who really had this going on were Prussia, going around in his historical uniform, and Veneziana, despite technically being from a later year than any of the other 19th century characters.
- I'm a Humanitarian: RED Medic seriously once proposed during the starvation event that they eat each other to cope with the shortage.
- Limited Wardrobe: Enforced - the characters only have three outfits each.
- Never Found the Body: Desperately invoked by the characters after the January purge resulted in about half the characters vanishing.
- Our Orcs Are Different: Tolkenian orcs appeared during the battle event.
- Pronoun Trouble: OOC, Ashura is referred to as sie/hir/hir. IC, everyone else refers to the child as he or she as appropriate to their understanding of hir situation... although a lot of the time it's just "the child".
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Miku, despite all efforts to the contrary, is this to the point where it almost needs spoiler tags. She is also rather surprisingly Three Laws-Compliant, to Gokudera's disappointment.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green-haired Miku, blue-haired Kouki, and silver-haired Gokudera.