Death of Heroes is a roleplay group on Tumblr, focusing on the organisation S.H.I.E.L.D. and its rebuilding. The group takes place after the events of the first season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Not knowing who they can trust any more, Special Agent C and Special Agent D are tasked by Deputy Director Maria Hill to locate and train a group of agents in an attempt to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. to its former glory. Searching around the globe to find retired S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Special Agents C and D must be wary of who they recruit, for they do not know who they can trust.
Choosing the top agents from their list, the Special Agents have persuaded them to meet in the bustling city of Toronto, specifically at the University of Toronto, St. George campus. It is at the school that old friends reunite, and rivals face each other once again.
In addition to being categorised into eight teams, the agents must work together so they are able to blend in with civilians, and at the same time find out who they can really trust.
The roleplay's plot has many elements of Fanon Discontinuity, such as the finale of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is disregarded, as well as the entirety of the show's second season. The events of any films after Captain America: The Winter Soldier is disregarded as well.
Provides Examples Of:
- The Ace: The agents are good at what they do, which is why they were so sought after for the restoration program.
- Layla Lin is the best driver that S.H.I.E.L.D. has to date.
- At a young age, Bianca has enough skills to head her own team.
- Arguably, her team is the strongest team in the program.
- It's implied that before Rory disappeared from S.H.I.E.L.D., he was part of STRIKE Team: Delta, working closely with Agent Romanoff and Agent Barton.
- Due to the nature of how he got to his position, however, it could be assumed that Rory is a Broken Ace.
- Action Girl: Every female character in the roleplay is an example of this trope.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Andre is this to Layla to an extent.
- The relationship between Nate and Rory are the opposite, where Nate (who is the older brother) is the annoying one to Rory.
- Anti-Hero: Most (if not all) of the recruits have done things the traditional hero will never think of doing.
- Artificial Limbs: 65% of Nate's body is artificial.
- Black Sheep: Phoebe.
- Rory fits in this situation too.
- Butt-Monkey: Everything that's bad that happens, always happens to Rory, much to everyone's amusement.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The relationship between Andre and Layla.
- Don't forget Bodhi and Chloe.
- Freak Lab Accident: Played straight with Neha, as she was involved in an accident that gave her the ability to manipulate poisons.
- Game Master: Agent C and Agent D, of the Author variety.
- Give Him a Normal Life: The main reason why Gabriel gave up his son, Jesse.
- Inverted, because S.H.I.E.L.D. tracked down Jesse and recruits him anyways.
- Happily Adopted: Even if he doesn't know it, Andre is fairly happy being raised by Layla, who adopted him as her brother.
- Alex is extremely happy living with her adopted sibling Wayne as well.
- Happy Marriage Charade: The Chins. It initially works out well, as they each work at different sectors. When they were called in to try and rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D., they weren't put on the same team either; and because of it, they are constantly trying to best each other.
- Neha and Chris are on the fast track to fitting this trope as well.
- Implied Love Interest: This is present between many characters, but it is heavily implied in the biographies of: Chris/Neha (this is extremely one-sided), Jesse/Phoebe, Priscilla/Melanie, and Duncan/Kanya.
- It is heavily implied that Nate is still in love with Amber.
- Impossible Genius: While it's overlooked, Team Kappa could be regarded as the genius group due to the fact that they have the most creative minds on one team
- Wayne's Astral Projection helps as well.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: There are 70 released characters.
- Parental Favoritism: The Steffensen sisters have this, where Melanie is the favoured child.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Played with Charlie and Harry to the point where before the collapse of S.H.I.E.L.D., many agents believed that they were engaged, or at the very least, an item.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Charlie doesn't necessarily believe in Hydra ideology, and he doesn't see S.H.I.E.L.D. as a threat, but he's getting paid to work for Hydra, so he'll believe what they believe.
- Spin-Off: While not exactly a series, Death of Heroes is based off of the events that occur in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Villains Blend in Better: Everyone who is still loyal to Hydra hide their loyalties surprisingly well for a small group of agents.
- Not to mention for agents who had their covers blown in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
- With Friends Like These...: Anyone who considers Rory as a friend would know that being in his company is an acquired taste.