Disney Conquest is a casual, fan-made Disney roleplay where characters are free to interact in an open-world roleplay and join one of two armies.
The site can be found here. It is ongoing as of 2021.
Disney Conquest provides examples of:
- Absent Animal Companion: Frollo's kitten appeared in only two threads and was never seen or mentioned again, not even whilst Frollo was betraying his army and getting put into a coma by an elder god.
- Aerith and Bob: The characters hail from various countries, time periods and even planets, so it's reasonably expected to see a variety of names.
- Aliens Speaking English: In spades.
- Alliterative Family:
- Simba's cubs Kopa, Kiara, Kion and Kanzi.
- Bambi's fawns Geno and Gurri - until Ferto that is.
- Alliterative Name: Hiro Hamada.
- All There in the Manual: Incomplete threads and dropped characters are inevitable in the roleplay, so some information is only available as Word Of God.
- Anachronism Stew: Conquest is set in an ancient-medieval fantasy world, yet there are elements that fall outside the ancient-medieval aesthetic (e.g. Canada being set in prehistoric times and the use of electrical wiring).
- Animal Motif:
- Maleficent's yellow sclerae, horns and bat wing-like robe represent and foreshadow her dragon form.
- The appropriately-named Crow almost always wears a plague mask and sports a dead ringer cane and can turn into a murder of crows.
- Nasira has a cobra motif: her hair and tall, spindly build resembles the hood and body of the deadly snake, respectively.
- Edgar's long limbs and equally long fingers mimic a skittering spider.
- Anyone Can Die: No one is safe.
- Artistic License Paleontology: There's dinosaurs from all three periods of the Mesozoic Era living alongside modern animals.
- Ascended Extra: Several semi-canons and "background characters" are given the spotlight.
- Bad Boss: The majority of Shadowglen. They are supposed to be the villains, right?
- Babies Make Everything Better: Anga and Janja.
- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Tiny Dan.
- Big Storm Episode: The thread "Son of a Beach."
- Blunt "Yes": Nasira's response to Clopin after he ambushes her:Clopin: Did you forget that your battle was with me?!
- Brainwashed: Maleficent does this to Frollo after she saves him.Maleficent gave a covert side glance towards Diablo upon the words "your lord." Dear, sweet Frollo's delusion never ceased to be a source of amusement for her. After she had saved him, bringing him back from the brink of death, he had seen her as an avatar of his one true god. He now served her with a religious zealotry that few could ever hope to match.
- Canon Discontinuity: Canon? Never heard of her.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Nasira has feelings for Maleficent but is afraid to act on them.
- She finally does in "Mine."
- Cast Full of Gay: Cisnormativity and heteronormativity are nonexistent, with the majority of characters being LGBTQ+ through gender, orientation or both.
- Child Soldiers: Averted. All armies forbid those under (about) 16 from battles. The Dawnseekers even once had a discussion of raising the age limit.
- Crapsack World: Eeyup.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Pseudonym suffers from this trope. Almost immediately after joining the Shadowglen it joined in on an attempted coup, only to betray its co-conspirators to the Shadowglen leadership at the first opportunity. It fully intends to betray Maleficent and the barons again in an attempt to seize power for itself as soon as the opportunity arises.
- Cuffs Off, Rub Wrists: Chuluun does this in "Behold, a Traitor."
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The Dawnseekers decide to ambush the Shadowglen base in the outback; the barely-manned base is promptly claimed.
- Darkerand Edgier: And how!
- Deadly Gaze: Whenever Aurelia meets the eyes of another, they would turn to solid gold.
- Disappointing Older Sibling:
- Jafar loses Nasira's respect after he prevents her from killing Clopin and stabs her in the shoulder.
- When Kopa got himself exiled, none of his siblings vouched for him.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Thomas is denied food for a week after arriving late to a mandatory meeting.
- The Dog Bites Back: After Maleficent makes Thomas a pariah, he sells her out to the Rogues, which leads to the loss of Agrabah.
- Downer Ending: The majority of threads fall under this trope.
- The Exile:
- Frollo flees into exile to join the Rogues and to avoid punishment from Crow for treason.
- Shani exiles Kopa from the Dawnseekers for disrespecting authority, attacking his own comrades and choosing to go into enemy territory.
- Evilis Petty: The entire Blackblood Legion.
- Eye Scream:
- Kopa rips out Kula's left eye in "The First Battle."
- Shani clawed Kopa's eye after he refused to leave.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Thomas.
- Family of Choice: You would be hard pressed to find a character who isn't participating in one of these.
- Famous Last Words:
- Lucky: Oh shit!
- Aladdin: Yeah, right.
- Maul: It is never over.
- Thomas: Let her go!
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink: The roleplay has angels, demons, aliens, many different magic users, unicorns, pegasi, gods, demigods and more.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: Briefly the Freedom Fighters and Nala.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: The thread "For Your Entertainment" does this with Crow and Nasira in the respective roles, trying to interrogate Jasmine.Crow: I would at least hope that I can make the experience as pleasant as possible.
Jasmine: Well, maybe you could loosen these ropes a bit. You have no idea how uncomfortable this is.
Crow: You have my humblest apologies, Highness. I wish I could ease your burdens, princess. Truly I do. But we have...rules, you see. Protocols. This is not only to protect our guards from our guests, but vice versa. (hesitates) Lady Nasira, perhaps... just this once, we could...?
Nasira: No. (makes Jasmine's restraints even tighter)
Jasmine: Should have asked for a glass of water instead.
Crow: (sighs) I won't pretend that you and our Lady Nasira don't have...history together, Your Highness. But you and I do not. I apologize that I can do nothing for your current predicament, but I should hope we can at least remain friendly in the face of unpleasant circumstances.
- Good Versus Good: All armies have some element of goodness in them, even Shadowglen.
- Great Offscreen War: Everything that happened before 2018.
- Grey-and-Gray Morality: All the factions have some degree of good and bad. Though the Freedom Fighters once claimed they were the good guys, it came out that they too were very much flawed.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Several.
- Headbutting Heroes: The Dawnseekers and Rogues.
- Higher-Tech Species: Formerly pretty everyone compared to the Freedom Fighters.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: We have this gem:Chloe: People have underestimated me before, but one thing you need to realize is I lift. I want to make this army the best.
Tucker: (Beat) Lift?
- Interspecies Romance: HA!
- Just Following Orders: Crow literally says this when Nasira expresses her gratitude for possibly saving her life.
- Last-Name Basis:
- Dr. Facilier's first name is unknown.
- Everyone refers to Frollo by his last name, or as Judge Frollo.
- Locked into Strangeness: Emily had dark brown hair before her appearance in the roleplay, but it bleached white after spending implied years in a temporal prison.
- Love at First Sight: Nasira instantly falls in love with Maleficent in spite of her misgivings.
- Love Dodecahedron: Averted. Polyships are the best.
- Medieval European Fantasy: The roleplay takes place in a facsimile of countries like the source material.
- Missing Mom: Shani's mother dies before the events of the roleplay.
- My Horse Is a Motorbike: The Headless Horseman swaps his horse for a bike for the second Australian battle.
- Name To Run Away From Really Fast: All the armies. Even the supposedly soft Dawnseekers have proven themselves no pushovers since claiming Australia, curb-stomping the enemies there, and taking a teenage prisoner to do god knows what with.
- Never Found the Body:
- No one had time to dig up Jasper's body after Pride Rock collapsed.
- Perthmail is assumed to be dead after he goes down with his ship.
- Noble Bird of Prey: Marahute, of course.
- Not so Above It All: Most of the Blackbloods, despite what they may say.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: The Gourmand and his children.
- Parental Favoritism: Kopa was skipped over in the line of succession in favor of his younger half-sister Kiara.
- Pun-Based Title: "Zombodie That I Used to Know."
- Ragtag Bunchof Misfits: Hard to say which army fits this trope the most.
- "Reason You Suck" Speech: This happens quite frequently in the roleplay.
Jasper: (sharp exhale) I gave you clear instruction, did I not? You were to go to Australia and lead our army to the supply drop and gather up what you could. If any problems were to arise I told you to pull our people from the field and get them back here in one piece. You were supposed to lead them, you were supposed to protect them. And yet I've heard that you retreated from the battlefield without them. You left them behind while you came back here, by yourself. You betrayed them, you disobeyed my orders. You left them in a hostile environment that they had no experience in, and you could have gotten our people KILLED because of your recklessness, Aladdin! (snarls) You're lucky no one was killed or your punishment for such plain disobedience would be far more great. That skirmish completely blindsided us, but it proved to me that I cannot trust you, Aladdin.
- Jasper rightfully rips Aladdin a new one for his cowardice.
The Gourmand: Coward, you will look me in the eye. You have squandered what you have here. You show no respect for your fellow soldiers and yet you demand it for yourself. You endanger and insult us. How dare you act like we owe you any decency at this point. You are getting precisely what you deserve.
- Shani drops one on Kopa in the aptly named thread "The False King."
- The Gourmand calls Kopa out for his selfish behavior in "Goodbye, Sweet Prince."
Jafar: All this...it was for you...for us.
- This happens several times in "Behold, a Traitor."
- Nasira rightfully gives one to Jafar in "For the Promised Land."
Nasira: Don't. Don't you dare. You don't GET to say that. You would have taken everything from me. And you have the AUDACITY to say that this was all for us. There never was an "us." Not me. Not my son. It's always been you. Just you.
Jafar: Jafar: Nasira please, I don't know what's happening! What is going on? Why are we in the Land of the Black Sa
Nasira: You don't know what's happening?! How do you think I've felt when you STABBED me?! You could have killed me - no, you tried to kill me! [...] See what your ambition has bought you!
- Refuse to Rescue the Disliked: Aladdin and Jasmine debatably.
- Resignations Not Accepted: With Shadowglen, it's a lifetime of service or death. Members can be reassigned to non-combat roles or transferred, but they're not allowed to leave.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Nala.
- Ron the Death Eater:
- A case of deliberate flanderization, Simba, a posthumous character in the roleplay, went against the advice of his council and got nineteen of his own people killed just to assassinate one person. Most characters do not look back on his reign fondly.
- In an even more jarring example, Nala is canonically brave, responsible and selfless. In Conquest, however, she is portrayed as an abusive wife and a cowardly backstabber.
- Royally Screwed Up:
Jasper: You should have told them. You should have told them the truth. Instead, you left your children in the dark, and now they have to deal with this-this trauma on a scale they shouldn't have to. You swore to me that you would tell them, and you swore to me that whatever actions I took for you would not be punished. I gave you my loyalty, I gave you my word, my honor and my trust, and you've betrayed it for your own selfish gain...
- To avoid possible apprehension for her own role in Simba's death, Nala was willing to let her co-conspirator Jasper take the fall in a Kangaroo Court.
Nala: Do you hear yourself, sometimes? Like, when you speak? 'You should have told them.' Ha! Look who's calling the beetle black! It's one thing to not to concern children with something they have no control over. It's another to lie to your adult acolytes - whom have pledged their lives to you. You should have told them the truth. Instead, you chose not to tell them what you did, and now they have to deal with the fact that the man they trusted the most is a murderer and a liar. You have no one to blame but yourself for this, Jasper. Had you been honest with them from the start, none of this would have happened.
Nala: Whatever happens tomorrow, I can promise you one thing: the Freedom Fighters will never trust you again. You're done, Jasper.
- Scenery Porn: Many posts have detailed descriptions of places and events.
- Slashed Throat: Vitani rips Kanzi's throat out.
- Strong Family Resemblance:
- After finding out they're Jasper's children, Kiara and Kanzi slowly start taking on more liger-like qualities, including stripes, a fluffier coat, and bulking out considerably, growing much larger than the other lions.
- Kopa and Kion look almost identical to Simba, having his golden-yellow pelt and red mane.
- Boso looks like a younger version of his biological father Ronno.
- Story Arc: The Freedom Fighters downfall, the siege of Agrabah, and Thomass coup to name a few.
- Talking Animal: Plenty. Thus far not explicitly explained.
- Theme Naming: The Gourmand's children: Primus, Secundus, Tertius, Quartus, Quintus, Sextus, Septima, Octavus, Nona and Decimus.
- There Are No Therapists: Unless youre Shadowglen surprisingly.
- Too Dumb to Live:
- Lucky died because he mouthed off at an enemy soldier.
- Had Thomas been more cautious, he probably would have succeeded in getting his people to Paris.
- Gary, Kanzi, Python and Sam are all non-binary.
- Anga and Esmeralda are genderfluid.
- The Gourmand and Tabs are intersex.
- Musteadus and Nil are trans women.
- Janja, Jasper and Spines are trans men.
- Try Not to Die: Whenever you trespass on any army's territory.
- Unequal Pairing:
- Clopin (leader) and Belle (soldier).
- Jasper (leader) and Nevada (soldier) and Zamora (soldier).
- Maleficent (leader) and Nasira (second-in-command).
- War Is Hell: As the Gourmand is fond of reminding everyone.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Simba getting half his army killed.
- Untranslated Title: The thread "Coup de Grâce."
- Villains Out Shopping: Tabs takes Shadowglen out shopping in the thread "Get In, Nerd."
- You Are What You Hate: Boso and Kopa both foolhardy, short-tempered and violent, and they don't see eye to eye.