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This is not even half the cast. Some of the shown characters are already dead or inactive. There was supposed to be a coloured version a very long time ago.note 

The Mass Effect Forum Rpg is a Play-By-Post Game located on the german network World of Players, where it is part of the Mass Effect subforum. It was started in early 2010, in light of the hype for Mass Effect 2 and has had many lows and heights since then, often through internal conflicts, motivation lacks or other issues. All in all though, it has always pulled itself up again and is still running relatively active today.

It also has an own Wiki.


This RP provides examples of:

  • Affably Evil: Gil Ascaiath deserves a special mention here.
  • And the Adventure Continues: Almost any plot/arc ends this way, due to the nature of the RPG.
  • Anti-Hero: The RPG is full of it, special mention goes to Carten Bliss.
  • Betty and Veronica: The relationship between Terissa, Dante and Shell is pretty much set up to this.
  • Character Alignment: Used to simplify things. Not to be taken literally though.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Shell.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Sayuri/Henrietta, with shades of Manic Pixie Dream Girl towards Samuel (even though they are not engaged yet).
  • Continuity Snarl: Because of some plots moving much slower than others, Time Skips, Retcons and very unspecific dates, it's sometimes better to just enjoy the stories instead of overthinking them.
  • Crapsack World: In most storylines, the universe is overall depicted as a hell of a bad place to live in.
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  • Deadpan Snarker: Too many too count. It's pretty much a World of Snark.
  • Death Seeker: Carten (later successful). Deep down, he always wanted to be reunited with his father, although he wanted to die while accomplishing good, not just kill himself.
  • Doom Magnet: Beyo and Luceija are walking, talking Doom Magnets.
  • Dual Wielding: Ranus 'Rush' Vallgorian is notably the only character ever to wield two pistols at once.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The writing in the early days of the RPG was....special, to put it mildly, with players taking control of other characters during their posts, characters meeting important figures from the games and different behaviours of some characters, due to later Retcons and Characterization Marches On.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The monster that attacks Shell, Terissa and Dante.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The Ascaiath Family genuinely cares for one another.
  • Evil Brit: The Ascaiath-Family is (literally, due to being partially english and italian) a mixture of this and The Mafia.
  • Expy: The Cryptogram-Killer is explicitly modelled after Prometheus from Arrow.
  • Eye Scream: Kureck kills Sergio Vittore by ramming a syringe through his eye into his brain. Ew.
  • Fan Art: Special mention goes to Black Shial, who has drawn several character-pictures (including the above) of which all are universally praised.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water / Human Popsicle: Richard Johnson, a marine who was in a cryonetic stasis for 137 years.
  • Freudian Excuse: Every evil PC tends to have these, in order to make them relatable. The NPC's though, not always.
  • Genius Bruiser: Several. Carten, Donal or Malkizan, just to name a few.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Karvas' scars make him look like your standard generic villain, but is actually a pretty decent guy.
  • Gorn: Averted, mostly. If it happens, it's usually well placed.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Tiraz Malkizan. Despite dying during the very early days of the RPG, his influence still lingers to this day. He ruined the lives of several characters and his actions are also responsible for the creation of the Cryptogram-Killer. There were also numerous flashbacks to the past involving him years after his death.
  • The Heart: Abuyin is this arguably for the whole RPG.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Almost no character can be really classified as good or evil.
  • Heel Realization: Beyo has a big one after his HUGE screw-up on Zora's and Gil's wedding.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Carten pulls one to defeat Vourn.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Malkizan, among many other fucked up things, has a taste for sentient flesh.
  • Jerkass: Pretty common in all variations.
  • Knight Templar: More or less everyone aligned to Cerberus, true to the source material.
    • Beyo at his worst also tended to fall to this, most notably when he went on a killing spree in London.
    • The Disciples of Truth are this in spades, special mention goes to the brutal conditioning of the Lower Ones.
    • Terissa has shades of this, both as a Justicar and a Disciple.
  • Manipulative Bastard:
    • Tiraz Malkizan, full stop. He manipulated Beyo and Javed for years to become Corrupt Cops, to serve the greater good. In reality, it was just for his own personal power.
  • Never My Fault: Beyo's greatest flaw pre Heel Realization.
  • No Sense of Time: Again, true to the source material. Interstellar Travel is almost always mentioned to take some time, concrete time specifications are avoided like a plague.
  • Official Couple: Beyo and Luceija, until Beyo broke up with her. Now, Leif and Luceija.
  • Older Than They Look: True to the canon, as Humans tend to get much older in the Mass Effect Universe.
  • Overly Long Name: Dr. Abuyin ibn Djadir ibn Omar Kalid ben Hadji al Sharidi. Try say that out loud. Named after a NPC in the german RPG Gothic .
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Vourn becomes one by tapping into the biotic energy of his slaves. Carten becomes one shortly before killing him and then dying himself.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Depending on the mood of the story, any character can fall into this, special mention go to Abuyin and Donal.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Often, see Retcon below.
  • Serial Killer: The Cryptogram-Killer, a deranged individual out for vengeance on Beyo for his actions in the past, who has no problems with murdering dozens of innocent people and blame it on Beyo just to get payback.
  • Shockwave Clap: Khel Goran pulled of a krogan-biotic version of this.
  • Smug Snake: Both Vourn and Malkizan were so overconfident that it led to their downfall.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Luceija was clinically diagnostified with this. Part of why she fell for Beyo.
  • Taking the Bullet: Javed takes a fatal shot by Carten meant for Beyo.
  • True Companions:
    • Donal and Gil
    • Abuyin and Leif
    • Vherril and Kureck
  • Tsundere: Luceija and Nai.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Well, how ''hot' Turians in general are is up to personal taste, but Savanna looks rather gorgeous next to the heavily scarred and partially synthetic Karvas.
  • Undying Loyalty: Donal to Gil.
  • Villain Protagonist: The Cerberus fraction in general.
  • Woman Scorned: Luceija did NOT take well on Beyo abandoning her.