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The Traveller has been defeated, Joshua O'Brien has been saved, and everyone enjoys a brief period of respite. But their troubles are far from over...

On the 12th of October, 2011, a sequel of sorts to Our Avatars Are in a Room Together was made, due to a mutual agreement of the players. The game had been getting too plot-heavy, so it was decided that the plot part of the game was made into a Roleplaying game, leaving the original game with less plot.

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Arguably, it is like all other avatar-based RP in the TV Tropes forums, but has its own storyline and rules. The characters are also restricted to a room which is a gateway to and from other dimensions... sort of.

The thread used to be comprised of many players at the time of the split, but as time marched on many have left with newer players joining the ranks. New players are currently not being accepted at this time due to an overabundance of players. The discussion thread can be found here and the sign-up here.

There is a recap page here.

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Other Rules, because as of late, you can't be too careful

  • NO RAPE. This should go without saying.
  • NO GODMODDING. Can't believe I actually have to make a rule for this...
  • This game is meant for interaction, so interact. Large walls of text within one's own characters is highly discouraged.
  • IC is your friend. Stick to it!
  • Try to respect the wishes of other players. If someone doesn't want something done to their character, don't do it.
  • Fanservice for the sake of fanservice is prohibited. If the sole point of the character/scenario you are using is to indulge in your fetish, we will ask you to stop, or revise said character/scenario. If you become subject to questioning about this rule, we will ask you to provide proof that you are not violating it.
  • Respect the wishes of the GM. They are the GM. It is their plot, not yours.
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Addendum: Multiple transgressions may result in a formal request to leave the thread. You have been warned.

Additional tips to make the roleplaying experience fun for all can be found here.

Due to how large the thread is, and how many plot cycles we have gone through (and because we are probably not important enough to get episode recap pages), tropes are sorted by story arc.

Tropes that apply across the board, or nowhere in particular, go here:

  • Aborted Arc: The one with evil!Zack, due to confusion, plotholes, and retcons, and the one with Kamen Riders, due to Strig leaving and player exclusion.
    • The Santiago Claus one, due to Duffy's lack of wifi.
  • After the End: The SC arc.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: Due to some difficulties with the plot itself, everyone decided to form an Away Team to pass the time, the team consists of: Sir Clarence, Legion, a couple .hack// characters, Alpha's/Mike's clone, Gamzee Makara, Holly Short, Harry Dresden, a quiet robot, Savyna, and Rock.
  • Big Bad: Several.
  • But Thou Must!
  • Came Back Wrong: Zack. So very, very much.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Slender Man versus Chewbacca. Chewbacca won.
  • Darker and Edgier: Than the Forum Game.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Cloud.
  • From Bad to Worse: After the Traveller arc.
  • Groin Attack: to Shirou from Lancelot. Paraphrased:
    Shirou: I need those!
    Lancelot: For what, defiling my King?
    Shirou: ...Yes?
    Lancelot: -stomp-
  • Last Episode, New Character: Gordon, Mordin, and Shepard showed up towards the last leg of the Vesperia arc, Yu was worse in that he showed up during the final battle of the Persona arc.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Aven functions as this to Cloud. When he leaves, things go downhill for the latter very quickly. Ironically, it is also likely Aven's presence that is further dragging Cloud into his downward spiral, since, due to Aven's encouragement and support, Cloud feels twice as bad for not recovering and deems this to be his own fault, leading into deeper depression, which Aven then tries to correct, thus perpetuating the cycle.
  • Mind Rape: Done several times to several people.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: Cloud, after getting Jenova'd.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits
  • "Reason You Suck" Speech: Cloud delivers two of these; one to Not!Zack, and another to Zelretch.
  • Rule of Cool: It runs on this.
    • The Eighth Arcana of the final battle has a midair dogfight with the Millennium Falcon with Nyx wielding and energy sword whilst Han pilots and a guy with a BF Bifurcated Weapon, a potion maker with an eyepatch and a potion gun that shoots lasers (sort of), a walking carpet that can rip a man's arms from their sockets, a guy with a chainsaw sword, and Bahamut all do battle with the anthropomorphic personification of Death.
    • The final battle of the Vesperia arc was a group of Crystal Giants against an Eldritch Abomination in orbit around Terca Lumeries
    • The whole theme park in the Castle of Dreams arc, especially the eccentrically brilliant Barry Acres, the Six Flags Guy Expy and the water show at the very end.
    • The entire moon is converted into a badass spaceship in the Spaceship arc, as is the room itself.
  • The Virus: Jenova. Also, the vampire blood.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Cloud is slowly driven insane from the buildup of stressful events preceeding the Traveller arc in the forum game, then is openly despised by Zack (as neither of them know they are from alternate timelines). Zack then tries to kill him, and is killed (again), then is brought back as a sadistic monster, who hates Cloud just as much. He is then Mind Raped by Nagato, his hallucinations taunting him all the while. This, however, culminates in a CMOA for him, where he tells Zack in so many words to stuff it.
  • True Final Boss: Nyarlathotep, for the Persona arc.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: Cloud's response to Not!Zack. Shame it doesn't last for later on....
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Cloud. So very, very often.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Cloud can do this.

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    The Nasuverse Arc 

    The Persona Arc 

  • Abstract Apotheosis: Erebus and Nyx. And L, after his death.
  • As Long as There is Evil: Erebus is the embodiment of the despair and hatred in the collective unconscious of humanity, meaning it can never be truly killed until humanity itself is enlightened (something one of the heroes eventually sets out to accomplish). However, on the flipside of this, we have L, who becomes the embodiment of hope and humanity's desire for justice.
  • Big Bad: Erebus
  • Bigger Bad: Nyx. Nyarlathotep.
  • Bittersweet Ending: And how! On the one hand, Nyx has been defeated, Minato actually survived, Aven finally got his milkshake, and the cultists are dead. On the other hand, L is dead, both he and Light suffered a Fate Worse than Death (not that Light didn't have it coming, but ouch), Nyx is still around somewhere, and Cloud may or may not be the Anthropomorphic Personification of Chaos and might never see his family again, and continues to slowly go mad.
  • Brick Joke: Aven goes into town and buys a milkshake.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Erebus.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Light. Was anyone really surprised? It's what he does.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Becoming the Great Seal. Also, how Light met his end.
  • Final Boss: Nyx.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Aven's incendiary rounds.
  • Memory Gambit: Pulled by Light in order to gain the group's trust.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: The Great Seal, making the party a tad reluctant to allow Minato to become part of it.
  • Screw Destiny: One of the central themes. A discussion frequently had by the main charaters was whether Minato truly had to die to become the Great Seal and preven The Fall. Minato overcomes his own death written in the notebook through sheer force of will and the Universe Arcana, and eventually survives Nyx as well.
  • Wild Card: HK-47, who only assisted the party to destroy the "inferior" HK-50 units.

    The Vesperia Arc 

    The Castle of Dreams Arc 

  • A Wizard Did It: Barry handwaves some of the more extraordinary happenings in the park by chalking it up to magic he got from his grandfather.
  • Book-Ends: The Castle of Dreams arc starts with Barry Acres inviting them to the theme park and bringing them in on a bus, it ends with Barry Acres inviting them to come back one day and bringing them back to the room on the same bus.
  • Breather Episode: A trip to an Amusement Park would do everyone good.
  • Expy: The elderly, yet spry dancing bus driver is one of the Six Flags Guy.

    The Casltevania Arc. 

  • Checkpoint: The havens between each major boss fight.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: The players kind of collectively BEAT UP DEATH.
  • Heroes of Another Story: Harvey, Phoenix, and Maya go missing shortly after the beginning to engage in a sub-plot. Nobody really notes on the three missing except Yu, but nobody has the time to go look for them anyway since Dracula Reviving is a much more pressing issue.
  • Incendiary Exponent: Aven learns of the power of setting himself on fire and getting thrown at enemies during his time here.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Mutsuki oh so (in)conveniently charging into Soma right when he was recovering from Dracula breaking free. It undid basically everything everyone was trying with him.
  • Rewarding Vandalism: The party discovered certain objects in Castlevania can be broken for weapons and that bricks can be broken for food, this naturally didn't avoid some questioning.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: So much. The leader being an impulsive teenager that just found out he's Dracula reincarnated doesn't help things in the slightest, either.
    Aven: (whispering) I don't like you.
    Alpha: (whispering) I don't like you either.
  • Webcomic Time: Subverted as Aven mentions that the days spent in Castlevania seem to be the same as the days spent real time in the arc.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Mina outright refusing to get close to Somacula on the grounds that she's too terrified. And she's supposed to be the Love Interest...

    The Spaceship Arc 

  • A Fate Worse Than Death / And I Must Scream: Sagi threatens to do this to the Maliwan CEO by capturing her in a magnus, but ultimately does not go through with it. Alpha opts for Mind Rape instead.
  • Badass Crew: When your ship is a room capable of breaking through dimensional walls and your crew consists of members such as The Doctor, Gordon Freeman and Riza Hawkeye, you're definitely this.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Rock isn't afraid of taking a direct approach in difficult situations, especially when negotiations with Maliwan are going nowhere.
    • Similarly, Ace often opts for violent means of sorting things out.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Daisy interrogates an enemy Komerade by hugging him.
  • Cool Ship: Both the gigantic Moonship and the retrofitted Roomship count.
  • Cut the Safety Rope: Aven, who was being dragged off a cliff, started dragging Alpha with him during the attempted rescue. So the latter was told to let go.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: One crops up while part of the group trains for Jakobs' militia, and reappears later with a painful gauntlet that the crew must run to prove themselves worthy so they can meet with Dahl. It turns out he was actually Torgue in disguise and was messing with everyone.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A universe devouting entity called The Thousand Maws. Interesting in that it is a universe itself, making it an Eldritch Location as well.
  • Escalating War: The (rather short-lived) prank war between Kirb, Daisy, Sagi and Marno. It began with a snow prank to wake up Sagi and ended with the Doctor threatening to bleach Sagi's hair with hydrogen peroxide in his sleep.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Helen and Marno collectively come up with their own nickname for The Thousand Maws: "Bob The Destroyer."
  • Hurricane of Puns: Marno inflicts one on the group after Lenell retrieves her axe. The others are not amused.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Aven's supposed death — he was stabbed, lost an arm, dragged off a cliff, and barely escaped being blown up.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: Daisy's ditzy moments are often tempered by surprisingly profound ones.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The Kirby-like Komerades on Vorgnock-5.
  • Running Gag: Two - Marno's increasingly-humiliating demotions (though unless Mr. Torgue appears again, this is likely over) and the Jolly Green Giant appearing to fix impossibly confusing situations.
    • Marno's demotions are once again referenced in the Deluge arc after he loses the "waiting game."
  • Spanner in the Works: The Doctor's attempt to outgambit Miss Maliwan is foiled by Sagi's negligence with his lightning. Things go From Bad to Worse.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Luigi takes one during his training with Zeff aboard the Baratie. By the end of it, the plumber is a formidable fighter far beyond his usual skills.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The Doctor delivers one to Sagi, Alpha and Rock after Miss Maliwan is threatened, tortured and killed by each respectively. He doesn't speak much to them, but still manages to cripple them with guilt.

    The Deluge Arc 

  • Aborted Arc: Many, due to there being too many players to do them all properly, leaving many plot threads hanging.
  • Alien Geometries: The altered city.
  • All There in the Manual: Due to time constraints, several arcs were cut, leaving many things that would have been given a definitive answer very vague.
    • For starters, Dr. Stabler was aware of the nature of the city. He was playing all the fields, and intentionally triggered the outbreak of Calamity virus to pressure his buyers, due to a mistake he made when he released a sample (that broken terrarium in his lab around Thanksgiving? He had some infected mice. They got out. He let the virus spread and propagated it in order to cover his ass and make the feds and the terrorist group (which, in case you didn't pick up, was headed by the Auditor) scramble to buy his silence. This matches up with the dates, including the odd happenstances three months ago and the discovery of the burial site). Most of his arc wound up cut, and the few bits that did make it in were too subtle unless you were Sherlock or something.
      • In relation to this, the government did want to produce a bioweapon out of this super totes cool alien the found, though ("That won't backfire at all!"note . That's what, as far was they knew, the project was about. The men in suits allowed it because it provided them with an excuse to have Cloud nearby and restrained so they could run experiments. The Auditor wanted to use him to take out "Colonel Sanders", but he was more of a side project than anything else, and not really relevant to his overall scheme (which still has not been revealed.). They were all working towards their own goals, but one group was being puppeteered by the other that was being puppeteered by the other from the get-go. And Stabler, naturally was fucking with them all. The Auditor did not appreciate this. Look where that got him.
    • Details on the "Suits" that some people found confusing: they were an alien race that were nearly extinct. They were studying humans, who have individual identities, as opposed to their hivemind, figuring that this must be their secret to survival. In order to narrow down what made an individual an individual, they would change the city (a copy of Vegas, made by the Auditor) every night using their reality warping abilities, as well as a machine that amplified them, and implant different memories into the populace frequently, seeing what changed and what didn't with what were essentially different souls (brain patterns, but whatever). They had a special interest in Cloud, who had his own hivemind, and yet an identity separate from then, and the ability to intercept and interact with all those memories and maintain his sense of self, for the most part. Studying and experimenting on him was what helped them perfect the process, since their data is largely chemical, in contrast to our electronic machine-based tech, and on top of that, they needed a human-like mind that was still slimilar to their own, to learn how to bridge the gap. Cloud was perfect for this. Win-win. Except for Cloud, whose life is in a perpetual state of suck, but let's not split hairs here.
      • They stop time and shift all the clones in the city and themselves to another plane of existence to do their memory thing. These were the times when the city was "empty", yet moved occasionally, and could be changed. Cloud himself was aware of this, but did not mention it for fear of the "don't think about pink elephants" effect. All it would take was one person panicking about their abilities to rip the whole place to bits by thinking about ripping the whole place to bits.
      • The un-timestopped phase was what the city was like normally, and what the party experienced until Cloud was awakened and unconsciously took them out of it.
      • The emergency phase was the third timeline, and the one swarming with Suits. It's so they can fix things in case someone gets out, like the party did.
    • Cloud was made into "Dave" when he got caught and implanted with fake (and ironically, happier) memories, bombarding him with the same injection repeatedly until he was overwhelmed by the new information. They changed his eyes because that's all they could manage, and hid him in plain sight in the city.
    • The Doctor and Cloud were cloned due to, again, their unique minds. Cloud, so they'd have a backup in case the original, er, "broke" during testing, and the Doctor because he's basically the smartest thing ever, and a Time Lord. Cloning something with genes as complex as Cloud and the Doctor didn't quite work, though, especially when everyone in the city wasn't meant to live long, anyway. The Doctors died (hence their regeneration into Ten, and he didn't last long, either), and the Cloud they made wound up blind, and emotionally closed off due to being messed up in the brain (even moreso than the real Cloud).
    • The Auditor made them this city, and maintained all three timelines/planes in exchange for a few tests of his own.
  • Anyone Can Die: Should anyone go on to do something incredibly stupid or make a terribly wrong move, bodies can and have dropped.
    • Presently dead are Bang Shishigami, Edward Elric, Alphonse Elric, and Deimos.
    • Subverted when it got to the point where a TPK really should have occurred several times over, in which Spaz simply gave up.
  • Call-Back: Marno's demotions from the Spaceship arc are referenced when he loses the "waiting game."
  • Cuckoo Nest:It is still unknown whether or not the daytime city or the altered city is real or not, or if nothing is real to begin with, or even if the people they've met actually exist. It is later revealed that all three timelines are very real, as well as the Mind Screw earlier in.
  • Eldritch Location: The other city, which is a openly hostile place that was built by the men in suits and shifts and bends at will to them.
  • Fake Memories: Everyone in the city. Cloud has access to all of these, until they are ultimately used on him to hide him in plain sight as "David Mitinger".
  • Fission Mailed: At one point, a clown with a jetpack appears and suddenly kills everyone for no apparent reason. Then the group wakes up, completely unharmed.
  • Humanoid Abomination: The sinister men in suits who built and patrol the other city.
  • Monster Clown: A homicidal, seemingly immortal clown has become a threat to the group on several occasions, and in one case killed them all.
  • Not Using the "Z" Word: None of the universe's natives have referred to the people suffering zombie-like symptoms as zombies, though the Genre Savvy members of the team show no hesitation in doing so.
  • Reality Ensues: Breaking a door off in broad daylight and setting an alarm off? Police surrounded the group in an instant.
  • Reality Warper: The Suits. Later, the entire party.
  • Room 101: What the half-stopped timestream is like, due to the unstable nature of reality and the amplifier, allowing things like dreams and fears to manifest physically.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: More so than the previous arc. The group is often left without clear directions forward, and friction between Aven, the Doctor and the Major for leadership caused sparks to fly on more than one occasion.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The gang passed through Las Vegas with only a few glances and even fewer questions. Then again, with all the strange events going on, they are probably some of the less odd things around. This was mostly because the GM couldn't think of an excuse to not have them all incarcerated repeatedly.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: After the Area 51 group gets captured, some of guards mourns for their losses in the preceding shootout.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Some of the party begin to question whether or not Cloud is simply a tool a little while after he joins the party.

    The Fragments and Reflections Arc 

    The School Days of Hawthorne High Arc 
  • Agent Mulder: Travis Touchdown.
  • Agent Scully: The Doctor.
  • Alpha Bitch: Tessa, a very mean and petty girl with an omnipresent Girl Posse and a penchant for picking on Cloud.
  • Apathetic Teacher: Gym teacher Mr. Brandt, who uses his class time to take smoke breaks.
  • Arc Symbol: This thing, which inexplicably appeared in several places.
  • Asleep in Class: Cloud and Noel have both dozed off during lectures before.
  • Big Bad: Kevin.
  • Big Man on Campus: Kevin is well-liked by teachers and fellow students alike.
  • The Bully: Tessa and Max, who are an Alpha Bitch and a Jerk Jock respectively. Gilda and Margaret, though not as popular, count as well.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Fittingly given the trope name, Cloud. He's an awkward kid who seems oblivious to teasing and likes to talk to the fish in the office's aquarium during lunch.
  • Cool Teacher:
    • The Doctor, who is passionate about helping his students understand physics and always willing to rein in the destructive tendencies of his fellow teacher Travis Touchdown.
    • Touchdown, though intimidating and occasionally violent, qualifies as well. His spur-of-the-moment decision to change his class's subject to masked wrestling rather than computer science was surprisingly popular with most of his students. He also gained a great deal of respect from many of the students after reprimanding Tessa for mocking Cloud in homeroom.
    • Mr. Jones, who teaches Art. He's very easygoing and has a knack for keeping even the mischievous students interested.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Imuka.
  • Dead All Along: Mr. Nichols/Mr. Hand was dead for a long time before he burned in the sun.
  • Dean Bitterman: Hawthorne High's principal is a no-nonsense hardass who doesn't take kindly to student misbehavior. He gave the entire student body a a harsh lecture about their shortcomings following a food fight in the cafeteria.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Kevin, seemingly one of the inconsequential NPCs, turns out to be behind it all.
  • Dumb Struck: Gordon after waking up to find his family missing.
  • Eating Lunch Alone: Happens to a few of the more introverted students occasionally. Most of the time, some friends end up sitting with them, but this has not been the case for Cloud yet.
  • Education Mama: Gohan's mother Chi-Chi puts a great deal of importance on her son's study habits.
  • Food Fight: Jake English inadvertently starts one that eventually gets everyone in trouble with the principal.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Imca and Jake English, from Japan and the UK respectively.
  • High School A.U.: Everyone is recast as students or teachers against a high school backdrop.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Mr. Nichols/Mr.Hand is revealed to be this in a spectacular fashion on Friday The Thirteenth.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Kevin's rationale for entrapping everyone in Hawthorne. He turns out to be an orphaned, friendless ten year-old boy from Not!Vegas who uses the machine from the Deluge arc to wish himself into a happier life where he is the popular kid.
  • Jerk Jock: Max, an athletic student who is also fond of stealing lunches and drawing penises on desks.
  • Kill It with Fire: Upon contact with the sun, Mr. Hand burst into flame and perished.
  • Lovable Jock: Kevin and Gohan, both of whom are pretty smart, to boot.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: The entire town of Hawthorne is revealed to be one.
  • Lovecraft Country: It becomes increasingly apparent that Hawthorne is more than just a sleepy suburb when ominous metaphysical happenings start occurring.
  • Mythology Gag: Several, often crossing over with Continuity Nod or Actor Allusion.
    • Gohan draws both Perfect Cell and a Kamehameha Wave in art class, and references speaking with the Doctor on the scientific impossibility of ki. His family also has a cat named Korin.
    • The Doctor's car is blue, a clear reference to the TARDIS. He also keeps a screwdriver in his desk drawer.
    • Travis joins a forum RP with an OC named "Gaven Tudor," who is friends with Squall Leonhart, referencing the friendship between Aven Turor and Cloud Strife. This crosses over with Actor Allusion, since Travis' player is also the person who plays as Aven.
    • The motorcycle from No More Heroes makes an appearance as - what else - Travis' main mode of transportation.
    • Thaumaturge references Minecraft at least once - fitting, seeing as how her concept is based off the Thaumcraft mod.
    • In homeroom, Cloud draws symbols that appeared in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
    • Peacock has a plushie named Avery.
    • Karkat gets a Gamzee-esque annoying stoner buddy in Charlie and has a nightmare about him becoming an evil juggalo.
    • Gordon makes a website about how to construct a tennis ball cannon for his Computer final in a reference to a very obscure bit of Half-Life mythology.
    • Ib dreams of being in an art gallery.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: Tessa has a penchant for texting during class time.
  • Private Detective: Travis Touchdown decides to become one to pay the rent and ropes the Doctor into becoming one as well.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Computer teacher Travis Touchdown gets away with a ludicrous amount of un-teacherly behavior simply because his supposed actions seem too outrageous to be true.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Doctor serves as the foil to Travis Touchdown's frequent antics.
  • Stepford Suburbia: The town of Hawthorne.
  • Teen Genius: Gordon, Ib and Gohan.
  • Wacky Homeroom: Every class is chock full of colorful personalities. Homeroom itself counts double so since everyone goes there.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: The Group is always in critical danger of tearing each other apart with in fighting, and this has resulted in some injuries and a death.

    The Meanwhiles and Neverweres Arc 

  • Aliens Speaking English: Courtesy of the TARDIS's translation matrix, any language barriers encountered are effortlessly passed.
  • Assimilation Plot: The Cybermen of Nova Sanctum attempt one of these, but the Doctor and his companions are quick to put a stop to it.
  • Casual Time Travel: In the Whoniverse, time travel is a frequent and casual affair for many. Even beyond the Doctor and his TARDIS, there is parking space at the Aurora for time travellers, a hotline for those displaced in time and needing a lift back, and Time Police in the form of Captain Jack Harkness, who manages to be even more flippant with his abuse of time travel than the Doctor.
  • Compound Interest Time Travel Gambit: The Doctor pays for the trip to Barcelona by putting ten pounds in the local bank and coming back for it after 22 thousand years. Miraculously, the bank still exists and has a ludicrously large sum of money from the interest.
  • Bigger on the Inside: Just guess.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Nightmare Child certainly counts.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Though the events of the 2005 revivial onwards never happened in this universe, plenty of small details are set back on the rails purely unintentionally.
  • Jigsaw Puzzle Plot: Thanks to the Timey-Wimey Ball and some plain old mysteries.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: While the impact is never consistent, meeting oneself from a different place in time is a very bad thing. The Nightmare Kin exploit this by choosing to travel back to Barcelona while the group's past selves were present, preventing the present selves from pursuing until the past selves left to get caught up in the adventure in the first place. This gives the Nightmare Kin several days to almost complete their mission.
  • Surfer Dude: Mattie, one of the surf trainers at the resort.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Wherever the gang goes, whether to ancient history or the distant past, they never have any lasting consequences for their strange appearances.
  • Vacation Episode: Starts out as this, but spirals into an adventure across time and space.

    The Breaching Containment Arc 
  • The Stoner: Johnny, one of the guards working with the SCP Foundation.

    The Monster Hunters Hunting Monsters Arc 

    Something Wicked This Way Comes Arc 

    The Keep The Flag Flying Arc 

  • Alternate History: Of a sort. Quite a few events happen differently than in Guilty Gear canon. One example being that Sol is still a member of the Sacred Order of Holy Knights all the way up to the tail end of the Crusades.
  • Anti-Villain: The Gear Group, if only because they're slightly sympathetic in their motives.
  • Big Bad: Justice, for Humanity
  • Bittersweet Ending: The bloody war with the Gears ends and Alpha, Karkat, Solaire and Jekyll/Hyde are returned to normal. However, Fen, still a Gear and facing some serious guilt for her actions, runs off deeper into the Guilty Gear world and is nowhere to be found. Aven, determined to find her, manages to strike a deal with one Rachel Alucard, who projects a personal portal to the Guilty Gear world into the room.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: What has happened to Alpha, Fen, Karkat, Solaire and Jekyll/Hyde, thanks to some...
  • The Cameo: The Sharktopus.
  • The Dragon: Testament, to Justice.
  • Emotionless Guy: Alpha, post Gear-Conversion.
  • Feud Episode: Downplayed when Imuka and Junon decide to help Sol steal the Fireseal, when their fellow party members Apollo and Dot argue against it. The two groups argue, but then Dot and Apollo leave the other two to their devices.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Millia gives one to Shinji, while breaking down in tears.
  • Great Offscreen War: In the Guilty Gear games, the time period of the Crusades was entirely backstory, and only visited occasionally via flashbacks. Defied in this plot, which takes place entirely in the Crusades.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Millia, at 14 years old, is one. Most notable when she shares her stolen food with the equally broke Cloud and Shinji.
    • Baiken, who's also at about 14 years old, is a subversion. She's rough, vulgar, eager for a fight; and is in fact surprisingly competent in battle for her age, but still manages to get Biker to care about her.
  • Heroic BSoD: Upon seeing Testament's scythe, Junon was reminded of the Reaper of Prophecy incident and her mind shut down, making her vulnerable to Gear!Alpha's attack.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Ky Kiske representing Order, and Sol Badguy representing Chaos, despite the two being on the side of the humans. Naturally, the main party members are somewhat split on who to side with.
  • Talking in Your Dreams: Ragna The Bloodedge is visited by a very familiar "bunny-leech" vampire in his dreams.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: When Sol steals the Fireseal and beats up a bunch of knights in order to get to Justice and destroy her himself, Ky is forced to join Sol out of desperation to end the war, despite disagreeing with his methods.
  • Those Two Guys: The Twin knights, one specializing in melee swordfighting and the other in spells.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Sergeant Gwendolyn, a fairly skilled Knight who holds her own against Gear!Alpha shortly after being introduced, but then kicks the bucket immediately after that.

    The Golden Bird Arc 

  • Bazaar of the Bizarre: After heading down the tunnel, the group arrives in a bazaar that sells weird things like baby's breath. There's a shop that sells pets, but at the cost of the customer's first born child.
  • Bittersweet Ending: In the end, the Fairies' world was destroyed. Fortunately, Travis made a wish to change the behavior of its people and that the remaining Queen is slowly rebuilding said world.
  • Cassandra Truth/Only Sane Man: Travis is the only who argues against the morality of the fairies and tries to warn the others of the possible dangers. Unfortunately, they ignore him.
  • The Fair Folk: The focus of this arc. They're creepy folk who believe that humans are only property. Their marketplace is filled with things disturbing to the human eye. To buy a pet, Biker had to give up his yet-to-be-born first child. As a result of the things experienced during this trip, Travis believes that he is justified in distrusting them.

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