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Reconnect (and connected chatplay) is a Kingdom Hearts roleplay site. The plot is rather loose and contains many repetitions of the words 'Light' and 'Darkness', as well as some personification for the lulz. (Many things on the site are done for the lulz.) Its site holiday is March 31st, otherwise known as Independence Day.

The site's plot is currently in the foggier stages. Right now, there is much emphasis placed on the being called Vanitas — made from the Darkness in one person's heart, turned into a channel for all Darkness to find power and manipulation in the mortal world. His only current objective seems to be beating the crap out of anyone who happens to have any Light in them, any Light whatsoever... which, interestingly, happens to be nearly everyone on the planet.


The roleplay contains examples of:

  • Action Girl
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: It's a roleplay. What do you expect?
  • Alternate Universe
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Can the Heartless and lesser Nobodies be considered wildlife? Close enough.
  • A Million Is a Statistic: The Keyblade War.
  • Back from the Dead: Everyone from Organization XIII, along with some of the Birth By Sleep characters, has come back in some way or another.
  • Badass Bookworm
  • BFS: The Buster Sword, Skysplitter, Masamune, Dreamer's Diamondback... many, many weapons in this series are much bigger than absolutely necessary.
  • Bookworm: Both Zexion and his Somebody, Ienzo, have this thing for books. (In the chatplay, Ienzo does practically nothing but read...)
  • Blood Knight: Yes, hello, Acapella... Shayde... Vanitas...
  • Character Development: It's a given that everyone does this at some point in time.
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  • Children Are Innocent: Ha!
  • Cloning Blues: Replicas, by default, mope about their incompleteness and their need to be a true being. Nobodies do this as well, just to a lesser extent.
  • Creepy Child: Ienzo.
  • Determinator
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Heh... heh heh... heh.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Some of the Nobodies are actually very nice people.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Zexion in particular.
  • Decoy Damsel: Naminé (kinda).
  • Defrosting Ice King: A number of them. The Distaff Counterpart, considerably less.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Supposedly, crossing this line one too many times turns people into Nobodies or Heartless. A few characters have toed the line.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Invoked by Riku; he's making a valiant effort to get in as many good books as possible, but the efforts seem to be doubled around ladies. (And not because he wants to hit it off with them, either.)
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  • Easter Egg: Several of the infamous Hidden Mickeys appear in roleplays or artwork. One of them got an entirely unpleasant overhaul - the Hidden Mickey in the Keyblade Graveyard suddenly becomes a lot more unsettling when you find out that a particularly brutal murder took place there.
  • Evil Genius: A number of them.
  • Extreme Doormat: Ienzo; always when dealing with other Apprentices (or Ansem), follows most orders given him otherwise.
  • Final Fantasy: Yes.
  • Green Thumb: Oh you, Marluxia.
  • The Heartless: ...and the Unversed.
  • Heroic Spirit: Shii runs off of this.
  • Idiot Hero: Maybe not so much an idiot as completely clueless. We love you, Sora.
    • Snow, on the other hand, plays it straight.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Plenty, considering the average age range goes from eight to someone in their sixties.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Some of the narrative takes... liberties.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The average character count for members just goes up and up and up.
    • GODDAMMIT LEXAEUS. (Lexy's character count: seven at the time of writing, not counting Xolgome.)
  • Love Hurts: Poor Zidane got dumped by Garnet. Hard.
  • Magic and Powers
  • Meaningful Name: Anyone notice the "sky, earth, water" name trio that keeps popping up with every main character?
    • Many of the Hetalia characters have 'human names' patched together from famous people from their country; Luxord's Somebody name seems to derive from 'ludo', Latin for 'to play/gamble'; Noctis and Stella's "night/stars" dynamic...
  • My Card: Several characters who run their own businesses hand out cards to others. (Unfortunately, Zexion hasn't dispensed any fish yet.)
  • Scientists Don't Cry
  • Parental Abandonment in spades.
  • Parental Substitute: Ansem the Wise to Ienzo.
  • The Quiet One: Ienzo. So much.
  • Something About a Rose: Marluxia has power over plants, and is surrounded by a cloud of flower petals whenever he appears.
  • SOLDIER Reunion: The thread is very literally called 'FINAL FANTASY VII REUNION PARTY!'
  • Split Personality: Many.
  • Stoic Woobie
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Several characters inherit powers from their parents (most of which are dead), for better or for worse. The most straight-played example is Mei's inheritance of psychic ability from her mother, used to further play around with this and Jenova cells for lulz... er, science.
  • Time Travel: Lots.
  • The Stars Are Going Out: The main premise of the original Kingdom Hearts game, which also comes into effect in roleplays.
  • Take Care of the Kids: Charlene. She wasn't telling it to who you thought she was.
  • There Are No Therapists
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: A surprising number of children and teenagers act like full-fledged adults.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Xehanort, Braig, Aeleus, Myde, Ienzo, Yazoo...
  • Woman in White: Naminé.
  • Word Salad Title: Not the roleplay itself, but in true Kingdom Hearts fashion, a number of aspects in the roleplay have names best described as 'ridiculously funky'.
  • You All Meet in a Cell: Though it's only two people, this is how Shii nd Llyud meet in the thread 'The Changing of the Seasons'.
  • You Are Not Alone: You've got to have at least one ally...right?
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Saïx, Marluxia, Zexion, Aqua, and Axel all are examples of this rule, and there are a number of others besides. Let's face it: it's a Japanese video game. It's gonna happen.

The chatplay contains examples of:

  • Air-Vent Passageway: Vriska is now living in the air ventilation system.
  • Angrish
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In Reconnect's chatplay, there's actually a number of different types of Beware the Nice Ones, and this place runs the gamut.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Likewise.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Joshua is the Big Brother of the UG.
  • Brain Bleach: Apply directly to the forehead.
  • Break the Cutie: Because it's just too much fun.
  • Break the Haughty: See Break the Cutie above.
  • Cast Full of Gay
  • Caught The Heart On Her Sleeve: If a Somebody with a Nobody's heart touches that Nobody directly, the heart will be transferred back to the Nobody through touch. Naturally, this exact scenario plays out when Rinoa got her heart back from Squall — except this time it was the guy grabbing the girl'sarm.
  • Converse with the Unconscious: A good way to wake up people placed into a Darkness-induced coma. Talk to them, and put emphasis on the happy thoughts.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Death Glare: Of course. Sometimes characters even get into glare fights, which eventually come up with things like "*glareglareglare*", "*glareglareglareglare*", "*GLAREEEEEEEEEEE*", and "*THEREISNOESCAPEYOUHAVESEVENDAYSTHISISTHEENDPREPARETOBURNYOUDIENOW... GLARE*".
  • Death Is Cheap
  • Deus ex Machina: a spell.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: One event involved a horde of penguins (and a puffin with a broken wing) invading the cbox, all latching on to one character or another.
  • Fate Worse than Death: IT'S A PIECE OF CAKE TO BAKE A PRETTY CAKE...
  • Forgotten Friend, New Foe: The first time Squall and Rinoa saw one another after the separation, she was a Nobody, with him in possession of her heart. They got into a giant argument.
  • From Bad to Worse: Love interest breaks up with you? House burning down? Someone on a murderous rampage? Well, guess what? IT GETS WORSE.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: A number of characters are fluent in other languages... most of the time, that fluency translates directly into "walking dictionary of curses".
  • Hammerspace: Hammerspace rifts are strewn around.
  • Ho Yay: And how!
  • Humble Pie: Way to provoke Sephiroth, Axel.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Fortunately, the handy nearby bar is there to help.
  • Intoxication Ensues: The SOLDIER mix can get anyone totally drunk. Anyone. It's a whole blend of strong liquors designed to get a tough-as-nails SOLDIER to seriously loosen up, so imagine what it does to those of us who aren't so inclined...
  • Jerkass Gods: Well, Jerkass Roleplayers more like.
  • Laser Blade: Spirit Solemnus. Its base? A tube of dirt.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: As many characters have transferred to Reconnect from another forum, most of their memories of each other have followed them. However, some seem to have completely reset.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Like in the roleplay itself, 'stage directions' occasionally poke fun at either the character they are directed to, or at other characters.
  • Literal Split Personality: Lea and his 'darker side' were apparently able to divvy themselves up... on their own.
  • Magic and Powers
  • Mama Bear: Mess with Ienzo, and Naminé is bound to tear you to shreds.
  • Meaningful Echo: Many.
  • Mind Screw
  • My Parents Are Dead: If you're lucky, Ienzo will grace you with an answer before he decides to cut you to ribbons.
  • Nightmare Face: Having a giant reservoir of Dark power inside you is all well and good, but, well, Darkness is Darkness — and when you let it out, sometimes your face turns a little... feral.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: There are a surprising number of attractive women in the Cbox; most of them run unnoticed. (This is likely because most of the male cast is spectacularly gay.)
  • Papa Wolf Syndrome: A few characters 'suffer' from this.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Fun fact: if you go at it for long enough, the side effects of a Darkness-invoked R Ro R can be... interesting. Absolute physical and mental exhaustion pretty much causes your body to completely crap out for several days afterward, including two or three days of total unconsciousness and a few more of inability to do anything but sleep and stare vacantly at things.
  • Self-Insert Fic: Occasionally, the roleplayers will climb over the fourth wall and cause havoc in the cbox.
  • Sleep Cute
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Lea's favorite method of chaos.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: The reasoning behind the Sanity Retention Corner, later renamed the Observation Deck.
  • There Are No Therapists: Hah, you wish.
  • Training from Hell: Squall took it when he was learning to use his gunblade, and now that Rinoa has one, well...
  • Unsafe Haven: Despite the fact that it was literally made to be a safe haven, the idea kind of collapsed when figures such as Sephiroth and Yazoo started arriving.
  • Verbal Tic: Several characters have an odd way of speaking, pertaining more to pronunciation than actual words. Examples range from singsong taunts to blatant slang to all-lowercase lettering with lots of ellipses in between.
  • White Void Room: Pretty much the entirety of the cbox, unless characters have done their own decorating.
  • You Are Not Alone: Friendship!
    • "Once you realize that you have been loved, then you will never be alone..."

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