The Idol Experiment is a tumblr and Discord based original character roleplay that is based on Killing game stories such as Danganronpa and Zero Escape, reality tv shows like Big Brother, and the idol industry. The idols participating in the Idol Experiment have agreed to do so willingly, unaware of the deadly game that awaits them.
Tropes appearing include:
- A House Divided: Being on a reality TV show will inevitably lead to drama. Throw in a couple murders and, well, it's only a matter of time before lines are drawn in the sand.
- Anyone Can Die
- Cruel and Unusual Death: The very fact that these idols were gathered under the pretense of participating in a reality show, only to find themselves in a killing game, is pretty cruel in and of itself. While no deaths have occurred as of yet, it's safe to say that the game will probably contain at least one of these.
- Idol Singer: The entire cast is comprised of them.
- Mystery of the Week: Bodies drop on a set schedule. The living characters have a period of time during which they must solve the mystery of who committed a murder.
- Reality TV: The premise of the roleplay is that the characters have agreed to take part in a reality TV show.