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Transmigration 9: Brave New Worlds, often shortened to just Trans 9, is a pan-fandom crossover roleplay with a sci-fi theme, which ran on Dreamwidth and was concluded in 2012.

Its premise has each of the roleplayed characters displaced from their home dimension by a sapient spaceship named Stacy, which forces them to work together to save multiverse from an alien menace called the Ohm. Have fun!

Trans 9 provides examples of:

  • Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder:
    • Averted. Many couples have gone separate for a great deal of the game and have recently been reunited, in particular Will Vandom and Matt Olsen as Will had been part of the crew for the longest time and Matt only showing up as early as December.
    • A number of monogamous characters still hold out for their loved ones. Goliath is still pining for Elisa, Sokka is still pining for Suki, Dr. Sam for his wife, Kang for his mate Fonrar...
  • Aliens Are Bastards: So far, just about every race the crew meets are either complete and utter bastards who don't give a rat's ass about what the crew thinks (such as the Galileians, who branded the crew's clones and stole everyone's DNA) or want them to pretty much submit and just be their personal playthings (like the Daligig are proving to be).
  • Anyone Can Die: B5 is destroyed in saving the ship from pirates, Kawalsky dies when Jonas/Vision crushes the parasite in his brain, and Superman perishes in a Heroic Sacrifice to save Lirath.
  • Apocalypse How: It's assumed that the Ohm have caused at least a Class X-5 (Multiversal Destruction) and are heading for Class Z (Destruction of Reality).
  • An Arm and a Leg: Poor Paco, lost an arm to HAL.
  • Breath Weapon: Kang found out that he can emit a blast of lightning from his mouth like his dragon parents.
  • Burial in Space: The mass of people-turned-zombies and Brainiac 5 who were killed during the Big Reveal plot. The people whose remains were recovered after the Mole plot, Kawalsky and Private Hudson. Also, Superman. Given the tone and plot of the game, they won't be the last, either.
  • Crazy Survivalist: Howard stockpiles food and ammunition in his secret basement for the day when Stacy stops feeding them.
  • Cryptically Unhelpful Answer: Q warns the crew when they get the Tapestry to watch out for "No One". Superboy and Supergirl fight a being named Nemo who mentions "no one". Nemo is Latin for "no one" , possibly meaning that Nemo himself is the one the crew should be the one the crew should beware.
  • Cult: The Catastrophists. Exactly what kind of cult has yet to be determined, but based on their chanting during the battle at Lirath, they seem to be some kind of doomsday cult.
  • Cute Bruiser: Several, especially the Nanoha cast. 10 year old martial arts masters? Check. Goldion Hammer-abusing loli? Check.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Lash kicked Zetta. Effectively. Zetta being who he is, all his strength, power, and resistance failed in the faced of slapstick comedy.
  • Disaster Democracy: Took 'em two years OOCly, but they're getting around to it, finally. It caused a lot of bickering ICly due to the fact that some wanted a democracy and some wanted a militaristic government.
  • Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong: Hiccup and Rose Tyler during the mission to LV-426. After the mission: Body Horror.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Marco says this to Kang after the later realizes he was the dog going around at the Lensmen's feet.
  • Fake Memories: Kaya and Sasami are affected this way. For Kaya, it's revealed that she isn't Katara and that Katara's memories were given to her by Stacy by mistake, which gives the GAang plenty of Aangst. For Sasami, it's revealed that her memories were tampered with and she's actually the one from the OVAs, not Tenchi Universe
  • Family Twists Index: Due to some timeline mishaps, this game features Mara You Are My Wife, Tycho You Are My Husband, Luke I Have Adopted You As My Father, Leia You Are My Sister, Vader You Are My Father.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Ben Tennyson plays a prank that causes the crew to age or de-age thanks to Negi's age candy. Miku, Jaime, and Billy treat the prank as something akin to the Shiva incident
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: There are plenty of moments here, especially with those in the past learning about their future. Scarlet Witch is shocked that she goes insane and even more shocked to learn Wolverine is part of the Avengers, Spider-Man's shocked to learn Captain America is dead, Lowe isn't thrilled over another war starting and Sasami's surprised to learn of other Kamen Rider series and has no clue who Hannah Montana is!
  • Five-Man Band: The Strike Team. Essentially the ship's secret police, given authority to do what needs doing, no matter the methods or who they do it to.
    • The Big Bad: Major Motoko Kusanagi- Leader of the group, and the one who hand-picked the members.
    • The Dragon: Tenaya- She's very versatile, and will be sent on almost every mission.
    • The Evil Genius: Mei-Xing- She is a mage that relies on spell formulae, and has spent years studying magic, history, mechanical engineering, and architecture, among other things, to make her burglary jobs easier.
    • The Brute: Ronon Dex- A very brutal and skilled fighter, he's bound to show his face in any combat mission, despite being an unmodified human.
    • The Dark Chick: Dean Winchester- About the only truly decent person on the team.
  • Guns in Church: Before the zombie invasion, the Vatican was used to hold weapons there.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Though toyed with by many characters, Lash takes this as far as it can go by dragging herself out of Medbay while seriously injured to rescue Zetta from space, yelling this trope at everyone in so many words as she goes.
  • Interrupted Cooldown Hug: Kaya-Katara is able to start bringing Aang back to normal from his Avatar State after he was released. A few moments after it, Grif shoots him.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Despite being rescued by the Daligig and being told to save the Multiverse, the crew still knows squat about what's going on, and it pisses them off when they find one of Stacy's little secrets. After Lirath, though, it seems the GIA is willing to help them out. Don't count on the Daligig, though.
  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father: It's possible that Crucible is Kang's father, and he is not happy about this.
  • MacGyvering: Under pressure, Howard's picked locks with a deconstructed spiral notebook and bic pen, powered a ventilator with a remote-controlled car, and made a dolly out of coke bottles, twine and plywood. Sometimes falls into Improvised Weapon, such as when he used a lighting cable to electrocute a robot jackal.
  • Magic Knight: Quite a few of our casters aren't so squishy.
  • Mama Bear:
    • When Vivio is struck down by an Ohm, what does Nanoha do? Unison with Reinforce Zwei and ramp it up to Blaster 3. Fate joins in with Shin Sonic Form, but doesn't Unison until a bit later.
    • Eva fits this trope as well, having hit Big Zero in the nose with her omnicomm over an altercation between Zero and Marco, and later having slammed a hardcover book into Iniss' face over his infesting Tom.
  • Odd Friendship: Kanoe Zouichi and Howard Bassem. One's a self-sacrificing, heroic zombie-killer, and the other's a self-centered, amoral criminal. Somehow they still have a tight bond.
  • Oh, Crap!: Recently Lord Zedd and Azula were released from podsleep. Their canon mates? Not too happy.
  • Ontological Mystery: Too many to count, although some answers were given. What happened to the previous crew? Is Stacy as benevolent as she seems? Are the Daligig trustworthy?
  • Orcus on His Throne: On the one hand, the Ohm are so busy with offstage villainy they rarely appear in the game. On the other, Lord Zetta temporarily regained his body and thus full access to the strongest mana power in the cosmos, but elected to spend his time playing video games and driving cool cars around.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Several dragons and dragonlike people are part of the crew, including original characters.
  • Properly Paranoid: Many characters gain this attitude about Stacy, the original crew, and/or the Daligig after being there for a while. The ship itself stores or has at one time stored legions of battle droids, Reavers, homicidal A.I.s, etc etc.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The fate of the multiverse rests in the hands of the player characters, who represent a wide range of backgrounds, skill sets, ideologies and mental problems.
  • Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: How many of the crew members were chosen, to Leon's great displeasure. More specifically, Billy, one of the recruited teens in the Trope Namer, attempts this to form his own Ranger team.
  • Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies: According to one of the Daligig, the original crew of the Transmigration 9 (the player characters from the original incarnation) were either repodded or killed when they attempted to mutiny.
  • Saving Christmas: A holiday plot had the characters awakening a spirit of generosity and goodwill that had been sealed away by a Mega-Corp.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted, as mandatory psychiatric evaluations are now being conducted.
  • Translator Microbes: The crew, regardless of language or species, is able to understand one another through a ship-based translating system, which also happens to work while on different planets. Can be overridden by some natural foreign phrases and undisclosed curses. Subverted by Nehaalista, who gets away with sign language not everyone understands.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Thanks to the injury caused by the Ohm, Vivio has no recollection of anything from the impact to her wake up sometime after the fight.
  • The Virus: A rage virus intended for the Ohm accidentally infects the crew, causing them to turn on each other.
  • Weirdness Censor The ship prevents characters from thinking much in detail about characters who have been "borrowed" by GLaDOS (player on hiatus) or returned to their pod (character no longer played). And now, it REALLY gets wacky for its reasoning GLaDOS is checking those pulled away for "avia", essentially their souls, and if something isn't right, they're shoved back into their pods to save them. Needless to say, a lot of people are not too happy.
  • Wham Episode: The Big Reveal.
    • Later, Kawalsky was revealed to be infected with a creature known as Shiva, held Sheryl Nome hostage and was planning to detonate bombs unless the crew surrendered. After that, Cassandra Lang's killed by one of the bombs and Shiva and Kawalsky are killed by Jonas/Vision.
    • Not as major as the above ones but still very whammy, Katara, after many months on the ship was eventually repodded by Stacy. Come the next podpop she is initally confused as to why the hell she was put back only to remember that she was never Katara in the first place. Instead, she turned out to be Kaya, a girl who trained under Katara for a year. Stacy accidentally gave her her teacher's memories and Katara had really still been in podsleep all this time.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Mei-Xing's clone was the center of a debate between Nanoha and the ship's Council. Mostly because they were afraid that if they agreed to let Mei-Xing have her clone back, it would be a blank check for everyone to claim their own clones as slaves!
  • You Are Grounded!: Sherry convinces Vivio to sneak off for nighttime hi-jinx during SHORE LEAVE. Claire catches them and Leon and Nanoha are NOT PLEASED.