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We Are Our Adventuring Avatars (full title ITT: We Are Our Adventuring Avatars) is a Play By Post Forum Game on the TV Tropes Forum and a spin-off of the original We Are Our Avatars. It focuses more on story driven role playing. The game focuses on a group who would became multiverse trotting mercenaries known as Kereboros Security.

Originally made because of players being disappointed with what they felt was a lack of plot from the original WAOA, a second topic was created as We Are Our Epic Avatars but due to issues in player base, interest, and failure to communicate, it was soon discontinued. This game is currently over 200000 posts. New players can leap right in, provided they read the rules and at least introduce themselves.


We Are Our Adventuring Avatars provides examples of:

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  • Ace Custom:
    • The 1st Hell Brigade's power armor sets are customized by the wearer's preference, making them different from the standard issue type used by the main forces. Another distinctive attribute to their armor are the asymmetrical red shoulders.
    • Eve wears a black set of terran commando armor, most sets are blue or camo, it also has a slit on the left arm and ports along the arms to account for the weapons in her cybernetics.
    • On the villainous side: The Cipher Troopers wearing the Superiority Protection Gear armor series, the successor to the New American Empire's Frontline Gear armor series.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The TDN Langley however played this straight, mainly due to being hacked but it was later retconned into having a precursor device into her, making her insane.
  • Artificial Human
    • Imca is not natural, but rather artificially created, and while mostly squishy and quite like a normal gijinka, even if she is synthetic, does have some electrical bits in her head.
    • Mina, a protosapien clone, is created in an artificial womb as a supersoldier. Her cybernetics inside her are biomechanical which grows alongside her body.
  • Auto-Doc: If any of the group's medic aren't available when needed most, the TDN-Trinity's Autodocs can heal the patient no matter how severe the injury, especially when they replaced body parts with advanced cybernetics.
  • Badass Family: The Longrams, a family that served the military for generations.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Eve's CQC weapon, normally kept retracted in her cybernetic left arm
  • Breakout Character: Deadpool, more or less.
  • Bridge Bunnies: A few of the youkai (in sailor fuku wear) from Gensokyo operate the bridge with Captain Murasa as the helmsman.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: A number of characters have left the game without explanation or being put on a bus.
    • Etheru played a number of characters in the 2012 period of the game, and tended to drop them after being dissatisfied or bored with them.
    • Mina Longram, one of Mr. Kirb's major characters circa 2013, disappeared after July 2013. No in-character reason was given, but OOC drama about the character contributed to her discontinued use. Longram has since said he doesn't have a daughter.
  • City of Adventure: Arakanea, Hal's Kingdom home to refugees from countless worlds, a church of magical girls, diamond mines, beaches, and teleporters to almost anywhere.
  • Continuity Reboot:
    • Happened on the fifth of March, the "in-universe" justification for that is when an unknown virus broke the fourth wall, forcing the powers that be to reboot the timeline.
    • There is currently a plan to do this at least yearly, treating previous events the way players wish to.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Put Eve behind the wheel, your riding experience will be like a roller coaster through hell and Zel's even worse if he's driving.
  • Future Spandex: Protosapien Combat Skins, body armor in the form of spandex-like suits that can be worn over power armor.
  • Homosexual Reproduction: Ovida is a drug that leads to mutated polar bodies in women, allowing a Lesbian couple to have children genetically theres. Rhyme was born when her mother Carlie was on drug trials for it.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism: Terran cyborgs, of which Eve, Amaya, Malak, Blues, along with Longram and Should are included, need a diet high in Protein, Sugars, and Carbs to survive. They can get this through a diet of lots of Meat and Sugary food, or with the Terran issued Cyberboost bars.
  • Immortality: Anyone who get military grade Terran cyborg enhancements will be virtually immortal from old age (Type II). However they can killed by external forces such as severe injuries such as multiple gunshots. They can't die from natural causes.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Mina, a Human Alien, was adopted by the two human protagonists, Longram and Eve.
  • It's Raining Men: The default method Terrans use to land personal and equipment on a planet, The group some times does the same to get to a planets surface quickly. Usually done using the various forms of Terran armor, all of which include specialized heat-sinking equipment to survive the heat, and built-in thrusters to cushion the landing.
  • Little Bit Beastly: The animal-based Gijinka. Imca (Switches between Eeveelutions), Rhyme (Samurott), Luca Juniper (Lucario), Chibi (wolf), Colonel Adam Longram sometimes (wolf), Lystia and Cabbot (Bunnies), are prime examples.
  • Magical Girl: Two varieties. The Puella Magi Madoka Magica inspired ones (most prominently Shiki Misaki played by Rhyme Beat, and the more traditional magical girl Korin played by Etheru).
  • Mama Bear: Longram and Eve adopted a cloned human alien they later name Mina. If your a villain and you endanger their daughter, bring a coffin, because what's your going in once your dead. And using their parental wrath to lure them into a trap but all it seemed to do was piss them off. This also applies to their subordinates.
  • Mooks: All of them vary.
    • The 1st Hellfire Brigade themselves are Elite Mooks.
    • The Cipher Troopers are described to having their designs look like Gas Mask Mooks. On the Group's side: The Hellfire Brigade's Riot Gears have lower tech versions of the gas masks but only used by specialists or if power armor isn't a good option for the troops.
    • The Hellfire Marines, most soldiers from the Terran Alliance, and the Cipher Troopers are Heavily Armored Mooks.
    • Roboscorpions, Mr. Gutsies, steampunk robotknights, the Metallix are all Mecha-Mooks.
  • Morality Kitchen Sink: Some characters such as Twilight Sparkle, and Team Sonic are the most purely heroic characters; the military characters are of A Lighter Shade of Grey, especially since one of them used to commit at least one war crime; NAIA as a whole are anti-heroes are best; most of the villains are of a darker shade of grey; finally, the only darkest one of them all is the Cipher Brotherhood who are at best, Well-Intentioned Extremist.
  • Muggles Do It Better: Modern and futuristic weaponry can take down almost anyone and anything.
  • Official Couple:
    • Longram/Eve, Rhyme/Amaya/Mike(pre-reboot) Rhyme/Mike, Kara/Hayley, Shiki/Vivian, Dave/Glados, and Cath/Pala.
    • Imca/Luca used to be this, but communications between the players became heated and they were broken up, eventually resulting in another Retcon where Imca became another character entirely.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Because of the inter-dimensional aspect of the RP, Kerberos Security can be seen like this to the natives inhabiting the various universes. No one would expect that a group of mercenaries would be crewed by colorful folk from various backgrounds that solves problems for their clients with some villains are even thrown off by this. It takes knowing the group itself to properly combat them and that even failed multiple times.
  • Powered Armor: Several Characters to wear this.
  • Pro-Human Transhuman: Some of the cyborg protagonists with cybernetics didn't mind having them.
  • Real Robot: The Mad Cat, and the Wildraubtier.
  • Retcon: Many elements of the RP has been altered to fit the players' preferences.
    • The group encountered the Cipher Brotherhood twice in the past, first at Equestia (Replacing the Stasis Arc), and the second at Time Rift Earth (Technically first major encounter pre-reboot but has a large presence in this.)
    • Imca/Sunova has changed the Terran Alliance in many ways, see here for details.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: There are many types of them. One revolver type in particular is the rare NAIA Werewolf model, powerful as a sniper-rifle, bypasses armor, range of a sniper rifle, rate of fire of a battle rifle, holds 8 rounds, and it costs around the trillions to just build one. It is considered an Infinity -1 Sword and only 20 exist total so far. Wraith owned one of them.
  • Robot Girl : A fairly common character type. Glados, Wraith, Yuzuki, Yuriko, Eliko, Blessing, and Sunny (her true body, not the one often seen) are all examples.
  • Running Gag: Etheru's characters tend to question why they see a talking horse, usually in a long, wordy fashion.
  • Shout-Out
  • Spaceship Girl: The TDN Mobius has a catgirl gynoid as an avatar, and the TDN Terra's Blessing also had a catgirl, that it gave to Blues, The TDN Trinity has a dragon girl one.
  • Steampunk: The resort city of Velestia run on it along with crystal powered magitek.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Before a rule that was recently set up, some contenders:
    • The group has a lot of outside support, making the risk of enemies being too anticlimactic or otherwise unsatisfying in defeat. Somewhat recently mitigated, as of now, as budget cuts have happened.
    • NOIR-01, whose power level, as detailed on the Paranoia Fuel entry, is nigh-instantly hacking into any computer, as well as the fact he's immortal, has survived the heat death, and is a time traveler.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien: The Protosapiens, creators of NOIR-01, BLANC-00, the moonship, and related technologies.
  • Super Soldier: There are plenty. The Enclave's 1st Hellfire Brigade soldiers, the UNSC SPARTAN program, the Protosapien's Gray Glint clones, and the Cipher Brotherhood's Cipher Commandos and Cipher Assassins.
  • Take That!:
  • There Are No Therapists : Averted, Imca may not be a professional psychologist, but she tries to help every one on the crew as much as she can.

    Previous Continuities 
  • Aborted Arc: The Second Hell Arc/ Purgatory Arc was dropped due to lack of interest. The Toy Story arc got going but was rushed to finish due to lack of interest.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Dave and cocompany, Wraith, and the Cipher Brotherhood all oppose the group and each of them have their own goals. Dave doing it out of revenge, Wraith because she's doing it as a hobby, and the Cipher Brotherhood viewed them as a (varying) threat to their god snatching operations.
  • Characterization Marches On: Before the release of Mass Effect 3, a certain character, Jona Sederis, is shown to be very Affably Evil to newcomers. Then comes the game proper which we see the founder herself an Axe-Crazy psychopath in jail.
  • Quirky Town: Jollywood. The inhabitants of the city considered giant monsters, sentient buildings, talking animals, and other strange events to be part of the norm.
  • The Clan: The Ovi Clan, a large family consisted of mostly eight feet tall amazonian rabbit women.
  • Composite Character: Cave Bay was meant to represent, in the player's own words, "Michael Bay mixed with Cave Johnson".
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Several but subverted by Modern!Kanako, CEO of Moriya Industries. Also subverted when a bunch of Jolllywood CEO's turned out to be only evil when possessed by Fassad.
  • Dark Horse Victory: Although the Great Game ended with no winners, a group of mysterious information brokers ruined the group's reputation by media manipulation, making him/her the sole winner of the game.
  • Doom Troops: The Cipher Brothrhood's mooks are intended to be like this, originally a symbol of fear for the Cipherius Empire.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: In order to weaken the tech oriented members, DAVE and Alice sends an EMP over New York and the rest of the East Coast, rendering them useless or without any hi-tech weaponry. Only the normal and magic oriented members are unaffected by this.
  • Empathic Weapon: The Elements of Harmony are only usable if they sync up to people with the appropriate personality types. After that they have the power to seal evil or remove corruption.
  • Enemy Mine: In order to take on Annihus and his annihilation swarm, the group temporarily teams up with the Cipher Brotherhood for the sake of survival.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Zagerus tried to zombify Mina Longram into his slave, however the Cipher Brotherhood, Fugit, Maestra and Wraith are disgusted at the idea.
    Fugit: "I may be a bit of a creep but killing kids is not my style..."
  • Expy: Cave Bay was meant to represent, in the player's own words, "Michael Bay mixed with Cave Johnson".
  • Fiction 500:
    • Moriya Industries is so absurdly rich that they remodel a extremely tall skyscraper into a vacation spot for executives and that doesn't dent their coffers.
    • Wraith is known to have plenty of wealth, enough to hire armies of mercenaries.
    • Hakurei Miko's fighting style is similar except it's divine power instead of magic.
  • Genius Loci: Most of the buildings in Jollywood are sentient. This surprises plenty of visitors and newcomers alike.
  • I Am Not Weasel: Oberon, in his Toto alias, is mistaken for a dog because of Toto the dog.
  • Jerkass: Fassad can be such a total asshole. His victims he possessed also get some of his traits.
  • Killed Off for Real: Amaya was killed retroactively by War as she was pre-reboot, but like every other Terran she stayed dead.
  • Leave Behind a Pistol: After Zagerus was defeated, the Desired One comes to his "rescue". She betrayed him by stealing his immortality via kiss and to show mercy, she left behind a desert eagle and a pickaxe.
  • Legacy Character: Noble Six became the next Master Chief during an award ceremony.
  • Lost Technology: The Protosapiens' creations. One example is the VSS-Hephaestus (AKA the mysterious moonship) which houses a treasure trove full of them and the ship itself IS Lost Technology that can build them.
  • Low Culture, High Tech: The Melani tribes on Nalvis have access to modern/futuristic technology originated from their ancestor colonial starship while their culture is at tribal levels. This haven't made them inept at fully using them though.
  • Macross Missile Massacre : Swarmers of both the Terran Alliance, and Crysis variety are this, the only difference is there guidance system and engines, both are quite literally crates, packed with micro missiles, launched from the crate.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: All of China's world conquering efforts in the Time Rift Earth Arc has worked out real well and they even cornered the group to their last stand. However, The Cavalry commanded by General Mitch devastated China's forces to save the battered group. To add insult to injury, China's hold on TimeRift!Earth would be all for naught shortly thereafter.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms : Metallux is a member of a naturally evolved race of machines, Lockheed evolved from junk...literally.
  • Mind Screw: The Dream Master arc got weirder and weirder as it drew to a close.
  • Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot: The Great Game's existence was revealed through this and its true purpose: A failed attack on a frontier town —> A secret war among rich and powerful people who fight over eight keys for a wish —> A plot to plunge multiple words into chaos by an evil talking key.
  • Mirror Universe: The New American Empire's Earth to Ghost Recon!Earth.
  • Mission Control:
    • The Co-Operation or "White Wolf" provides this, a C1-A5 Archon crewed by, Arcie : Driver, Courier 6 : Gunner (Swarmers) and (Anti-Infantry Railgun), Yakuza : Commander and Relay, Sunny : Intel Manager and Eliko : Drone Operator.
    • NOIR-01 sometimes take this role, same goes for Longram when he's not in an active role.
  • Mobile Factory: The moonship is a science warship capable of creating anything, ranging from armies, fleets, and even large scale civilizations.
  • The Mole : Two of Daves underlings, Archer and Yuriko were working for The Metas and NAIA respectively all along.
  • The Monolith: The Protosapiens uses them for multiple purposes, usually used as pocket dimensional storage space.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Stasis, an alicorn, wants to rule Equestria as a perfect world. In other words, a Communist autocrat.
  • Night of the Living Mooks: In the Zombie mini-Arc, the group has to survive a zombie outbreak, some of the variations can get downright strange, some wear power armor, and others are capable of magic.
  • Oddly Small Organization: The Eight Crew, headed by Ex-Rumia, consisted of four members (or six you count the mysterious photos on Reimu's hit list.). They may be small but they are extremely dangerous when comes to direct combat.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Essentially there are two Evil Gods of Equestria Discord, who represents total chaos, and Stasis who represents total order. Needless to say it is not a good idea to let either one win.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Rhyme is an angel from The World Ends with You canon, meaning that she's a member of a hive mind of angels who are primarily interested in creativity. Ironically she's in love with a demon.
  • Pragmatic Villainy : Wraith sees her villainy as a business, the reason she attacks the group though there simply her favorite entertainment, even business people need a hobby.
    Wraith: "This is a business people, we are not here to get your shits and giggles from kicking puppies..."
  • Private Military Contractors: Several. One of them is the Ex Assemble, a PMC that consist of Squeshions who were used to be part of the empire's commando unit.
  • Put on a Bus Twilight Sparkle, Vanguard, and Six, though they do occasionally have their own plotlines seperate from everything else. of course it was a 10-Minute Retirement.
  • Rescue Arc: One of the main goals in one RTS inspired plot, rescuing Eve and Longram's adoptive daughter, Mina Longram.
  • Secret War: The first story arc revolves around the Great Game, a multi-dimensional conflict played by the rich and powerful which supposed to be hidden from the public. However the group found out about it's existence which motivates the protagonists to end it permanently in their favor. In the end, nobody wins, not even the group who stops the game. Not only that one villain ruined the the group's rep out of spite.
  • Show Within a Show: The Dusk Dimension, and Disney's The Legend Of Zelda.
  • Super-Persistent Missile : Malak's aircraft comes equipped "XAAM-91 Adaptive Remote AI Missile System" Or Araims, because Terran anti missile defenses are so effective making missiles useless and guns they preferred air combat weapon, these were developed, how ever 8 micro missiles launching at once, all linked together and to an AI in the plane, with visual recognition and very high maneuverability means they just will not go away once launched.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Mad Scientist Dave was part of the group for some time. His villainy however has made him an enemy of the group.
  • Token Good Teammate: Modern!Kanako may be a snake but unlike her teammates in her own team, she's the only genuinely nice one of all the Great Game players.
  • Transhuman: The central theme in the Terran Alliance dominated locations is portraying cybernetics as a positive thing.
  • Unusual User Interface: Almost all Terrans have a neural data tool allowing them to use a computer by thinking instead of typing, all played ones do have one of these.

    Current Reboot 

  • Artifact Collection Agency: The Speedwagon Foundation collects and researches the various supernatural MacGuffins.
  • Badass Santa: Santa Karn is based on the combination of Santa Claus and Karn the Silver Golem. With the power of Glistmas Cheer, he can fully power Urabrask's Revenge, a tank given to them by Urabrask.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The Legendary Birds are forcibly evolved and brainwashed by special armor created by Team Rocket during the Pokemon arc. If this armor is broken, the mind control is lifted.
  • Brick Joke: Glasgow disappears at the beginning of the second Marvel arc, and disappears from the plot for a while. When inside Brainiac's ship, the fate of the city becomes abundantly clear: It's part of his collection now.
  • Broad Strokes: This is essentially what happens to previous continuities, where players usually just handpick what they feel works about their characters or the game's overall story and continuity and work it from there.
  • Character Blog: Coco writes about his experiences with the Kerberos Security mercenaries, and transcriptions can be found here.
  • Clear My Name: Lancelot was framed by Mordred when he found out that Mordred was planning on creating an army of killer rabbits. The group decided to help him out after a misunderstanding.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: With a few exceptions, most of the superheroes and supervillains are rarely called by their code names In-Universe.
  • Defector from Decadence: The Tyrus fleets, commanded by Crimsa and Bluefire, flee from the Cipher Brotherhood after realizing that their superiors have gone too far with their methods.
  • Everything Is Big in Texas: Mindy the 12-ft tall diplomat is a native of Texas. She's taller than the rest of the members of Kerberos Security, and she's quite friendly once you get to know her.
  • Freudian Trio:
    • Blues is the Id because of her hedonism and impulsive behavior
    • Samus is the Superego because of her stoic behavior and relative calmness in comparison to Blues.
    • Chuck is the Ego because he keeps the two in check.
  • Future Imperfect: The historical museum within Shift City.It's an old skyscraper that was converted into a museum of the World of Yesteryear sort of exhibition about what Humanity was like before everything got Pokerized...except their idea of what Humans are like is...not so accurate. In fact, the museum's depiction of the Apollo 11 lunar landing has what looks like a space laser shoot out between a bunch of Clefables and Jigglypuff, humans in spacesuits...and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
  • Hailfire Peaks: Mini-Game Island, which has a tropical jungle and a icy cavern filled with lava.
  • Heroic BSoD: Noble Six, when she saw the aftermath of the post-Mass Effect 3, her PTSD kicks in, locking her in a comatose state.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: The Murderhobos had to kill Urabrask, who's suffering from Phyresis, because he wanted to die as himself.
  • Klingon Scientists Get No Respect: Magu and Cabbot implied this at first. Both of them are subverted in a way since neither race disapprove of their divergence. Magu's father was really disappointed at his son which resulting in severed ties in the family. Cabbot's family of the Ovi Clan in Arkenea are bullied by other people due to devoted to failed attempts at scholarships and not upholding their warrior traditions.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: When Kotei abandoned her base with a few clones of herself, she blew up the base which causes a ridiculous amount of blood and gore from the unused clones to rain down on everything for a while.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In order to keep his family and Cyber New York safe, Dave Shine give the rights of his company to the Cipher Brotherhood's shell company. Any tech he designed or brought in will have to be scanned to the company, thus giving the Brotherhood know part of the group's tech. Not only that, this made Dave a spy in secret.
  • No Hero Discount: On Pandora, one mission requires the group to use high grade explosives. Problem is that they're really pricy and bargaining is impossible. Sure, the group may badasses but they're not exactly millionaires thus leaving at the mercy of free market.
  • No Indoor Voice: Ravager's voice is so loud, she has to whisper in order to speak like the others.
  • One-Gender Race: The all female Melani.
  • Proud Merchant Race Guy: The Dracos, wealthy humanoid dragons who are captains of various industries.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Lystia, Cabbot, and the rest of the Melani are eight feet tall amazonian rabbit women from the Ghost Planet of Nalvis.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Plenair was technically never real in the first place, randomly appearing in the dream as Asagi's and Zel's daughter.
  • Ret-Gone: Plenair was erased from existence when the group left the first dream world.
  • Samus Is a Girl: When Longram shot off Mordred's helmet, he revealed Mordred is a girl
  • Saving Christmas: The mercenaries get hired to rescue Santa Karn and Glistmas from the Phyrexians. The Phyrexians plan on transforming him into the Father of Machines, so they can take over Mirrodin.