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"A Pokémon Ku Klux Klan, a retired rambunctious German Ghostbuster getting auspicious advice from a fluffy feline pernicious Palpatine, and the Scout managing to get a date and not cock it up.
Crazy shit like that's why I love this game, really.
Raidouthe21st, WAOA Veteran on the topic of how weird the Roleplay can get sometimes.

We Are Our Avatars (full title ITT: We Are Our Avatars) is a Play By Post Roleplaying Game on the TV Tropes Forum, open for all members. It was started in September 2009 and was wrapped up in July 2022. In fact, it has nearly 1,200,000 posts! To partake, users would roleplay the character in your forum avatars and have him, her or it interact with the other characters. There is no continuity to speak of, and there is no need to go on an Archive Binge before jumping in.

Had one spinoff: We Are Our Epic/Adventuring Avatars, which had merged and split with this RP twice. Bay12 forums have made their own version.

Not to be confused with the similarly-named Avatar Arena (full title ITT: Enter the Arena as Your Avatar).

Discussion thread located here. Please go into the discussion thread before you enter the main thread so we know you're coming. Thanks.

These are the rules. Read these before you get into the game.

We Are Our Avatars provides examples of:

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  • Aborted Arc: Some arcs fail to finish, leaving things hanging.
    • Etheru's "New Homunculi Arc" will probably never start, due to the fact that the player himself has no clue what to do with the idea. Same with the Grimmoire Arc, and several other ideas, though he does play with the idea of going to the locations, sometimes.
    • Hydronix's Quest 64 Arc. It unfortunately happened offscreen instead, due to some lack of interest in playing it by some tropers.
  • Accidental Misnaming:
    • Osaka often gets the names of things wrong, thanks to her Cloudcuckoolanderness.
    • On page 1815, Lip mistakenly refers to the X-Bot Elise as "Eliza", but hastily corrects herself after a rather harsh response.
    • Aternian trolls aren't fond of being called "gray-skinned oni", period.
    • Oryx hates being called "Onyx".
  • Adaptation Distillation: This trope is sometimes applied by simplifying events and complex characters from the source material.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel are just downright fascist in one world. They tortured an Enclave soldier even though he's a Punch-Clock Villain.
  • Alternate Universe: A major element of the story, and the excuse for why there's multiple versions of so many different characters running around.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different:
    • There was an entire arc based around this trope, where the old cast was temporarily left behind and everyone played new characters. These characters have since been assimilated into the main group, though, and there was the second one which started on the first anniversary of the game.
    • Another one of these arcs was more of an Alternate Reality Episode: each player played alternate versions of their more established characters and had them interact as if they were only recently introduced to each other.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Sort of done with the "Concepts", which are moreover concepts like emotion and ideals given form.
  • Anti-Magic: Juergen has a condition that has a magic and Psychic Powers dampening field around his immediate vicinity. It also unnerves psychics around him, and even harms them when they get too close to him.
  • April Fools' Day: Done twice:
    • The first happened on 4/1/2011, where several players took advantage of the changing avatars by playing them as gags.
    • On 4/1/2012, many characters showed up in place of the group as one-off gags. Most of them were from the two spinoff roleplays, the other characters were Others. In addition, several characters played pranks (Catherine Grayson cosplayed as Vriska, Vivian prepared some Explosive Runes, Envy and Nue played tricks on Maggie and Hilarity, etc.).
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Etheru used a few characters who only got a few moments of characterization (Emily, Obelisk, Ami, and Marjorine) in the The Bus Came Back arc.
    • In between the Writer and Tale of Two Yukaris arcs, Catherine's other Lightspeed Rangers only showed up to try to help the group stop the Retconinator by shutting down the Morphing Grid. Come Alyx's Origins, they actively helped Catherine, her family, and Alyx, to the point of being involved in the final battle.
    • During the group's stay at Amestris, a group of Enclave deserters with them originally being one shot characters. Then comes the Legion's invasion in Nether Las Vegas where the same group swoops in guns blazing as The Cavalry. Later on, their commander, Adam Longram, would become a major character in the WAOAA spinoff and eventually WAOA recently.
  • Assimilation Plot: ATLAS plans on using nanobots to turn humanity into a single collective mind. In case that fails, they simply use force to keep the people in line. Unfortunately for them, they're taking on the group which has a handful of One-Man Army types.
  • Author Appeal: People who play the game will often use this.
  • Author Filibuster:
    • Etheru used Bass to violently lash out at the Characters and the Tropers, but afterwards, Etheru tried to make amends with the Tropers, and promised not to do it again.
    • There was a brief period of time where Osaka would not shut up about Dee. She got better, though... before getting worse again.
    • Averted in a battle with Xavier's Him, despite looking like it at first glance. Etheru said Mega Man wasn't channelling a dislike of commonly used ideas in the game, Mega Man was just that pissed at having to fight yet another opponent with sadistic kinks and other things encountered before with previous opponents.
  • Badass Santa: Santa Christ, who randomly appears to help brutally smack down Apos. Afterwards, he briefly solved any problems the Avatars asked him to solve.
  • Balloon Belly:
    • In the world of Pokémon, Carter ate more than four hundred hamburgers, resulting in quite a bloated stomach, and instead of being brief, he had to work it off. And then it happened again with every single Grayson ever since, with the exceptions of Matt, Andreus, and Alyx (and even then, her weight gain is fairly realistic).
    • A non-Grayson (at the time) example would be Arcadiarika herself in-game, also due to a result of overeating. However, unlike the Graysons, she had a Gaki inside her body, which could explain her sudden and permanent weight gain.
  • Become a Real Boy:
    • Inverted with Sonia, who was happy to try her hand at being a robot.
    • Sunny wished to be humanoid after the Survivor mini-arc. She is just a cyborg cat girl now, but she does not mind since it is close enough for her.
  • Beige Prose: Being a forum game, most of the action is told in short, simple sentences.
  • Big Eater: Carter, lampshading that he doesn't gain a pound constantly.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Protoman and destiny.
    • Metal Sonic and any talk about Eggman.
    • Mysterious Figure/Deviot when somebody interrupts any of his drama scenes.
    • Linkara and whenever someone mentions One More Day, about how Doctor Who sucks, and insulting his hat. He then reveals that he has quite a few Berserk Buttons.
    • It's one thing to remind Shadow of poor Maria, it's another to remind him of his own freaking game.
    • Don't mention the Zanscare Empire to Kincaid, okay?
    • Hakumen has several: Terumi, utter monsters, Terumi, nuclear weapons, and Terumi.
    • Hakurei Miko if you threaten to harm or kill Reimu.
    • Adam Longram in regards to genocide and Reckless Gun Usage.
  • Better as Friends: Garcie's ultimate opinion of her and Brian's relationship.
  • Big "NO!": The group's reaction to Weil blowing up Metal Sonic.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The Witches Game arc; on the one hand, the trolls can't bother the main characters anymore, but on the other, Featherine can. Not to mention Victoria Grayson dies. This was considered a very controversial decision, especially when there were a million other ways to write her out without killing her. It also did not provide anything to the plot at hand, so even if she was brought back, she died anticlimactically and died for nothing.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Tabika won't drain anyone she knows or likes, but sees nothing wrong with killing strangers in their sleep. Unless she thinks she's about to get into trouble, of course.
  • Book Ends: The entire conflict with Kasei/Araragi ends with a Lucario (Gijinka or otherwise) being used as a battery for a machine.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: This was a prominent running gag, where characters like Bass, Deadpool, Bernkastel, Raven, among others, would refer to the readers and the people reading. However, the gag was done to death and it's since been downplayed. It got to the point where Etheru retconned the ability out of Bass because of annoyance with the gag.
  • Brick Joke:
    • At one point, Bass told Asagi that she was in a dating sim. A hundred pages later, she still hasn't exactly been told otherwise.
    • In a more recent adventure, the gang has landed at a refueling station that's nothing more than a truck stop in space. Almost immediately, newcomer Pilot Solaris, his friend Human, and Grey enter a bar. Pilot's first action is to drink a shot of whiskey, and Human orders a coca-cola. Several hours (and several pages) later, Pilot returns to the bar, and Human is gone—and a pile of empty coca-cola cans is sitting next to his now-vacant seat. We don't see Human again until the next day, when he's seen leaving the bar and making a note to never go on a coca-cola binge again.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Oryx had been betrayed and Brought Down To Mortal by Archdemon Malphas prior to the events of WAOA. He was left only able to control his sword's power.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Several characters returned to put an end to Apos.
    • There were two entire Arcs where the only characters allowed were those that had been Put on a Bus.
  • Calling Your Attacks: The Spell Cards used by the Touhou characters, of course. Parodied twice by Dreigonix in the sparring match between Xene & Cirno, and the match between Oryx & Alice.
    Xene: Improvised Strategy: Helix Bladeferno!
    Oryx: Mystery Sign: I-Don't-Know-What-The-Heck-This-Card-Does!
  • Catgirl:
    • Ax lampshades this trope when he wonders why there are so many cats, catgirls, or cat-themed characters in the group. The answer? Because Cute Kitten.
    • Averted with Tira, who only wears a cat-eared tiara.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Somewhere around the first Wham Page. This has been slowly happening since the beginning; it started out as avatars just interacting randomly with each other with no plot whatsoever. By now, there's a highly active discussion thread.
  • Chandler's Law: Abused to the point a rule was put up saying not to disrupt anything currently going on.
  • Characterization Marches On:
    • The Trolls from Homestuck got this treatment a lot. As more and more information was revealed, some of the information contradicted some stuff established in the game. Not that it hurt anything, considering that they could easily be handwaved as Others.
    • Apparently, before Carter/Catherine became known for... that, he originally was a bit parodic, showing PSAS at opportunities.
  • Cheesy Moon: At some point, some of the group explored a moon made of cheese during their trip to 3E. They encountered Chaos Marines and Serpentera, who survived the encounter.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Several homunculi appear at various points earlier in the game before being the center of a story arc.
  • Chess with Death: More like Uno With Death. And Connect Four with Death. And Pokemon Battle with Death. And Poker with Death.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Catherine, but she, at times, refused to help certain people. This was lightly deconstructed when Carter left Jennifer to save Martin, leaving the new girl confused. He then promises to tone down his tendency to save people's lives...which ultimately did happen during the Skyrim arc.
  • Clown-Car Base: The Phase Distorter, which on several occasions has actually been compared to the TARDIS.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Mega Man to some degree (he at one point looked underground for Joat, who went missing).
  • Continuity Nod: Both to the canon the characters come from and to previous events in the game. Sometimes even to crossover fanfictions written by one of the participants.
  • Cool Big Sis: Osaka, to Dee. Over time, though, their relations got worse with Osaka becoming incredibly obsessive over Dee, which resulted in Dee leaving the group.
  • Cool Sword:
    • Joshua Strasin's warblade, a valgirai weapon that absorbs UV radiation and then upon activation goes all lightsaber-y.
    • Caim's Strifesword, which he got from killing the Goddess of Strife.
    • Oryx's magic sword is made of Tenebrium and can fire flame lasers and energy shurikens.
    • Xene's Geneticlasher.
    • Mitch's sword that he obtained after killing Caesar the first time.
  • Crapsaccharine World: The world future Tails lives in is seemingly an amazing place, and Tails has the fortune of being the president of a non-corrupt Mega-Corp. However, the corporations that are corrupt are far too numerous, the Earth has been in a war between Oceania and the Furon Empire over who gets to enslave the populace, and Tails' position causes him to be a frequent assassination target, losing an eye and an arm on two separate attempts.
  • Crapsack World:
    • From a world of Superheroes comes Dusk City, a city full of pollution, corruption, and a few other things, including superpowered criminals and an arms-smuggling ring. The Past District in the town, which bases itself in the 30s and 40s, actually seems more pleasant.
    • The world of BlazBlue was already pretty crappy. However, the Bad Future Hakumen comes from is implied to be even worse, with Terumi as Imperator Librarius in all but name. It got to the point where La Résistance, spear-headed by Kokonoe, began to search for allies from other worlds to replenish their badly depleted ranks— leading to Hakumen meeting the Group.
  • Crazy Cultural Comparison: Asagi Asagiri has this because she comes from a series where there is No Fourth Wall... which translates to her coming from a home dimension where everybody has an intrinsic understanding/belief they’re part of a video game, and all the terminology/concepts that come with it.
  • Cross Player: It's rare to find a player who hasn't played at least one character of the opposite gender.
  • Deconstruction: Where do we start? The entire thing involves taking characters out of their element, and the changes that ensue.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Shortly after 3Dee's introduction, she would usually only say anything whenever Cupid was involved or during introductions and would tend to sleep the rest of the time. And then Rachel Elizabeth Dare appeared, which pushed Dee's speaking appearances back down into "pretty much nil" territory. Dee eventually left due to relations in and out of character spiralling out of control, causing Dee to leave.
    • Dee got better, leaving Osaka's Other to fall into this territory; she was a pretty major character in her first appearance very early on, but lost most of her screentime to Dee and 3Dee in her subsequent appearances, due to her writer's preference for the desdroids.
    • Protoman appears a lot less, but Etheru is trying to give him more appearances.
  • Divergent Character Evolution:
    • Characters that start out similar are given their own traits as time goes on.
    • Inverted with Osaka, Lyra, and Lip (less so with the second one) who grew more and more attached to Mana as time went on, to the point it became their only notable character traits.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Mana goes around completely barefoot all the time - being 49.6 meters tall, there's a pretty good reason why she never wears any shoes. Osaka often sits on and occasionally playfully tickles her feet.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him:
    • All of Midna's characters, due to his banning from the TV Tropes fora. However, it was retconned so that they went back to their worlds.
    • A more traditional example of Dropped a Bridge on Him would be Mammon and Guilty, via Bus Crash. It was meant to be a Heroic Sacrifice of the two, but he was no longer playing, so it happened offscreen, making the Bus Crash more appropriate.
  • Erotic Eating: Subverted with Sara, the former sexbot, who just chomps down on bananas.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • An arc focused on Evil Counterparts of several members of the Group.
    • Inverted with Drifter, who had a Good Counterpart. They joined the group after the evil counterparts kicked him out for not being evil. After the original Drifter was killed off, he became a regularly occurring character.
    • There was a previous arc where there were evil versions of the group being led by a Dark Other of Alucard, Adrian Tepes.
  • Evil Is Petty: The Ivory Lagiacrus. It destroyed ships around Jaya for the hell of it, posed in photos like an egotist and took a little girl's ice cream cone. The hashtag for that particular picture was YOLO.
  • Evil Versus Evil: The focus of an entire arc involving the True Evil Overlords trying to destroy the Mad Scientist Society.
  • Expy:
  • Failure Hero: Catherine got a lot of constant flack for this. Arcadiarika said that she made her constantly fail because the group is often accused of being too powerful (of course, those who accused the group never seemed to acknowledge that it is less about the power of the group and more about numbers). As such, Catherine was hit with too one Diabolus ex Machina too many. This was fixed, but at the cost of going the other way by not allowing her to fail.
  • Fantastic Nuke: Imca suggested that Aurora could wipe out the Thalmor with a gigantic magic spell as a warning to those who try to take over the world. At first, Aurora thought it was bad because there's the possibility of civilian casualties. Mitch even compared it to the situation that caused America to drop the nukes on Japan.
  • The Federation: The United Multiversal Federation. Several characters, however, have commented that the Multiverse is too big for one group to police effectively, and that they may have too much power.
  • Freudian Excuse: Some characters have these.
    • Metal Sonic is angry that he was always left in a lab to constantly be updated while pondering why he was made, and why he didn't have friends like Sonic did.
    • A less extreme example comes from Red, a fairly cynical character. Her reasoning comes from her world's erratic behavior; it's far from a Crapsack World, but it's given her a cynical attitude.
    • Izzy's reasoning behind his dislike of Yasmin stemmed from the fact that he was put through painful tests to see if he could replicate her, often being compared to Yasmin in the process. He seems to have gotten over it.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Bass is an okay therapist, apparently.
    • Parodied with Scorpion who misheard it as "Hidden Deaths".
  • Hidden Elf Village: The main Gensokyo. After the Pigmask Army invasion, Yukari blocked all the people sans the Gensokyo residents due to trouble causing whenever they head there. Subverted with Modern Gensokyo, which has been part of the United Multiversal Federation for 50 years.
  • High School AU: Was a focus of an arc, where Others of the group attended the Jethro Q Walrustitty Boarding School. It was so well-liked that it gained the second spin-off.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep":
    • Medic's name really is Medic.
    • Pilot Solaris' Human companion's name is Human, though what his real name is anyone's guess.
  • Homage: When the group members were fighting another Him, as Him was turning into a bigger, demonic cat, Mega Man was incredibly pissed off at having to fight yet another sadist. As Him got bigger, Mega Man remarked that Him's doing nothing but making himself a bigger target.
  • Hope Spot: In Hoenn, Hakurei Miko was about to finally able to go back to her Gensokyo which is a decade overdue. However, Evil Eye Sigma 4 blocked her path and making sure she stay out of her homeland no matter what. Miko was less than amused by this.

  • If It's You, It's Okay:
    • The normally straight Daniel is attracted to Oryx.
    • Shane falls in love with Demon Asagi, but Shane's a Homosexual. Like Xavin, Demon Asagi bent his/her gender to accommodate for Shane.
  • Informed Attribute Imca's player feels this way about Imca's fighting skills, since in over a year of being played, she has never once delivered a kill shot, only once managed to be of any actual use in a fight, and tied with Mario in a duel, despite many battles taking place.
  • Killer Game-Master: The Dungeon Master, a Tabletop Game-themed super villain. He narrates the actions of the heroes coming after him and uses giant dice to determine their rolls. He invokes Rule Zero too much and angered Starlight.
  • Large Ham: These show up.
    • Mephiles is an evil example.
      Mephiles: Glad you asked, Blaze, I am not a hedgehog, I can't even be called natural, I can only be called THE DARK.
    • Shao Kahn doubles both as an evil example, and he uses every Hammy trope in the book. Plus he insults you just because he can.
  • Lighter and Softer: After the Incarnates arc, less incredibly dark and edgy arcs became more prominent. Not to say there aren't dark moments, kind of Zigzags, actually.
  • Mama Bear:
    • Osaka is pretty happy and friendly normally, but if you mess with her "little sister" Dee and she's around to see it, she'll tear into you without hesitation.
    • The usually calm and collected Ozzy will hurt you if you try to harm Mika or Wrath.
    • Cyber Amy will try to kill anyone who messes with Baby Onix. And she's not hesitant to be violent either.
    • Hakurei Miko will be merciless to anyone if they try to harm Reimu or even her Others.
    • Whatever you do, do not attack Catherine Grayson's family or even mentioning the idea of it. She will find the attacker(s) and either talk them out of it or, if they're incapable of being talked out of it, just flat-out attack them.
  • Mega-Corp:
    • Future Tails' own megacorp, Aeon Robotics, Furotech, and Moriya Industries.
    • Special mention goes to Immortal Faust's ATLAS Corporation (Not to be confused with the Borderlands nor the one from Advanced Warfare), a massive corporation that has its hands in nanotech, robotics, firearms, and much more. They even have their own private military. Unfortunately for ATLAS, their opposition is the group with Gespenst and his friends who went on a crusade to stop their villainy.
  • Meta Guy:
    • Awe Striker and Ozbourne, due to being humans from worlds very much like ours, often have familiarity with the fictional universes that many of the other characters come from.
    • Most of Caped Luigis Yoshi's characters also qualify, due to their immunity to the fourth wall.
  • Mythology Gag: Lots:
    • One example comes from Maria Renard's Plasma Whip, which was dubbed, "The Halo".
    • At one point in the Yellow Devil's first appearance, Sonia commented that the Yellow Devil didn't seem all that powerful. Bass told her to face it alone, and Sonia shot back, telling Bass to face Death alone.
    • Lordgenome talks about Cytomander, Thymilph, Adiane, and Guam in his conversations sometimes, at one point saying that he thinks Thymilph and Adiane like each other. They do.
    • Tama Saisei is an customized Eyebot with a TV screen for a face. In the Fallout universe, the Eyebots are originally floating televisions until the Enclave redesigned them into surveillance and reconnaissance bots.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • Mega Man bargained with Kasei that if they let Luca go, they could look through him. Both sides held up their part of the deal; however, Kasei got the upper hand, as he managed to acquire the schematics of Mega Man's weaponry.
    • In a similar situation, Aurora struck a deal with Greybaum: if he let Dr. Distatio's robot daughter, Kelly, go, Aurora would give Greybaum directions to a dimension where some Phlebotinum could be found. Unfortunately, by that time, Greybaum had already analyzed Kelly and disassembled her, meaning that the trade came out in his favor. To make matters worse, Tsubaki was with the group that bargained with Greybaum, allowing Terumi to follow the group via a bug on Tsubaki and offer Greybaum help in exchange for the research data on Kelly.
  • No Kill like Overkill: Nova bombards a cave with a giant ship because it hid a Deviljho. It survived the impact.
  • Nominal Hero: A version of Aurora is supposed to be the Dragonborn. Instead, she chose to focus on sidequests, and the Group essentially stole her job. However, the Dragonborn ends up being congratulated for their achievements, angering Imca and Asagi.
  • Not So Stoic: Hakumen breaks down when he sees Rota's memories of her rape. To be fair, everyone else broke down at that point too.
  • Official Couple: Twenty-two. In order of appearance, Joshua/Jeniffer, Bit/Link, Maria/Alucard, 3Dee/Xenos, Dee/Joat, Hilarity/Osaka (now broken up), Michael/Melody, Catherine/Kotohime, Victoria/Lrith, Aurora/Max, Sapph/Anne, Gabriella/Cyber Amy, Lip/Usso, Brian/Garcie (broken up as well, on better terms, though), Rai/Konoe,Ty/Luca (now broken up), Mammon/Lillian (now broken up due to death), GG/Garcie, Falken/Asagi/Imca, Gene/Laverne, George/Lillian, and Alyx/Hayley. In everywhere but the main roleplay, Luca/MegaMan.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Caim takes down the Goddess of Strife by himself! Too bad the battle wasn't shown in detail.
  • Only Sane Man: A lot of them:
    • Raidou Kuzunoha and Garcie usually play this role to the Group. Hakumen and Rai have a different approach to things, using the uncanny ability of the Group to attract weird things as snark fodder.
    • In a group of Evil Counterparts, Nega-Kari, Carona, Evil Anne, and Leaks fit this role among the psychos, blood knights, and Psychotic Blood Knights. Nega-Kari's a weird example, being the Counterpart of a Ditz who barely knows about social customs.
  • Overused Running Gag:
    • Breaking the Fourth Wall. It got to the point that a rule was set up telling players to not break it on a constant basis.
    • Psycho Gamzee, or Sane Gamzee, whichever name you prefer. It was shocking the first time the stoner went nuts, but now whenever he makes an appearance, it's almost expected for him to flip the fuck out due to lack of Sopor Slime.

  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Starling delivers one to Nivel-X during the climactic battle again in the Disgaea/Monster Hunter mashup world. It affected Nivel-X's mental state to the point where it caused Nivel-X's head to explode. Granted, Nivel-X grew another head, but that did a lot of damage.
  • Rescue Arc:
    • The Impel Down arc, where the group goes to save Link, Franky and Ilyana. Had been delayed for a long, long time.
    • Luca and Mega Man had to also be rescued from Kasei.
  • Rogues Gallery: The group usually defeat/kill their enemies, but sometimes they come back, such as Father and Kasei (albeit briefly).
  • Running Gag:
    • Mega Man sometimes has a tendency to drone off of something related to the subject, such as an adventure he had.
    • Link used to break any pots he came across, before he Took a Level in Badass.
    • Lip tends to chase after the talking lime after saying "Ooh, a fruit!" whenever it appears.
    • The Black Hole Bomb and it's constant uselessness.
    • Ozzy and petrification. And now, Mega Man's joined in on the fun.
    • Characters tend to attack Mega Man or one of his friends... Without realizing that they can't feel pain.
    • Luigi usually enters by crashing through the wall and shouting "Nobody expects-a-the Second Bananish Inquisition!", or some variant.
    • Ever since their respective Balloon Belly incidents, if Carter/Catherine or Michael decides to eat, Bass would warn them not to eat too much.
    • Silver being called a bird.
    • Yggdra missing with Crusade.
    • Tenshi winding up in Darker and Edgier worlds (usually Castlevania and Aventheim).
    • Duo getting blown apart.
    • For a short time, Hydronix chasing Scourge around.
    • Kouji in his genderbent form giving a Marshmallow Hell to Joey. Catherine's also joining in on the fun of giving a Marshmallow Hell, but she does it to nearly everyone, even those who ask her to give such a hug.
    • Joey being mistaken for a girl. (It's not really all that hard, though.)
    • Bassy will hug or tackle hug everyone, and you will like it.
    • Pianos falling on Ed Bighead.
    • Hydronix's characters being ignored.
    • "Raven's" love of cats. Starting to be played down, well, just a bit.
    • Before Iron Amy got a girlfriend, she hit on a lot of women, and none of them felt comfortable with it.
    • Newcomers getting freaked out by Mana, usually with a variation of "You're huge..."
    • Random bystanders not noticing Anne.
    • Jurgen offering Cain a mug of tanna after a battle.
    • Sapph fainting at or otherwise reacting unpleasantly to the sight of blood.
    • Hilarity posted his message in the discussion instead of the main topic. Sapph and Raidou seem to be his apprentices.
    • Ship tease and "[Insert couple here]'s shipping fics increased]".
    • GG turning into random girls. The fact that they're only been Ozzy's characters so far is just a coincidence.
    • Eridan getting murdered. May also count as Revenge Fic.
    • Jack being mistaken for a boy (not helped by the name and androgynous Avatar).
    • Hakumen and WarMECH being the last two people left awake at the end of each day.
    • Random bolts of lightning striking characters and transforming them in amusing ways.
    • The Silver City hotel's walls being demolished. And now any Hotel, just to mess with poor Sapph.
    • When the Fourth Wall is broken nowadays, it's usually accompanied by an aggravated scream by Bass, who's relaxing back in his world, usually growing more and more apathetic to the Fourth Wall breaking.
    • Bart getting something stolen from him.
    • Characters "blanking".
    • Etheru's tendency to have the parts that describe the actions in their host be snarky and comment on the characters themselves. This carried over to at least one of the spinoffs.
    • Oryx getting knocked unconscious. And getting drunk.
    • Xene and his many mutations and transformations, for a time.
    • [DATA EXPUNGED] seems to be becoming one.
    • Daniel losing his glasses, and his player mocking herself for using the gag so much.
  • Starter Villain: Captain Morgan in the One Piece arc, mostly because he was outnumbered and overpowered by the group.
  • The Speechless:
    • Game-changing character Bit started out as one of these, then minus made her able to speak, and freed all of her kind.
    • Tails Doll is only able to be understand by a small list of people, considering he speaks in Mmphs.
    • Astrid Avgren is mute and communicates mostly by writing.
  • Square-Cube Law: Somewhat averted. When Hilarity shrunk Osaka to be an inch tall, she eventually started to feel somewhat cold.
  • Squee:
    • Lip, over Dee's sleep cuddling with Link.
    • Raven loves cats, and catboys, and catgirls, and big fiery cats.
  • Stable Time Loop: Komatsu and the others teach a few of their moves to a younger Toriko, setting Toriko's path in becoming a great Gourmet Hunter.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Tumbleweed goes after Fangora, and Vector seems to always follow Patchouli Knowledge.
  • Take That!:
    • Several toward Twilight— not that it doesn't deserve it. One notable one is that "Edward" is an insult among Vampires.
    • Even more to Sonichu, to the point where Chis-chan occasionally appears, often doing horrid things. Even Bernkastel hated him.
    • In addition, One More Day is occasionally jabbed at.
    • Mega Man, Duo, and Bass occasionally throw insults at Mega Man 8, citing the story as a poorly written, annoying, cheap cash in.
    • Lip and Osaka (both Midna's characters) throw a Take That at in-thread advertising at one point.
    • Charles Roberts having two IC MSTs and two of the Avatarsnote  coming and forcefeeding his computer down his throat.
    • There tends to be a few of these to be about prominent fight scenes. The players also tend to throw Take Thats at the unappealing parts of the game.
    • Upon discovering that Kohaku's world uses Bitcoins as a currency, Envy would rather steal from someone than use the nerd-run currency.
    • Tim Langdon/Go-Buster Ranger Red is—and even throws—a massive Take That towards reboot Dante from Dm C Devil May Crynote . Aside from being kinder than him, he was appalled by the existence of the latter character, staying in his room for days. He even told Michael Grayson that he prefers taking an acid bath than being locked in a room with reboot Dante for a day.
  • Theme Naming:
    • A very clever one with the Original Character Orange who is named after both a color (to fit in with the Red Ribbon Army Color Theme as he's the brother of Capt. Yellow) and a citrus fruit (as he is the rival of a character from Ranma ˝ named Lime).
    • Melody, the demon that's teaching Roll how to use some demonic power, fits with Mega Man (or Rock) and Roll's music theme, but she's less than a Mega Man character (due to supernatural origin). Interestingly, the name fitting into the whole theme was an accident.
    • Roxie's Pokémon are named after members of the Ramones.
  • Token Evil Teammate: A few players have attempted to create these:
    • Merchant and Caim. Neither of them really cause a major amount of trouble, regardless of alignment. The problem is that they rarely do anything evil amongst the group, making it hard to see them as Token Evil Teammates.
    • Bart would be this trope if it weren't for the fact that he's so horribly ineffectual.
    • S.C.O.R.P.I.O.N. is a feared galactic conqueror in his own universe, but is so overshadowed in power by the other group members that he decides it'd be better to make allies of them than enemies.
    • This trope's history of failure is the entire reason why Tira was given a third, more approachable personality by her player.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Osaka and sata andagi.
    • Bit and Apples.
    • Elise and chocolate.
    • Sara and bananas, but not in that way. Roswell also loves bananas.
    • Jabor and humans.
    • Franky and cola, which also serves as his Power Source.
    • Nitori and cucumbers.
    • The Oni and sake.
    • White Air Knight and rations. His hawk form prefers bird seed or bread.
    • Sir Ron Lionheart (and to a lesser extent, Xenos) and DELICIOUS CHATEAU ROMANI!
    • Yggdra and strawberries.
    • Ax and cinnamon bun-zah.
    • Tetsuya Tsurugi and Pork Buns.
    • Snorunt Yuki and Ice Cubes.
    • Proton and Rolling Rock Beer.
    • Zora Brian and eggs.
    • Jack Frost and anything cold, from ice cream to ice cubes.
    • Jacky and cherries.
    • Hakurei Miko and cherry blossom tea.
    • Oryx and Realmian whiskey.
    • Jhoanna and Plesioth meat.
  • Transparent Closet: Tails was in one for a lengthy period of time, even after having several Erotic Dreams involving Sonic and drawing Sontails Rule 34.
  • Weirdness Magnet: It doesn't matter how peaceful, quiet, and isolated the place is. Once the group comes in, the weirdness level skyrockets.
    Xene: The Harbingers Of Crazy, that's us. XD
  • Wham Episode: Page 1726-1729 when Flandre died. Oh, and then just a little while later on pages 1795-1800 when Bit died.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Everyone, after Osaka accidentally shot Irene in the foot (with a very powerful gun, to boot).
    • This is the default reaction of the saner members of the Group (i.e., everyone else) whenever Caim does what he does. This is Played for Laughs.
  • The Worf Effect: Duo. He's pointed out that he's incredibly powerful at times, but he has the uncanny tendency to get blown apart.
  • Writer on Board:
    • One example would be Andros telling the group how the Touhoumons aren't cute, want to take over the world, etc. all because arcadiarika didn't like them (at first). And then there were the times where the Graysons were used to voice the writer's negative feelings.
    • And then it happened again with Alyx beating up Web because both he and the player found webcroma annoying. Said player later regretted it, sending Alyx to a mental hospital.
    • Midna used his characters to voice opinions about Mana, among others.
    • The Writer, one of Lemurian's characters (and also Lemurian himself), was a bit... vocal in his views.
    • This sometimes happens with Daionusthe23rd. He's gotten better about it, though.
    • Sometimes players (usually new and/or if it's Arcadiarika) will get the idea to just kill one of their characters pointlessly and/or anticlimactically due to poor reception, which is usually regarded as an unnecessary way to get rid of them, as there are many different ways to remove them without killing them.
  • Worthless Treasure Twist: Upon finding the treasure chests on the Island of Rare Animals, Bioshock Elizabeth opens the chests with a lockpick and it turns out they were empty. Gaimon was relieved, as he couldn't spend the money on anything because he would abandon his friends.
    Gaimon: But... I suppose... this is better this way, maybe...
    Bioshock Elizabeth: Why is that?
    Gaimon: What... what would I do with this treasure anyway?
    Bioshock Elizabeth: ...That is a good question. I don't suppose you could buy a ship off of this island anyways.
    Joseph: A Good question, Gaimon. Maybe the real treasure is the time you spent with your new friends?
    Gaimon: I'd never want to leave this place. I couldn't just abandon my friends.
    Bioshock Elizabeth:
    ' I'm sure they'd feel the same way.
    (Elizabeth smiles innocently.)
  • Yaoi Fangirl:
  • Zero-G Spot: Used as a way to convince Black Baron into giving up his piece of the device.
    Imca: ....Ummmmmm, why don't you retire in space. You can make a movie out of it. "Pimps in Space"..... "Bitches in Space".... whatever you want to call it. Not that I would approve of those but negotiation....
    (Black Baron thinks about it for a moment.)
    Black Baron: Well, the ladies do like the ol' space horizontal tango...
    ...Ah, what the fuck. Ya'll mothafuckas got yerself a deal!

Waldorf: I can't believe it. An entire page, and we don't get mentioned once!
Statler: Yeah... should you thank them or should I?
Both: Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!