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"I really do give a flick about my sanity."
—superslinger2007 (Internet persona), Youtube Poop: superslinger2007 Edition FOUR!: Annotations Ahoy (June 8, 2008), though he may have described the fugitive user, too.

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He's a "fugitive", of course he's gonna do that. Let's describe him here.

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A self-proclaimed (maybe?) fugitive who should have died back in a lonely December, superslinger2007 refers to either the real-life person known as the fugitive user, or the online Internet Persona with a Vader mask. The name stemmed from a Lego BIONICLE minigame from the Game Boy Advance game "Quest for the Toa" and, due to lack of ideas, was a Line-of-Sight Name.

His days were numbered in both senses of the phrase, leading to a nuclear self-detonation. Or he had his identity COMPROMISED in 2010 and went accidentally brutal ...ly honest two years later, leading to "fatal decision" attempts.

In either case, he couldn't say why. Okay, that is too depressing.

For your own safety and the safety of others, please do not agitate superslinger2007.

This is gonna get long...

The user (real name: Jack) is a random-mashup crossover editor who has an on-and-off thing against cameras, as in the Real Life case of May 22, 2010 when he was COMPROMISED at a convention. However, he argued that being a candidist is arguably better than being an Anticitizen as there is no law enforcement going after candidists that are not paparazzi-level. Then, he planned to get some payback, and has since accepted the fact that social media has evolved. But... it's on-and-off.

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The Internet Persona (character) was mostly an Ersatz of Darth Vader around a private finalization back in late 2006-March 17, 2007 as a Costume Copycat, and has since gotten an Expansion Pack Past-style Divergent Character Evolution with a Mysterious Past. A figurative Imperial With Many Dark Secrets, he self-created six Psyche-Locks (the sixth being irregular and having the Empire emblem). An investigation was launched for yet another secret in 2010-2011. The persona's Vader mask still remained in his virtual vector form, after his yet-untold final physical death, and the persona believed pink was a threatening color.

The persona was a living breathing Nuclear Time Bomb who had gone highly mentally unstable due to March 17, 2007, the COMPROMISE, and since, making him a rotating-train-of-thought version of a Talkative Loon. The user? Prone to such rants, especially on Twitter.

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Since May 2011, the user and the persona are no longer on good terms with each other. On Sept. 21, 2011, the user has made effective Backlash rules, which attempt to use counter-prejudice against any agitation in the harshest way possible, as defense against bullies and as a well-too-hidden Sour Outside, Sad Inside plea for help to the rest. In May-June 2012, the user became a "fugitive" of society itself, convinced that it is against him. According to the non-canon Op/Res 5, the Internet Persona was eventually deleted off of GLaDOS's systems and mailed away as a ball of energy for safekeeping.

Despite this, Jack has made efforts to have certain... well, many, local cosplayers, especially some going as a certain Hope Bringer character, write encouraging/motivational statements in some guidebooks, which since 2014 are called "mental stability papers". And he continued to have the cosplayers wave at the camera, similar to how in CODE RED, some characters winked at the camera.

Overtime was first declared on the May 2013 fear/survival mission for Nov. 30, 2013, at which time the "fugitive" had reformed. Yet it seemed there was still unfinished business, and he may be falling into mild despair and anxiety once more... if not for a Last-Second Ending Choice final mission (the [5161814] unfinished business "no more delusion" thing). But faced with an automatic mission failure, a Loophole Abuse was created: To avoid the aptly named "Exact Time to Failure" result, the objectives were changed so that only one primary unfinished-business objective became required and the others became non-mandatory primaries. And then overtime was declared half a year later once more for [5161814] itself for Nov. 29, 2014, which ended with satisfactory to excellent results, leading to a final victory.

Still, more laments appeared shortly thereafter in social media posts alongside a new codename: code51515. Jack expected his reformed 2014-self to finally die off in May 2015 when he would have been an amalgamation of his personalities from each year of 2010-2014, including the delusionally-deathly-afraid part... and not being able to recognize anyone in front of him. Thankfully, code51515 was a success, despite a few runaway issues and it being the End of an Age. Due to rising fears, no mission was undertaken for Nov. 2015.

More outings, known as a Post-Demise Return (to initially tie into Op/Res), were undertaken between July and November 2016. The following season, where Jack hopes to make up ...for Lost Opportunities, began in March 2017 (for this season of outings, alleged runaways are treated with Restrained Revenge or otherwise Forgiven, but Not Forgotten, and Hoobastank's "Just One" was chosen as a form of the "I Want" Song). This season ultimately lasted until October 2017, marking the unfortunate End of Another Age due to runaway situations and unfortunate circumstances that caused too much anger to be viably healthy.

In a fictional alternate-reality Dramatization, seven people, known as The Opposition, want the "fugitive" dead. Furthermore, [5161814] came at a cost: For loopholing the mission objectives to avoid automatic failure, and letting someone get away from him, Op/Res's status-quo had to be shaken up; something went wrong, and it paved the way for later plot developments. code51515's success was to reverse that. However, Op/Res was placed into an indefinite Series Hiatus in March 2016 to the point of being cancelled the next month.

However, on November 25, 2016, a new teaser poster was released on the ss07 blog, marked 2017 and featuring Madoka and Engineer in front of the destroyed Inhibitor 2. On this same blog, character renders of the Team Fortress 2 and Madoka Magica characters (plus one of Op/Res's Starter Villain) then appeared from December 15-25. It was then made more explicit in a tweet on Dec. 20, 2016 that a remake was in the works, which was formally announced with another poster five days later on Christmas.

In an attempt to let go of the past, only trope listings for the Opposition/Resurrection series remain.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for various media. Late Arrival Spoilers ahead for the CODE RED finale (web novel).

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From 2007-2009, superslinger2007 created Flash-based mashups entitled WTPF?, named after a Homestar Runner term. It lasted for six installments and eventually shifted into random video mashups entitled You Tube Poop: superslinger2007 Edition!, inspired (even negatively) by other YTP mashup creators. These two series had their own cases of Early Installment Weirdness.

On Christmas 2009, part 1 of a proposed series-crossover two-parter finale was released: WTPF? 7: terminal distortion. Part 2 remains in Development Hell to this day as the Sequel Gap builds on due to several hard drive formats, current worries about runaway cosplays, and growing out of the early random phase.

"How many times have you gotten embarrassed, princess? I'm actually surprised."
Sniper, seeing the Anogakki instrument from "Innocence" on the ground.

In 2010, a mashup series was created: CODE RED. It was a partial YTP mashup series that depicted the Team Fortress 2 characters attempting to use mental inhibitor machines constructed by the Net Persona. They, commanded by GLaDOS in a rather "Administrative" voice, launch an investigation and attempt to solve a mystery that stemmed from the persona's old lifetime in 2007: a case file #SK09-HM10-07XX, consisting of two music videos with an out-in-the-open fictionally-controversial fanservice element.

The mercs attempt to use the mental inhibitor machines for recon and info, only to pull up a lot of random footage and eventually summon a lot of other characters (some rather Unexpected in the process, especially a shy bassist who was traumatized, an influx of several characters voiced by Michelle Ruff (as Jack's identity was COMPROMISED the year she was a guest at Otafest in May 2010), and... an influx of synthesizer performer characters, as well as many odd green-onion-shaped missiles. To this day, the music videos are continuously being reuploaded and mirrored by other users on a video site, despite its risky fanservice content.

The finale, set on Jan. 2, 2011, was finally depicted in a web novel completed on Jan. 2, 2012. Novelization First - Reader discretion is advised. coderedthewrittenadaptation.blogspot.com

In May 2011, superslinger2007 ran an experimental amateur documentary video log series referred to as the ill-fated "Payback vlogs" as a response to the COMPROMISE. In June 2012, this Old Shame series was placed on The Shelf of Movie Languishment, cancelled, orphaned, and partially Creator Backlashed due to Jack's horrifying (yet unintentional) Brutal Honesty behaviour within (and too many Critical Research Failure inaccuracies and Harsher in Hindsight moments, especially in the unreleased episodes).

Only the cosplay segments are accepted by Jack today, and many more were recorded for private personal purposes. This was done from May 19, 2013 to May 16-18 to October 4 and November 29, 2014, and to May 15-17 (plus May 21, July 11, and October 17), 2015, July 1-3 and November 5, 2016 (with September 10), plus March 12 and 14 to June 30-July 2, 2017.

Reports indicate that private cosplay segments were also filmed at theatre screenings of Doctor Who: "The Day of the Doctor" and Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion in Nov.-Dec. 2013, and after screenings of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Doctor Who: "Deep Breath" in August 2014.

There are less-substantiated rumors of cosplay segment recordings at these theatre screenings: Love Live!: The School Idol Movie on February 4, 2016 (Day 96 of a 243-day break), Aqours First Love Live ~Step! ZERO to ONE~ on March 27, 2017, one of Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic on the Schedule Slipped date of June 15, 2017 (Day 36 of a 50-day break), and Aqours 2nd Love Live Happy Party Train Tour on October 21, 2017 (Day 111 of an eternal break). Some unsubstantiated rumors indicate his presence at a library event on December 2.


In February 2012, a successor of randomness to CODE RED began: inhibitor filler. It became a new dramatization in May 2013 entitled Opposition/Resurrection, at the cost of release frequency.

Warning: Op/Res uses all sorts of Puella Magi Madoka Magica + Rebellion storyline spoilers. But it's not only the Holy Quintet and the RED and BLU "Codename Fortress" mercs who are around.

"What?! I've got a completely legitimate reason for that!"
Ritsu Tainaka, about Kyubey of all beings....

inhibitor filler tropes

"You don't have your facts straight."
Rena Ryugu, The Psychopath / Opposition Member #1, in Op/Res episode 2 and Opposed! episode 1

"Kill the Fugitive! Kill the Fugitive!"
Protesters in astronaut costumes in episode 3

Spoilers to the Op/Res written adaptations, and potential events in the Opposed! remake, below.

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    Opposition/Resurrection A 

  • A-Team Firing: FemScout can't seem to hit any Opposition member with her pistols or Soda Popper. Averted in ep 6 using Bloodless Carnage.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In a superslinger2007 / LF Productions mashup crossover, characters tend to be nicer than in their source material.
  • Adaptational Villainy / Adaptational Jerkass: However, the Opposition Members, as well as the Hostiles, are said to hate the Fugitive so much, their personality went out of whack. Member #6 went through this so hard in Op/Res, she started shooting people into comas. See also Enemy Mine below.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Lambent Light was credited as a "stolen sword" instead of a rapier for sake of simplicity.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: As with inhibitor filler, the Op/Res video episodes were made with Miku Miku Dance, Garrys Mod, and Adobe Flash.
  • Allegory: The Op/Res series may be very close to becoming one.
  • Almost Lethal Weapons: See Situational Sword below
  • Alter-Ego Acting: Type 3. Substantially different than superslinger2007 the Net Persona vs. Jack the renegade fugitive (later sunglasses Nervous Wreck), there is a third alter-ego "...But I Play One on TV"-like personality: a delusional capital-letter-Fugitive who is able to recruit a few others to a cause, whose mind is stuck in the dark times, and whom seven people apparently want dead.
  • Alternate Self: There is a second Homura from an Alternate Timeline popping around, and she wants to keep Madoka happy by keeping a formerly-suicidal man alive against the Opposition.
  • Anachronic Order: Averted for the most part. However, the Christmas/Holiday shorts usually take place after the latest episode at the time, and then there are the inhibitor-footage-based flashbacks in episodes 3, 5, and 6.
  • Anachronism Stew: Due to Present-Day Past, rotating interests, and callbacks to earlier ss07 mashups. For example:
    • The 80s-era Fix-It Felix, Jr. machine in the 60s-era TF2 locker room.
    • The Death Star II in the sky.
    • The events in episodes 2 and 3 (set in 2013) that were inspired by the dark times nearly 1 1/2 years before, or influenced by a [5161814] mission 5+ months after its setting, retroactively or otherwise.
    • Luka, voiced by a special guest, wearing the white scarf of a character from a show that debuted after May 2014.
    • In Op/Res 5, Engineer wears a vest, probably the Tools of the Trade, in a scene that takes place weeks before Expiration Date and the Love and War Update's real-life release date.
    • Sniper does an Eye Am Watching You taunt gesture in an Op/Res ep 5 flashback set on May 17, 2014, weeks before the Love and War Update introduced it in-game.
  • Angrish:
    • Engineer, just before collapsing as a result of seeing Sasha (not the gun) on the viewscreen in Op/Res 4's prologue.
    • Heavy just as he suffers a coma-inducing headshot in Op/Res 5.
  • Animation Lead Time: See Present Day Past / Time Marches On below.
  • Antagonist Title: Half.
  • Anthropic Principle: 7 people target an enigmatic Fugitive for death. Fugitive enlists mercenaries and magical girls for protection. Alleged hostiles also enter the fray.
  • Anyone Can Die: Downplayed. They get incapacitated, arrested, or whatever. It's even more so, now that the plot shakeups and love/hate grudges are taking hold.
  • Apocalyptic Log: A variant of this exists at the end of Op/Res 5. An audio archive file marked "High priority" is a recording of the Fugitive's voice. It's a message intended for Engineer that tells of the Fugitive's deal with a devil and that this devil tries to run him through with a sword... on December 16, 2012, the day after he was (not) supposed to die.
  • Applied Phlebotinum:
    • Electric zaps emitted from the slashed inhibitor in ep 2 drew the new teleport-invoking feature (CODE RED finale epilogue) from the rebuilt inhibitor and synced with it and inhibitor #3. This led to time screw teleports, as well as the unfortunate drastic change in appearance for one character, and may be connected to all those cameo characters showing up.
    • A Power Nullifier effect, or whatever "dark powers of delusion", placed onto Sakura's wand to suppress the magical girls' transformations were removed when it was returned to its rightful owner.
    • Op/Res 8 reveals that a suppression field may be in place to keep Kyoko in a coma despite how a Soul Gem works.
  • April Fools' Day: On April 1, 2015, a modified version of the Fugitive's recording about his deal with a devil from the end of Op/Res 5 was briefly posted on Dailymotion as a "confession".
  • Arc Words: "Something against us", based on an actual phrase used during the first two fatal decisions in 2012.
  • Arcade Sounds: Audio from the Fix-it-Felix Jr. machine in the RED spawnroom is heard in Op/Res 1 and 3. Soldier even tries to mimic the beeps and boops of the in-game music.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: This event after the battle in Op/Res episode 3 was so prominent in the plot shakeups, a spoilery screenshot of this was even provided in the Otafest debriefings REDUX in June 2014, and it's repeatedly mentioned by the Fugitive in Op/Res 5. Unfortunately, that infamous May 14, 2012 newscast (see also Ripped from the Headlines below) and a missed [5161814] (2014) encounter both have something to do with it. Reunions on Nov. 29, 2014 and May 16, 2015 arrived too late to change this.
  • The Artifact:
    • Kyubey is always seen with Ritsu rather than the Holy Quintet girls. This element that kicked off Op/Res's predecessor, inhibitor filler, may be justifiable because Kyubey may be constantly trying to convert Ritsu, or the fact that nothing can stop characters who sound the same from meeting up.
    • Miku using green-onion-shaped missiles in her arsenal, even though by 2013 it's a throwaway relic from a pair of actual 2007-era Vocaloid music videos that inspired the CODE RED mashups.
    • Said missiles still turn around in midair for a boost in speed due to an animation error in a CODE RED episode.
  • Artistic License – Geography: In the ss07 series, the black voids seem to connect places together, including the places that serve as Real Place Backgrounds.
  • Artistic License – Medicine: In Op/Res 8, Kyoko gets pulled by the arms even after getting a lot of bones broken from Strength's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. However, Sayaka had been sitting down beside Kyoko since the headshot, probably subtly using her Healing Factor on her fallen friend, and then uses a Medigun on her. Then again, knowing how Soul Gems really work might soften the blow a bit.
  • Art-Style Dissonance / Roger Rabbit Effect: There are a mix of cartoon-styled and anime-styled characters trying to fight other such characters and realistic-styled ones to the death.
  • Asshole Victim: In Op/Res 5, one of the spacesuit-men falls to the power of the Death Note.
  • An Ass-Kicking Christmas: Op/Res episode 3, set on Dec. 13-15, 2013, had Resurrection Movement teammates take on Opposition member #2. See also Did I Mention It's Christmas? and Soapland Christmas below.
  • Audible Sharpness: The Lambent Light sword in ep 1, Sayaka's swords in ep 2, and Stocking's swords in ep 5 and 6.
  • Author Appeal:
  • Author Avatar: In regards to the original Op/Res, the "man with short black hair and [...] sunglasses" in the CODE RED finale novel has a larger role. Here, however, is a heavily fictionalized version of this same man whose mind is still stuck in the dark times (circa 2012) and is almost killed by a nightmare mistress.
  • Author Tract:
    • Op/Res was originally conceived in early 2013 based on delusional fears.
    • There was also that "fatal decision" suicide thing going on, too.
    • We were promised plot shakeups because critical meetups expected at [5161814] went wrong. After Black Rock Shooter's defeat, we have Serah slapping Homura and the wrong Nagisa tackling Homura to show for it. But a catchup reunion happened during [5161814]: overtime, six months later, and more of them happened during code51515, six months after that...
    • Taken to the extreme with the reveal of the "candy cane sword" girl at the end of Op/Res 5.
    • The Metro Police from Half-Life 2's Combine forces kidnap, or rather, arrest a few characters as Time Police in Op/Res 6 and 7.

    Opposition/Resurrection B-D 

  • Bad Future / Bad Present: The second-Homura's here to prevent one. She wants to keep the Fugitive alive because if he died, the nightmare mistress would harm everyone, as she learns by discovering the Fugitive's voice recording in Op/Res 6. See also What If? below.
Fugitive: (recording) Society clearly has something against me, and it obviously wants me silenced, too.
Second-Homura: I'd... rather die.
  • The Bad Guys Are Cops: The Time Police being a possible remnant of Combine CP forces. Can be justified because their agenda is at odds with the Resurrection Movement's.
  • Bag of Holding:
    • Homura seems to be able to carry around an Aperture Sentry Turret, which is a lot larger than her shield, and hide it until necessary. She even returned Spy's Cloak and Dagger watch after reaching behind her shield in episode 2.
    • In ep 3, Second-Homura picked up the phone that prime!Homura dropped and put it away behind her own shield. It's assumed Second-Homura got her gun from behind her shield, too, as the Op/Res 3 teaser shows this onscreen.
  • Bait-and-Switch Gunshot: In ep 3, Second-Homura shows up with a super-loud gunshot, shooting down Opposition member Black Rock Shooter and ending a Mexican Standoff between her and Resurrection teammate Heavy.
  • Based on a Great Big Lie: Op/Res is inspired by actual events (see Very Loosely Based on a True Story), but a huge part of it stems from a huge delusional fear that began in June 2012, escalated in December 2012 and early 2013, and was finally overcome on November 30, 2013. That doesn't mean there isn't resentment, although that could also be a great big lie because of how successful code51515 was.
  • Battle Harem: Played with. One half of the Resurrection Movement consists of magical girls, and they're in their mid-teens. But Madoka has played the role of post-fatal decision emotional support to the Fugitive they're protecting.
  • Berserk Button: The Fugitive commander has a few in the story:
    • "Runaway characters", or rather, those who don't plan on allying with the Resurrection Movement.
    • A blue candy cane-like sword. Op/Res 5 reveals that they are Stripes I and II that belong to Stocking, one of said runaways.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Even the Opposition's Token Good Teammate, Black Rock Shooter, can hold her own in a skirmish. And then Serah shows up to berate the team after the battle, marking her as an apparent Hostile for a while.
  • BFG:
    • Black Rock Shooter (Opposition member #2) has one. She doesn't feel the need to use rapid fire, though. Engineer, however, believes it to be a "star-rocket" launcher due to the burn mark it made on the wall back then. (ep 2 and 3)
    • Maid Gunner would rather rest her giant rifle against the inhibitors' music box and tap the gun and, in effect, the box, to make an LhS play. (ep 2) She doesn't have it all the time, though. (ep 4 and 5 web novels)
    • In Op/Res 7, Mami finally uses her Tiro Finale attack.
  • Big Bad: Believed to be in possession of a stolen sword named Lambent Light. At least it's not Asuna we have to worry about.
  • The Big Guy: Heavy of the Codename Fortress mercs, but Ralph still towers over him, as seen in an Op/Res 3 cameo.
  • Big Sister Instinct: In ep 2, Kyoko tried to attack Opposition member #2 after the latter incaps her close buddy Sayaka, but her spear got nerfed badly.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: As usual, English-speaking characters talk to Japanese-speakers.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Op/Res 5. Opposition Member #3 was defeated, but Mission Control Is Off Its Meds, someone else gets headshot into a coma, and we learn about a new antagonist.
  • Black and White Insanity: Op/Res 5's title, "Apathy means hostility", implies this is a factor.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Downplayed. The first two mercs in Op/Res proper to be written out via incapacitation are Pyro and Demoman, in that order. Justified because a flamethrower/Rainblower and explosives can finish off a human being in a very quick manner.
  • Bleached Underpants:
    • A lot of stuff is toned down for Op/Res compared to CODE RED and previous mashups because of various Miku Miku Dance community rules and general character admiration. For example, none of the main characters are killed, only defeated or incapacitated. Also, there doesn't seem to be much blood or swearing in Op/Res.
    • Taken to the extreme with Stocking. Her source material is decidedly less than appropriate, yet she's in a mashup crossover series that, like the CODE RED finale, is rated M (16+, FictionRatings.com).
  • Bloodless Carnage: Zigzagged. When the Team Fortress 2 mercs get incapped, they are seen with visible wounds. In an episode 5 flashback, the Fugitive is depicted having left a trail of blood splatters and collapsed dead in a pool of blood. Blood is seen on Rena's hatchet and Scout's Flying Guillotine cleavers due to Rule of Perception. However, no blood or wounds are seen on defeated Opposition members.
  • Blown Across the Room: The two Mecha-Engineers from hitting the demonic(?) force fielded inhibitor in ep 2, and both Scouts after being blasted by Black Rock Shooter in ep 3.
  • Book-Ends: Ep 3 begins and ends with Madoka and other characters at Counter-Strike Source's Office building, and Second-Homura watching clips from the inhibitor.
  • Boom, Headshot!:
    • Spy uses his Ambassador on the spacesuit man who was harassing Kyoko in Op/Res 4, thus sending him away in a teleport.
    • An assassin takes down two of the Resurrection Movement characters with electric-rifle headshots in episode 5. A third headshot victim does get revived, though. Due to Non-Lethal K.O., the characters still in comas are in incapacitating comas for the rest of the story.
    • The assassin makes a few more takedowns in Op/Res episode 7. It's implied that a suppression field was put into play since Kyoko's Soul Gem doesn't work how it's supposed to.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: At the end of Op/Res 3, after shutting off a "people have something against me" recording on inhibitor #1, Second-Homura nods and grins at the camera, implying she might return to deal with someone who may have something against the Fugitive, after all.
  • Brick Joke:
    • Ep 3: After the title sequence, we see a boarded-up broken window on Dec. 13, 2013. A flashback reveals that a Dalek exterminating a Combine bomb caused the window to shatter weeks earlier, on Nov. 23, 2013.
    • Ep 3: One flashback features Konata holding a Death Note. Another flashback down the line features Konata and Haruhi. Another yet later on features Konata and Lucy H. Then all three come together and meet up with Misa... in order to return that Death Note to her.
  • Broad Strokes: In regards to the many characters pulled out of time, yet OOC portrayals were restrained as much as possible. See also Fish Out of Temporal Water.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Sayaka, Madoka (!), and Homura are forced to de-transform by Op member #2's stolen wand. Sayaka became vulnerable to incapacitation because she can't use her Healing Factor; Word of God says untransformed magical girls can't use their powers.
  • The Bus Came Back: Miku, the CODE RED case file subject, returns in episodes 2 and 5 with more green onion missiles. However, two returning characters from CODE RED have become Opposition Members. Later, Scout returns from a lengthy incapacitation to work alongside Female Scout.
  • Bus Crash: In Op/Res 5, the Fugitive reveals the fate of the Vader-masked Internet persona, who was last seen in the CODE RED finale. When Inhibitor 2 was slashed and destroyed, his Brain Uploaded soul was removed and placed into a glowing ball. GLaDOS discovered the soul and mailed it to a blue-haired female angel of death for safekeeping. This fate summarizes the long-abandoned "One Step Beyond" YTP mashup.
  • Call-Back: See here.
  • Call-Forward:
    • In ep 3, Scout, FemScout, Medic and Spy are briefly seen in the holiday outfits or scarf they wear in "Exploding bauble mischief at Coldfront", which was released earlier.
    • FemScout is even seen with only her headset on (without her cap) while the Fugitive talks about a character "meeting someone who sounds exactly just like" them.
    • Medic's outfit in Op/Res 3 is the one seen throughout "Exploding bauble..." before he puts on a new outfit there.
    • In the blog post "ResMov file: December 24", Engineer is seen with a prosthetic left foot made of sentry parts. This implies that Engineer would suffer a leg injury between the published 1st half of episode 8 and the events of that blog post.
  • The Cameo: Very many, in fact. Most such characters are not referred to by name.
  • Cannot Spit It Out:
    • Double subverted in Op/Res 3. The Fugitive, who obviously doesn't have weapons of his own to defend himself, almost blurts out something, yet it causes a reaction anyway:
    Fugitive: "Just last year around [December 15], I was almost kil—"
    Scout: "Aw crap!"
    Mami: "Eh?!"
    Sayaka: "What!?"
    Madoka: "That's awful!"
    Homura: "I see..."
    Fugitive: "Ugh. I don't wanna talk about it."
    • Eventually averted in episode 5. The Fugitive does declare that he "almost got killed a year before [Serah] slapped [Homura] in the face."
  • Canon Discontinuity: Opposition/Resurrection is basically no longer canon now that there's a remake named Opposed!.
  • Cat Smile: Miku is still seen doing this, especially while winking, in episode 3's flashbacks.
  • Cerebus Call Back:
    • The star-shaped burn mark on the donation room wall in Op/Res 2, which was a Chekhov's Gag during CODE RED (2010). The girl who shot that wall is now Opposition Member #2.
    • At the end of Op/Res 2, the Fugitive tells the team to "Go ahead, do whatever". But at the end of Op/Res 5, he's in a rage when he orders Madoka to "Go ahead. Do it!".
  • Change the Uncomfortable Subject: In ep 2, after trying to explain to a disgruntled FemScout why Rena goes "I'm Taking Her Home with Me!", the fugitive very abruptly reminds the team to take Rena down while she's distracted because "the Death Star's not gonna wait".
  • Character Check: In Op/Res 5, Neru Akita gets so fed up with fighting Scout and FemScout that she throws her shotgun down and starts playing with a yellow smartphone.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: In Op/Res 8 chapter 3a, the blue-haired sharpshooter notices that an eighth member of the entourage, who wears a ponytail, is absent.
  • Chekhov's Gun
  • Chekhov's Gunman:
    • Kurisu is first seen alongside Medic. She's later known as a "girl doctor/Frau Doktor", and the above two-tone alarm becomes connected to her.
    • Sasha (not the gun) is introduced by Heavy as his new friend after BRS went to the Opposition. Sasha is later involved in an incident regarding the alarm.
    • In Op/Res 6, both Kurisu and Sasha are injured by Stocking's swords, even though the latter has little to no effect on humans. At the end of Op/Res 7, the Fugitive names the two characters as "anomalies", which strongly implies they both have connections, much like Miku's allies did in CODE RED.
  • Christmas Episode:
  • Chunky Salsa Rule: Subverted. Several characters sustain headshots in Op/Res 5, but they fall into comas for the rest of the series. They can be revived with a Reanimator box.
  • Codename: The Fugitive uses these for subteams within the Resurrection Movement. He names the TF2 mercs Codename Fortress and refers to the magical girls as the Holy Quintet, the latter presumably due to Mami's suggestion.
  • The Coconut Effect: This is why Homura's Flash Steps and the striped katanas make noise or onomatopoeia in Op/Res.
  • Cold Sniper: The existence of a mystery assassin, who's been giving people comas through electric bullets, is caused by the plot shakeups that declared that a character would fall to a non-lethal headshot for the rest of the series.
  • Comm Links: In the form of walkie talkies, cell phones, and Shoe Phones. Curiously, the Scouts use walkie talkies attached to their right hip despite wearing a headset.
  • Complete-the-Quote Title:
    • The 2nd Story Arc, "...Like It's a Bad Thing", based on the phrase "You say that like...", in reference to the May 2014 Creator Breakdown and the resulting negatively-influenced plot shakeups.
    • The proposed 5th arc's title, "Nor Hell A Fear", is a pun on the "nor hell a fury" quote.
  • Composite Character: As the intro disclaimer stated, but the series is also loosely based on actual events.
  • The Conspiracy: There may be one surrounding The Opposition that's right up there with the old "something against me" beliefs, as foreshadowed by the arrival of two characters, and that Second-Homura watches an old testimony/real-life blog at the end of episode 3. Also, the Fugitive almost blurted out he was almost killed last year around the setting of Op/Res 3, set on Dec. 13-15, 2013 (so, one year before it), and then Asuna shows up with a "Missing Lambent Light" poster with text reading the sword's been connected to a Dec. 16, 2012 homicide attempt. And then the team finds a recording where the Fugitive talks about the murder attempt on his life with a silver sword... by a devil/nightmare mistress he made a deal with four months beforehand.
  • Containment Field:
    • Since before Op/Res, Inhibitor #2's been held together at its critical state by the demonic(?) force field.
    • ...and in Op/Res 8, whatever suppression field the Opposition uses to make Soul Gems not work properly.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: Op/Res is prone to these due to cameo appearances of characters, including those who haven't had significant roles since WTPF?, YTP ss07 Edition!, or CODE RED.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Several in the Christmas short, including the shot angles used for Sniper, and what some mercs (including Sniper, Spy, and Pyro) wear or carry in previous Christmas episodes, such as "Meanwhile at Coldfront" and "delayed minute holiday attempt".
    • A character gets a sudden onscreen introduction and gets thrown into a dangerous situation with a supporting role. From a Slice of Life show by Kyoto Animation, the character is in a school club, and debuted in an ss07 series episode released in June, just after the ever-influential Otafest. But the character is not voiced by a guest there during the year in question. So, four years after CODE RED introduced Mio Akiyama, the character in Op/Res is Nagisa Hazuki. See Recycled Script below for something similar regarding CODE RED and Op/Res.
    • Misa waves her hands in similar ways in Op/Res episodes 3 and 5.
    The waves happened to be similar to the ones she made five months ago toward a blue-haired girl who had returned her black notebook.
    • "Ballroom Blitz" segments appear each in episodes 3 and 5's flashback montages.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Medic and Heavy are well-known as best buds already. Medic recruits Kurisu, and Heavy befriends Sasha (not the gun). And then Kurisu and Sasha are deemed anomalies.
  • Convenient Coma: Several characters sustain headshots and fall into comas. Some of them are revived through use of the mercs' Reanimator devices, though.
  • Conveniently Timed Attack from Behind:
    • In ep 2, Spy stuns Rena with a shallow, controlled slash In the Back to allow Sayaka to finish the job.
    • In ep 7, Homura borrows the Scouts' Back Scatter to use against Strength. At the end, Mami's Tiro Finale couldn't be more convenient.
  • Converse with the Unconscious: Sayaka to Kyoko in Op/Res 8.
  • Corrupted Data:
    • Inhibitor signal scrambles invoke a garbled-audio effect since CODE RED, from the game Rom Check Fail. However, the scrambles have side effects due to the damage inflicted on inhibitor #2 (the slashed one).
    • A tipped-over Recycle Bin, seen in an Op/Res 3 flashback, was last used symbolically in the prelude (inhibitor filler ep27) and has corrupted Yutaka at the time of Op/Res 4, as a bin did with Vanellope in the prelude. This is odd because Vanellope is the one from a video game, although Yutaka was also affected by the signal scrambles during the CODE RED finale.
  • Cosmic Deadline: In Op/Res 7, Strength is relatively quickly defeated for the next Opposition Member to take her place, and then Yutaka's appearance gets changed....
  • Couch Gag: The logo's text is seen with different color outlines for each episode, while the slash behind it is pulsing red. The logo colors represent characters such as "Ms. Black Rock" and Homura, and Stocking and Soldier. This idea was not truly made in ep 1 but the logo is in red to arguably represent the blood spilled in the attacks on the RED mercs. For the Christmas Episodes, the text is in green. All colors had been planned out in August 2014 and, before Op/Res's cancellation, were planned to represent the two leaders of each side for episode 12.
  • Creator In-Joke:
    • Characters wave at each other in greeting. Often depicted as waving at the camera through Fourth Wall Psych.
    • If cosplayer encounters lead to a situation where someone went as two different characters, the characters in question may appear in the same place. This is one reason why Haruhi has a cup of tea with Mami watching during an Op/Res 3 flashback.
    • In Op/Res 3, one of the flashbacks has the retroactive Freeze-Frame Bonus of Sasha (not the gun) holding a piece of paper with a crude drawing of a clock in red ink; this was the actual real-life fear/survival mission: overtime logo from 2013. Asuna and France are later sent papers with a modified version of this clock drawing, as used for [5161814]: overtime.
    • Black Gold Saw performs Lili's kicks in eps 3 and 7 because a cosplayer went as these two characters in 2012-2013.
    • Op/Res 4 includes snippets of songs from Jack's childhood, including some retroactively Suspiciously Apropos Music regarding the reason for the Opposition's existence.
    • Yutaka's ribbons and uniform are, at first, recolored to look like Coro (Cororon/Coron)'s human-form outfit from Bubble Symphony. This is an old YTP ss07 Edition joke involving both Yutaka and Coro having pink Girlish Pigtails.
  • Creator Provincialism: Some of the inhibitor montages feature areas from around the city where certain "local gatherings" take place in Op/Res. Mami is even seen once at the Stampede in an Op/Res 3 flashback. This would have been clearer (Makes Just as Much Sense in Context) had the inhibitor montages been in video form.
  • Creator Thumbprint:
  • Critical Existence Failure: Characters are unimpaired until they receive a blow that at least either sends them onto their knees or banishes them.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Sayaka, Madoka, and Homura while getting de-transformed from their magical girl forms in episodes 2 and 3.
  • Cryptic Background Reference: In ep 1, Sniper silently apologizes after Pyro gets incapped by Rena, and Kyoko chews Sniper out for that despite not knowing what's going on with them. A flashback in ep 2 taking place earlier that day had Rena discussing a plan with Rachel that would have the former "go up in flames" if there was no massive investigation. An episode 3 flashback finally has Rachel berate Pyro for even using a flamethrower.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The battles in episodes 2 and 3 boil down to this.
  • Cuteness Proximity: In Op/Res 2, Madoka and Homura invoke this to distract Rena despite her being a psychopath. It works.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: For the Fugitive, it's almost getting killed by the Opposition Leader. But this old version of the Fugitive and his portrayer got really mixed up anyway.
  • Darker and Edgier / Dark Fic: Definitely darker than CODE RED's premise of eventually blowing up green onion missiles. The protagonists must now face off against humans.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Christmas short (2013) features Scout, Pyro, and Demoman. These three had been incapacitated half a year beforehand, but Scout had been seen in filler ep32 and made his return chronologically in Op/Res ep 3.
  • Dead Fic: The original Op/Res, with the Series Hiatus announced in March 2016 and then getting cancelled. It's comparable to being near-orphaned.
  • Deal with the Devil: As explained in Op/Res 5. An audio recording has the Fugitive admit to making a deal with a devil, which would imply why Mission Control Is Off Its Meds. Still, that devil... nightmare mistress was a pretty girl... who happened to go over to him that day.
  • Death by Irony: Another Resurrection Movement teammate is sent into a coma by a headshot in Op/Res 7. Described, in Op/Res 8, that it was "almost because of" Kyoko's "decision to ditch the Resurrection Movement" that led to the coma-inducing headshot.
  • Decapitated Army: Killing the Fugitive means the Resurrection Movement fails. It's a good thing he's not out in the open.
  • Deconstruction: Partially. See Reality Ensues and I Just Want to Have Friends below.
  • Decoy Getaway: Spy with his Dead Ringer watch.
    • The first time was against an otherwise lethal electric explosive headshot in the inhibitor filler prelude.
    • The second was against Rena in Op/Res 2; he got away once Rena's blade hit, but before Scout's stolen Flying Guillotine was shoved into his (fake body's) chest.
    • The third was against the Time Police in Op/Res 6. He managed to outwit and defeat them with Soldier's grenades.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: Inverted. Opposition members get dragged into an imploding time-screw teleport upon defeat.
  • Defector from Decadence: The Anti-Fugitive Pact arc would have involved Mami splintering from the Resurrection Movement forming the Dissociates against both the former Movement and the Opposition.
  • Deflector Shields: Inhibitor #2's still got that demonic(?) force field that repels Percussive Maintenance... and anyone trying.
  • Denser and Wackier: Ep 2 became twice as long as ep 1 due to voice actress references. Ep 3 was overloaded with many more of these, including Creator InJokes throughout its inhibitor filler-style flashback sequence, as well as Present-Day Past moments ranging from April to Dec. 2013 including those stated in the Feb. 12, 2014 Twitter spree. See also Wacky Wayside Tribe.
  • Depower / Humanity Ensues: Implicitly, Madoka started appearing in inhibitor filler and takes roles in Op/Res with the wisdom she gains at the end of her source material.
  • Derivative Differentiation: Op/Res originally followed the idea of seven antagonists whose focus is to head out one by one to defeat someone in revenge (which is why acknowledgment is given to Scott Pilgrim's author). Eventually it started to get Darker and Edgier and include more opposing character-groups, troubles among team members, and a doubtful Fugitive commander into the mess.
  • Destruction Equals Off-Switch: Subverted. In terms of regulating reality, the slash damage on Inhibitor 2 makes it unable to regulate properly, forcing the other two machines to share the added load. However, Inhibitor 2 itself remains in operation, just protected by a force field to prevent repairs or normal use.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Characters, starting with those wielding strong weaponry that can take out a single person in a matter of seconds, are being systematically eliminated by incapacitation. They are assumed to be dumped into Medic's care for months at a time, but he's been very busy synthesizing Medigun shields and teaching (and messing with) Kurisu over the months. Characters have also started falling into comas after suffering headshots.
  • Did I Mention It's Christmas?: Op/Res episode 3, set on Dec. 13-15, 2013. Despite scenes where some of the mercs wear Christmas / Smissmas stuff as in ss07's Christmas specials, the Fugitive has Scout and FemScout put their holiday stuff away and go back to their regular outfits before the battle against an Opposition member, and even then it's not obvious that it's quite chilly at certain places. Mami and Madoka are also seen in a decorated mall at one point.
  • Digitized Sprites: A retro low-res effect is used on the time screw portal, the electric zap, and the inhibitor smoke during the Retraux flashback in Op/Res 3 of the previous episode's battle against Rena.
  • Dimensional Traveler
    • Anyone using the time screw teleports, willingly or unwillingly.
    • Soldier with his glitchy-teleporting Tux penguin.
    • Anyone using the black voids Between the Worlds for travel between areas, including what was initially believed to be a variant of game-jumping.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Female Scout ("FemScout"), who replaces, and later works alongside, regular Scout.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Non-sexual examples occur in episodes 4 and 5. There seems to be a lot of talk about the characters going to either an event or a weekend gathering... Hmm...
  • Doomed by Canon: One of the blue-striped candy cane-like swords held by an antagonist must be acquired and given to Lisbeth for the Holiday short 2014.
  • Doppelgänger Crossover: This common occurrence in the ss07 series is conversed in Op/Res 3.
  • Downer Beginning:
    • Op/Res 3 begins with a clip from inhibitor filler ep 22 "unclear and persistent dangers", where Homura breaks down pleading to the fugitive via inhibitor that he has people who care about him.
    • Op/Res 5 begins with two characters getting sent into comas by sustaining headshots at an actual real-life location.
  • Dramatization: Of a heavily fictionalized nature with "Inspired by..." elements, of the "lot of stuff was changed to make it less boring" kind. Unfortunately, reality is slowly leaking into Op/Res land.
  • The Dreaded: Opposition Member #7.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: At Op/Res's cancellation, the mystery assassin had taken out Heavy, Sniper, Soldier, Pyro, Demoman, Kyoko, BGS, and Medic.
  • Dual Wielding:
    • In ep 2, Sayaka defeats Rena with her sword and Rena's cleaver in a manner suggesting Half the Man He Used to Be.
    • In ep 6, Hostile member Stocking uses this to defend against a sudden attack by Opposition member Strength, and to strike against Ellis and Kurisu.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: One of the new characters in Op/Res 3. This character is Nagisa Hazuki, the dude who tackles Homura and was introduced as part of the plot shakeups. This is due to a critical meetup not occurring during [5161814], only for it to happen during overtime six months later.
  • Dwindling Party: One of the early ideas for Op/Res at first. As of episode 7's ending, there are only three members left in the Codename Fortress division, not including FemScout.
  • Dynamic Entry: A time-screw causes Nagisa H. to (accidentally) tackle Homura in Op/Res 3.

    Opposition/Resurrection E-G 

  • Early-Bird Cameo:
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • Op/Res had quick story events that were not as elaborate as the ones in following episodes.
    • The title logo had slightly off-parallel text before it was fixed for the Christmas short and ep 3 onward.
    • The fugitive's manner of speaking in Op/Res 1 and saying he "was willing to appreciate characters" instead of "people" was due to this. The mention, however, is relayed as something he (or Jack) said "a long time ago". This script has been fixed in the remake.
  • Eccentric Mentor: This results in many a Student and Master Team.
    • Engineer to Mami, though they don't combine their More Dakka tactics until Op/Res 4.
    • Medic. Though he's a mad scientist, he allows a particular someone else like Kurisu to use his Vaccinator, presumably due to its entry-level healing compared to the Ubercharge-inducing regular Medigun... after testing it on her. Medic's so crazy, he even tried to use the regular Medigun on Kurisu in Op/Res 4... but cuts the Ubercharge off early after seeing her reaction.
  • Electronic Telepathy: As in CODE RED, the mental inhibitors run on this when someone stands near one or taps or hits it with a search query in mind, however (in)accurate the results may be.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita:
    • Op/Res 3 and 5 feature Lumina and Misa... which speaks enough about what some of the eponymous "excessive rotations" may include.
    • Op/Res 5 and 6 introduce Stocking, a hostile runaway.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • A villainous example. Seven characters, some of whom are actually protagonists in their source material, work together because they hate the Fugitive so much they want him dead.
    • With the [5161814] loophole's aftereffects, more "fictional counterparts" who are part of a new antagonist group known as the Hostiles. These people (allegedly) want to literally remove the Fugitive from their lives and have been in the works since June 2014's announcement in the Otafest debriefings REDUX blogs.
  • Enemy Rising Behind: Occurs quickly near the end of ep 2 as the just-uncloaked Spy shallowly slashes Rena's back.
  • Energy Bow: Madoka's weapon. In ep 2, she even confidently tries to use it against the Death Star II, as if she were, well...
  • Episode 0: The Beginning: inhibitor filler episodes 26-30 have been rereleased as the "episode 0" prelude.
  • Establishing Character Moment:
  • Establishing Series Moment: A mental inhibitor machine is irreparably slashed, the CODE RED mercenaries are slowly being incapacitated, and an unseen Big Bad with a stolen sword may be behind all this. In fact, the Opposition members we see use weaponry that doesn't belong to them. There's the threat of being forcefully zapped and teleported out at any time or untransformed, leading to several characters showing up to try to help and take the battles away from the inhibitor rooms.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In Op/Res 4, Medic turns off his Ubercharge from Kurisu after she clutches her chest.
  • Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": Only the Codename Fortress mercs are referred to as Scout, Engineer, Spy, etc. even by a fugitive who would know most of their real names.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Downplayed by association. Yutaka is zapped by the inhibitors and unwittingly becomes Opposition Member #5, along with a Palette Swap that turns her clothing colors into those of Nia's.
  • Evil Only Has to Win Once: The commanding Fugitive, marked for death by the Opposition, is unarmed and keeps himself hidden away for this reason.
  • Evil Plan: The Opposition wants the fugitive dead and its members will incapacitate anyone in their way.
  • Evolving Credits:
    • To avoid Trailers Always Spoil and follow the idea of the Scott Pilgrim color rereleases' back covers, the opening showed split-second appearances of each Opposition member after they are introduced, where the numbers 1-7 appear onscreen. Defeated members are put into silhouette. This went unfinished when Op/Res became web novels.
    • After Spy loses his PDA to Sniper during a feigned death against Rena in ep 2, ep 3's opening shows Spy with his Ambassador revolver.
    • Coincidentally, after Homura cosplayers were met with during [5161814], since ep 3, Homura does not fade away before the Fugitive appears in the opening. Instead, the Fugitive appears behind Madoka and Homura.
    • Scout would've gained a place in the titles alongside FemScout in Op/Res 4.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: In Op/Res 6, the Fugitive has this moment when Madoka begins to freak out during one of his debriefings about how Stocking's swords are effective against angels, demons, and ghosts.
  • Explosive Overclocking: Inhibitor #2 has emitted a glowing slash across its monitor, and an everlasting smoke plume off the top of the machine. It has even let off electric bolts that led to weirder and weirder things. The inhibitor still hasn't blown up even at such a critical state, because the demonic(?) force field preventing repairs is also holding the inhibitor together.
  • Exposed to the Elements
    • FemScout wears only a scarf with her regular shirt and skirt as her compulsory holiday outfit in the Op/Res Christmas short and episode 3 because her body shape clips through everything else.
    • Black Rock Shooter in Op/Res ep 3, although this is downplayed as the places she visits are not snow-covered.
    • Same episode: Nagisa Hazuki; downplayed once again in a place that's not snow-covered. Lampshaded a few times such as in the Op/Res 4 web novel:
He was in the same outfit with the green headdress he wore [in Op/Res 3], though didn't find himself shivering in it this time.
  • Extra-Strength Masquerade: An Op/Res 5 flashback has Asuna getting her outfit and sword in the mail and then proceeding to host a panel at an event where she retells what happened in two virtual-reality MMORPGs from her perspective. But she lies about the years they took place and nobody questions it. Yet, since the event could very well be a certain "local gathering" in an alternate universe, no one would question someone going as an anime character who's retelling her experiences.
  • Eye Am Watching You:
    • Neru, Opposition Member #3, is introduced doing this gesture in Op/Res 3... which was released coincidentally just before Sniper gets this taunt in Team Fortress 2.
    • Sniper anachronistically does this gesture during a flashback in Op/Res 5 (set a month before the Love and War Update's release).
  • Face–Heel Turn
    • In ep 2, Sayaka almost completes one into a Psycho Party Member before Opposition member #2 depowers and incapacitates her. ...This pretty much foreshadowed that the Opposition is not fighting alongside characters who went Hostile, and Sayaka almost did go hostile.
    • Said Opposition member is Black Rock Shooter. She used to help the mercs during the CODE RED finale. Do NOT tell Heavy about her; he's not gonna like the fact that she turned.
    • Facebook posts discovered on March 6, 2015 led Jack to the decision to turn several characters against the Resurrection Movement in planned episodes, including Elsa and Kyoko. Well, at least they won't join the Opposition. Conversely, he promised that Mami, Homura, and Black Gold Saw would not defect to the Opposition or turn Hostile, either.
  • Face Palm:
    • In Op/Res 2, Sayaka apparently can't stand distracted-Rena's cutesy taking-things-home personality.
    • In Op/Res 4, Mami also facepalms when a nostalgic childhood song plays on the inhibitors.
  • Faceless Goons:
    • The spacesuit-wearing protesters in Op/Res 3 and 4.
    • The Time Police officers in later episodes.
  • Fainting: Homura passes out from Never the Selves Shall Meet-induced exhaustion near the end of Op/Res 3.
  • Fake Shemp / Stock Footage: : A staple for the ss07 mashups is using voice lines from existing source material. Op/Res is no exception.
  • Faking the Dead / Faux Death:
    • Spy with his Dead Ringer watch. See Decoy Getaway above.
    • Scout is implied, during Op/Res 4's prologue, to have gone back to wearing his Aperture potato helmet and arm wrap from the time he was first incapacitated.
  • Faustian Rebellion: The Fugitive, the commander of the Resurrection Movement, given the reveal that a nightmare mistress tried to kill him after he made a deal with her. He has no weapons of his own, though he is a persuasive Mysterious Recruiter.
  • First Law of Resurrection: Not quite through the YTP Theory of Death from early mashups, but Scout does return some time after becoming incapacitated in the Op/Res prelude. Later, Pyro and Demoman get incapacitated a second time and are soon relegated to medical duty for safety reasons.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: A staple of the superslinger2007 series. In general, the characters seem to have been ripped out of time; they were likely pulled from their own series' respective time periods, albeit using Broad Strokes mentalities. This may explain in-universe why some characters still wear their school uniforms or magical girl outfits as if they were ripped from midseries or mid-Rebellion. Being pulled out of time may also explain why the Team Fortress 2 mercs from the mid-60s remain fit for duty during and after CODE RED, although there is still a game-jumping variation involved.
  • Flare Gun: Pyro is heard firing the Detonator towards the sky in episode 1 (and in a recording heard in ep 3), while thinking he's sending the Balloonicorn off with a bubble stream to get help.
  • Flashback:
    • Episodes 3, 5, and 6 have the inhibitor's flashback "archive" How We Got Here sequences.
    • In ep 3, second-Homura has a brief flashback to a winter cityscape with a trail of blood. The flashback's events are elaborated on in episode 5.
    How could you...? (echoing)
    • During the battle, there is a flashback to when Heavy and Black Rock Shooter saw Miku herself after they worked together in the CODE RED finale.
    • Second-Homura has more flashbacks in eps 5 and 6 that reveal her backstory of how she came to be a separate being.
  • Flashback Echo:
    • Type 2: In ep 3. Why shouldn't the team tell Heavy about Ms. Black Rock again? Because they both remember the time they used to work together when Miku revealed herself in the CODE RED finale.
    • Type 4:
      • Also in ep 3: Lumina pulls up an audio recording on the inhibitors of the fugitive claiming that society had something against him (This is a real-life suicide-propaganda blog from 2012!) and triggers the second-Homura's aforementioned brief flashback to the Fugitive's suicide in 2012A, which is revisited in ep 5.
      • In ep 5, the second-Homura gets another flashback to 2012B, when Asuna found out her sword got stolen after presenting a panel.
      • In ep 6, the second-Homura finds the Fugitive's confession about his deal with a devil and flashes back to when he was murdered and when she attacked Lisbeth, got caught by a Time Police officer, and later prevented the murder without attacking Lisbeth.
    • Type 5: In ep 5 (novel), the second-Homura sees Engineer's witness interview with the Combine Metropolice and flashes back to when she alerted the authorities about a certain man's suicide in 2012B. The authorities happened to bring in the Metropolice.
  • Flashback Effects:
    • Minecraft's portal sound (due to its eerie echo) and a wavy screen are used to begin episode 3's flashback sequence.
    • Second-Homura's brief flashback memory with the trail of blood also has an echoed audio effect.
  • Flashback with the Other Darrin: In episode 3, there is a flashback to the time Heavy and Black Rock Shooter helped destroy the green onion missiles so that Miku can reveal herself during CODE RED. However, the 3D model used for Black Rock Shooter is the new one used for Op/Res rather than the original one used for CODE RED.
  • Flash Step: Homura can whoosh away with a turn of her shield. It appears to be more effective and less noisy compared to other teleportation methods. But the real reason is a Late-Arrival Spoiler.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Even though Engineer gets sent into a coma when an assassin headshots him in episode 5, he is alive and well after the events of episode 6 because of his appearance in the Holiday short 2014.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • In ep 2, characters like Chariot and Maid Gunner show up... Then their originating series' namesake character, Black Rock Shooter, is revealed to be an Opposition member.
    • At the end of ep 2, The Fugitive tells the team, "Do not tell Heavy about Ms. Black Rock [Shooter]". In ep 3, Heavy became involved anyway.
    • Ep 2 had Homura remembering a blood-spotted snow-covered city area. Ep 3's flashbacks have some characters meet up at an outdoor fountain. In ep 5, this is revealed to be the same fountain the Fugitive bled to death at during an Alternate Timeline.
    • In ep 3 proper, The Fugitive mentions he was "almost [killed]" around December 15, 2012. Then Asuna and Kirito's "Missing Lambent Light" poster states that the sword is connected to a December 16, 2012 homicide attempt. Lambent Light's original blacksmith, Lisbeth, is also mentioned on the poster, and with her dub actress also voicing Sayaka, Lisbeth was bound to make an appearance, starting with the Holiday short 2014.
    • Also in ep 3, cameo appearances made by chaotic doppelganger Lumina and Japanese sound-alike Tsumugi foreshadow the arrival of Serah herself. Tsumugi did speak in Serah's voice in the CODE RED finale, though.
    • Misa first-handedly sees some spacesuit-wearing protesters in Op/Res ep 3's ending. This is alluded to later at the end of ep 5 when she and Light get to use a Death Note on one of them. Admittedly an example of Throw the Dog a Bone, given what happened with Misa during ep 5.
    • At the end of ep 3, Second-Homura is listening to an audio recording where The Fugitive claims there is a breather from people with something against him.note  This hints that there will be characters who may have something against him, as promised by the plot shakeups.
    • At the end of ep 4, the Fugitive getting angry about the "candy cane sword" foreshadows the end of ep 5.
    • Ep 6:
    Mami began to worry that [the Fugitive] might take his anger out on her next... but when?
    "Please don't fight with Mami," begged Madoka. "It'll be a lot safer for everyone."
  • Four Is Death: Op/Res episode 6 takes place on December 4, 2014, a day that actual grudges and mood swings happened. See Real Life Writes the Plot below.
  • Fourth Wall Psych: Inverted. Op/Res 3 turns the idea of "having cosplay characters wave at the camera" around by having a character notice someone who is waving at them, first with Mako toward Engineer, and then with Misa toward Konata's group.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • The opening quickly lists the words "unverified, allied, nameless, distant, misaligned, feared, unknown" as the Opposition member numbers are shown.
    • Slenderman being teleported around, Homura smiling to herself (ep 1)
    • Homura later clenching her fist (ep 2, 3)
    • candy cane striped-jars of Jarate (Xmas)
    • the Vaccinator medigun in the background, and a Sandvich and a Sapper wrapped with the same wrapping paper (Xmas, ep 3).
    • Ellis walks behind Miku and Sniper, and [Sasha (not the gun) is seen holding a piece of paper with a hand-drawn clock on it.... (ep 3 flashbacks)
    • The Lambent Light illustration was apparently done by Asuna herself, as there is a signature with a little heart located right by the hilt. (ep 3, ep 5)
  • Friendly Sniper
    • Sniper returns from CODE RED along with his "princess".
    • Arguably the maid with the big gun (she's named Maid Gunner) who's forcefully teleported away before she can do anything.
  • Friendly Target: Resurrection Movement
  • Full-Name Basis: The Fugitive calls Mami Tomoe by her full name because Jack finds it uncomfortable to say Mami's given name by itself.
  • Funny Background Event:
    • In a flashback during Op/Res 3, Ellis walks by Miku and Sniper.
    • Near the end of that episode, a Dalek passes by near the inhibitor-watching group.
    • Some Op/Res novels continued to have random characters standing around in the background. The novels point these out in the text.
  • Gainax Ending: Plans are in the works to make the Op/Res ending really screwy or at least have Trippy Finale Syndrome, according to Twitter laments made during preparation for 2015's code51515 convention outing. This may instead transfer into the remake.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration:
    • Ep 1 and 2: Flying Guillotine cleavers, a type of TF2 weapon, are pulled from hammerspace.
    • For ep 2, FemScout uses a Shortstop after drinking Bonk because the Lugermorph, as seen in filler ep30, cannot be used alongside Bonk.
    • There appears to be a voluntary ban on four item sets that now produce a calling card tombstone. The items, including Scout's Shortstop, are buried in a 2Fort courtyard with the tombstones as markers. This implied a Forbidden Chekhov's Gun, though.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation:
    • In ep 2, Spy is heard picking up some ammo offscreen while using the Dead Ringer cloak. This allowed him to extend his invisibility time by a few seconds, and used to apply to TF2 before July 2, 2015.
    • In episodes 2 and 6, Spy is implied to have both his Cloak and Dagger and Dead Ringer watches at the same time.
    • In the Christmas shorts, like the ones before Op/Res's, the mercs are seen wearing items in ways impossible in-game. They may be seen with four cosmetic items at a time, when the game allows up to three.
    • Op/Res 3 flashbacks: MONOCULUS does not have the ghostly translucent form that he has if he was actually summoned by a spell at Helltower.
    • Op/Res 3: Scout performs the taunt for the Sandman/Atomizer and the one for other bats while holding a singular weapon type (the Maneuver Gear blades from Attack on Titan). Then again, in CODE RED, he did send Neru flying across her room with his regular bat and not the Sandman.
    • Op/Res 6: As a Call-Back to CODE RED, Scout hits a baseball at someone with his regular aluminum bat.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: The Time Police in Op/Res, who may be a Combine CP remnant from the CODE RED finale novel's epilogue.
  • Genre Throwback: A SNES cover of the Tekken 5 DR theme this series uses would have been featured in the video version of Op/Res episode 4, an episode that deals with Nostalgia Filter.
  • The Ghost: Downplayed. The nightmare mistress mentioned in episode 5 (who almost murders the man who becomes the Fugitive in an episode 6 flashback) is seen by both Homuras, but neither can discern her appearance clearly. The only detail they can see properly is a black frilly dress.
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: The first two Opposition members, offset by the fact that the second one also has Sakura's wand. Opposition Member #3 also brings her Improbable Aiming Skills shotgun from the CODE RED days.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go:
    • Invoked inversion in ep 2; the team does this so Homura can help distract Rena with cuteness.
    • Engineer also gives Mami a pair of (likely) Purely Aesthetic Glasses.
  • The Glomp:
    • Enforced but downplayed in ep 3. Medic messes with his spells, and Kurisu is forced to leap over and wrap her arms around his leg. She doesn't like it.
    Kurisu: How did I get stuck doing this with you?!
    • Played straight later in the episode, but the teleport that brought in Nagisa Hazuki turns it into an accidental Deadly Lunge against Homura.
  • Go Through Me: Quiet variation. In ep 2, when Madoka becomes de-transformed from the magical girl form she's been in for a long time, Homura whooshes in to get herself de-transformed as well.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Evil:
    • From episodes 4-7, the Resurrection Movement, the Hostiles, and the Opposition.
    • Episode 8 would have had a proposed alignment involving a split Resurrection Movement.

    Opposition/Resurrection H-N 

  • Hair Decorations:
  • Hammerspace: In eps 1 and 2, infinitely spawning Flying Guillotine cleavers seem to be pulled from behind the back.
  • Hand Wave: Flimsy story explanations include:
    • Ep 1: A medkit is seen beside Pyro because the gash on Pyro's arm, from being incapped by Rena, has disappeared by the time Sniper calls Kyoko.
    • Ep 2: "But I don't know why [Rena] hasn't taken out any more of us this past month."
    • Ep 3: The Fugitive mentions "speaker upgrades" in a flashback to explain why the audio quality on the Shoe Phones improved in episode 2. He is also overheard by Konata stating that "Until Ms. Black Rock attacks us," the team is "free to go wherever—".
    • Ep 6: The Fugitive tells the team that they are free to go wherever they want again, but they must report any trouble.
  • Hanlon's Razor: Completely averted as far as the Fugitive character is concerned. Even episode 5's title, "Apathy means hostility", seems to indicate that escapee character fictional counterparts must be treated as very antagonistic or detrimental to the team. On the other hand, it's played straight in real life, several people were "blissfully unaware of the fugitive's presence"... but Jack just doesn't want to agree.
  • Harmless Freezing: Used to slow down Strength in Op/Res 6 and 7.
  • Hate Plague / The Power of Hate: In regards to the Opposition and maybe the Hostiles, who are believed to have something against the Fugitive and want him dead.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen:
    • The Fugitive, Op/Res opening sequence notwithstanding. Averted in the remake.
    • Averted with Neru Akita. She loses her tendency to hide herself in CODE RED as she is revealed to be an Opposition Member in Op/Res 3.
  • Healing Factor:
    • Op/Res 2: Sayaka waves her fingers at her shoulder after Rena throws her cleaver into it.
    • Op/Res 6: Sayaka tries this with Soldier but it doesn't work.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Inverted into a Face Heel Door Slam in Op/Res 7: Kyoko is convinced there's no point in helping the Resurrection Movement anymore, but gets attacked by the Opposition and sent into a coma before she can attack the team.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Because Jack caught up with the two critical [5161814] runaways in code51515, the Hostiles may get epiphanies and turn good. The first signs of this were in ep 7.
  • Heel Realization:
    • In ep 2, Rena gets this upon her defeat, just before she's forcefully teleported "back where she came from".
    "How did everything get so messed up and weird?"
    • In ep 3, Black Rock Shooter seemingly gets one enough to be able to Suddenly Voice a response to Heavy's prompt of "Who are you, spy?".
    • In ep 5, Neru gets one when Miku decides not to let one of her green onion missiles blow her up.
    • In ep 7, even the quiet Strength manages to say something.
  • Hellish Pupils: In eps 1 and 2, Rena constantly had these as a result of her Flanderization as a well known psychopath in the superslinger2007 series.
  • Hero Secret Service: The Resurrection Movement, a group of voluntary peacekeeping bodyguards... which consists of mercenaries and magical girls.
  • History Repeats: The Anti-Fugitive Pact arc would've been this by default due to the Dissociates being compared to a rebooted Opposition.
  • Hitchhiker Heroes: Was planned with the appearances of Asuna and the cameos of Yuki and Tsukasa's entourage from CODE RED.
  • Hologram: The Reanimator devices, assigned to Engineer and Soldier, project their silhouettes.
  • How We Got Here:
    • In ep 3, Second-Homura uses the inhibitors to open footage of events from April to December 2013 before we see the team finally take on Opposition Member #2.
    • In ep 5, the team opens a flashback sequence on the inhibitors, set on May 16-18, 2014, in order to look for signs of any candy cane-like swords. The sequence ends with the attack on Sniper and Heavy, which served as the main event in chapter 1.
    • Downplayed in ep 6: The rapid footage montage here generally focuses on a local midway in July 2014 and the events at The Castle on Nov. 29, 2014. This is said to be the last of such montages.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends / I Just Want to Be Special: Deconstructed in regards to the Fugitive and his deal with a devil that led him to become the Resurrection Movement's unseen commander... as well as make him prone to bouts of anger. Recent tweets hint at splinter factions of the RM.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Rena's weakness to cute people is exploited as a distraction in ep 2.
  • An Ice Suit: The Op/Res web novels refer to Elsa's outfit as "a flowing crystalline light blue dress".
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: Played with in ep 2. Sayaka defeats Rena without hesitation, but starts to go psycho anyway.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The episode titles relate to negative paranoid delusional thoughts and beliefs, and were conceived as far back as 2013 with revisions since then. They would have led to a puzzle.
  • Immediate Sequel:
    • Played straight with ep 5. The prologue takes place on May 17, 2014, one day after ep 4's ending (8:15 am on May 16, 2014). The actual events of the episode begin one day further ahead, on the night of May 18.
    • Subverted with ep 6. Its prologue takes place right after ep 5 but there are time skips to October 4, then to November and December.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: In episodes 1 and 2, Rena couldn't seem to hit most people with Scout's cleavers, though Female Scout did just go into Caffeine Bullet Time with some Bonk.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Neru Akita's shotgun, last seen in CODE RED. This weapon owned by the third Opposition Member is "really... accurate— like she's cheating".
Notes from CODE RED: the written adaptation: Neru seemed to have outfitted her shotgun with such a program [an aimbot] because she wanted to show off as an elitist.
  • Inconvenient Summons:
    • Slenderman makes his cameo in Op/Res ep 1 in a Time Screw teleport, leading Homura to "poof away" and presumably help him get back.
    • For ep 2, inversions occur. The two maids are forcefully removed from the inhibitor room, and several characters are heard or seen trying to help, but are sent away by the slashed inhibitor's time screws.
  • Inspired by...: Local influence from 2012 to 2016, the time of Op/Res's cancellation. So much so, that reality is slowly leaking into Op/Res land. Plans were made to downplay connections in later episodes due to mental trauma.
  • Instant Mystery, Just Delete Scene: In Op/Res 8, the team looks up footage of Yutaka from 2012 (three years before the destroyed Inhibitor 2 gave her two Split Personalities). However, they cannot access the second of two surviving clips they find.
  • In the Back: Proves to be Strength's only weak point.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: Vanellope, while she's outside of her game, is usually forced to switch between three teenage forms and her regular chibi look. Becomes downplayed near the end of episode 2, but it happens again in episode 4's web novel.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Two sassy girls, Vanellope and Kyoko, eventually meet in ep 2 in a scene where Adaptational Heroism makes them friendly to each other. The latter quickly remembers the former has teleport glitch abilities at that moment, probably from spending so much time at the arcades besides DDR-ing.
  • Jerkass Ball: Due to proposed plot shakeups caused by the events of [5161814].
    • Serah becomes uncharacteristically angry in Op/Res 3, even going so far as to slap Homura in the face and accuse the team of being very horrible.
    • The Hostiles are said to hate the Fugitive so much, they want to remove him from their lives, even if only one of the three has proper weaponry.
  • The Juggernaut: Strength, Opposition Member #4, is a small one, but just enough to remind Ellis (and Scout) of a Tank.
  • Just Eat Gilligan: In-universe, the Fugitive is under the impression that 7 people want him dead. Incapacitations in the Resurrection Movement could have been avoided if Poor Communication Kills was defied and the supposed Opposition could just recognize the fugitive instead of planning to kill him and justifying this delusional fear, thereby forcing the Fugitive to recruit the Resurrection Movement in the first place and then eventually go mad. Of course, this is a what-if story we are talking about here, albeit exaggerated due to Creator Breakdowns at Op/Res's inception/establishment.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Stocking's twin striped-katanas, known as Stripes I and II. They were believed to be "candy cane swords" in Op/Res 4 and 5. One of them is in Sayaka's possession as of Op/Res 6.
  • Kick Chick / She-Fu: In ep 3, there's interventionary character Black Gold Saw, who may have learned those moves from Lili (from Tekken). The interventionary character was not in league with Opposition member Black Rock Shooter despite being from the same series, and is guaranteed not to become an Opposition member or turn hostile, according to the Otafest debriefings REDUX in June 2014.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Homura, who reluctantly accepted the Fugitive's plan in ep 2 to put those glasses on so she and Madoka can distract Rena.
  • Kung-Foley:
    • Noticeably "whacky" sounds are used in Op/Res 3.
    • Subverted later; when the Wham Episode moment happens, that slap to the face sounds realistic...
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Medic, Kurisu, and Rintaro.
  • Laughing Mad:
    • Rena in ep 2, of course being the ever-Flanderized psycho she is.
    • Sayaka after defeating this psychopath herself.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • Ep 1: Kyoko saying "You take what you got and figure out how to get something out of it" mirrors the Fake Shemp usage of existing lines from source material.
    • Ep 2: The Fugitive refers to "CODE RED" as if it were a codename of the 2010-2011 missions rather than the name of the series.
    • Ep 3: A version of Homura that looks different from the one from the regular timeline is seen onscreen in the opening moments. She says the following before whooshing off:
    Second-Homura: I don't care if no one understands.
    • The Resurrection Movement had to wait a long time before they could fight Black Rock Shooter. Episode 3, where it happens, has this after the title card:
    Heavy: Sometimes you must wait in cold anticipation for your enemy.
    • Holiday short 2014 has Vanellope saying this to Soldier, who is dancing with Freddy Fazbear's crew:
    Vanellope: Don't get any ideas, buddy!
  • Leitmotif: Themes for one series are commonly used for unrelated matters among the mashup crossovers.
    • Aside from returning BGM themes from the time of CODE RED and inhibitor filler, such as Verdi's "Dies irae", and "There She Is" from Portal 2 for random character meetups...
    • When the Fugitive issues commands, "Almost at Fifty Percent" from Portal 2 is heard, and that is all we can say about it.
    • There is one from "Dead Before Dawn" (L4D2). In Op/Res, it was used for Kurisu's first cameo, and reused for Sasha (not the gun)'s formal introduction.
    • Another "Dead Before Dawn" theme is used when Kurisu is onscreen at the end of both holiday special videos.
    • There is a suspenseful leitmotif from Mega Man X2 used in Op/Res for the stolen Lambent Light sword.
  • Lightning Can Do Anything: Inhibitors' electric zaps, comparable to mini lightning strikes, cause time screw teleports.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Even with the initially 14-member Resurrection Movement and the 7-member Opposition, others have shown up to try to assist the team. Now that someone not part of the team can be zapped out at any time, characters started showing up for the purpose of just showing up (Midseason Replacement details vary). And then, the +involvement thing strikes again (see Recycled Script below) as entourages of newly reintroduced characters arrive on the scene.
  • Magnetic Plot Device: Lambent Light, the rapier owned by Asuna, which has been stolen by the Opposition around the time of the homicide attempt. The Resurrection Movement was formed in response.
  • Mad Scientist:
  • Made of Explodium:
    • Miku's green onion missiles in eps 2 and 5.
    • Vanellope's cherry bomb in ep 4, inspired by the ones she uses in Disney Infinity, which in turn are inspired by those in her originating movie.
    • The blue shell that Engineer uses in ep 5.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: The end of Op/Res 5 shows that Death Notes still work in Op/Res land, where people usually get incapacitated if they receive an otherwise fatal blow.
  • Magic Wand: "It's not supposed to do that." Sakura's Sealing Wand appears to have been corrupted by a Power Nullifier effect just by being in a Opposition Member's possession. In Op/Res episodes 2 and 3, it was able to detransform the Holy Quintet magical girls by suppressing their magic.
  • Magical Girl / Magical Girl Warrior:
    • Five of them form part of the Resurrection Movement.
    • Magical girl!Rika appears in a cameo, but gets zapped away before she can properly attack.
    • Even the Opposition gets a dark-gothic-take magical girl in the form of Black Rock Shooter herself. However, she's in false possession of a clashing bright pink Sealing Wand that, despite being corrupted, retains its look.
  • Malicious Misnaming:
    • Rena is always called a psychopath by the Fugitive due to Flanderization in the ss07 series.
    • As of episode 6 and the Holiday short 2014, the Codename Fortress mercs keep calling Strength a Tank.
    • There was one more in the works before Op/Res's cancellation that was centered around the Anti-Fugitive Pact.
  • The Man Behind the Monsters: Opposition Member #3, Neru Akita, is the humanoid behind her death-threat-spewing Faceless Goons.
  • Manipulative Editing: As per the norm in the ss07 series, existing audio lines are rearranged, even if it means having to borrow them from soundalike characters. Even the web novels were written meticulously in terms of character lines, because existing lines must be used.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Characters from multitudes of various series are drawn into a conflict.
  • Mauve Shirt: The Time Police officer with yellow glowing lenses on his gasmask, who was apparently second-in-command to Asahina in Op/Res. Last seen collapsed on the floor after helping some people teleport into Nova Prospekt to rescue other people.
  • Meganekko:
    • In Op/Res, Mami gets some glasses out of Engineer's Mini-Dispenser. This may be a holdover from real-life encounters, though there's no word on whether they're Purely Aesthetic Glasses in Mami's case.
    • Fujii, the Robot Maid.
  • Meido:
    • Ep 1 features a cameo by a Ridiculously Human Robot Maid named Fujii, from a poorly-received MMD-based show. She appears again in episodes 3 and 4 and the Holiday short 2014.
    • In ep 2, Rena, now Opposition Member #1, is seen again in this outfit.
    • Maid Gunner and Tsuruya, those two maids, also return with new LhSs in episodes 2 and 4.
  • Mêlée à Trois: Strength and Stocking's brief clash in Op/Res 6 implies that the Opposition and the Hostiles have very different ways of trying to end the Resurrection Movement.
  • Memetic Psychopath: Rena was already deemed a psychopath in the ss07 series, and this is taken further by making her the first Opposition Member.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard
    • Subverted with Engineer due to his Reanimator.
    • Played straight with Medic.
  • Meta Fic: Variation. This is apparently based on actual delusions from 2012-2013 and a large part of it was inspired by the local Otafest convention, even from those years' dark times. Plans are being made to create more distance for mental-trauma reasons, though events in 2015 did not help matters.
    • Lumina even pulls up a real-life "fatal decision" audio blog clip in ep 3, and a short vlog/distress message made on May 14, 2014 was reused for Op/Res 4.
    • A What If? situation regarding the Fugitive's fatal decision was depicted as an Alternate Universe event in episode 5.
  • Metaphorically True: The Fugitive outright tells the team there are 7 people wanting him dead; they shall be called the Opposition. With Op/Res 2's 2nd edition adding some hesitancy in the Fugitive's speech (although it could be he's looking out the window at the sky himself), and the way in Op/Res 3 he almost hid the fact he was almost killed in Dec. 2012, the Fugitive seems to have more things to hide.
  • Mexican Standoff: An implied variation in Op/Res ep 3 between Heavy and Black Rock Shooter, who both have their guns at the ready, against each other. Second-Homura whooshes in with a super-loud gunshot and takes out Black Rock Shooter.
  • Mildly Military: The Resurrection Movement, despite mostly consisting of mercenaries with military-grade weapons.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: The teaser for episode 3, made in Dec. 2013, has a scene specifically made for it, to serve as an introduction to a second Homura. However, there were similar camera angles and poses for the Homura of this timeline in the episode's conclusion.
  • Mission Control: Fugitive.
  • Mission Control Is Off Its Meds: The Fugitive first loses it at the end of Op/Res 5. At the end of Op/Res 7, he slips briefly into a dark mood swing once more. See also Berserk Button above.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: An inversion of this trope focused on the Resurrection Movement was in the works and still may be now that Opposed! is being made.
  • Modesty Shorts: Sayaka appears to have black shorts under her skirt while seen breakdancing in an Op/Res 3 flashback.
  • Mooks:
  • Mook Lieutenant: The gasmasked Time Police officer with glowing yellow lenses.
  • More Dakka:
    • If there was a way to concentrate this using only a pistol... and time-stopping powers, episode 3 first shows how. There Is No Kill Like Overkill, after all. It's like when Kyubey was riddled with bullet holes.
    • Despite running parallels to Engineer's "more gun" advice as far back as inhibitor filler ep 2, Mami doesn't get to summon a cloud of muskets until the end of Op/Res 4 alongside Engineer's Sentry Gun.
    • Mami does it again in episodes 5 and 6, and even lets Homura fire off a few for some reason in the former. She eventually uses a Tiro Finale in Op/Res 7.
  • Morphic Resonance: Happens to Yutaka when the inhibitors zap her hair and clothes.
  • Mr. Exposition: The Fugitive himself in both Op/Res and the Opposed! remake.
  • Mysterious Recruiter: The fugitive, who has gotten together several mercenaries and magical girls to protect him from a group of seven who want him dead. However, he appears in the opening title sequence as a Lego caricature.
  • My Future Self and Me: Homura Akemi has an alternate Bad Future version of herself known as Second-Homura in the Op/Res web novels (stemming from a [5161814] (May 2014) cosplay segment) and nicknamed Towa in the Opposed! remake. It is even conversed with some Reality Subtext, given what Op/Res was inspired by in the first place.
Fugitive: I'm open to the idea of there being someone dressed up in the same exact outfit as you are, but for there to be actually two of you at the same time, that's kinda, well...
  • My Greatest Failure: In flashbacks that were moved to ep 6 due to pacing, the girl who would become second-Homura witnessed the Fugitive's death. She called the authorities, but then saw him get murdered with a stolen sword the next day. So she attacked the blacksmith who made the sword in another timeline, causing said authorities to attack second-Homura and change her appearance. So she waited it out, left the blacksmith alone, and stopped the murder in her own way. Granted, it's to keep Madoka happy that the Fugitive is alive, because Homura and the second-Homura are both concerned about his well-being.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: And now the would-be murderer has organized the Opposition, so the second-Homura seems to be devoted to the Fugitive in stopping this threat, even if it wipes her from the Op/Res timeline.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The Fugitive says "Go ahead, do whatever" at the end of Op/Res 2.
    • There have been a multitude of characters waving, especially in the NOV 30 2013 flashback in Op/Res 3.
    • The old dark-times idea of "two Serahs running around" was played with in Op/Res 3. Lumina makes an appearance, given that she's an Identical Stranger. Later, Serah herself appears under less favourable circumstances.
    • Black Rock Shooter, Second-Homura, and Sasha (not the gun) are seen saluting to the camera in some way or another.
    • During Op/Res 5 (the web novel)'s flashback montage, Squid Girl introduces herself while "Gonna Make You Sweat" plays during the clip. This refers to the inhibitor filler episode "august 4 total corruption" and, by extension, the respective cosplayer implied.
    • and that is all we can say about it.
  • Name Order Confusion: Western order (given-name then family-name) is used here. This even goes for Steins;Gate characters, despite its dub sticking with Japanese name order. In that case, a First-Name Basis may be used. Exceptions:
    • The Black Rock Shooter 2012 anime composer's name (Hideharu Mori) was credited in Japanese order before November 2014 due to rushed production for Op/Res 2 and 3. The correction was finally released alongside Op/Res 3's own 2nd Edition.
    • The nickname "Hououin Kyouma" is kept as such due to the dub and a specific autograph from [5161814]: overtime.
  • Name's the Same:
  • The Namesake:
    • Ep 1: Engie and Madoka are referred to as part of a Resurrection Movement. The name is brought up again in ep 3.
    • Ep 2: The team is told that Rena is Opposition member #1 and that The Opposition consists of people who want the fugitive dead.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Invoked.
    • The Opposition, seven people who want someone dead. Named as such by the Fugitive.
    Fugitive: There really are seven people who want me dead. They shall be known as The Opposition.
    • The so-called Fugitive himself, a man at the other end of the comm lines who has something to hide. He is not referred to as such by anyone, though.
    • The Hostiles are even name-dropped by the Fugitive himself in ep 6.
  • Names to Trust Immediately: Resurrection Movement, the other invoked example, a life-protecting group for a Fugitive who tried to commit suicide before.
  • Narrowed It Down to the Guy I Recognize: Variation. Several particular characters show up as either Opposition Members or other cameo characters. And with Jack's promise in 2014 that Nothing Is the Same Anymore, especially after the real-life [5161814] mission and Serah slapping Homura in the face after the battle, this does not look good at all.
  • Nerf:
    • In ep 2, Kyoko's Variable-Length Chain spear essentially became glued shut when she needed it the most. This comes back to bite her in ep 5.
    • Not outright stated, but Mami prefers to summon muskets instead of using her more versatile ribbon powers in Op/Res.
  • Never Live It Down
    • Second-Homura witnessed the Fugitive's attempted (successful) suicide in one timeline, compelling her to take out the Opposition before the Fugitive actually dies in this timeline.
    • After Op/Res ep 3's battle, Serah Farron slapping Homura. ...Without her gloves on. This reveal even got a screenshot in the Otafest debriefings REDUX in June 2014 because it was inspired by that infamous May 14, 2012 newscast. The events of [5161814]: overtime and code51515 would've reduced the severity of this negative influence.
    • Ms. Farron and two other characters are called "hostiles" by the Fugitive. They are based on a biased ideology of allowing some people become The One That Got Away in a manner of Can't Get Away with Nuthin' in May 2014. Jack finally resolved this issue during code51515 with a few lucky meetups; this had yet to affect the story before it was cancelled and remade.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet:
    • Downplayed. Early on in ep 3, Homura begins to have a headache after locking eyes with her temporal doppelganger. At the end of the episode, Homura passes out from seeing her again. Admittedly, she did just get glomp-tackled to the ground by accident.
    • This no longer affects Homura by Op/Res 5. She and her doppelganger spin around back to back during her Transformation Sequence.
  • Nobody Can Die / Non-Lethal K.O.: Characters, Resurrection Movement and Opposition alike, have been incapacitated or defeated by life-threatening attacks, including a Dual Wielding slash to the chest in ep 2, a BFG blast in eps 2 and 3, a super-loud gunshot in ep 3, and headshots starting with episode 5. Defeated Opposition members are then banished "back where [they] came from" by a time screw teleport.
    • There is only one real death in Op/Res, and it's one of the spacesuit-wearing protesters at the end of Op/Res 5 because someone used a Death Note on him.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Strength puts Ellis through this in Op/Res 6, and Kyoko in Op/Res 7.
  • Non-Indicative Name: There are blue and white-striped katanas that were called "candy cane swords" all because Pyro likely saw them as blue candy canes under his Pyrovision.
  • Non-Standard Character Design:
    • Lumina in ep 3 compared to the other anime-styled or cartoon-styled characters. There is no available anime-styled 3D model of this character, so she appears a bit too realistic compared to the other characters. Measures have been taken to mitigate any odd tendencies by continuing to use smooth motions, and avoiding moments where she's perfectly still for too long.
    • The Fugitive, as seen in the opening, appears to be a Lego caricature. This will be changed for the 2017 remake, Opposed!.
    • Some characters have been shifted into an anime-style look for Op/Res. Aside from Vanellope's involuntary teenage forms, there are characters from the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Averted in the Op/Res web novels for Ené, whose name is given an accent over the second E, just like with the series name "Pokémon".
  • Nostalgia Filter:
    • Op/Res ep 4 is named "Echoes of forbidden nostalgic entities". Neru and her mooks use the Fugitive's childhood and otherwise nostalgic stuff from the 1990s to early 2000s against the Resurrection Movement, who think all that stuff are obstacles in their way. It ranges from Super Mario Kart to a bunch of children's songs featured in Ants in Your Pants, and the Half-Life test chamber to the Super Mario 64 Bob-Omb Battlefield. ...and Tansy's flower from the old days. There wasn't enough for only one episode, let alone the web novel; a recut video edition of Op/Res 4 with more nostalgic infections was once considered.
    • Op/Res episode 5 contains more nostalgic infections, including fights taking place in some Pokemon towns, Chibiusa not speaking like herself, and Di Gi Charat herself making a cameo.
  • Not Herself:
    • Yutaka, who is zapped by the mental inhibitors and causes her to have a Split Personality (with matching hair and clothes) containing those of two characters who sound like her. This continued in Op/Res 8.
    • There have been enough clues on social media in mid-2015 just before the code51515 outings to declare that Opposition Member #6 has been subject to this trope. However, said outings led to a positive outcome in regard to that influence. This will be finally shown in the remake.
  • Not So Different: The splinter faction Dissociates were compared to the Opposition, and their leaders were to have swords that don't exactly belong to them: the Opposition has the stolen Lambent Light rapier, while the Dissociates' originator was to have found the Net Persona's old lightsaber.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: The status quo has changed for episodes starting with Op/Res episode 3.
  • Novelization First:
    • Since episode 4, Op/Res was made in text form on the superslinger2007 Jimdo website, much like the CODE RED mashups' finale in its dedicated Blogger site. This is due to technical difficulties including Garry's Mod load times, the [5161814]: overtime mission on November 29, 2014, university work, and as a way to try to alleviate love/hate grudges and loss of faith Jack had of people throughout 2015.
    • Before its cancellation, Op/Res's finale was planned to be in an audio or visual form, yet it would likely have been private due to personal concerns.

    Opposition/Resurrection O-R 

  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • Zigzagged with Black Rock Shooter. In ep 2, she attacked the team before casually saluting them, and then attacked them again in ep 3.
    • As soon as the battle in episode 3 concluded, Serah Farron slaps Homura in the face in her first Op/Res appearance. However, the character with her, Nagisa Hazuki, isn't OOC enough, though his presence is still due to the 2014 plot shakeups. The [5161814]: overtime reunion came six months too late to change this.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In ep 2, Homura does this to act how her former "Moemura" self would have acted in order to distract Rena. She even waits on Madoka's personal nod to pull her Aperture turret from her shield.
  • Obstructive Code of Conduct: A flashback in episode 6 explains why the Second-Homura looks different than the Homura of this timeline.
  • Offscreen Teleportation:
    • Spy fakes a death in Op/Res 2 during his brief invisibility time with the Dead Ringer (picking up some ammo offscreen to extend this time) and makes it back to the inhibitor room within the course of a few seconds.
    • Used in Op/Res 7 chapter 8, especially with Strength's sudden appearance. This was because time-screw teleports, which "sound too much like DeLoreans", had to be avoided in that chapter due to its release in Oct. 2015.
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: Verdi's Dies irae, a staple for "a devastating mental instability event" in the ss07 series since 2010, is heard during the Yuki and Italy cameo flashback in Op/Res 3.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: In addition to corruption via inhibitors, Vanellope causes the whole scene around her to pixelate when she glitches.
  • Once More, with Clarity!: "Discovering a secret meeting", a preview released on Nov. 14, 2015, was written with this trope in mind. However, Op/Res's cancellation prevented its episode from being made.
  • Once a Season: Someone receives a wrapped-up Sapper from Spy every Christmas Episode.
  • The One Guy: Nagisa Hazuki, a swimmer dude, is named one of the Hostiles, whose other two members are female.
  • One Mario Limit: Having the five Madoka Magica girls would imply that their Sixth Ranger would appear... However, Nagisa Hazuki, the wrong Nagisa, shows up first in Op/Res 3, and Nagisa Momoe joins in Op/Res 7 only after one of the five girls is sent into a coma.
  • One Steve Limit
    • As in CODE RED, there is only one version of each of the characters, especially the Team Fortress 2 mercs across both RED and BLU. Also, even though there are multiple cosplayers of a given character as encountered in real life, there is only one each of that character. After all, it's implied things would be very messed up "for there to be actually two of" someone at the same time in the mashup story.
    • Averted for the two Mecha-Engineers, Second-Homura, and the Scout/FemScout pair.
  • The One That Got Away / Missed Him by That Much: Due to a pessimistic Can't Get Away with Nuthin' mentality while making the Op/Res episodes, the Hostiles, a secondary group of three characters who initially oppose the team, had been written in solely based on this justification. However, there were catchup encounters in Nov. 2014 for [5161814]: overtime and in May 2015 during code51515.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Whoever's in control of the slashed inhibitor really wants only the Resurrection Movement members to fight the current Opposition member. If a battle takes place in the inhibitor room, anyone else may be zapped and forcibly teleported away at any time.
  • Only One Me Allowed Right Now: Averted with Homura. Unlike her originating series, she does run into a temporal doppelganger in Op/Res.
  • Orcus on His Throne: The Opposition Leader is implied to be this, just watching a giant viewscreen and lazily flipping the stolen Lambent Light sword around.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Near the end of Op/Res 3, Serah slaps Homura in the face. This is the moment that brands Serah an apparent Hostile for the next few episodes.
  • Out of Focus:
    • Medic was barely seen at the end of ep 1 before he "returns" in ep 2.
    • Spy has also become Out of Focus lately. Justified, as in ep 2, Homura returned his Cloak and Dagger watch that allows him to be invisible indefinitely.
  • Overclocking Attack: The Ubercharge from Medic's regular Medigun is implied to be just as heart-pounding as it is in the source material. This means normal humans like Kurisu can't take it.
  • Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: Due to a non-comedic Development Gag, a flashback implies the fugitive slowly bled to death among the snow, to the spot where Madoka and Homura witness him dead in a pool of blood in an Alternate Timeline. This was featured in Op/Res 5.
  • Painting the Medium:
    • The names of cameo characters are often left unsaid in the rapid montages of inhibitor footage and in the Op/Res 6 prologue. Only their clothes and hairstyles are described. This is justified: the video equivalents of these episodes would've done the same thing and just showed a lot of characters waving at the camera, in order to emulate the actual private recordings.
    • When the Fugitive goes into a rage or Tranquil Fury, some of his speech is put into Bold Inflation.
  • Palette Swap: Used in conjunction with Morphic Resonance, Split-Personality Takeover, Actor Allusion, and Not Herself. The mental inhibitors zap Yutaka, causing her personality to change, and her hair and clothes to match.
  • Paradox Person: Second-Homura, being a temporal duplicate brought by Time Police intervention. She first appears in Op/Res 3.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil:
    • Through the ss07 series in general, this was the mentality of putting the Death Star II in Earth orbit since 2008's mashups.
    • The Fugitive is not exactly morally sound, either. He calls some people Hostiles even when there's a cheerful guy among their group, and allows a "Revenge by Proxy" situation to happen to Elsa.
  • Plot Detour: The Resurrection Movement starts to battle the Opposition, a group of seven who wants their Fugitive leader dead. But then the Fugitive completely loses his mind over a group of apparent Hostiles. Compounded with dwindling numbers and getting ambushed by Time Police, the team members split into two factions prepared to fight each other if need be.
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: The Anti-Fugitive Pact would've invoked this. This is mostly due to actual events that wound up cancelling Op/Res instead.
  • The Plot Reaper: Downplayed. See Deus Exit Machina above.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Subverted. Even though Vanellope appeared as a teenager in inhibitor filler ep27, Op/Res episodes 1, 2, 4, and 5 show/describe her in her regular age and height, among Involuntary Shapeshifting.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: For the second-Homura from a Bad Future, finding the man, who later becomes the Fugitive, lying dead in a pool of blood sets her on a destined path to prevent his death no matter what. There's a bit of Timey-Wimey Ball, as the man's death is eventually prevented or at least postponed.
  • Point of Divergence: Assuming Op/Res is an alternate reality:
    • Despite the proceeding and success of the 2013 fear/survival mission, the fugitive's delusions about people wanting him dead came true in April 2013. (This is fiction. Cosplayers encountered were actually deemed awesome in 2013 and beyond. Didn't stop him from running like hell, though.)
    • Despite final victories in 2014's [5161814] mission + overtime and in 2015's code51515, "fictional counterparts" are said to become hostile to the Resurrection Movement. Episode 5 is even named "Apathy means hostility". (This is fiction. Rationality says some people previously encountered were "blissfully unaware of a fugitive's presence". Still, Jack has to learn (and relearn) to let go.)
  • Police are Useless: Some of the officers look like the Combine Metropolice from Half-Life 2. They invite Engineer for a witness interview in episode 5, wear gasmasks, and are later revealed to be the Time Police. Since episode 6, these officers aim to arrest some innocent people.
  • Portent of Doom / Bad Moon Rising (Planet Spaceship): The Death Star II is back in the sky for the first two episodes, signalling a month-long Race Against the Clock before it decides to blow up the Earth. Again. Of course, like in the mashups of old, it eventually makes its own kind of solar eclipse. The... psychopaths are defeated in episode 2 or banished in an episode 3 flashback, prompting the Death Star to leave Earth orbit.
  • Portmantitle / Portmanteau Series Nickname: Op/Res from Opposition/Resurrection.
  • Post-Script Season: Takes place after CODE RED, which was itself post-script.
  • Power Glows: Whatever was used to slash inhibitor #2 must have been sufficiently strong, leaving an everlasting glow on it.
  • Power Nullifier: Used effectively by the Opposition on the Holy Quintet magical girls so far.
    • Sakura's Sealing Wand during the time it was in the hands of Black Rock Shooter. In ep 2, Sayaka is forced to de-transform just as she goes psychopathic, but then Madoka (!) and Homura also get hit by the wand.
    • As of ep 8, the mystery assassin's headshots are implied to induce a suppression field that puts targets into comas. Kyoko is affected even though Soul Gem mechanics would suggest otherwise.
  • Precision F-Strike: Neru, censored, with her synthetic "CODE RED" voice, in Op/Res 5. Based on an actual encounter with an angry drunk guy who, judging by the Fugitive's comments later on, sat in a shopping cart as he did so.
  • Present-Day Past / Time Marches On: Long production times for an Op/Res episode leads to this. Episode 3 has a flashback sequence depicting events from April to December 2013, yet its setting of Dec. 13-15, 2013 continued to be influenced because of [5161814] in 2014. This is also expected to affect future episodes, what with post-[5161814] resentment against alleged runaways, some Accidentally Accurate Actor Allusions, and an ever-increasing backlog of rotating interests. Moreover, influential situations such as two VAs arriving for [5161814]: overtime also led to potentially anachronistic cameos.
  • The Pretty Guys Are Stronger: Within the ResMov, the younger and cuter Madoka Magica girls tend to outpace the older and gruffer Team Fortress mercs.
  • Professional Killer: Nine of them were recruited as the rest of the Resurrection Movement after taking on the CODE RED missions. Scout was substituted by a Distaff Counterpart until he returned for duty alongside her.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles:
    • Because Scout was incapped in inhibitor filler ep30, Female Scout appears alongside Engineer and Spy in the opening to Op/Res on the very first episode.
    • Scout himself gets repromoted to Op/Res 4's titles, alongside FemScout... if Op/Res 4 was a video episode.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: A "fugitive" who 7 people (supposedly) want dead is on the side of who may be the good guys around here, and, for starters, we all know how exaggeratingly bad Rena was portrayed in the ss07 series so far.
  • Protection Mission: The team had to "Keep [Rena] away from the inhibitors!" in ep 2, which may imply some importance.
  • Protectorate: The Op/Res Fugitive, though he's beginning to show signs of ambiguous morality.
  • Punched Across the Room: Strength does this to Ellis.
  • Punny Name: The portmanteau name Op/Res plays on "OPFOR" or "opposing force"... or "opposition force". Also implied: the word "oppress" as in "The team's being oppressed by the Opposition".
  • Radio Voice:
    • An audio filter is present only in ep 1. The notable absence of this in ep 2 was Hand Waved in ep 3 due to "speaker upgrades".
    • Zigzagged during Tsumugi's phone call in ep 3. Only the DeLorean-like time screw sound is muffled (coming from behind a wall).
  • Rage Against the Author Avatar: The series was conceived upon this due to delusions about how Jack thought certain people wanted him dead at the time.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Resurrection Movement.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot:
    • As always, cosplay characters who got to wave at the camera or do whatever influenced their fictional counterparts.
    • Something went completely wrong during the [5161814] mission: encounters with certain people in the same room were not fully completed. Objectives, boiled down to "Complete all mandatory objectives or it's automatic failure; every other cosplayer is either non-mandatory or semi-primary", were suddenly changed as a Loophole Abuse so that only one primary was required, leading to a shake-up of the status quo for Op/Res episodes beginning with episode 5. These certain people, admittedly, were also not met in 2010, either, making this a Book-Ends situation, but it's not helping at all, as this is a meta-example of For Want of a Nail.
    • Characters affected could become Opposition members at worst, or hostile to the Resurrection Movement at best.
    • Events occurring since December 4, 2014, five days after the [5161814]: overtime mission, have influenced Op/Res 6, which is set in early December 2014.
    • code51515's lucky vigilance would have influenced unmade Op/Res episodes. Plans were being made to increase the "fiction" in "fictionalized dramatization".
  • Real Place Background:
    • Some areas at the Calgary Stampede were purposely filmed for inhibitor flashbacks in ep 3.
    • An actual outdoor platform at the University of Calgary can be seen behind Kyoko, which was also in ep 3 and named the "platform of infamy" in Op/Res 5's web novel. Filming locations are only named in the credits.
    • Also in Op/Res 5, Homura stands in front of a classroom marked "ST 132", while Madoka is in front of a larger room marked "140". The classroom ST132 at a local university is notable for being the room where Jack's identity was COMPROMISED on May 22, 2010.
    • Twitter posts like this one claim that more backgrounds were filmed on dates such as May 18, 2014 (the last day of [5161814]). Posts about a changed status-quo for Op/Res followed over a month later, leading to the eventual use of those real-life areas as the setting for the attack in Op/Res 5 chapter 1.
    • More backgrounds were filmed in December 2014-May 2015 and maybe more since then, further supporting the implication that reality is leaking into Op/Res land.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Ep 2: Homura hurts her eyes from wearing her glasses and looking at the solar Death Star II eclipse, causing her to stay out of confronting Opposition Member #2. The Death Star II, being smaller than Earth's moon and not fully spherical, would still let sunlight past its frame.
    • Ep 3 flashback: Sniper is downed after trying a high-jump Halloween spell... from a high ledge. This does him in for the episode.
    • Ep 3: Someone is under the impression that No Good Deed Goes Unpunished after the battle against Black Rock Shooter.
  • Reality Subtext:
    • Jack's affinity for a local convention, mixed in with regular rotating interests, leads to random cameos by characters such as Slenderman, Iron Man, Green Ranger, and a Little Sister, similar to CODE RED, not to mention giving so much screentime to Homura and Mami that they end up running out of their own lines and have to speak in other characters' voices.
    • Some events can be described as influenced reenactments. These include BRS's salute in ep 2 and Second-Homura's salute in ep 3, and the way Misa waves to Konata's group in ep 3, for instance. These stem from personal cosplay sightings and filmed cosplay segments in an old ill-fated series and as subsequent private recordings.
    • Slenderman's cameo was actually due to a newscast about 2013's Calgary Expo parade. Reports indicate during the May 2013 fear/survival mission, Jack profusely apologized to another Slenderman cosplayer after showing him the cameo in slow motion.
    • The idea of a second Homura was considered even before Rebellion had local screenings. Encountering two or more cosplayers going as the same character over the years may have influenced the idea of having "two of the same character" in Op/Res, and then there's the nature of Homura's powers.
    • Engineer shaking hands with a BioShock 2 Little Sister was influenced. The "write encouraging stuff" sanity-challenge invoked in 2013-2014, which capped off in 2015, always led to Jack shaking the hands of only those cosplayers in question. The Little Sister uses one hand instead of both to avoid video-masking laziness difficulties.
    • The Fugitive states he actually thought Juvia was Sayaka. Based on actual thoughts, as confirmed in the Otafest debriefings REDUX (June 2014).
    • The interventionary character's actions in ep 3 have subtext. It's connected to a cosplayer seen in the infamous May 14, 2012 newscast, and encountered in 2012-2013. This translated into one character from one series (Black Gold Saw) having She-Fu somersault kicks usually performed by a different character in a different series (Lili from Tekken). Unfortunately, she became a runaway that Jack gave up on, and BGS was eliminated by the Opposition.
    • Serah's Armor-Piercing Slap at the end of ep 3 also has subtext. She has been mainly inspired by the actions of two cosplayers met throughout the years (including their former status as [5161814] runaways and the conflict-resolving meetups during [5161814]: overtime and code51515). Serah is also connected to the infamous May 14, 2012 newscast, which explains why she doesn't have gloves in her Op/Res appearance.
    • Op/Res 4: Engineer falling to his knees on March 24, 2014, after seeing footage of Sasha (not the gun) on the inhibitors, mirrors a real-life Twitter incident on March 24, 2014 at 7:21 pm MDT. Let's just say Sasha was at an event from months prior to the incident and had a candy cane on her, and someone or something decided to unexpectedly share that moment.
    • In a written cameo, Scary Godmother sees Madoka walking alongside the 11th Doctor. This refers to Scary Godmother's voice actress who visited on Nov. 29, 2013 (the date of the real-life fear/survival mission: overtime), as well as the cosplay objectives on that day in regards to the surrounding theatre screenings of The Day of the Doctor and Madoka: Rebellion.
    • Luka appears with two characters who may match the descriptions of the characters Light Yagami and Holy Roman Empire. Jin Kazama and Bad Box Art Mega Man also appear. All represent voice actors who were guests in May 2014. They even watch a newscast on TV at exactly 8:15 AM on May 16, 2014.
    • Op/Res 5's prologue, taking place on May 17, 2014, was deliberately based on actual events (encounters with Mami and Homura cosplayers and a Tumblr photo of those cosplayers snapped by someone else) and had to be revised a few times.
    • Engineer uses a blue shell. This was inspired by an actual cosplayer with an RC vehicle decorated as a Blue Shell encountered during the dark times.
    • The group of unnamed girls showing up, as well as Asuna and France's appearances, during the events on October 4 in Op/Res 6 are due to cosplay encounters and announcements.
  • Reality Warper: The mental inhibitors, which regulate reality and keep a database. Since Inhibitor 2 was damaged, time screw teleports and other strange events become more rampant. If that wasn't enough, a one-handed rapier and a particular wand fall into the wrong hands and used to do something they're kinda not supposed to do, and several multitudes of characters show up to "go ahead, do whatever". The Opposition really should've thought twice before breaking that local-reality-machine.
  • Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: Alongside nine or ten mercs.
  • Recycled Script:
    • In a video released around the time of an Otafest event, a character portrayed by a voice actress guest gets some screentime in a short video. This refers to either Yuki in the May 2010 update (CODE RED) and "Disturbance Over A Leak" (2010), or Asuna in the Op/Res episode 4 preview clip (2014).
    • Character influxes regarding Asuna and France may also be treated in the same manner as it was with Yuki all those years ago. However, this means Lucy Heartfilia must speak in Englishnote , and Rintaro Okabe ("Hououin Kyouma") may have to confront Medic. The latter two actually were cosplay character encounters in [5161814] (May 2014), only for an event of Life Imitates Art to influence this next part:
    • As confirmed in a Dec. 20, 2014 tweet: Characters who almost have the same voice suddenly get a whole lot of screentime. From shows of which Jack had the covers signed at Otafest, the characters arrive on the scene and begin to interact with the mashup series' protagonists. So, four years (in-story) after CODE RED introduced Yuki Nagato, Tsukasa Hiiragi, and their eventual travelling entourage, Op/Res will have Asuna Yuuki bring in France (Francis Bonnefoy) because they've been cordially invited to another weekend gathering, and Rintaro Okabe/"Hououin Kyouma" brings in Suzuha Amane for help in confronting Kurisu Makise. Also, Lucy Heartfilia changes her voice to English and brings in Rei Ryugazaki if he gets a jacket and shoes on. See Continuity Nod above for something similar regarding CODE RED and Op/Res.
    • As a proposed idea, the above information, as well as Luka putting on items that are replicas of those from Yuu Asakawa's other characters, seems similar to when a bunch of Michelle Ruff's characters showed up in CODE RED. Then again, the [5161814] final mission arguably served as book ends in respect to "special guests in shows that [Jack] did know" (Small Reference Pools), at least before overtime happened.
    • Asuna and France receiving their "5:16" clock-sketch papers for [5161814]: overtime has been reworked into the Op/Res 6 prologue (web novel).
    • This MMD image on ss07's DeviantArt account was reworked into a footage flashback set on Nov. 28, 2014 in Op/Res 6.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The unnamed "girl with orange hair tied into a side ponytail" first described in Op/Res 7 does this in the "Discovering a secret meeting" preview.
  • Red Herring: A freaking tank? This tweet implied the Left 4 Dead zombie, and Scout even notes the presence of a tank while on the computer in the Holiday short 2014. But Op/Res episode 6 (novel) states that Strength, Opposition Member #4 with big mechanical arms, reminds Ellis of a Tank.
  • Reference Overdosed: Many characters from various shows, movies, and video games get cameos. This goes Up to Eleven with the flashback sequences in Op/Res episodes 3 and 5.
  • Renegade Splinter Faction: The Dissociates in what could've been the Anti-Fugitive Pact arc.
  • The Resolution Will Not Be Televised: Op/Res's finale would have most likely been in text form.
  • Restraining Bolt: In regards to Op/Res 5, Homura is normally restricted to going back to the day she went out of that hospital in Madoka Magica, which is assumed in the Op/Res 5 novel to be on March 16, 2011 due to Madoka Magica's original airdates and the part in Op/Res that says Homura would have to repeat the past 1 1/2 years. However, a mishap with the inhibitor makes Homura unable to go back further than November 17, 2012, nearly one month before the Fugitive's fatal decision. This essentially locks Homura to the Fugitive's cause, much to her disdain.
  • Resurrected for a Job: That's just how these mashup crossovers work anyway.
  • Retool:
    • This is CODE RED with magical girls joining the mercs, the looming threat of seven people who want an enigmatic fugitive dead, and with said fugitive on the verge of madness. Despite this, sequences in a few episodes are similar to CODE RED or an extended inhibitor filler montage episode, mainly inspired by cosplay character encounters.
    • Another retool was in the works for inevitable plot shifts in the stories set in 2015.
  • Retraux:
    • During episode 3's flashbacks, depicting the previous episode's battle, there is a shot of Iron Man as he appeared in Captain America and the Avengers getting teleported away by a time screw portal, followed by another shot of Sayaka, Madoka, and Homura as they appear in Grief Syndrome (with Homura's added glasses; It Makes Sense in Context for Op/Res 2), alongside FemScout (edited Team Fortress Arcade sprites) and Rena. These shots were (re)created using retro (some simulated-digitized) video game sprites, along with inaccuracies regarding weaponry, poses, and appearances compared to modern media (due to limited sprite availability). This was later made into a Flash diorama during a 12-days holiday session in 2014. In it, the characters can be clicked, and they perform actions inspired by the battle in Op/Res 2.
    • In a holiday special, Neru is seen in a SimTower world where Santa rides by with his sleigh and reindeer.
  • The Reveal
    • Ep 1: The Big Bad has possession of the Lambent Light sword, and the Death Star II is back in the sky (as expected since a psychopath is around).
    • Ep 2: Opposition member #2 was revealed to be Black Rock Shooter, a former ally from the CODE RED missions. And then a labcoat girl known as Kurisu shows up.
    • Ep 3: Iron Man is the second of three characters zapped away during the previous episode's battle against Rena. It takes chaotic doppelganger Lumina to reveal that fugitive delusions against "society" are an actuality in Op/Res. Some characters have seemingly placed themselves at odds with some Resurrection Movement members. Asuna is missing her Lambent Light rapier. Finally, the Fugitive knows that Homura would become too different, and so does Homura herself.
    • Ep 4: Luka and friends invite some of the team to watch an actual real-life news broadcast at exactly 8:15 AM on May 16, 2014, meaning that reality may actually play a big part in this fictionalized dramatization.
    • Ep 5: A new antagonist is revealed. Based on her abilities with blue-striped swords, it's no wonder she's called Stocking Anarchy.
    • Ep 8: Mami and Homura learn where the Time Police's coastline map leads: Nova Prospekt.
  • Revenge by Proxy: As Op/Res 6 shows, if you vaguely agree to an offer to join the Resurrection Movement and later choose not to, be prepared to see your sister get kidnapped by the Time Police. Counts as a Bewildering Punishment.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: Downplayed. Op/Res credits influence to several "relevant newscasts". The credits for the Op/Res 5 web novel go on to thank two news anchors for presenting the May 2012 and May 2014 newscasts.
    • The infamous May 14, 2012 newscast had a major effect on the series and has been credited for it. For one thing, it justifies why Serah doesn't have her usual gloves on. ("That damn newscast" will affect future episodes, all because Jack has one of the only surviving copies. The video was taken offline, as part of website redesigns and the news channel's YouTube account getting emptied (bringing to mind the trope, Keep Circulating the Tapes).)
      • However, the events of [5161814]: overtime and code51515 are slated to reduce the negativity and severity of this influential incident.
    • April 26, 2013 had newscasts about that year's Calgary Expo parade as well as a Madoka cosplayer interview at said expo. This led to Madoka's increased screentime in Op/Res 3, albeit slightly. It didn't make Madoka try on glasses, but it did make Slenderman get his mandatory Op/Res 1 cameo.
    • May 16, 2014's newscast wasn't as captivating as the one two years prior, but Op/Res episodes 4 and 5 imply that Luka, Light, and Holy Rome show Engineer and friends this very newscast on TV. (Jack also has a copy of this one just in case.)
    • May 14, 2015's newscast, listed in the credits for episode 7 and the preview "Discovering a secret meeting", may have something to do with one of the unnamed cameo characters featured in it. (Jack also has copies of this one just in case.)
  • Rising Conflict: First, the Resurrection Movement was a loose group of voluntary bodyguards. They are set to defend against the Opposition, seven people who want a Fugitive dead. Next, one of the Opposition members attempts to use Mooks of her own, and then come a new group of potential antagonists that the Fugitive has disdain against, followed by the Time Police out to arrest a few innocent people.
  • Robot Me: The two Mecha-Engineers, debuting in a filler short, play a role other than just getting Blown Across the Room in ep 2. In ep 3's flashbacks, they are seen repairing Inhibitor #3, which sustained damage from an electric rifle shot during the prelude, and can be seen in a background cameo when the fugitive talks about there being two people in the same outfit.
  • Roman à Clef / Life Embellished: Op/Res is a fictionalized dramatization containing fictionalized accounts of various characters based on paranoid delusions and encounters, from the dark times (circa 2012) and beyond.
  • Royal Rapier:
    • Sayaka has cutlasses she can summon at will.
    • Lambent Light, Asuna's light greenish-blue weapon of choice, was stolen by the Opposition Leader.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Elsa invokes this in Op/Res ep 7 by actively icing up the Time Police's outfits.
  • Rule of Drama: Seems to be in great effect, as the Resurrection Movement later deals with a new group of potential people of interest as well as the Opposition, and consider the commands of a Fugitive who's been acting strangely.
  • Rule of Three: The Time Police seem to put themselves in groups of three.
  • Rule of Seven: The Opposition consists of seven people who want the Fugitive dead.

    Opposition/Resurrection S 

  • Sacrificial Lamb:
    • Scout is incapacitated in the prelude's inhibitor filler episode 30 (but recovers), followed by Pyro and Demoman in Op/Res 1.
    • Yuudachi is arrest-kidnapped by the Time Police in the middle of Op/Res 7, which serves to convince the Fugitive that the Time Police is a threat, even though the Fugitive probably set her up himself.
  • Sacrificial Lion:
    • Sniper and Heavy in Op/Res 5, after they received more "onscreen" time in the previous two episodes.
    • Zigzagged with Engineer, who had a Reanimator box ever since ep 3. But the Reanimator was stolen by Stocking in ep 5. In ep 6, the team recovers the Reanimator during a fight with Stocking and revives Engineer.
    • Kyoko in Op/Res 7 after opposing the Resurrection Movement due to conflicting ideals.
  • Satellite Character: The fugitive, acting as Mission Control
  • Saved by Canon: Characters who appear in the Holiday short 2014 must survive the events of Op/Res 5 and 6. This definitely includes Engineer.
  • Saved for the Sequel:
    • Someone shot inhibitor #3 and tried to kill Spy in the prelude, but Spy escaped. This someone then ends up sending several more characters into comas throughout episodes 5-7.
    • Several reveals happened at the end of Op/Res 3, such as a few new hostiles, the Lambent Light's current fate, and the fact that there are two of the same character around. Many a mention has been made of one of the Hostiles slapping Homura in the face.
  • Scenery Gorn: One of the first things seen in the prelude and episode 1 (in the opening) is a mental inhibitor machine from CODE RED with a big glowing slash across its screen, an everlasting plume of smoke, and an ominous hum.
  • Schedule Slip
    • Ep 2 takes place on May 19-20, 2013, right after Otafest. It was originally released on Sept. 7.
    • Ep 3 takes place on December 13-15, 2013. It was Christmas Rushed in an ultimately futile attempt to complete it before the [5161814] mission. Having slowed back down again, ep 2, announced for spring 2014, was originally released on June 14, 2014, one week before summer.
    • Ep 4, set on May 14-16, 2014, just before Otafest, was to begin production right afterwards if not for a general hiatus on June 20-24, 2014. And then August 2014 came and went without any progress. It was turned into a web novel and was released in two halves in Nov. and Dec. 2014.
    • The 2014 holiday short was meant to be done by Christmas and then by New Year's, but family events and technical difficulties happened. This is even pointed out by the song clip (Covered Up) at the beginning.
    • Ep 5 takes place after ep 4, from May 18 to a few days afterwards.
    • As of January 2016, the novel chapter releases seemed like they were dialed back to every four weeks. It was subverted with episode 8 chapter 3a's release, though it's shorter than either of its preceding two chapters. Each segment of chapter 3 was likewise released every 1-2 weeks.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: In ep 1, Sayaka was the only one of the magical girls to first be seen in her uniform before Madoka and Homura got depowered and seen in their uniforms in ep 2. In ep 3, Kyoko is in a uniform of her own, due to Rebellion's influence, and Mami also chose to de-transform of her own free will.
  • Schrödinger's Gun: For example, we don't even see who's in possession of the stolen Lambent Light sword yet, but we find out who's not, or who the remaining Opposition members are... exactly.
  • Screens Are Cameras: The inhibitors have embedded-camera systems within the viewscreens.
  • Second Law of Metafictional Thermodynamics: This trope causes bad things to happen to the Resurrection Movement.
    • Ep 2: Sayaka was not supposed to be blasted by the new Opposition member, and Madoka and Homura were not supposed to be depowered. This was because Jack was verbally attacked in August 2013 by someone who was intoxicated.
    • Eps 3-5: Something went wrong during the "no more delusion" [5161814] mission, resulting in a Loophole Abuse (Twitter post) and a subsequent change in status-quo for Op/Res. All resentment is being channeled into turning some "fictional counterparts" hostile. For example, after the battle in episode 3, Serah was not supposed to slap Homura, and some guy named Nagisa Hazuki was not supposed to show up, but a real-life The One That Got Away situation happened after a previous encounter during the dark times... Two reunions, one during [5161814]: overtime and the other during code51515, occurred way too late to change anything.
    • Ep 5: Several characters going into comas from brutal but non-lethal headshots is also an example of this, as promised by the shakeups and the Otafest debriefings REDUX.
    • Ep 6: Someone in the story is about to get arrested and taken into custody, all because of angry mood swings on Dec. 4 that happened after [5161814]: overtime led to a victory. It seems the Combine officers from Half-Life 2, acting as Time Police in the ss07 mashups, may be involved sooner than expected.
    • Ep 8: Favorably lucky encounters leading to multiple resolutions with May 2014's runaways during code51515 (May 2015) were expected to have positive effects on the story at around this point before Op/Res got cancelled. However, the events spanning the nine months after May 2015 lead to a planned story arc with an Anti-Fugitive Pact.
  • Self-Guarding Phlebotinum: Whoever slashed Inhibitor 2 has turned it into this, adding a demonic(?) force field that repulses all Wrench Whacks.
  • Self-Insert Fic: Technically a heavily fictionalized version of a delusional "fugitive of society" torn out of "June-Dec. 2012 and April-May 2013" etc, but still. "Just as not everybody loves and adores a person in real life, they're not all going to love and adore them in a fanfic, either."
  • Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains:
    • Black Rock Shooter may have been the only revealed Opposition member to qualify for this due to apparent Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome.
    • But then Serah Farron, a character gone hostile with a less revealing, but still Stripperific, form-fitting outfit showed up.
  • Sequel Escalation: As the episodes' lengths increased from ep 1 to 3, the situations the Resurrection Movement find themselves in get more crazy and risky as more enemies are revealed, especially the group of spacesuit protesters. Also, more reveals came crashing in at the end of Op/Res 3 compared to Op/Res 2.
  • Sequel Hook:
    • Ep 2 had Opposition member #2 on the loose with a corrupted magic wand, Medic finally returning after an absence, and a labcoat-wearing girl holding a Vaccinator medigun.
    • Ep 3 had an interventionary character from the same origin as Opposition member #2 assisting the Resurrection Movement, two characters who seemingly acted hostile towards Homura, a particular titan-fighter being announced as Heavy's new friend, and two sword-RPG warriors showing up with a missing-rapier poster.
    • Ep 4 has Luka showing Engineer a newscast on TV at exactly 8:15 AM on May 16, 2014. It's about the weekend gathering the team's going to, and it just may be the same event that real-life Jack has an affinity for.
    • Ep 5 ends with the reveal of the hostile group's own leader, who the Fugitive was very angry at. Because she can transform her thigh-high socks into her striped katanas, it's no wonder this character is known as Stocking Anarchy.
    • Ep 6: Anna is kidnapped by the Time Police because the Fugitive prevented Mami and Homura from helping Elsa fight. Also, an orange-haired woman is seen with a Time Police officer.
    • Ep 7: Medic falls to a headshot coma, and Yutaka is forced to look and sound like a more familiar character....
  • Serendipity Writes the Plot: Available models in, or ported to, MMD or GMod, as well as accessibility to clips, can influence cameos and storylines, Nerf down magical weaponry, or affect a character's appearance in the mashups.
    • In a School Uniforms Are the New Black example, Kyoko remained in her magical girl costume in two episodes due to this. Official images for a school uniform Kyoko appeared on the Madoka Magica: Rebellion site in fall 2013, which led to Kyoko getting stuck in a school uniform for Op/Res ep 3. As of December 2014, a model of Kyoko in her regular clothes would have been used for the video versions of Op/Res 4-7.
    • Kyoko's spear got nerfed (it'd be too complicated to make or animate a segmented version). Similarly, Mami uses a lot of musket rifles instead of snagging opponents with her ribbon powers.
    • Second-Homura's right upper arm sleeve appears to have a deep cut in it. The model was split through and stuck together unevenly due to a modeling error. This was explained in another one of her "origins" flashbacks in Op/Res 6, which was originally intended for Op/Res 3.
    • Strength can't use her giant hands as Finger Firearms because they're jammed (it would have been much simpler to animate her pounding her opponent for a video episode).
    • Yutaka's and Nagisa M's appearances in Op/Res are due to MMD model availability or lack thereof.
  • Series Hiatus:
    • From Sept. 2013-June 14, 2014 between the initial releases of episodes 2 and 3. A teaser for Op/Res 3 was released in Dec. 2013, the first preview (the first few minutes) was released in March 2014, a special [5161814] preview was made in May 2014.
    • There was a general hiatus from June 20-24, 2014 due to family business. It was extended until November 2014, when Op/Res continued in web novel form.
    • The original Op/Res effectively became Cancelled with another hiatus in March 2016 because of too many overwhelming ideas. It actually was cancelled the following month... only for the remake Opposed! to be announced eight months later.
  • Set Swords to "Stun":
    • In ep 2, Rena is left in one piece after being slashed with a sword and her own hatchet at the same time.
    • Any time the Time Police officers (HL2 Metropolice) are defeated.
    • At the end of ep 7, Spy's backstab on Strength.
  • Shoe Phone:
    • Spy used a comm device embedded in his Disguise Kit PDA since CODE RED. The Disguise Kit was last held by Sniper after Spy accidentally left it behind while feigning a death against Rena in Op/Res 2.
    • Engineer has another on his Build PDA since the CR finale epilogue. He sometimes loaned it out to Sniper or Medic before more of the mercs started to use hat-mounted headsets.
    • Aversion: Proper walkie-talkies are in fact used by FemScout and Mami. Similarly, Madoka, Homura, and Kyoko have special-use cell phones, though they all seem to run on the same comm system as the PDAs and the proper walkie-talkies. The mercs have slowly begun to use hat-mounted headsets as of ep 3.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Ep 2: The two maids are the first to be teleported away by the inhibitor before Rena's arrival.
  • Shout-Out: See here.
  • Shown Their Work:
  • Sickly Green Glow: The force field's glow surrounding inhibitor #2, only visible when a direct impact is made. Spy's special skull knife, as seen in the Christmas short 2013, even has this tinge.
  • Signature Item Clue:
    • Variation: The Lambent Light sword somehow ended up with the Opposition leader.
    • Another variation: Sakura's wand got corrupted at some point in 2013 and fell into Black Rock Shooter's hands.
    • Black Gold Saw appears to perform Lili's "Delayed Sundial" somersault kick in Op/Res 3, and then another scissor-kick move in Op/Res 7.
  • Significant Double Casting: In a meta sense, but it would be spoilergeddon to reveal examples.
    • Clues on the ss07 blog after [5161814], Op/Res 3's credit of a "Tumblr [post] that broke my mind", BRS's apparent loss of her Token Good Teammate behavior, as well as the timing of right after BRS's defeat, strongly imply that Serah Farron and Nagisa Hazuki, two newly so-called "hostile" runaways, may be involved in meta-multiple casting in terms of cosplay. Keep in mind BRS had Sakura's wand, too.
      • The events of [5161814]: overtime would've reduced these characters' hostility toward the team.
    • As a far-less-extreme example, the Otafest debriefings REDUX also strongly imply there's a case, very minor in comparison, for Haruhi and Mami as well. These two characters were in the same flashback in Op/Res 3 in a Creator In-Joke homage.
    • There were at least two more in the works before the original Op/Res's cancellation. They still may be in place for the Opposed! remake.
  • Significant Reference Date:
    • December 15th, a recurring date, was to be the date of The Fugitive (Jack)'s Happily Averted fatal decision in 2012.
    • Op/Res episode 3 and the second local screening for Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion take place on this date in 2013; The Fugitive even mentions, "For the second time now, I've seen what you become".
    • "The fatal temporal inflection point", a preview of an Op/Res 5 flashback, was released on December 15, 2014 in text form. It depicts Second-Homura's trail-of-blood flashback in further detail and confirming that the Fugitive had been Driven to Suicide in an Alternate Timeline.
    • "Discovering a secret meeting" takes place on November 14, 2015 and serves as proxy to a mission/outing that Jack decided to skip due to rising fears at the time. It was also the same event where videographers filmed, and publicly posted footage of, a group of people in alleged marching band outfits. (They're actually cafe maid outfits, but no one told him that.)
  • Silent Antagonist: Black Rock Shooter and Miss Strength in Op/Res, until their defeats.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: The battle in ep 2 pretty much boils down to this if not for Sayaka's Healing Factor and Spy holding back his own backstab.
  • Sinister Geometry: The mental inhibitors, which have handled random events and reality since before CODE RED.
  • Situational Sword: Stocking's swords are said to only hurt supernatural/spiritual beings a lot more than they hurt humans. They are said to be dangerous to the magical girls, but they do injure Kurisu and Sasha, who are humans, due to them being anomaly characters.
  • Slogan-Yelling Megaphone Guy minus the megaphone: The spacesuit-wearing protester leader in ep 3.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun
    • Opposition Member #2, Black Rock Shooter
    • Kurisu while using Medic's Vaccinator, an unofficial example of a girl with a big healing gun. Justified because Medic is One Head Taller.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Averted. FemScout may be the only female merc among Codename Fortress, but the mercs are working with magical girls and, as it turns out, are looking over other girls, too.
    • Also inverted; see The One Guy above.
  • Snow Means Cold: Subverted due to necessity: lack of availability of a snow-covered version of a TF2 map, or in regards to technical difficulties.
  • Snow Means Death: The fugitive was Driven to Suicide on December 15th, 2012 in an Alternate Timeline. Otherwise he would have been murdered with the stolen Lambent Light sword the next day in another timeline.
  • Soapland Christmas:
    • Op/Res ep 3, set on Dec. 13-15, 2013, gets dramatic near the end because it has been affected by the plot shakeup proposed after the conclusion of the original [5161814] mission.
    • The holiday short 2014. Turns out a message was left on the inhibitors saying "she demands my sacrifice", and the inhibitors delayed the footage of everything that happened Dec. 25, 2014 until Jan. 1, 2015.
  • Some Kind of Force Field: A demonic(?) force field was placed around Inhibitor 2 by the Opposition to stop anyone from trying to Wrench Whack it.
  • Sour Supporter:
    • Homura, possibly hinted at in this in-universe tweet. Despite not agreeing with all of the Fugitive's ideas, she wants Madoka to be happy, and in order for that to happen, the Fugitive must be kept alive. At the end of ep 3, The Fugitive declares that Homura will eventually become too different. Homura is even aware of this, and asserts that even he should not like what she becomes.
    • Sayaka circa Op/Res ep 3, wondering why The Fugitive doesn't fight; the latter has no weapons of his own.
  • Special Edition Title:
    • Ep 2's title has the second Death Star looming behind it because it's about to blow up an entire planet because of one psychopath named Rena. The Op/Res logo at the end of the credits doesn't feature the Death Star, as it's already left orbit.
    • The intro for the Christmas Episode uses snow backgrounds like in previous ss07 holiday-themed idents.
    • For ep 4, the theme music would have been rescored into an SNES style.
  • Spell My Name with an "S"
    • Actually was an issue while listing the Attack on Titan cameo characters' names in ep 3's credits.
    • Juvia, a cameo character in Op/Res 3, is credited with the dub's spelling of her last name ("Loxar") because an encountered cosplayer pronounced it like that on November 30, 2013.
    • Ené is a minor example. It's not "en-ee" or "een"; her name was marked with an acute-accent E in the Op/Res web novels, akin to "Pokémon", due to Japanese pronunciation.
    • There was one more in the works, also due to Japanese pronunciation and English spelling issues. Judging by one of the "ResMov on Christmas 2016" pictures, this may finally appear in the remake, Opposed!.
  • Split Personality: In Op/Res 7-8, Yutaka is zapped by the inhibitors twice and has a total of two similar-sounding characters' personalities added into her.
  • Spot the Imposter:
    • Not a major focus in Op/Res 3, but the Fugitive states he received an update over the comm from Second-Homura, thinking it was prime!Homura.
    • In Op/Res 5, both Homuras appeared at the same time in front of the Fugitive, who even asks if a teammate brought a friend who's still dressed up as Homura after the latest gathering. The initial idea was that only the audience could tell which Homura was which, but not the characters in the story itself.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Crossover: Unofficial. It seems the Madoka Magica characters may have more of a focus in Op/Res. This is justified due to technical difficulties in working with Garry's Mod to show the Team Fortress 2 characters.
  • Starter Villain: Rena, being a psychopath who the Net Persona's grudge will target many years in the past. The fugitive thought it was her regular group who wanted them dead, but she's member #1 of the Opposition, the new villains at the time.
  • Starts with a Suicide: Both in real-life and in-universe.
    • Real life: Op/Res went into development shortly after the "fatal decision" propaganda of late 2012, where Jack's Happily Failed Suicide was barely averted by outside intervention.
    • In-universe: For the second-Homura, seeing the man who would become the Fugitive lay dead in a pool of blood made her determined to both keep Madoka happy and prevent the man's death.
  • Stealth Pun:
  • Sticks to the Back: Kurisu wears the canteen of Medic's Vaccinator medigun on her back. Justified because the backpacks of other Mediguns are too huge for her.
  • Stock Subtitle: The word "resurrection" is at least in the title.
  • Stop Trick: Occurs in Garry's Mod / Source engine machinima scenes.
  • Story Arc
  • Straight for the Commander: Neither the Opposition or the Resurrection Movement is able to target their opponent's leader directly, so they're taking out the members on the other team in order to flush out the leader. Depending on the side, they aim to either kill the Fugitive or stop the Opposition's terror.
  • Strictly Formula: Op/Res episodes have been stated as going by this sequence: Setting, randomness, conflict, twist.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: See Made of Explodium above
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • The GMod scenes appear to be one step up from mere "comic strips". They are animated with very rough stop motion or just tilting characters' heads side to side. This is due to various technical difficulties and stylistic choices that prevent Team Fortress 2 from being used by itself for Op/Res.
    • Even the novels are written in such a way that would be reproducible in GMod and MMD, with simple Flash effects where needed, on a computer with said technical difficulties.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome / Out-of-Character Alert:
    • Opposition Member #2, Black Rock Shooter, who was once an ally of the CODE RED subject Miku. This is conversed:
    Fugitive: Team, she didn't show any signs of hostility during "CODE RED".
    • Opposition Member #6, the assassin who's been shooting down people left and right, and it would've been a real doozy.
  • Sudden Video-Game Moment: See Retraux above
  • Suggested by...: The idea of seven people wanting a particular man dead, but appearing one at a time, is essentially what Scott Pilgrim did, judging by the "Acknowledgment to the works of Bryan Lee O'Malley".
  • Superman Stays Out of Gotham: Enforced, but to a limited extent. If a battle happens inside the inhibitor room, the broken Inhibitor 2 zaps out anyone who's not part of the two major teams.
  • Super Strength: Miss Strength, Opposition Member #4 herself.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Neru, Opposition Member #3, toward the spacesuit-wearing protesters she recruited.
  • Suspiciously Apropos Music: The song Misa's boombox plays in Op/Res ep 3 may be more than just a mere blatant shout out to Scott Pilgrim, given the idea of "runaways" who don't take sides appearing in Op/Res and the original idea of delusions and fear that inspired its creation.
    You crack the whip
    Shape-shift and trick
    The past again
  • Swipe Your Blade Off: Happens with the Lambent Light during the homicide flashback in Op/Res 6.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor:
    • The astronaut-suited protesters from Moonbase Alpha speak in their distinct Dectalk voice(s) in ep 3.
    • Neru is said to have reverted to her CODE RED voice (a higher-pitched Microsoft Anna) during her tenure.

    Opposition/Resurrection T-Z 

  • Talking to Himself:
    • Ep 2 flashback: Peacock to Sayaka and Rena to Rachel.
    • Ep 3 flashbacks: Mion and Shion under the solar Death Star eclipse, and later Squigly and Kyoko in the same room.
    • Ep 3: Konata, Haruhi, Lucy H. and Misa. (Split between English and Japanese in this episode, though all four characters have the same Japanese actress.)
    • Ep 4 preview and web novel: Mio and Homura.
    • Holiday 2014: Okabe to France, and Lisbeth to Sayaka. However, only one of each character pair is heard.
    • Ep 7 novel: Yutaka to Princess Bubblegum.
    • ResMov file: Dec. 24: Two young women can be barely seen in security footage at one of the Coldfront bases, apparently discussing a sword that went missing for years. One of them has orange hair and a white dress....
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Op/Res episodes 3-5 imply that Sasha became friends with Heavy because the latter has a lot of food with him, including Sandviches.
  • The Teaser: Since episode 2, there is a scene before the opening titles. The prologue chapters in the web novels emulate this, as the series and episode title appears in chapter 1 of each novel.
  • Tested on Humans: Medic had canonically used his first mediguns (e.g. Quick-Fix) on Heavy this way in "Meet the Medic". As such, in Op/Res 3's flashbacks, he tests the Vaccinator and a Halloween spell... on Kurisu, with blatant disregard for her safety, before allowing her to use the former for the team. In Op/Res 4, Medic tests a heart-pounding invincibility Ubercharge on her, again with complete disregard until he realized what he's doing.
  • Theme Song Reveal:
    • For both Sayaka's almost witch-like condition, and Opposition member #2, though the latter's own theme song is not used because she's not heroic, at least until she's defeated in Op/Res 3.
    • The BRS OVA track "Opening" is heard before interventionary character Black Gold Saw appears, as she was the unnamed opponent fighting BRS back in that 2009 OVA, too.
  • Theme Tune Cameo / Musical Nod: Among the Left 4 Dead 2 drum sequence in Op/Res ep 2, parts from "Turret Wife Serenade" and "Faster Than A Speeding Bullet" can be heard.
  • This Cannot Be!: An unofficial protagonist-teammate version when Heavy finds out BRS is on the other team this time (in Op/Res 3). Then again, Heavy isn't all that heroic to begin with.
  • This Means War!: Newly-revealed Opposition member #2 suppresses Sayaka's magic and one-shots her. Kyoko unleashes her Big Sister Instinct and tries to use her Variable-Length Chain spear to attack the Opposition member... It fails miserably, subverting this trope when Kyoko is left standing there, wondering why her spear isn't working.
  • This Is a Work of Fiction:
    • The prelude and episode 1 began with "This series is a dramatization of actual events" before it was corrected in ep 2 to "a fictionalized dramatization". It also has the following statement, which had been updated since episode 5 to reflect events at the time:
    While this series is loosely based on events from June-Dec. 2012, April-May 2013, and May-Dec. 2014, any similarities to other events are coincidental.
    • Because ep 3 contains a flashback sequence depicting interpretations of events from April-Dec. 2013 and a post-battle scene affected by plot shakeups, this part goes on to state that "It is not meant to be an accurate retelling." This had been kept in later episodes.
    • The Christmas short uses the standard "work of fiction" text, as it is an original story not based on actual events, delusions, or the Scott Pilgrim Whole Plot Reference.
    • Episodes 3-7 and the first two Christmas shorts add a new separate disclaimer stating that ideas expressed "do not reflect the views of Jack Y. after November 30, 2013" due to a delusion that since ended. "[That local convention and the people there] are really awesome", after all. This has been changed to "after May 17, 2015" in episode 7 and, due to unfortunate events, removed in episode 8.
  • Those Two "Maids": Maid Gunner and Tsuruya who appear in Op/Res 2. They return in Op/Res 4, joined by the Robot Maid named Fujii.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In Op/Res 5, Misa gets zapped away by the malfunctioning inhibitors before she can use her Shinigami Eyes on Neru Akita. To be fair, none of the Opposition Members are supposed to die, and Misa isn't part of either major side, anyway. But later, Misa and Light get to use a Death Note on one of the spacesuit-wearing protesters, even if they had to mess with his helmet first.
  • Time-Compression Montage: The rapid-footage montages viewed on the inhibitors in episodes 3, 5, and 6.
  • Time Skip: Usually occurs between the prelude and each episode.
    • The biggest so far is from ep 2 (May 20, 2013) to ep 3 (Dec. 13, 2013) at just over 200 days, flashbacks notwithstanding.
    • The skip from the end of ep 3 (Dec. 15, 2013) to the main events of ep 4 (May 14, 2014) comes second with 150 days.
    • After that, the skip from the end of ep 4 (May 16, 2014) to the main events of ep 5 (May 18, 2014) won't be very long.
    • More of these happen from ep 5 (May 20, 2014) to October 4, November 25, November 30, and finally the beginning of episode 6's story (December 2014) and may lead to another flashback sequence.
    • Several occur throughout Op/Res ep 7.
  • Time Police: Heavily implied to be a remnant of the Civil Protection officers from Half-Life 2. They are seen getting thwarted by certain characters in the Holiday short 2014 and are properly introduced as antagonists in Op/Res 6.
Flashback, episode 5 novel: The gasmask men seemed like they originated from a dystopian city and were armed with what looked like neo-futuristic electric batons.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball / Our Time Travel Is Different: Unlike her originating series, Homura does run into an alternate self in Op/Res. Due to the intervention of a Combine CP officer, the temporal doppelganger was thrown into an alternate timeline where prime!Homura meets Mio Akiyama during inhibitor filler episode 1.
  • Title In: Not counting the inhibitor-footage timestamps, dates are shown onscreen throughout the episodes, and have been added in to the prelude versions of the inhibitor filler episodes. Sometimes, they appear before the scene fades in.
  • Title Theme Drop: The Left 4 Dead theme, as used in ss07's CODE RED mashup series, appears in Op/Res 3 when the flashback to Heavy, BRS, and Miku is shown.
  • Token Good Teammate: In ep 2, Opposition member #2 incaps Sayaka but doesn't blast anyone else with her big gun, including a glitchy racer girl right in front of her? And then... she salutes to the camera? However, this no longer applies in ep 3, and this is attributed to the Cynicism Catalyst-inspired plot shakeups.
  • Tonight, Someone Dies: A tweet on Dec. 8, 2014 implies that the Combine Metropolice would arrest a character in an episode of Op/Res. Such arrest-kidnappings did happen in Op/Res 6.
  • Total Eclipse of the Plot: As in the old mashups, once the Death Star causes its own kind of solar eclipse, it may be too late. In Op/Res 2, though, the psychopaths were defeated just in time.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness:
    • In ep 2, Sayaka takes out Rena and then goes psycho, which leads to her own defeat.
    • In ep 3, FemScout fires at and taunts BRS, while Scout also taunts her. Both get blasted with her BFG as a result.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Kyoko's transformation in Op/Res 4 made the spacesuit-wearing protester wonder why he had to wait. The web novel uses this, even though a proposed video version would contain an homage-filled Transformation Sequence at that point.
  • Transformation Sequence:
    • Sayaka gets a short one in Op/Res ep 2. See Shout Out above.
    • Had Op/Res stayed in full-motion video form, the magical girls would've gotten opportunities to perform homage poses to their own transformations in the two moviesnote , the PSP gamenote  and Rebellionnote .
  • Trapped in Another World: Only on certain days when the episodes take place. With the many Time Skips between episodes and flashbacks, the Fugitive still lets the characters go wherever they want as long as the Opposition isn't keeping them in their sights.
  • Trash the Set: After the last time this trope happened in CODE RED with inhibitor 1 blowing up from Miku's cuteness (and getting rebuilt), Inhibitor 2 was next seen with a glowing slash across its screen, potentially foreshadowing the inevitable destruction of another old-style inhibitor.
  • Troubled Backstory Flashback: For the second-Homura. Ep 3 contains a brief shot of a winter cityscape with a trail of dripped blood in the snow. Ep 5 elaborates on this moment, where the Fugitive committed a fatal decision. Ep 6 contains the homicide attempt mentioned on Asuna's poster, when the Fugitive was killed by the Opposition in an alternate timeline.
  • 20 Minutes into the Past: Later episodes take place months before their release date. Admittedly, this makes it tough since Jack is now going around trying to forgive people.
  • Unexpected Character: Several appear in background cameos (Funny Background Event) or, at most, become supporting "security breach" characters.
  • Uniformity Exception: One Time Police officer introduced in Op/Res ep 7 chapter 5 has glowing yellow lenses and a hexagonal respirator. Meant to look like an Elite Shock Unit officer from a Garry's Mod pack.
  • Unperson: The Fugitive's in-person form, at least according to Baymax's files in Op/Res 7. On the other hand, according to the "Discovering a secret meeting" preview, Mami has already put two and two together as to who the Fugitive's in-person form is.
  • Unreliable Expositor: The fugitive. Like he said in inhibitor filler ep28:
"It helps that some of you don't have 7 people who'd want you dead."
  • Unreveal Angle: The flashbacks to the Fugitive's suicide as well as the nightmare mistress's homicide attempt are treated this way. The Fugitive is given a physical form in Opposed! instead.
  • Unusual Euphemism: At Jack's discretion, the spacesuit-wearing protesters use words such as "bogget".
  • Updated Re-release:
    • Ep 2 was originally rushed out in Sept. 2013 due to the hiatus and university work. Ep 2 2nd Edition, a version with edits and some rerecorded Fugitive lines, was released alongside ep 3.
    • Episodes 1 and 3 were re-released a few days after their initial release to fix minor (sort of) issues with the credits. Episode 1 was released again months after its release to make its credits list consistent with then-upcoming episode 2 and further episodes.
    • Episode 3 was re-released a month after its initial release to fix further (minor) problems with subtitles, animation, and credits. This was the last release to avoid further Capcom Sequel Stagnation. Further updates to ep 2 and 3 that fix more issues, including a Name Order Confusion credit and misaligned MMD compositing, were released on November 19, 2014 in time for the Op/Res 4 novel's release.
  • Very Loosely Based on a True Story: It's a fictionalized dramatization of actual events, but these events are heavily fictionalized, and all people are represented by existing fictional counterparts (except in the Fugitive's case). However, the amount of anachronistic absurdity, similar to CODE RED, offsets the real-life places and allusions to mere gatherings where a bunch of characters meet up. Even still, Op/Res 5's prologue was deliberately based on actual events on May 17, 2014.
  • Villain-by-Proxy Fallacy: In Op/Res ep 6, just because Elsa decided not to join the Resurrection Movement after the Fugitive persuaded her to, he decided to prevent Mami and Homura from taking action and let Elsa's sister Anna get kidnapped by the Time Police.
  • Villainous Rescue:
    • In ep 2, Black Rock Shooter defeats a turning-psycho Sayaka so the Resurrection Movement wouldn't have to... by incapacitating her... and no one else. She tries to detransform Kyoko but decides against it and goes for Madoka and Homura.
    • In ep 7, Charlotte erupts into her worm form to wipe out ten Time Police officers at once. This is subverted as she demorphs into Nagisa M.
  • Villains Act, Heroes React: As denoted by in-universe tweets about Op/Res ep 3 here and here.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: Serah and Nagisa H. of the Hostiles, just for being based on runaways and being seemingly allied with Stocking, a striped-katana girl who attacked some team members.
  • Virtual Soundtrack: Lines from songs are used in some web novels much like they were in the CODE RED finale novel.
  • Visual Pun:
  • Vocal Minority: In-universe, Op/Res features a group of astronaut-costumed (space-suited) protesters who have their own ideas of wanting a Fugitive dead.
  • The Voice: The fugitive, talking to the Resurrection Movement via various comm devices. However, he appears in the Op/Res title sequence as a Lego caricature, and is assumed to be the dark-red gasmasked man in the Opposed! remake's announcement poster.
  • Voices Are Mental: Variation. A character will tend to speak in another character's voice, usually without any switcheroos involved, and only if both characters are voiced by the same actress.
    • Mami usually borrows Mifuyu's lines.
    • The doppelganger known as Second-Homura generally speaks in Towa's voice.
  • Void Between the Worlds: The black void itself. The donation room from CODE RED (with the star-shaped burn mark inside) has a door in the middle of nowhere. Otherwise, characters walking the void can find themselves at places such as the Teufort bases, Office Building 52375, or that "platform of infamy" that exists in real life.
  • Wacky Wayside Tribe:
    • Random inhibitor-filler style situations are in ep 3's flashback sequence. Medic is seen using "spells" as depicted in the Halloween 2013 outtakes. Kurisu is thrown into odd situations and Medic summons a "security breach" character himself just by being crazy. See also Denser and Wackier above.
    • Then the Hostiles, as first seen in Op/Res 3, show up to distract the team from focusing their efforts on the Opposition.
  • Warp Whistle / Random Teleportation: BLU Soldier uses a glitchy Tux to land in random places.
  • Waving Signs Around: Starting in Op/Res 3, the spacesuit-wearing protester leader was the first one with a sign reading "OPPOSITION KILL HIM ALREADY". Other groups have held other death-threat signs in Op/Res 4.
  • We ARE Struggling Together:
    • In Op/Res 5, Homura believes that there may be a rift between the people at the inhibitors, including the Fugitive, Elsa, and Homura herself. This does come into play in Op/Res 6 and was part of the basis behind the Anti-Fugitive Pact arc.
    • In Op/Res 7, Kyoko is convinced by Annie that there's no point helping the team anymore.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye:
    • In Op/Res 6, Chitoge gets kidnapped by the Time Police. (In real life, it's because SOMEBODY didn't do a proper meetup in real life. Thank goodness code51515 happened, but it's already too late.) She gets freed.
    • In Op/Res 7, Yuudachi]] is also kidnapped. However, this allows the Fugitive to realize that the Time Police are a threat, probably because he set up the plan himself and made Madoka go through with it. She gets freed.
  • We Need a Distraction: The girls use Rena's tendency to react to cute things in ep 2 for "a chance to take that psychopath down."
  • Weak Turret Gun: In ep 2, the Portal turret whoosh-deployed by Homura is just kicked away by Rena before it can fire. Arguably part of the distraction.
Turret: Why...?
  • Webcomic Time: Is in effect despite the series taking place on certain days.
  • Web Serial Novel: Op/Res has become a web novel series, much like the CODE RED finale was, due to technical difficulties related to Garry's Mod startup times and disk space and memory issues. It began with 2014's episode 4. The difference is there is no separate blog site dedicated to the Op/Res novels.
  • Weirdness Magnet: The inhibitor machines were meant to regulate things such as random events and character cameo influxes. However, one of them was damaged, leaving it with a glowing slash and a perpetual smoke trail pumping out from it. This means randomness is frequent due to the inhibitor's compromised structural integrity.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Ep 2. Black★Rock Shooter, a CODE RED ally, is now Opposition member #2. She uses a particular wand corrupted by a Power Nullifier effect (stated as the "dark powers of delusion") to forcefully de-transform some magical girls, but otherwise still seems nice and is just as confused as we are. And then a labcoat girl named Kurisu shows up.
    • Ep 3: The Reveals come crashing in when Serah comes in slapping Homura in the face. We find out who the Big Bad isn't, and just who is looking for the stolen sword.
    • Ep 5: The owner of the candy cane swords is revealed, and the team finds out a bit of the Fugitive's past in their own ways.
    • Ep 6: The Fugitive orders Mami and Homura to avoid helping Elsa fight the Time Police, forcing them to watch as Anna gets kidnapped.
    • Ep 7: Kyoko is shot into a coma, and so is Black Gold Saw, the interventionary member who last helped the team in ep 3.... as well as a bunch of Codename Fortress mercs. Then Yutaka gets corrupted again.
  • Wham Line / Wham Shot:
    • Ep 2: Kurisu suddenly shows up holding a Vaccinator. She is waiting beside Medic.
    • Ep 3: Serah Farron slaps Homura in the face. This is prominent enough to get a screenshot in the Otafest debriefings REDUX in June 2014 because of a situation related metaphorically to five "lights in the darkness".
    • Ep 3: Asuna and Kirito show up with a "Missing: Lambent Light" poster, which means they can't be the Big Bad/Opposition leader.
    • Ep 7: "All the sons of bitches really expect us to do is play the game." (Annie) and "Why is it that you fight?" (Yutaka acting as Nia)
  • What Could Have Been: In the case of the original Op/Res:
    • A lot of ideas were made for episode 3 but had to be put into future episodes due to pacing and generally being too busy with the [5161814] mission. Certain Troubled Backstory Flashbacks in ep 3 would have enforced We Were Your Team and have pushed suspension of disbelief a bit too far. Downer flashbacks were moved to episodes 5 and 6 for pacing and Development Hell issues. And episode 3's flashback sequence would have been even longer and had Rena inexplicably speaking in Japanese and say a line in Juvia's voice; the latter character does appear in the flashbacks due to an introductory cosplay encounter.
    • Certain four-legged characters would otherwise have appeared in episode 5's flashback sequence due to cosplay encounters. They are Exiled from Continuity for personal reasons.
    • Everything originally planned after episode 8 chapter 5, which may or may not show up in the remake.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Due to quickly rotating interests and the original Op/Res's cancellation, several characters of the random-cameo or hostile-runaway variety wound up missing in later episodes.
  • What If?:
    • Addressed in flashbacks to explain Second-Homura's existence. The first thing that's shown is a trail of blood in a snowy city during an Alternate Timeline. (Op/Res 5 and "The fatal temporal inflection point")
    • A tweet lists two "what if?" Alternate Timelines here.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The setting of Op/Res leaned very close to this with the addition of a real-life "platform of infamy" and rooms like ST 132 and 140, the former of which was stated to be at a local university during the 2010 COMPROMISE. Otherwise, the Void Between the Worlds still exists to link the inhibitor room to the donation room, the RED/BLU bases, and other locations.
  • Which Me?:
    • Averted in episode 2. FemScout was the only Scout active and was referred to as "Scout" by the Fugitive.
    • Defied since episode 3, now that regular Scout's back. In an episode 3 flashback, Heavy gives the names Scout and FemScout, and the Fugitive follows along.
    • Because two different Nagisas exist in the original Op/Res story, Mami suggests her old nickname of Bebe for magical-girl Nagisa Momoe to differentiate her from swimmer-boy Nagisa Hazuki.
    • The Fugitive asks Second-Homura to make a nickname for herself, but she declines. This may not be the case in the remake.
  • White Void Room: Black voids, although Madoka's customary white void from inhibitor filler is seen in the flashback with Yuki Nagato and Italy.
  • Whole Plot Reference:
    • "Seven people wanting an enigmatic fugitive dead", but appearing one at a time, runs some parallels to Scott Pilgrim. Enforced with an acknowledgment to Bryan Lee O'Malley in the credits, like the one at the end of The Terminator.
    • An "alternate parallel reality" where fictional counterparts are trying to fight each other to the death? Sounds like the namesake series of Opposition Member #2, Black★Rock Shooter. Also evidenced by the existences of Opposition Members #4 and #7, as well as that interventionary character from Op/Res episode 3.
  • The Worf Effect
  • World of Chaos: Downplayed. The ss07 series' reality is held together by three inhibitor machines in a black void, one of which has sustained major damage, leading to various character influxes and time-screw teleports. At least The City with the big stage in CODE RED isn't involved.
  • Write Who You Know: ...Or met and had wave at the camera at some point in time, except feature heavily fictionalized counterparts with Inspired by... allusions, based on the dark times and beyond.
  • Written Sound Effect: Heavily used in the Op/Res web novels, like in the CODE RED novel before it.
  • X Days Since: This Team Fortress 2 decal is seen inside the hospital in Op/Res 1 and 3.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: In Op/Res 8, Nova Prospekt is inside an isolation field that causes this.
  • You Don't Look Like You:
    • Yutaka in Op/Res 7, who had her appearance forcibly shifted to have Coro's clothes from Bubble Symphony. She then ends up with blonde hair paired with asymmetrical black and red ribbons, and later light yellow and blue hair with her uniform changed into pink with red ribbons and beige-gold trim... Wait a minute.
    • Nagisa Momoe in Op/Res 7, who seems to wear a disjointed combination of both her civilian and magical outfits due to lack of accurate available MMD models.
  • You Keep Using That Word: Whether it's due to misunderstandings about the Disney Princess thing or the Fridge Brilliance of the Fugitive becoming slowly unhinged, he keeps calling Elsa, a queen, "Her Highness" instead of "Majesty". This will be fixed in Opposed!.

    Op/Res trivia 
  • Accidentally Correct Writing: Parts of the Op/Res story, before its remake, ended up being parallel to these:
    • The five magical girls are all loosely on the same side, something that was official in Madoka Magica: Rebellion, released in Japan in October 2013.
    • Soldier doesn't successfully grenade-uppercut himself when he taunts with the War on Smissmas Battle Socks on, as seen as a Funny Background Event in a Christmas short released December 2013. In Gameplay and Story Segregation, his regular grenades were not visible before TF2's January 23, 2014 patch, despite visible shadows on the stockings.
    • Sayaka was in her uniform for the majority of the episodes and the Op/Res 3 flashbacks. During [5161814], nearly a year after Op/Res 1's release, a Sayaka cosplayer in her uniform waved at the camera before another cosplayer in the magical girl outfit also got this chance. Such real-life encounters influence Op/Res and the like.
    • Episode 3, taking place on December 13-15, 2013, has Serah Farron slapping Homura in the face. It's retroactive (albeit negative) influence from [5161814] in May 2014, even though it was only meant to be inspired by May-Nov 2013's lack of proper encounters. However, lucky vigilance during [5161814]: overtime and code51515 (Nov 2014-May 2015) (and the 2017 outings for Opposed!) lessened the severity of this choice.
    • Early in Op/Res development, Neru Akita, Opposition Member #3, was planned to throw fireballs wielded by a certain virus character from a childhood show. Come the fangame Miku'n Pop, and Neru's attack is a swarm of fireballs.
    • Certain characters made their cameos, but around Op/Res 3's June 2014 release, character roles were found to have known VAs, in Kill La Kill (Mako / Madoka, Azusa, Squid Girl, etc. as well as Mami / Satsuki Kiryuin) and TF2's "Expiration Date" (Sasha / Ms. Pauling). Miss Pauling's promotion to main cast in Op/Res's remake, Opposed!, as well as Sasha's presence in said remake, implies they will talk to each other.
    • Op/Res 4's prologue features "a woman in a black tracksuit with her hood down [...] with neon pink and blue streaks in her hair". It was released in Nov. 2014, the same month [5161814]: overtime happened, during which a Wyldstyle cosplayer was finally filmed for private reasons. This would've ensured a cameo in Op/Res had it not been remade.
  • Actor Allusion: Way too many to list. Some include Mami sometimes speaking in Mifuyu's voicenote , Mio Akiyama singing to some Survey Corps (Scout Regiment) members, Squigly and Annie being with Kyoko, Lumina wearing Amu's X-shaped pin but saying lines from Flame Princess, a Homura doppelganger (second-Homura) speaking in the voice of Towa (a second-personality), Konata rounding up a few people to give Misa's Death Note back to her, Asuna being with Suzuha Amane while Rintaro Okabe is walking around with France, and Lisbeth looking at a sword that Sayaka wants her to analyze...
Sayaka: Seriously? That's a heck of a coincidence, don't you think?
  • Author Phobia: The fact that a "fear/survival mission" existed in real life implies there could be certain cosplay characters written in with this justification. However, there is also a new "resentment" justification for missed encounters that were mostly resolved later.
  • Christmas Rushed:
    • The 2013 Christmas short.
    • Episode 3 "Excessive rotations can prove dangerous" had a lot of stuff cut out due to a futile attempt to complete it before [5161814].
    • Op/Res 7's concluding chapter was rushed overnight for an Oct. 17, 2015 release due to an event that day.
    • Downplayed with Op/Res 8 Chapter 3a. It was released in a shorter form because of its unnamed cameo of a blue-haired girl with a blue vest, a plaid skirt and a red-and-blue ribbon. Said character is in an anime with a movie that had a local screening on Feb. 4, 2016, aka "day 96" of a 243-day break. Chapter 3a was later merged with the rest of Chapter 3's pages.
  • Creator Breakdown:
    • A real-life delusional belief about people having "something against me" after a botched "fatal decision" attempt in Dec. 2012 led to the creation of Op/Res itself. In this fictionalized dramatization, this delusion holds true in a different form.
    • The "Game Changer" outcome of the third Puella Magi Madoka Magica film was hinted at in Op/Res episode 3.
    Fugitive: For the second time now, I've seen what you become. You're gonna be too different, and I don't think any of the others will like it.
    Homura: No. Neither should you.
    • There were critical runaways during the [5161814] mission, so a Loophole Abuse was created there to avoid automatic failure. All resentment was channeled into a shaking-up of the Op/Res status-quo where three characters get branded Hostiles by the commanding Fugitive in the Story Arc "...Like It's a Bad Thing".
    • A character suffers a headshot and thrown into a coma for the rest of the story, according to the Otafest debriefings REDUX in June 2014. Then more characters are taken out the same way.
    • The ending of episode 5, as well the entirety of episode 6, had to be rewritten during development in accordance to how November 2014's [5161814]: overtime mission played out. The mission caused Jack to have love/hate grudges against certain people. See also Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things below.
    • Events on December 4, 2014 led to ideas that there was another runaway whom Jack has since given up on. This ended up reintroducing the Combine Metropolice as Time Police to the storyline, as well as their commander who last had a minor role at the end of the CODE RED novel. The latter is expected to be revealed in Op/Res 8.
    • Mami's allegiance with the Resurrection Movement is being contested. This is because birthday-week fatal decision propaganda (June 22-26, 2015) got mixed in with the fact that someone removed a birthday tweet to him that week, as well as an incident in late August 2015.
    • This whole trope led to Op/Res's indefinite Series Hiatus in March 2016 and Cancellation in April.
  • Creator Recovery: Cosplayer encounter influence works the other way around, too. A positive outcome usually leads to characters getting a cameo or a bit of increased screentime. This goes especially if amends and positive-declarations were made during or after [5161814], or if Jack is actually allowed to forgive them during or after code51515.
    • On October 4, 2014, Jack met up with Mami and Homura cosplayers that he had met in May 2014... and of course had them do the usual. This happened again at [5161814]: overtime and code51515. As a result, their fictional counterparts are guaranteed not to become Opposition Members, be in league with the Opposition, or turn Hostile as long as the Opposition is still active, according to an Otafest debriefings REDUX update. However, as stated above, Mami's allegiance was being contested at the time of Op/Res's cancellation. It's strongly hinted that the Fugitive War arc would've involved Taking A Third Option where Mami forms her own group.
    • With the help of luck and vigilance, [5161814]: overtime and code51515 had some long-awaited reunion meetups that may reduce the severity of resentment toward certain characters, since the people in question were considered runaways during [5161814]. The Hostiles, inspired by said runaways, may get epiphanies as a result; in Op/Res 7, Nagisa H. declared he doesn't want to run away anymore.
  • Development Hell:
    • The video versions of episodes 2 through 3 of Op/Res were extremely delayed. leading to Heavy's "Cold anticipation" statement.
    • Op/Res 4 was made into a web novel instead. It marked the first of such, but even the web novels started getting delays before getting cancelled altogether.
  • Exiled from Continuity:
    • The bread monsters as well as the conflict against Gray in Team Fortress 2's "Expiration Date" and webcomic series will not appear in Opposition/Resurrection. However, Op/Res's remake, Opposed!, will contain Miss Pauling.
    • By default, due to Serendipity Writes the Plot, any character without an accessible 3D character model in Miku Miku Dance or Garry's Mod (or any 2004-07 Source-engine game). However, character accessories, such as Satsuki Shinonome's red hair bell strings in Luka's hair, may be allowed, as long as the accessory can be roughly made into a model.
    • Certain four-legged characters will not appear due to personal reasons, despite cosplay encounters in May 2014.
  • Hey, It's That Sound!: The time-screw teleports sound just like a time-travelling DeLorean. The teleports even have three quick bright flashes upon entry.
  • Meaningful Release Date:
    • "The fatal temporal inflection point" preview (Dec. 15, 2014) featuring Second-Homura's flashback to when she saw the Fugitive post-suicide on Dec. 15, 2012. The latter date was going to have an attempted yet restrained fatal decision that was barely averted by outside intervention just days before.
    • The episode 6 web novel (May 29, 2015) for yet unexplained reasons.
    • Ep 7's last chapter was rushed out (Oct. 17, 2015) due to a local outing that happened that day.
    • "Discovering a secret meeting" preview (Nov. 14, 2015) featuring an unproduced short Mami-focused scene at The Castle (from Op/Res 6) on Nov. 14, 2015 at 7 pm.
    • Ep 8 Chapter 3a was released on Feb. 4, 2016, aka "day 96" of a 243-day break. It had an unnamed cameo of a blue-haired girl with a blue vest, a plaid skirt and a red-and-blue ribbon. Said character is in an anime movie that had a local screening that evening.
    • Ep 8 Chapter 3c features an added cameo from Chitoge Kirisaki due to her appearance as a Mystery Mushroom costume in Super Mario Maker in mid-February 2016. These parts were later merged into a single chapter.
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: Someone who will not be named here went back on an agreement (and essentially broke a promise) in late 2014. This contributed to the negative shakeups affecting Op/Res episode 5. Through a since-diminished love/hate grudge with that person, it also resulted in a new plot shakeup in episode 6. There, Elsa found herself watching the Fugitive convince Mami and Homura to stop helping her fight off the Time Police. In effect, he refused to help Elsa save Anna from getting kidnapped.
  • Writer Revolt: The plot shakeups that:
    • Caused Serah to slap Homura in the face in Op/Res episode 3,
    • Forced the rewriting of Op/Res episodes 5 and 6 because of the events of [5161814] and its overtime extension,
    • Led to the events of Op/Res ep 7 and the first half of ep 8 because of an angry depressive bout (code51515 would have brought some light back into the story before Op/Res got cancelled),
    • Inspired the Fugitive War ("Anti-Fugitive Pact") story arc.

    Op/Res YMMV 
  • Discredited Meme: "Sandstorm" answers used in an "ask a stupid question" mentality are exaggerated in episode 4, especially due to the presence of the spacesuit-wearing protesters.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Lucy and Asuna make cameos in Op/Res 3. It has been reported that these two as well as Okabe were sighted in [5161814] as cosplay character encounters. And then their dub actors Cherami Leigh and J. Michael Tatum showed up for [5161814]: overtime, which is just as influential to Op/Res as other outings similar to [5161814].
  • Like You Would Really Do It: Engineer is sent into a coma via headshot at the end of Op/Res 5. The next episode, he's revived with the Reanimator he'd been carrying since before then. However, the Holiday short 2014 makes this a Foregone Conclusion.


    Opposed! (the remake) 
Most of the tropes in the original Op/Res still apply in the remake.

  • Adaptation Name Change: Downplayed. Homura's temporal doppelganger from a Bad Future is referred to as Towa, but it's just a nickname.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Characters appear earlier than they do in Op/Res because of 2017-era influences.
    • Lisbeth, Sayaka's voice-alike friend, appears in episode 1 of the Opposed! remake, owing to an April 28, 2017 encounter and her memetic demand for more screentime. In Op/Res, she only first appeared in a flashback in episode 5 and then in a Christmas special set before episode 7.
    • Compared to the appearance of someone strongly hinted to be Umi in Op/Res episode 8, her fellow friend and groupmate who apparently has a connection to Homura appears in Opposed! episode 1.
    • Charlotte ("Bebe") first appears in Opposed! episode 1 but didn't show up in Op/Res until episode 7.
  • Adaptational Villainy / Adaptational Jerkass: The Opposition Members are said to hate the Fugitive so much, their personality went out of whack.
  • Appropriated Appellation: In contrast to real life, the Fugitive claims society's been calling him by that word in Opposed!, so he tried to make it an example of Names to Run Away from Really Fast.
  • The Artifact: There are some from the original Op/Res series (and the CODE RED mashups):
    • Op/Res's original This Is a Work of Fiction notice, "This series is a fictionalized dramatization of actual events".
    • Opposition Member #5 will remain the same character (Yutaka with split personalities injected into her head via inhibitor), even though MMD character models of various characters have been located since 2013 including the character it should have been in the first place.
    • A big Team Fortress 2 update in October 2017... will not change Pyro and Demoman's status as Sacrificial Lambs to the Opposition in the Opposed! remake, even though the update would fittingly bring 2017-era influence (and new gear for Pyro) into said remake.
  • Author Appeal: 2017-era influences and interests affect which characters appear and how they act in this remake.
  • Audio Play: "An audiovisual drama", so Opposed! is an audio drama with visuals.
  • Based on a Great Big Lie: Even more so than the original Op/Res! Extreme levels of real-life paranoia in 2017 led to Opposed! having "New Story" episodes and new factions of fictional characters that potentially want the Fugitive, and everyone protecting him, dead.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Zigzagged in general.
    • The aversions all involve Rule of Perception. Otherwise, we don't know if Rena's hatchet or Scout's Flying Guillotine cleavers hit someone, if Spy faked a death and got away clean, or if the Fugitive's alternate-timeline suicide succeeded.
    • Otherwise, it is enforced by MMD community rules that must have content toned down to prevent 18+ material from being made. Virtually no blood is seen on any characters, especially those who are rendered with that program and composited (and thus cannot be sprayed with blood). This is to offset the frequent gunplay.
  • Boss in Mook Clothing: Literally with Opposed!'s version of the Fugitive, commander of the Resurrection Movement. He's shown wearing a gasmasked outfit that's essentially a dark red Time Police/Civil Protection uniform.
  • Boss Subtitles: An audio-drama style version of this is considered.
  • Broad Strokes: The events of at least the CODE RED: the written adaptation finale are being treated as such, and the original events of Op/Res are being tweaked with a 2017-era mentality.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Not only does Opposed! remake the continuity of the original mashup series it's based off of, it also axes the entirety of its lead-in series, inhibitor filler, save for its premiere episode, "this can't be happening", and a few ideas like Mami using "more gun" from i.f. ep 2 and being Engineer's protege.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Some characters' poses and quotes that were originally Played for Laughs in source material will be reused in Opposed! in more serious contexts.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: See Present Absence.
  • Christmas Episode:
    • The blog post "ResMov on Christmas 2016", complete with Op/Res's Once a Season thing of Spy giving a wrapped-up Sapper to someone. It's Loose Canon, so whether the post is in Opposed! continuity or original Op/Res continuity is unclear.
    • A single picture of a vibrantly-colored Combine officer at Office Building 52375 was posted to Twitter on Christmas 2017. The officer also had one of Spy's wrapped-up Sappers, and Homura could be seen hiding behind the tree.
  • Coincidental Broadcast: Episode 1 begins on December 16, 2012, the day of the homicide attempt. And the radio news is talking about it during the prologue.
  • Compressed Adaptation: Zigzagged. In the remake, the main plot has been shortened into eight episodes from the original Op/Res's planned twelve, but there are some New Story filler episodes that take place between some of the main-plot episodes.
  • Continuity Reboot: Ignores the events of inhibitor filler and aims to remake Op/Res with 2017-era influences and mentalities.
  • Darker and Edgier: Opposed! has more characters wanting the Fugitive dead and more unarmed civilians caught in perilous situations compared to the original Op/Res.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: In Opposed!, the Fugitive's new outfit is a black and dark red gasmasked uniform that makes him look like one of the sinister Time Police mooks, but Protagonist-Centered Morality puts him on the side of the Resurrection Movement.
  • Default to Good: The phenomenon of characters being nicer than in source material should make this happen. At least that's what the Fugitive hopes, if these people haven't already sided with the ResMov's many enemies.
  • Defector from Decadence / Divided We Fall: The Anti-Fugitive/Dissociates arc is planned for Opposed!.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: In a future episode, the Fugitive really, really does not want Nico to make him send his armed protectors after her and her new friend. Guess that heartbeat song from the former's movie really got to him, and to the character involved, there is no escape.
  • Doppelgänger Crossover: Being a ss07 mashup, characters voiced by the same people will meet up. Some of them form the Actor Allusion entourages.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Invoked in Opposed! in its own way:
    • The Fugitive's voice as he first speaks to the team is kept in a soft tone, much like it was for Op/Res episode 1.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep" / Only Known by Their Nickname:
    • The mercenaries from Team Fortress 2.
    • The Lost Fugitive. No one's called him by his real name in months, soon to be years.
  • Excited Show Title!: That exclamation mark is part of the title, emphasis optional.
  • Excited Title! Two-Part Episode Name!: Downplayed. Each episode has a two-word title spoken out loud, followed by a Couch Gag where some Morse Code spells out a hidden alternate title.
  • Filler: Although Opposed! has been shortened into eight planned episodes that serve as a retelling of the main story of Op/Res, some extra ones, called "New Story" episodes, are planned to showcase varying rotating-interest influences in A Day In The Lime Light, or to serve as Breather Episodes between tense series moments.
  • Follow the Leader:
    • In-Universe, characters begin to form some voice-alike groups of their own after seeing those led by Yuki and Tsukasa, Asuna, and France. These new groups are mostly "aspirant entourages".
  • From Bad to Worse: It's bad enough that one of the mental inhibitor machines was irreparably damaged, but if the machines start increasingly teleporting in more and more innocent civilians who can't defend themselves against armed enemies...
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Characters often shoot guns at offscreen opponents due to MMD usage rules. There were already some instances in the original Op/Res.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The harsher signal scrambles coming from the mental inhibitor machines, when the Fugitive gets really angry, are even more screechy than regular scrambles.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Two words in each episode title; one or both of the words has an "ən" sound, like in the words "Opposition" or "Resurrection".
  • Idol Singer: They have a role in Opposed! as idol informants, which is more a higher-up Knowledge Broker than The Informant due to how popular they are in-universe in their hometowns and such.
  • Intro-Only Point of View: A new prologue has been added to Opposed! episode 1 that takes place just after the homicide attempt.
  • Jerkass Ball: Gets tossed around a lot more compared to Op/Res.
  • Legendary in the Sequel: A certain entourage formed in 2010's CODE RED will inspire some characters to make their own entourages.
  • Malicious Misnaming / Nicknaming the Enemy:
    • The Fugitive refers to each of the seven Opposition Members by a Name To Run Away From Really Fast in the remake, to enforce the idea that these are people who want him dead and must be subdued.
    • He even starts to use "runaways" for characters who have doubts about joining the only remaining "good" force who's proven themselves against the worst fears imaginable.
  • Milestone Celebration: If not for Old Shame, Opposed! is being made for superslinger2007's 10th anniversary relaunch as LostFugitive Productions.
  • Name's the Same:
    • Nagisa Hazuki and Nagisa Momoe will return in this remake.
    • The ResMov will not find any Fire Emblem characters at all in the new faction called Blazing Swords. One of the faction members in Opposed! has a lightsaber, which has been noted to be a sword of fire from a Jawa's perspective in an official Star Wars book; plus, another word for "glowing" was required.
    • Because The Voice in the original Op/Res was referred to so much as "The Fugitive" and there had been unrelated Harrison Ford movies in recent years, the Opposed! character's being formally renamed to "The Lost Fugitive". LF Productions, short for "LostFugitive Productions", is the result of this. That said, the Lost Fugitive will still refer to himself as simply a Fugitive in Opposed!.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast:
    • Invoked by the [Lost] Fugitive in the Opposed! remake, who uses (or was given) one himself.
    • Said Fugitive refers to every Opposition Member by a "The Person" nickname.
  • Neck Lift: In the blog post "ResMov on Christmas 2016", Kyoko does this to a particular Elegant Gothic Lolita in "Mann Manor" picture 1, although the character receiving the neck lift might actually be Too Kinky to Torture.
    Kyoko, that's not what people mean by "hanging a stocking near the fireplace".
  • The New Adventures: It's named "the new Opposition/Resurrection", although this is a remake (with 2017-era influences) rather than a sequel. However, the remake does aim to go beyond where Op/Res was Cut Short.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Concerns about Japanese pronunciation for certain character names will be in the remake.
  • Not in Front of the Kid: Due to Nico's small stature, even the Lost Fugitive realizes he'd rather cut his own curse short when he's reminding her that his whole team sees her as a runaway.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: It's a superslinger2007 / LF Productions mashup crossover, where characters are generally nicer than in their source material... but if some characters end up acting really vicious, then there's a reason why the part of reality around them makes them act like that.
  • Portmanteau: "ResMov" for the Resurrection Movement, according to the Dec. 2016 character renders which were released just before the remake was announced.
  • Present Absence: The radio news in Opposed! episode 1 hints early on at a prominent group in the community that's missing one of its members. Judging by known Op/Res material up to its cancellation, it's Yuki and Tsukasa's entourage.
  • Present-Day Past: 2016- and 2017-era influences will appear in this remake.
    • In the blog post "ResMov on Christmas 2016", "Coldfront base" picture 3 has "a possible informant" standing at the entrance, wearing what appears to be a dark blue blazer and a light blue skirt. From that distance, the details are unclear.
    • Characters who exist in 2013, like Mutsuki, Hiryuu, and Yuudachi, might show up looking for entourage members as long as they get dubbed by 2017 and onward.
    • In episode 1, instead of Homura seeing Slenderman's cameo like in Op/Res, she will see a different random character that the time-screw teleports warp in. The character already existed in 2013 but was dubbed three years later by someone who voiced Mio Akiyama and Homura Akemi. A teaser concept picture can be seen here.
    • Pyro will have some new gear from October 2017. Too bad he didn't bring it when he actually needs it.
  • Random Encounter: Expect one immediately if a character comes by and sets off the inhibitor's safety devices, or if the damaged local-reality-machine decides to teleport someone in and cause that set-off.
    WARNING: Security breach detected. Exposure to rotations may be hazardous.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: One happens in episode 1 due to 2017-era influence, and of course the Fugitive's the one who ain't happy. It gets Sound Effect Bleeped in the final cut, though.
  • Reality Ensues: If the local reality machines decide to teleport in unarmed civilians, especially students who attend school in their source series and haven't received any form of Adaptational Badassery, they're gonna need all the defense they can get. Especially since there's a bunch of creepy gray gasmasks who have made their own warrants for these civilians' detention.
  • Real Place Background: Averted in the remake. Unless a New Story episode teased on social media on November 5, 2017, featuring Lucy and Nico, proves true.
  • Re-Cut: There are plans for Opposed!'s finale to be released in two versions, with one of them being a Director's Cut with exclusive content.
  • Red Is Violent: Most of the Resurrection Movement wears red and gravitate toward forceful action, including the Fugitive, Kyoko, and the majority of the Codename Fortress merc division.
  • Reimagining the Artifact:
    • Episode 1: Pyro and Demoman didn't think to bring their weapons, even though Pyro would retroactively receive new gear in 2017-era influence. That's why they still get incapacitated by a psychopathic "freak" with a cleaver.
    • The phrase "No one runs away and lives" will be given new context in Opposed!.
    • Opposition Member #5 is still the same character between Op/Res and Opposed!. There will be reasons for this as well as why Yutaka actually believes she is Nia in the original Op/Res.
  • The Remake: Of Opposition/Resurrection.
  • Remember the New Guy?:
    • Miss Pauling, a Team Fortress 2 character not appearing in CODE RED, is featured on the announcement poster for Opposed!, which retells Op/Res. Then again, she did appear in TF2's comics before "Expiration Date" was made.
    • Episode 1 implies that the Fugitive already knows the Madoka Magica girls. This is noted because inhibitor filler, which led up to the original Op/Res, is now Canon Discontinuity in the ss07 mashups; said shorts included Madoka and Homura trying to talk the fugitive out of his fatal decision attempt.
  • Retcon: One of the first details revealed is that mental inhibitor #2 is destroyed on Dec. 16, 2012 instead of Jan. 1, 2013.
  • Schedule Slip:
    • Opposed! episode 1:
      • Delayed past April 26, 2017, the date of the Opposition's first onscreen attack in the original Op/Res series.
      • Delayed again past May 16, 2017, the Op/Res episode 1 anniversary date.
      • Was announced for June before its Release Date Change.
      • Announced dates for August 2017/summer 2017 and fall 2017 have also since passed with no release.
      • The first two posters for the series stated a release year of 2017. Episode 1 had not debuted as of January 2018.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Homura's Bad Future self, who appears in the Opposed! announcement poster as an otherwise Advertised Extra. There are plans for her to get increased screentime in the remake.
  • Second Law of Metafictional Thermodynamics: This trope still causes bad things to happen to the Resurrection Movement.
    • The plot of episode 6, a New Story episode, is heavily based on a major real-life misunderstanding that caused a spike in paranoia and was never properly resolved. It was originally set for episode 3 before a decision was made to delay this plot and swap it with a focus on character entourage building; see Too Soon in Opposed! trivia below.
    • The creation of two new factions in July 2017 during development are "Tears of Joy" and "Blazing Swords" that will show up late in Opposed!. They build upon existing or already-planned ideas for Op/Res, but it's the second faction whose members (save for one) will attack the Resurrection Movement. The first faction will do their best to avoid disappointing the team who rescued them.
    • A third new faction was created nearly two months later in development named "Flaring Meteors" whose members also attack those around them... except it's a form of subconscious corruptive brainwashing where they have no control over their sudden viciousness. This means unlike the Swords, the Meteors don't willingly choose to claw out their friends per se.
  • Secret Identity Vocal Shift: Variant case that finally gets demonstrated in an audiovisual form. Though Neru Akita no longer goes silent onscreen, she hates her real Japanese-accented voice and all the "This chick doesn't deserve to make fun of jerks like us" implications that come with it.
  • Serendipity Writes the Plot: Or rather the format. Opposed! will use still images because a particular screen video recorder could not be acquired at the time; also, video would take longer to edit due to technical difficulties that shifted Op/Res into text form. It's essentially an audio drama with the nuances that come with it, such as added narration, but it's half reliant on the visuals, too.
  • Series Goal: The ResMov must fix the destroyed mental inhibitor machine to stop reality from going berserk around them. And in order to do that, the team must defeat the Opposition to triumph over the Fugitive's attempted killer and shut down their force field around the inhibitor.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: It's a First-Episode Spoiler that will not be listed yet.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: Enforced due to MMD community rules to go for a lower rating. This unfortunately does mean that characters like Stocking have to be bleeped or interrupted with inhibitor signal scrambles, in order to offset the liberal use of mostly bloodless gun violence in Opposed!.
  • Speaks In Shoutouts: In Opposed!, the Fugitive will start quoting songs and other things from time to time.
  • Suggested by...: Opposed! will have an "Acknowledgment to the works of Bryan Lee O'Malley and Stuart Humphryes". Not only is this remake inspired by Scott Pilgrim like the original Op/Res was, it's also inspired by The Ten Doctors by Babelcolour.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor:
    • The classic voice once used for the Vader-masked Net Persona returns as the mental inhibitor systems in Opposed!. It is the 10th anniversary of the really old and embarrassing YT account, after all.
    • The Vocaloid characters still have roles here, like they did in Op/Res.
    • Neru Akita will still use her synthetic voice (higher-pitched MS Anna) as in CODE RED.
  • Tears of Joy: It's the name of one of the new factions in the Opposed! remake. How this will play out is not yet revealed, but it's heavily implied there's Reality Subtext behind the choice of name.
  • They Call Him "Sword": The characters in the Blazing Swords faction when referred to as a whole.
  • 20 Minutes into the Past: Takes place in 2013-2016, the same (planned) timeframe as Op/Res. But that doesn't mean everything has to belong in that timeframe.
  • Verbed Title: Uses one.
  • Very Loosely Based on a True Story: This "fictionalized dramatization of actual events" is still heavily so. All characters are fictional counterparts inspired by true events, yet nothing takes place in any actual real-life settings. Except for that scene with Lucy and Nico in a New Story episode, which does take place in a real location.
  • Voices Are Mental: Several "vocally-overridden" characters, those who speak and behave like other voice-alikes, are planned due to lack of character models.
  • Void Between the Worlds: Still exists in the remake. A planned Opening Monologue for an episode would give context to the void.

    Opposed! trivia 
  • Actor Allusion:
    • In the ss07 blog's character renders from Dec. 2016, Homura's temporal doppelganger is shown in Towa's victory pose from Time and Eternity. She even calls herself Towa in the Opposed! remake.
  • Accidentally Correct Writing:
    • Yuudachi appeared in Op/Res only because Jack expected a cosplay meetup but couldn't find one in 2015 (which is why she was bait for the Time Police to put into custody). In the Opposed! remake, due to local influence/research in July 2017, this "Poi" girl will likely follow Yuki and Tsukasa, Asuna, and France in getting an entourage of her own, in the form of Leah Clark's characters.
    • On the Opposed! announcement poster released Christmas 2016, Scout is depicted in a Good Old Fisticuffs stance (source: winning a Rock Paper Scissors round in Team Fortress 2) even though he and his Distaff Counterpart would always use a baseball bat as a melee attack. Come the Yeti Punch taunt in October 2017, and Scout can actually throw a punch at his opponent.
    • During early prep for Opposed!, the mercs would use PDAs that all look like Engineer's or specialized cell phones to keep track of who's the target for their contracts. Then in October 2017, the Contracker is revealed as Team Fortress 2's official PDA contract device in lieu of a stationary drawer. That said, this device will not appear in Opposed!.
  • Development Hell / Troubled Production: Since the announcement poster, Opposed! episode 1 has taken over a year to make, mainly because a paranoid troubled man trying to use Method Acting to portray a paranoid troubled fugitive led to complications in real life.
  • Reality Subtext:
    • For a character entourage to be promoted from aspirant to full-fledged, not only must they have at least four members (as established back in CODE RED), but their voice actor must have made a local visit.
    • No one's called the Lost Fugitive by his real name in months, soon to be years....
    • An image on social media posted on November 5, 2017 shows Lucy and Nico at a real-life location, with a newspaper held in front reading "Deja vu". The text with the image said that a slapfight happened a year ago on the day it was posted, so there must be inspiration from real life for this scene to happen in Opposed!, if it does.
  • Release Date Change: The public release of Opposed! episode 1 has been delayed multiple times and put on The Shelf of Movie Languishment due to losses of self-confidence, constant Trouble Entendres including "throwing [things] off", and to release it closer to episode 2. Even in 2017, it just wouldn't be released even if it was finished.
  • Too Soon:
    • The content of Opposed! episode 3 was moved into episode 6, essentially delaying what happens in it until later; it drew influences from a very unfortunate misunderstanding in spring 2017 that was never properly resolved. As a result, the events of episode 6, which centered on characters coming together and forming entourages, were swapped back into episode 3.
    • The Opposed! series as a whole was delayed partially due to this.
    • The Fugitive's backstory surrounding suicide and death in general is also a factor in this remake's delay; a Visual Novel released in fall 2017 that is "not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed" has since gained popularity....
  • Un-Canceled: Op/Res by association.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The Fugitive's first moment of extreme anger in Opposed! became overdubbed with loudly screeching signal scrambles in the final cut.
    • Opposed!'s first episode would've been finished by Sept. or Oct. 2017 had a Creator Breakdown not happened.
    • The plot of what is now episode 6 was originally in episode 3; see Too Soon above.
    • Of all the 2017-era influences that do make it into this crossover, a character from a 2017 Visual Novel would've replaced Rena as Opposition Member #1 if Op/Res had begun its roots in the year 2017 instead of 2012-13. Let's say that someone else has already been assigned their intended role in Opposed!, and leave it at that.


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