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"We're building a platform for a new generation. One that enables people to create and share experiences through play. Together, we are the architects of play."
David Baszucki (aka Builderman), "The Story of Roblox"
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Roblox is not actually a video game, but a technology platform for developers to develop games onnote . On Roblox, players can create their own games with Roblox Studio, bundled with manipulation of the 3D game environment, Lua scripting, GUI features, usermade and distributed assets, and pretty much any video game spec you can think of, and play other games created by other players. Because of Roblox's very versatile nature, just about anything is possible; machine guns, remote-controlled cars, on-demand meteor storms, 3D Mario-style adventures, explorations of the second dimension, and much, much more. While you can play Roblox games on PC, Mac, and mobile, you can only pop some on the Xbox One.

Additionally, players can customize their blocky trademark-style Lego-like avatar with items bought from the catalog, with Robux, earned from Premium subscription, monetizing your game if it's successful, or buying with real money, to play as in most games.

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Roblox was first brought to life in 2006 by David Baszuki and Erik Casselnote  as an "online building toy" with its Built with LEGO aethestic that would define much of Roblox's history, building your world with Lego-like blocks, popping in some scripting for a bit more interactivity, and exploring games with your blocky Robloxian. When Roblox received an insurge of popularity around 2015, Roblox would go on to become more of a professional video game development software, not to menetion helped by Developer Exchange, the ability to earn real money from your games, than a kiddy sandbox game Roblox started out as.


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  • Abnormal Ammo: Some of the crazier guns shoot flaming hedgehogs, killer whales, peppers, bees or something else entirely.
  • Achievement System: Roblox has its own set of badges earned for making progress, joining Builder's Club, or being an administer.
    • Developers can add badges for their games, in which players can earn. Usually they're Cosmetic Awards, but some games will detect if a player has a badge and then unlock something for them.
  • Allegedly Free Game: It's free to play, but the magnitude of some of the Builder's Club updates are making users believe that this is becoming more of a reality.
    • As of the 9/25/13 catalog update, the market minimum fee for T-shirts, Shirts, and Pants went from 5 tickets to 300 tickets, meaning that free members would have to go a month without spending any money to buy one of the three items (all free Roblox players got a recurring stipend of Tix). Reminds you of any other allegedly free game?
      • Thankfully, a later update reduced the minimum price from 300 tickets to 100. It still caused turmoil, but the overall opinion is that it was better than the last change.
    • An update in 2016 removed tickets entirely, forcing players to buy everything in Robux. Naturally, most free players are unable to buy anything, and new players end up sticking with the handful of free items in the catalog.
    • Thankfully this has been Downplayed in the late 2010s, as part of Roblox's plan to maximize the business made off games. All players were granted 200 active game slots, then 200 group slots, and then 70% earnings on gamepasses and developer products (previously 10% for free players). Builder's Club was replaced with Premium, which grants all benefits for all tiers, with exception of Robux earned.
    • On the other side, the ability to sell plugins for Robux introduced in December 2019 and plans for selling all assets types in the future was a big letdown, especially for rookie developers who have been relying on free assets for years.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: You can color your avatar red, blue, purple, green... you get the idea.
  • Ambiguously Brown: The Xbox-exclusive avatar bundles, such as Oakley and Ezebel.
  • Amusing Injuries: Ragdolls have become a staple in some places on Roblox, with some of them dedicated to acts such as falling down long flights of stairs, leading to these.
    • Ragdoll death scripts, among other scripted ragdoll activities and actions, further this.
  • Animesque: Some catalog items, such as Purple Super Happy Joy and Blue Anime Girl Hair, are this. Some games, such Dance Your Blox Off, use anime art and features.
  • Area 51: There are plenty of games where you have to survive and avoid getting killed by various horror and Creepypasta characters in Area 51. However, many use the same map. One example
  • The Artifact: Crossroads, one of the very first maps on all of Roblox, has orbs all around the map that change the player's colors when they come in contact with them. The original intent for this was to allow people to pick team colors, since when the map was originally made there was no team system and you could not change your character's look (though they were still a bit useless anyway, since you lost your colors when respawning). Now that neither of those things are true, they end up being the orbs that nobody really understands the purpose for anymore.
    • This isn't the case anymore. With the latest update to Crossroads, these strange orbs now have a purpose again. Touching one will make you switch teams. You can't harm other players in your own team, but you can still be neutral if you'd like. In addition to this, touching your own team's orb will restore your health. It's essentially a more modernized version of their original purpose.
  • Artifact Title: Over the years, the game has slowly been moving away from the "blox" part of the name. This started with the inclusion of materials such as trusses, and has become more true with the inclusion of life-like terrain, meshparts, and more humanlike Rthro. While at its core most of it has stuck to the Built with LEGO aesthetic, the administrators have even admitted they're trying to push away from that. Some parts of the community have complained about this, with their reasoning being that it would attract online daters.
  • Artificial Brilliance:
    • With lots of scripting, almost player-like AI like the ones this place uses can be made.
    • This can be much simpler and more possible due to an update that added Pathfinding.
  • Artificial Stupidity: Most commonly-used player-following AI has absolutely no pathfinding code or other intelligent actions assigned to them. Justified if you look at the source code - all you'll find is that they're simply programmed to move towards the closest player. They'll just walk into walls, barriers, and other objects, fruitlessly, while trying to get to their goal. Official pathfinding services make this easier nowadays.
  • Art-Style Dissonance: A typical Roblox horror game has those trademark blocky Lego-like characters facing Family-Unfriendly Violence, especially blood.
  • Ascended Glitch: The "double/triple hat glitch" in 2008, which allowed users to wear 2 or more hats at once instead of the default one, eventually became a part of the game when users complained about it being patched.
    • This went on even further with the accessories update, which labeled other "hats" as neck, face and waist garments that can be worn alongside the three hats.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: A common theme in Roblox are "morphs" that change your character's appearance, sometimes making them incredibly large.
    • One user created a place where the player is under the illusion of growing larger because the environment gets smaller in scale; you start out smaller than a molecule and grow to be bigger than entire stars.
  • Big Ball of Violence: Like many other combat-oriented videogames, several enemies can gang up on one player, which creates this, though usually minus the smoke.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: After certain users were permitted to submit fanmade accessories, one made by user Beeism is a speech bubble with the text replaced with hashtags, a jab at the site's infamous chat filter.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Many Roblox avatars are like this, although this is averted with some faces.
    • As a result, many players in roleplaying games add an eye color description to their roleplay bio.
  • Blatant Lies: Occasionally, a place will slip onto the front page that promises something along the lines of "Finish the obstacle course, and win 1,000,000 bux for real!" Did we mention people fall for it?
    • Also proven by a feature that allows users to use custom images and YouTube videos as a thumbnail preview for their game, most users use screenshots of games like Minecraft and Angry Birds to lure the other users in.
    • Another example is when a game says something like "DO NOT PLAY! 18+". This is commonly a lie, but some can be real. If it is real, then bring your brown pants.
    • For an official Roblox example, The "I Didn't Eat That Cookie" face
      The crumbs on your face suggest that you did...
  • Boss Rush: A common theme in Roblox places are boss battles against various monsters and creatures. This once-popular game is nothing but a long string of boss battles.
  • Bottomless Pits: Every level is above one.
    • Falling past the ~-30 point mark on the Y-axis in the game's coordinate system will cause you to instantly die. Roblox Studio gives you the setting to change it.
    • Going too far from the origin of the coordinate system (there is no limit) will cause floating-point errors and will cause visual distortion and other nasty effects, even crashes in some situations. There are even some places to demonstrate that.
  • Bowdlerise:
    • The infamous Shot in the Dark game featured realistic looking guns and a Russian Roulette mode. After the game was deleted multiple times, most of the few copies that exist of the game remove the Russian Roulette mode completely, and some even replace the gun with a toy-like gun.
    • It's common for people to upload popular music for use in games. However, explicit songs have to be censored or edited to be more appropriate.
  • Built With LEGO: Though mentions to LEGO, or any similar brick-building videogame (excluding Minecraft now) is censored, and the devs make a point that Roblox is "not sponsored, authorized or endorsed by any producer of plastic building bricks".
  • Cats Are Mean: The Kittypult shoots angry and evil cats at players. If they touch a player, the cat begins to assault the player it touched in a ball of smoke.
  • Christmas Creep: The Christmas Creep gear.
    You know when you start seeing Christmas stuff in stores in late September. It's HIS fault.
  • Cool Train: Games focusing around railway operations became increasingly popular in the late 2010s, the best-known example being Stepford County Railway, which accurately depicts a fictional modern-day British train operating company (the titular Stepford County Railway, which also has four sub-brands: the Stepford Connect commuter service, the regional WaterLine, the AirLink shuttle, and the high-speed Stepford Express), with real British rolling stock and an established network with different pre-defined routes and schedules, plus human-controlled dispatching and signalling (provided a player has undergone the necessary training as part of the SCR group) and TTS voices accurately depicting the kind of announcements one could expect to hear on a modern British passenger rail system.
  • Creation Myth: Chronicles of Roblox, which tells the supposed story of how the universe of Robloxia was created.
  • Cut-and-Paste Environments:
    • The most common types of games are "tycoons", "Survive the X", and obstacle courses that are all usually very similar in both gameplay and looks.
    • With the addition of the "Free Models" system, where users can save and share small creations of theirs (or even entire levels if they see fit), even less effort can be put into a good place. This, really, makes the trope literal copy-pasting.
  • Death Course: Obstacle courses, also known as "obbies", have players go though many different obstacles, such as lava, tightropes, platforms, jumps, invisible walkways, mazes, and quizzes.
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
    • From a programming standpoint: Tends to happen in the object-oriented hierarchy of the game, because multiple copies of something all need to have copied children, as well; so if you have a fully-furnished house, and want to make a copy of it, all the contents of the house, even the house itself, has to be copied as well. This leads to bad performance issues and graphical clutter.
    • From a place standpoint: Many places on Roblox borrow ideas from one-another. Knowingly. Without remorse.
    • From an interactivity standpoint: One such example is the (now-defunct, but hugely popular in their time) "Script Builder" category of places that used scripts that let visitors run scripts.
      • Some people even ran their own script builders inside script builders to have more creative control.
  • Dialogue Tree: With the Dialog feature, these sometimes pop up, under the name "Dialog Choices". They can be organized in the object hierarchy of the game engine or scripted with Lua.
  • Die, Chair! Die!: There are some places dedicated to nothing more than blowing things or other people up. A lot.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: GUIs, among some other more in-depth features, require a lot more effort to get working in a place, but when mastered can really raise the production value of your game.
    • The same is true with Lua scripting in general. Hard to master, but worth the time.
  • Dramatic Gun Cock: Some guns allow you to do one; entirely up to the creator of the weapon. There are a few official Gears that do this.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • Considering how much the game has evolved from what it used to be, the early days can be incredibly jarring to look back at for a contemporary player. Just to name a few things, the places were much more rudimentary and often relied only on a small amount of scripting, with only a few dedicated players making more impressive places (and even that was limited in scope). Also, prior to the shirts and pants update of 2008, the only character customization that existed were t-shirts (then simply called "shirts") which were effectively just stickers on the front of the torso, hats, and character colors. The explosions used to be solid red circles instead of more realistic looking ones, there was no dynamic lighting, and plenty of other expected features were completely absent as well. For the players who were around really early, it gets even stranger — Robux were the only currency prior to tickets arriving (although they're gone again), and Builders' Club was still in early testing; one thing that might sound jarring to some players is that, before Builders' Club went live, it was awarded to players who won specific contests...for life! In modern times, the administrators would likely never dare give out a lifetime BC membership that easily, no matter how populated the game is now.
    • Crossroads, one of the earliest maps made for the game, originally had a much more simple look; it consisted of nothing more than a random thing in each of the four quadrants, like a small house. It was slowly reworked into the more elaborate map it is today. Though even that appears downright ancient when compared to most modern games.
  • Effortless Achievement: Many games will have a badge that is earned by simply playing the game. Any badge with a difficulty from "Freebie" to "Cakewalk" will be this.
  • Everyone Hates Mimes: The following description for the Mime accessory:
    "IT'S A MIME! DESTROY IT!"
  • Fall Damage: Usually averted, but "fall-damage" scripts can be implemented.
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: For an alleged kid's game, the Roblox staff is very lenient when it comes to the amount of gore, horror, and realism of NOT Family-Friendly Firearms that developers are allowed to put in their games. One of many examples
    • Phantom Forces is a shining example of this, having copious amounts of red blood splatters that would be common in an M-rated game, yet still up and is one of the most popular games. In game, dead bodies stay as solid objects, and due to the game’s Squad Spawn feature, bodies would frequently pile up around each other in the tens, which sometimes gets as bad as literally blocking doorways with a mountain of corpses, or worse, walking into a room with the walls covered in pure red and corpses littered everywhere. To get a perspective of how graphic it is, throw a grenade right next to a corpse, preferably with said corpse next to a wall, and watch the grenade explode while spraying blood all over the wall/floor in a terrifyingly realistic manner. An extreme example. A more realistic example.
    • Rather Defied with Ro-Bio, which was taken down because of its controversial themes of human experimentation, one of the rare violent scenarios Roblox finds uncomfortable. A softer remake, Ro-Bio 2, was soon released, but was taken down as well. It was eventually replaced with Ro-Chanics, which has a very lighter premise of creating robots isntead.
  • Fixed Camera: Can be edited.
  • Floating Continent: Every basic level structure. Most levels are just a flat base on nothing, and anything that falls off the side of the level falls until they hit the area where all bricks are removed. Some levels play the trope more straight, with actual floating islands.
  • Foreshadowing: The Sword Pack hat's description hinted at the Ascended Glitch entry above.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: This gear lets you do this with another player.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • Most of the chosen names for war clans are acronyms. Running trend, probably to imitate government agencies that usually do such things.
    • This was actually the solution to the final hint during the Ready Player One event, where reading the first letter of each line spelt "Coffee", hinting that you needed to interact with the coffee shop in Egg Hunt 2018 while wearing a certain egg.
  • Game-Breaking Bug:
    • The HUD update completely removed user messages and hints in-game, which made some places potentially Unwinnable if those hints/messages contained clues or passwords. note 
    • Changes in the physics engine have broken many popular places that depend on certain physics objects. The Super Roblox Galaxy series, for example, was broken when the "RocketPropulsion" object was nerfed to be non-functional as a child of a brick controlled by a Player (namely, the torso).
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
  • G.I.F.T.: Justified, usually. It's a site aimed mainly towards kids, so most of the time they're just... y'know... being kids.
  • Go Out with a Smile: By default, the player's expression does not change when they die, meaning you'll find a decapitated head with usually a smiley face.
  • G-Rated Drug: Bloxy Cola warns itself as habit-forming. (This is technically Truth in Television, as sugary food products tend to addictive.)
  • Gratuitous Latin: The highly sought Dominusnote  hats have Latin names and descriptions.
  • Great Escape: There are quite a few games, such as Prison Life and Jailbreak, where the goal is to escape from a prison, while having to avoid being caught by the other team of players, filled with a bunch of prison guards.
  • Guide Dang It!:
    • A few of the presents in the Christmas events were difficult to figure out before they were released. By far, the worst of it had to be the Elite Gift of Hax0r in the original 2007 event, where this trope was played intentionally. First off, before the gift was even given away, you were supposed to notice this shirt on the user ROBLOX's inventory. And even if you did notice it, there was no telling you would ever get the hint that "0x5f3759df" was Carmack's number — in other words, you had to be a programmer just to figure this out or just Googled it. Either way, it was supposed to clue you in to message a user by the name of JohnCarmack; even if you did get this far, there was absolutely no hint you were supposed to message him, let alone even find a user in the first place. This one had the lowest amounts of awards that year, with only 174 giveaways (for comparison, the gift with the most giveaways had almost 50,000).
    • The game Doomspire Brickbattle has hidden tricks you can do with the weapons. These tricks are essential for competitive play because they help you move around the map quickly and stay alive. However, these tricks are never explained in the actual game itself; the only way you can learn these tricks is by reading the game's description, watching the official guide, or observing other players.
  • Healing Factor: Your avatar can heal damage in most cases.
    • This is due to a script applied to all characters by default. There are many ways to remove that script.
    • Various gear enhance this ability, including the Regeneration Coil.
    • Some places, such as Reason 2 Die, don't allow damage to be healed unless the avatar uses a health kit.
  • Hot Potato: This gear, that after being activated, can be passed onto another player. The last player holding it explodes.
  • Hypocrite:
    • "All of those spam things don't work, so I created this new hack that gives you 100,000 R$ and Tix!"
    • In Kohl's Admin House, people have a tendency to tell people to stop spawnkilling... ...and then make it so that everyone else on the server except for them die infinite times upon respawn.
  • Idle Game: Classic tycoon games. A player sits around and waits for their machines to generate money for them, they collect the money, they purchase upgrades/machines/items, and then they sit around and wait to get more money.
  • Improbable Weapon User: So, so many. One of the default weapons is a superball, and there's nothing preventing you from making a cannon that shoots teapots or ducks.
  • In Case You Forgot Who Wrote It: The default name of a place is [name of player]'s Place.
  • Insistent Terminology: The official brand guidelines has a section detailing when referring to Roblox as a whole by text, advises to refer to it as a platform for games rather than as a game itself.
  • Interface Screw: The official Paintball Guns will splatter on your screen in red, blue, green, magenta, or orange when they hit (Though nowadays, this script is usually broken). Also, the Agonizingly Ugly Egg of Screensplat from the Easter 2010 event displayed a large fried egg whenever you picked it up. A few scripts using fog and ambience can screw your interface, particularly with malevolent exploiters.
  • Kill It with Fire: The flame graphic. Many players have already made their own flamethrowers, and there is an official Roblox-made one. The Noir Periastron Psi can briefly bring darkness that only light from Dynamic Lighting will light up.
  • Lampshade Wearing: A few of the game's numerous hats are lampshades. Example.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: The characters that appear in the thumbnails for Heroes of Robloxia post-Universe 2018 event update include a character named Amethysto, who is the true form of the Big Bad, Darkmatter.
  • Lightmare Fuel: Some horror games, such as PARTY.exe and Tifany Mayumi's Revenge 2, mix in comedy with the horror, with random hilarious sounds and happenings to lighten the gloomy mood.
    • Break In is quite lighthearted commpared to the scariness of the film it's based off. The ringmaster of the Purge, Scary Larry, looks cartoonish, clownlike, and is really a robot, his minions attack with crowbars flimsily, and the battle with the rolling-pin-wielding pizza delivery Purger, complete with cheesy Italian music, is the Crowning Moment of Funny.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Some accessories in the catalog can turn your avatar into this.
  • Loophole Abuse: "Having a Kid and Start A Family" type games are not allowed on Roblox. Adopting kids, however.....
  • Loot Boxes: Many games now employ these as a way for players to obtain in-game virtual items, just to make more money. Due to regulations, the exact chances of getting a certain prize such as via rarity must be plainly displayed.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: When a player dies, they fall apart, allowing their limbs to be kicked around. It's even better when they're killed by a explosion, as all their parts go flying into the air.
    • Some places even have scripts that make the player's guts blast out in different directions the instant they die to expand on this trope.
  • The Many Deaths of You: Some places take this to the extreme by making the whole level define this trope.
  • Marathon Level: Certain obbies have over 100 stages. A few even have 1000 or more stages. Thankfully, however, most of them have options that allow you to save your progress... unless it's bugged and sends you back to Stage 1 instead when you try to load.
  • The Maze: The game Maze Creator Advanced has the player design their own maze using diferent maze sections. Once the maze is complete, anyone can try to walk through it.
  • Merchandise-Driven: Given that the official toys come with codes to redeem virtual items, it's possible to use a player's ownership of said items for your game for various features such as free currency packs.
  • More Dakka: Some weapons are this. One truly insane weapon is the Dual Vulcans. That's right, dual-wielding miniguns.
  • Mini-Mecha: This bundle designed by a user which won a contest is a miniature Noob piloting an avatar-sized mech.
  • Multiple Demographic Appeal: It appeals to kids and adults who want to play games online and it also appeals to people who are interested in coding and game development.
  • Nice Hat: There's a lot of weird/nice/awesome hats. And we mean A LOT.
  • No Flow in CGI: The accessories and gears your avatar can adorn are each usually just one static model and welded to a part of your avatar, meaning they'll only move if the part it's attached to moves too. Rope and crude Jiggle Physics can avert this.
  • No Hugging, No Kissing: Enforced by the Roblox rules. To prevent players from online dating on Roblox (a common problem on many online games, especially kid-targeted ones) and to limit the Video Game Perversity Potential, any implication of a romantic relationship is banned in user-generated content, especially "making children", even if it doesn't involve the players. Though the Easter Egg 2018 Hunt got away with a few NPCs mentioning their boyfriends and girlfriends.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: Most games have no story at all, just gameplay, gimmicks, and maybe a few NPCs getting away with the Rule of Fun.
  • Now Buy the Merchandise: Roblox advertises its Game Cards and toys regularly on the site, as those can earn free virtual items for your avatar.
  • Obvious Beta: Mountaineers, which was created for the Roblox Holiday 2017 event, was criticized to death, because of its (appropriate) mountain of glitches for the player to climb. Its notable Game-Breaking Bug is rock fish spawning on land, thus not able to be fished.
  • Only Sane Man: Game developers, veteran users, and a small handful of regular users. especially back then on the forums.
  • Parodies for Dummies: The hat Quantum Thermodynamics for Dummies.
  • Perilous Power Source: A number of games, termed "core games", centered around controlling spherical energy cores. Or running away from them as they go critical and melt down, generally creating massive explosions. The most famous of these is Pinewood Computer Core.
    • Some of these games have a "freezedown" on the opposite end of the core temperature scale, in which overcooling the core causes it to freeze everything around it and/or explode into a massive sphere of ice.
  • Please Subscribe to Our Channel:
    • Try finding a comment that isn't advertising a place or one of those "do this, earn 400000 Robux" scams. This was the reason why place comments were removed, however, since comments still existed on other items such as game passes and badges, the bots and spammers just moved over there.
    • An update allowed developers to promote up to three social media links on their game page.
  • Press X to Die: A very common tool is the Reset tool, which kills the player so they can respawn. It's even been integrated into GUI form. A script can toggle if the latter can be used by greying-out the option.
  • Product Placement:
    • Sponsored events, which either alter popular games or launch a new game with objectives to earn virtual items based on what work the event is sponsored by.
    • Sponsored items are the same, but only extend to free catalog items for your avatar to wear or use.
    • Work at a Pizza Place had actual Mountain Dew for several years until it was replaced with a generic lemon and lime soda.
    • Even after the end of events, some of the most popular games will be lucky enough to collaborate with big name brands, such as Veichle Simulator with Hot Wheels and Adopt Me! with SCOOB!.
  • Ragequit: Newer players and Guests will often do this when they get killed, but it's less of a Ragequit and more of a "Oh my god, my character has fallen apart! What do I do, what do I do, what do I do?!" quit.
    • Some people announce they're quitting on the forums. Very, very few people care, unless the person was extremely well known.
  • Public Domain Soundtrack: On behalf of APM Music, which Roblox signed a deal with, a huge plethora of music is granted for the usage in game creation, provided that there aren't more than 200 tracks used in one game alone.
  • Rags to Riches: In most classic tycoon games, a player starts out with very little money and earns a lot of money as they progress. The player starts out with little or no cash and no items except for a free, barebones brick droppernote . As the player continues the game, they make more money and can begin to afford expensive upgrades and machines. Eventually, they own all of the upgrades and items available in the game.
  • Rainbow Pimp Gear: On games in which cosmetics influence stats, such as Mining Simulator, expect this.
  • Real Money Trade:
    • Illegal example: RBX.Place, where you can trade limited items with real money. However, it can get you banned. People also like to sell high-value accounts.
    • Legal example: The official program is DevEx, which, provided you have an account with a Roblox Premium membership and Robux purely garnered from game revenue which is enough to total to a threshold.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Just about everyone is apparently a humanoid robot made of plastic.
    • And bodies can take it a step further, creating Mega Man-esque Robloxians.
    • Averted when characters die and fall apart. But, some places have ragdoll scripts, which keep your character in one piece upon death.
  • Rule of Fun: Really, the entire game is based on this. Why are you in an accident-prone house trying to survive over 80 different disasters? Because it's fun. Why are you falling down a flight of stairs, probably breaking all of your bones in the process? Because it's fun. Why are you using a sword to dig underground into the other team's base to capture their flag? Because it's fun. Why are you on a series of mountaintops, fighting with swords? Because it's fun. Why are you playing around in a group of planets? Because it's fun. And most important, why is Everything built with LEGO? Because it's fun.
  • Same Content, Different Rating: Roblox used to be rated 9+ in the App Store, but since 2016 has been rated 12+, possibly because of a number of Family Unfriendly Violent games. It was even temporarily rated 17+ in 2015.
  • Scenery Porn: Very prevalent in some levels, especially showcases meant to present the beauty of building. There are several sky boxes which play this trope very straight.
  • Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: One popular map was a space map with different planets you could visit and build things on. If the avatars were 6 feet tall, the planets would be less than a mile apart. Justified because who wants to spend hours flying through featureless space when you could be building interplanetary bridges?
  • Screwball Serum: The Witches' Brew makes your head grow and change colors.
  • Sensory Abuse: Several players have uploaded loud and distorted audio to the site, so it's not uncommon for players to play these ear-ripping audio unexpectedly on a game.
  • Skybox: What makes the skies in the majority of games. It's in the shape of a cube, so you can paste custom decals on it to your preference.
  • Sturgeon's Law: Inevitable in a game where 95% of the content is user-created.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Since everything is made out of bricks, explosions can reduce a destructible building into rubble.
    • This leads to places which are pretty much nothing but using bombs and rockets to blow up a single, giant building. Some places take it further by using moving, working trains as targets for the explosions, which pretty much cranks up the coolness Up to Eleven.
  • Stylistic Suck: A series of games (Known as "Orb games") use this, particularly via using easy (usually getting harder in later instalments) obstacles, no checkpoints, and low-quality MS Paint decals.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: By default, characters cannot drown in water. However, due to the highly versatile nature of Roblox, individual games may avert this by programming oxygen meters, or even having characters die the instant they touch the water.
  • Sword Fight: Some places are dedicated to it, but others may have the sword along with other weapons.
  • Take That!: When the "Safe Chat" function still existed, there was a category called "Mystical Beasts", with one of the sub-categories being "Honest Politicians".
  • Troll: The forums were vast troll feeding grounds.
    • Depending on who you ask, trolls on the forums have undergone serious Villain Decay, going from nigh-undetectable champions of baiting to obvious trolls. People still fall for them, though.
  • Toilet Humor: There is a countless amount amount of places where you can get eaten, see the insides of that person, then go into a toilet as a poop.
  • Utility Weapon: Several, one of the most popular being the Gravity Coil.
  • Video Game 3D Leap: Inverted. Roblox has naturally a 3D environment, but players can make 2.5D games with decals attachd to invisible bricks, and with enough scripting and GUI mastering, even 2D games!
  • Video Game Perversity Potential: It was inevitable that people were going to make sexual stuff, and have done so despite it being strictly banned. Whenever a place with sexually explicit content gets found by frequent users of the site (usually the forums or players who film the place and send it to YouTube) it tends to get deleted within a few hours at most, but their proof of existance still remains online. Somewhat after the Colbert Bump around late 2015, some parents went to local news stations and told them about their child stumbling upon possible predators.
    • The most severe case was the "Roblox Gang Rape" incident, in which on July 5, 2018, two hackers exploited a Roblox game, injected a rape script, and gang raped a 7 year old girl's avatar. Because Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil, this spread like wildfire over major news, costing Roblox PR in the process and resulting in them removing access to Experimental Games from players under 13, later everyone but the creator and their friends, which wasn't well received by many. This change was later rolled back, albeit with a reminder on Experimental Games that the creator should update it.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: You can customize your avatar with a variety of hats, shirts, etc.
  • Walk on Water: Some games will have water simply be solid bricks, allowing you to walk on them.
  • Wide Open Sandbox: Considering the description we gave at the top, you ought to have seen this coming.
  • Womb Level: Some older obbies around 2010 had you go through a random character's digestive system, with them often starting on an impossibly long tongue, and often ending in a toilet. Overlaps with Toilet Humor. Another variant of this is going through multiple portions of said character.
    • Some newer obbies have these as well, except that they tend to be MUCH Bigger on the Inside as opposed to the older obbies.
  • You Have Researched Breathing: Some things that are simple and easy to do in everyday life are either impossible to do in Roblox, or need a ridiculous amount of scripting to be able to be done. Like skateboards, bicycling, or even swinging on a swing set.
    • Skateboarding has been made moderately easier after the Disney XD Zeke and Luther promotion, which introduced multiple skateboard kinds.
  • Your Head A-Splode: Early space levels have a script that, unless you are wearing an astronaut helmet, causes your head to swell up and explode. However, most of these games have an astronaut helmet placed somewhere (Usually near an airlock or similar location), and only a few required purchasing the hat from the Catalog.

    Specific games 
  • Advancing Wall of Doom: The Doom Wall 2: Burst, where you are being chased by a black void and must make it to the end of a Sonic the Hedgehog-esque level to escape it.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: Yes, for Overnight, peanut butter pizza does exist.
  • And I Must Scream: The infected characters in "Piggy" are apparently suffering from this, according to an encoded note left by a (at the time the note was written In-Universe) soon to be infected Ms. Gazelle.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: In Ghost Simulator, Ghost Hunter Jax is fully aware of the conflict between the NPC's and the developers, but decides to stay out of it and is just happy about whatever the Ghost World did that granted her free will, so she pursues her musical goals with the help of the player. She later accepts an offer by the developers to join them, but she's only interested in getting the chance to talk to Ghost Hunter Ace and end the whole conflict so everyone can live happily.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: The only thing you can get from the end of Nullxiety for entering the secret code is a badge and your status was changed from Accepted to Accepted+.
  • Civilized Animal: In the Wolves' Life series, everyone is a wolf who abide with their animalian mannerisms and natural woodland environment, but are capable of human things such as wearing clothing, making campfires, and going to school.
  • Company Cross References: Mad Games includes a mini-game based off of the Roblox game The Mad Murderer. Both games were made by the group Mad Studios.
  • Draw Aggro: One of the skills in Dungeon Quest lets you "taunt" nearby enemies and make them go after you.
  • Dug Too Deep: In Mineshaft, the prequel to Overnight, Frank and his mining crew 100 years ago uncovered the Artifact of Doom that sealed the same monster from Overnight, which caused them to be posessed by the monster, and their souls trapped in the artifact.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: In Castle, near the end of the game, Diana talks about revenge all of a sudden, which is something you would not expect from a Princess Classic. That's because she's actually a Wicked Witch, as you find out in both good and bad endings.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The bad ending to Airplane 3 reveals that the Giant Skeleton was responsible for all of the events of the Airplane Series by resurrecting Ronald into the monster
  • Joke Item: The ZiP .22 in Phantom Forces, which can be obtained at Rank 61, performs almost exactly like its real-life counterpart; with the exception of the gun never jamming at least. It also requires at least 4 headshots to kill someone at point-blank range.
  • Killer Teddy Bear: Bear, the main antagonist of the game of the same name, is a murderous stuffed bear who just exists.
  • Madness Mantra: Ghost Hunt - The Asylum has one written in blood saying "The world is the patient." Have a good night's sleep, kids!
  • Meta Twist: Usually, the "guide" is usually the designated Red Herring victim in most Camping-style games. However in Aquarium, it turns out the Susan, the "guide", DID actually do something horrible to the Ghost Shark, if the Secret Ending was of any indication.
  • Multiple Endings: Like Camping, its imitators also have multiple endings, though various other games of different genres also have them as well.
    • Overnight: Prior to the Halloween update, the Finalist ending was the only ending the player could get.
      • Finalist: David is revealed to been Dead All Along, and that the Monster was using him as a disguise. The Monster then proceeds to kill the rest of the survivors, and in the end, the Monster uses one of David's visitors as a disguise while greeting the new visitors, with them not knowing what happened to the previous visitors.
      • Monster: Alternatively, one of the guests opts to sacrifice someone to ensure the rest of the guests' survival. However, this allows the Monster to conquer humanity.
      • Hero: Using crossbows, the guests manage to slay the Monster, ensuring that he will not terrorize any more guests. However, the group still doesn't know about what happened to David, and presumably will likely never learn about it.
    • Break In:
      • Good Ending: You managed to defeat Scary Larry and escape unscathed.
      • Evil Ending: Same as above, but instead of escaping, one of the players equips the golden crowbar, and presumably kills everyone with it.
      • Secret Ending: With the help of Uncle Pete's pet mouse Louie, you manage to find Pete's truck key, and as you drive away from the Purge, you come near Scary Larry's house, and then proceed to vandalize his house for what he did to your neighborhood. Eventually, Scary Larry arrives home to find that his house was wrecked, and thanks to a bomb that one player sets off, blows up both him and his house.
    • Piggy:
      • Good Ending: The player and George Pig escape from the Plant after Mr. P holds the other infected back from them. Both Zizzy and Pony are revealed to been uninfected and successfully held off the infected troops. As they leave, the player wonders what to do next, and George Pig decides to Find the Cure! for the infection.
      • Bad Ending: The player attempts to help Mr. P, but is attacked by Badgy.
      • True Ending: Same as the Good Ending, but further context on Mr. P's motivations is revealed. He was desperately trying to develop a cure for his wife, and while he developed a sample, it was unstable, but Mr. P ignored the doctor's suggestion and searched for volunteers, with the Piggy family being one of those except George Pig. It seemed to work for them, so he tried the cure on his wife. However, the "cured" people later began showing signs of aggression, including Mr. P's wife, and developed red eyes. While Mr. P attempted to put her out of her misery, his love for her prevented him from doing so. He later tried to develop more cures for the infection, but later found the player, who had signs of the infection. While the player was taken to the hospital for more research, it was raided by the infected, so Mr. P rushed the cure to Bunny, but Mr. P instantly recognized that the cure he made had the same defects as the original cure, and left them both behind. The player then thanks Mr. P for the information, and the Good Ending then plays out.
  • Nintendo Hard:
  • Recycled In Space: Mad City is Jailbreak WITH SUPERHEROES!
  • Red Herring: In Airplane 2, you meet the President of the United States, Ronald, who is based on Donald Trump. Anyone familiar with the secret ending of Airplane will recognize that the monster's true name is Ronald and thus get antsy upon meeting the President. As it turns out, it's a coincidence: if the player shoots the president in the Last-Second Ending Choice, it's reveal that the monster was actually the Agent.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Binky, the Cotton Candy Winged Fox from Toytale RP (although her older appearance is also available as a free model), is deliberately this trope to the point where even the flavor text for her says that her cuteness will "melt your heart". The same cannot be said about her nightmare form, though...
  • Sequel Escalation: Shedletsky's game Crossroads 1024 is four times larger than the original Crossroads that he also made.
  • Staircase Tumble: There's an actual game that involves this trope.
  • Tilesweeper: "Elements of ROBLOXia" includes an optional minigame called "Visor Sweeper". The game is played with multi-colored visor hats on a 5x5 grid, and the mines are replaced by both black visors, which cause you to lose money, and bombs, which end the game. If you win Visor Sweeper, you get a special badge.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential:
    • It is possible, in Work at a Pizza Place, to shove a customer into an oven and cook them, leaving them like this.
    • You can kill your guests in Theme Park Tycoon 2 by letting them riding an incomplete roller coaster. You can even earn an achievement for killing 10 at once.
  • Wizard Needs Food Badly: Booga Booga is a Survival Sandbox where you must keep your hunger level up to not die, making its objectives in the Aquaman (2018) event a pain. Fortunately, you only lose your items you have in your hands beside your rock.

    Egg Hunts 
  • Animate Inanimate Object: There are several instances where an egg can show sentience, the most notable example being the GladdiEGGor from 2019, which not only acts as the killer in Deathrun's "Festive Fallen Factory" stage, but it actually cuts off the announcer and taunts the players.
  • Big Bad:
    • Egg Hunt 2014: Save the Eggverse!: Rabid Rabbit.
    • Egg Hunt 2017: The Lost Eggs: Dr. Deville d'Egg, who stole the FabergEgg so that he could Take Over the World.
    • Egg Hunt 2018: The Great Yolktales: Aymor, who got possessed by a mysterious egg (which is heavily implied to be the Egg of Origin from the following year's Egg Hunt).
    • Egg Hunt 2019: Scrambled in Time: Evilwick, whose goal is to destroy the Eggverse for unknown reasons.
  • Creepy Crows: Aymor, the Big Bad of 2018, who, after being possessed by the Egg of Origin, wreaks havoc among the library, steals all of its eggs, and Baleful Polymorphs the librarian into a literal bookworm.
  • Crossover: Egg Hunt 2019 had one with Avengers: Endgame, with six eggs based on Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and Thanos (plus a replica of the Infinity Gauntlet for the player to wear) for those who collect each of the former five eggs.
  • Epic Fail: During many of the earlier events, the admins dropped collectable egg hats from the sky in every game. Unfortunately, most of the time the eggs never fell, and if they did, they were broken. Not to mention, hackers (and even experienced scripters in Script Builders) exploited early events and managed to get hundreds of copies of every egg hat.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Evilwick may be the Big Bad of Egg Hunt 2019, but even he's caught off guard by you taking the Leggendary Egg of Time for yourself.
  • Excuse Plot:
    • Egg Hunt 2019: Scrambled In Time is little more than "Someone has scattered many eggs across the Eggverse, go stop him by finding them!"
    • Egg Hunt 2020: Agents of E.G.G.: "You are a secret agent. Your mission is to find all the eggs in the Eggverse."
  • Expy: ''The Great Yolktales’’ features a Willy Wonka expy named Billy Bonka.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: The reason why the Big Bad of Scrambled in Time scattered all the eggs throughout the Eggverse is never explained, and the explanation we do get is rather vague.
  • Grand Finale: Egg Hunt 2019: Scrambled in Time served as the final event before the release of "This Week on Roblox", which was to serve as a replacement for monthly events in favor of developer-made weekly "events". This was Subverted later with the announcement of a 2020 Egg Hunt.
  • Guide Dang It!: One of the last phases of the final boss of Scrambled in Time has you moving large rocks over the lava to reach him. Given how you've been attacking him beforehand, you'd likely think that you have to stack rocks so you can jump onto his head. You can do this, but the game doesn't tell you that it's easier to just smack a rock in his face.
  • Last-Second Ending Choice: 2019 has you choose whether or not to seal away the Leggendary after defeating the Final Boss (see Multiple Endings).
  • Lethal Lava Land: The final battle against Evilwick in Scrambled in Time takes place in one.
  • Make My Monster Grow: The Big Bad of Scrambled in Time does this for the final battle.
  • Multiple Endings: Egg Hunt 2019 contains two endings depending on whether you choose to seal the Leggendary Egg of Time or take it for yourself after defeating the Big Bad:
    • Leggendary Egg of Time ending: You take the egg from Eggwick and, after he exclaims how shocked he is at your decision, you kick him down. Mysterious Figure then calls you out on your actions as taking the egg for yourself means you've basically doomed the Eggverse, before pushing you away from the egg, telling you that you could've made a better choice.
    • Dragonborn Fabergegg ending: You seal the egg, causing Eggwick to have a Villainous Breakdown over the fact that you could just "throw away the power", and how he was so close to finishing... something and "fixing everything". Mysterious Figure then outright tells Eggwick that his actions nearly destroyed the universe. After congratulating you for defeating Eggwick, Mysterious Figure then removes his hood, revealing that he's really...Eggwick from an alternate timeline. Alternate!Eggwick explains how grateful he is, saying that the adventure was the greatest he's ever had with you, and bids you goodbye.
  • Random Drop: All the eggs during the earlier hunts, but the Fabergé Eggs take the cake. They all are eggs-tremely rare, and the Golden Fabergé egg of Hivemind is so rare that the calculated drop chance for it is about 3 in 190 Blue Fabergé eggs. See this for a bit more detail.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Mysterious Figure reminisces about how he and the player have been inseparable, with snapshots of him playing in numerous Roblox games accompanying his render as he's saying this (Although this is justified; since he's from another timeline, he's recalling the times he had with you there).
  • Stable Time Loop: The Egg Hunt 2019 added an egg to the 2018 game which ends in the player responsible for the events of 2018 by helping a young Booker find the Egg of Origin which led to the whole mess in the present when you showed up for work.
  • Storybook Episode: Egg Hunt 2018: The Great Yolktales takes the player across several storybook lands to recover the eggs and eventually defeat Aymor.
  • Tactical Suicide Boss: The Final Boss of Egg Hunt 2019: Scrambled in Time would be unstoppable if he didn't keep summoning platforms that outright help you to take him down...not that it doesn't make him any less difficult.
  • Terrible Artist: The DIY Egg sidequest results in the player crudely drawing an egg on a paper bag, which the game makes fun of you for how horrible it looks.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: "Cream-filled pastries" for Tallaheggsee, Zombie Slayer.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: After you defeat the Final Boss of Egg Hunt 2019, if you choose to take the Leggendary egg instead of sealing it, Mysterious Figure will call you out.
    Mysterious Figure: No, no, no. That wasn't how it was supposed to go. You were supposed to bring balance to the Eggverse, not destroy it! [Mysterious Figure pushes you out of the way before you can take the egg] I'm sorry. It didn't have to end this way.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Two developers as NPC's in the Egg Hunt 2018 event reference some anime titles via vague descriptions, while lamenting that most players won't know what they're talking about due to not being able to quote said titles by name due to copyright reasons. The conversation is as follows:
    Younite: ...no, the best anime is definitely the one with the giant head in the ocean!
    The_Frame: Who doesn't love the one with the bounty hunters in space though! You're insane if you don't like that one!
    Younite: Literally only you like that one, The_Frame! Mine is the best.
    Younite: If only we could be more specific about these animes without risking copyright infringement.
    • Tallaheggsee, Zombie Slayer's description refers to Twinkies, his Trademark Favorite Food, as "cream-filled pastries".
  • Villainous Breakdown: Evilwick in Egg Hunt 2019 has one if you seal away the Leggendary Egg of Time.

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