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Walking City OCT is an Original Character Tournament, taking place on a walking city. A mysterious force transports contestants to this ancient place. You are encouraged by the host to fight for a chance to leave the city, and survive the city's dangers.

Click here for the characters sheet to find out more about the contestants and judges.

This OCT provides examples of:

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Paradox and Bert, who have red skin, Will and X.Javier could be from the Blue Man Group, while Moniq and Emma are wearing a purple dye.
  • Battle in the Rain: Rounds 3 and 4 take place during a rain storm.
  • Golem: A vast number of different types wander around the city, taking out any intruder who enters.
  • Hostile Weather: The various rounds involve the walking city walking through various worlds, resulting in a variety of intense weather affecting the combatants.
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  • Steampunk: Some of the judges have elements of this, such as Paradox, who has pipes on his back, and Never End, being a robot who also has a clock on his chest.
  • The Mario: Satellite, who can be used by contestants for any purpose in the rounds.
  • Turtle Island: Well, more like a turtle city.

The rounds provide examples of:

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  • Endless Winter: If its title is any indication, the Midwinter Kingdom seems to be this most of the time.
  • Shifting Sand Land: Lariat's homeworld of Dust appears to be this.

     Round 1 
  • Heat Wave: The first round takes place in intense heat and sunlight as it travels through a desert.
  • The Cameo: Will and Bert tend to appear in a lot of entries...

     Round 2 
  • Cold Snap: The second round has the walking city traversing through a snowstorm, causing the weather to become cold and snowy.

     Round 3 
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The third round is generally darker than the first two rounds... It's also when the Beast reveals its horrifying nature.
  • When It Rains, It Pours: A heavy rainstorm sets the tone for Round 3 that floods the city. The storm persists and worsens in Round 4.

     Round 4 
  • Evil vs. Evil: The Cinder Queen decides to open a portal for herself and the Midwinter army to invade the Walking City. Unfortunately for them, of all the things they run into, it had to be The Beast. The next round, The Beast curbstomps most of the Army (while the Queen and another division were finding Snow and Cat).
  • Perpetual Storm: The rainstorm that started in Round Three continues here, this time with powerful winds added in.
  • Was Once a Man: It's revealed in Lariat's entry that the Golems are actually the souls of contestants that had been defeated in the previous tournament.
    • In the same entry, Never reveals that he was once human until he uploaded his mind into his robotic body to stop Hui's first rampage.
  • Wham Episode

     The Finals 
  • And the Adventure Continues: After a Time Skip, Lariat is shown to have lived in Midwinter for five years since the destruction of the Walking City. She's built herself new Artificial Limbs a new Robot Buddy named Oval, and she invites Cat and Snow (the latter now Queen of Midwinter) to witness her latest invention - the portal the Cinder Queen used to attack the Walking City, which she had repaired over the course of several months. Lariat reveals that she intends to use it to explore other worlds, having grown restless in Midwinter's new age of peace, and bids her friends a heartfelt farewell before jumping in (and accidentally leaving behind most of her supplies).
  • Anyone Can Die: Dear God. Raizel, Will, the Cinder Queen, Ira, Never, Cerise, Grey, Triangle, the Beast, and even Rak'Shasa and the Walking City itself (and pretty much everybody who didn't escape via portals at the end) all bite it.
  • Apocalypse How: The walking city itself explodes in a massive pillar of light, obliterating everything and anything on it.
  • BFS: Thanks to assimilating the Midwinter army and Hui's original body, the Beast manages to generate a gigantic blade of red energy and effortlessly slices the World Tree to a stump before entering it.
  • Boss Bonanza: A non-video game version. The final entry has a notable number of major fights:Ira, Cinder Queen, Ira (in Hui's original body), The Beast, and finally Rak'Shasa.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • The Beast vs. the Midwinter Army. After getting bisected into two (and shrugging it off), he absolutely destroys and eats them all.
    • Snow v.s. The Cinder Queen. Once the former's powers awaken and manifest as the late King, the latter goes This Cannot Be! before getting melted in one hit.
    • The Beast, once it manages to reach the Walking City's heart. It destroys Cerise and Grey and impales pretty much everybody remaining in the fight... except Triangle.
    • Surprisingly, The Beast itself is on the receiving end of one against Hui's original body, getting thrown around, it's sole good hit shrugged off, bisected (again), its infection beam No-Sold, then it's head crushed. Then it's revealed that it did manage to get inside Hui's original body after all.
  • Darkest Hour: Despite the good guys' efforts, the Beast manages to reach the heart, incapacitate or kill off almost everybody, and begin opening portals to feed on other worlds. Thank God that Triangle could do something about it.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In Lariat's entry, Triangle destroys the Beast by drawing it in via his wifi connection, then getting Lariat to damage his reactor so he can explode with it. Later on, Lariat uses Rak' Shasa's own power against her to take back her own heart and destroy the walking city itself. (As an added bonus, Lariat literally punches Rak'Shasa's head off)
  • Enemy Rising Behind: Inside Hui's original body, the supposedly-defeated Beast pulls this on Ira. Lariat tells Ira to look out behind, but it's too late for Ira.
  • The Extremist Was Right: Ira's (and Hui's) decision to destroy the Walking City turned out to be the right thing after all- since Rak'Shasa, the heart of the city, was conducting these tournaments to obtain souls for her own selfish desires to survive.
    Lariat: Well, Ira, looks like you got your revenge after all.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Will defends the contestants from an attack from Ira, but dies from his wounds.
    • Never attempts to blow himself up on The Beast, but the beast swats him away and the explosion doesn't do much.
    • When all hope seems lost, Triangle uses his Wifi to absorb the entirety of the Beast inside him, sealing it away from the rest of the multiverse. However, the Beast then tries to take over him, so he tells Lariat to damage his power core so that he will explode with the Beast.
  • Kill 'Em All: With regards to all the Walking City native inhabitants, including the Walking City's heart and the City itself! And probably everybody who didn't escape via the portals, either.
  • Meaningful Echo: "I fucking hate it when you're right!", Lariat's response when Triangle tells her that she has to damage his reactor and blow him up in order to destroy the Beast.
  • Near-Villain Victory: In Lariat's entry, despite the heroes' best efforts, the Beast manages to infect the city, and impale everyone in the fight excluding Lariat and Triangle. All hope seems lost... until Triangle saves the day by using his wifi connection to suck in the beast, and then have Lariat overload his reactor to take the Beast down with him.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: By assimilating the Walking City, the Beast managed to shatter the barrier that was keeping everybody in. This allowed Lariat to return everybody back to their worlds before destroying Rak'Shasa. If this didn't happen, Lariat would have had to destroy Rak'Shasa first to remove the barrier... and the ensuing explosion wouldn't have given anybody time to escape.
  • Post-Climax Confrontation: After The Beast is beaten and most of the surviving contestants returned to their worlds, Lariat decides to go back into the city's heart to confront Rak'Shasa herself.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Lariat pulls one on Rak'Shasa once she finds out Rak'Shasa's extremely selfish and manipulative goals.
    Lariat: You're not a good guy! You're just looking out for yourself! You always have been, from the start! You're no better than The Beast! I can't believe Never dedicated his whole existence to someone as selfish and sick as you!
  • Sacrificial Lion: Cerise and Grey are unceremoniously killed by the Beast as they futilely attempt to stop it from reaching the heart, mainly to show how grim the situation is and how powerful the Beast has become.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Poor Will, one half of the Plucky Comic Relief duo, is killed when he sacrifices himself to stop Ira's attack on the other contestants, just to show how serious things are going to get.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: Both of the finalists had made use of a plethora of contestants as part of their stories, and with the multitude of characters being used throughout the many entries, a good portion of the defeated contestants will appear again in the final round.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The Beast is vulnerable to WiFi connection, allowing Triangle to suck the entirety of him inside Tri's system.
  • 0's and 1's: Lariat's entry's cover has binary codes in the background. It translates as: "Even though we may never see each other again, this is not goodbye."

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