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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Due to Dreamy Hachi being a much more neotinised version of Hachiman himself, there is a divide in opinion over whether he's so adorable its impossible not to want to cuddle him, or being so overwhelmingly cute and sugary it's downright creepy.
  • Arc Fatigue: The Second Borealis Galactic War fell victim to this due to its obnoxiously long plot. However, its final part was edited so it could end as fast as possible.
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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Gorf's cameo in the Second Borealis Galactic War.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: A given in a setting where Xenofiction is the norm. In New Dawn for instance, where Tiny, the Dumb Muscle Mighty Glacier of the New Dawn's crew bites a Brotherhood soldier in half. He's only doing what he learned as a slave of the Gros and triggers revulsion in the other crew members. All except for Tarsus, who muses he'd like to do something similar to the backstabbing Ice Queen Sida'kuul who is primarily the reason WHY the Brotherhood are running around her city trying to gun the New Dawn's crew down. For Draconis, feasting on your enemy isn't an abhorrent act.
    • For a time, the Kraw Galaxy was awash with a wave of "Draconidophobia", a term for when the member states of the Kraw Federation lived in paranoid fear the Draconis would invade civilized space and enforce their rule upon them. An eerie analogue of McCarthyism as the species of the Kraw Galaxy are deeply passionate about democracy - something they believed the Draconid Imperium was not. The Kraw species could not for the life of them understand how the Imperium lasted so long as a constitutional monarchy.
    • For the Hollywood Atheist Tahar, the idea of becoming an advanced civilization and still holding on to values that one can consider religious is almost mind-blowing. As a result, they tend to label any empire that is not athiest as "primitive". Yes, even that Higher-Tech Species they just bumped into.
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    • Zazane believe in purity of form. As a result, most are averse to any kind of genetic augmentation or cybernetics. This stretches to aliens. If you're an alien cyborg or supersoldier expect to be berated harshly for your cowardice in agreeing to such enhancements.
    • The Aeoneonatrix are devoutly religious in their pursuit of vanquising evil. Having a Physical Religion where their patron diety is said to be the most benevolent being in existence who believes in only the triumph of good over evil, most Aeoneonatrix wouldn't think twice on giving him their soul, in fact it's a core aspect of the induction to their religion. Unfortunately other civilizations aren't so lenient with the use of one's soul, and it often baffles the Aeoneonatrix why so many would rather not give the ultimate gift or the most benevolent thing ever. However their patron's pursuit is more Utopia Justifies the Means than any of them realise.
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    • To the Draconis, people who smile with any teeth showing are giving them a Slasher Smile. No exceptions or middle ground.
    • Kicath hold a very absolutist view of the universe. And settle for nothing less than total eradication when their empires are slighted. This strict view of the universe however makes diplomacy difficult.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Kalcedia Myran, despite being introduced as being just one of the many members of the UNOC unit, grew quite famous as her character developed and because of her attributes. She has since stopped being a minor character and grew into a main protagonist of multiple stories.
    • Dvotties are nothing but non-sentient pet birds in-canon, but they have reached Memetic Badass status extremely fast, mainly due for being a race of Ridiculously Cute Critters.
    • Kan'Kun the Proto-Xhodocto, despite only appearing in two stories so far and being the closest you can get to a Xhodocto, is quite notable for being the nicest character out of all Xhodocto-related fiction.
  • Evil Is Cool: General consensus is that villain characters tend to end up being cooler and more interesting than heroes.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Evil female Radeon characters tend to get this treatment, though it's more often Played for Laughs.
  • Funny Moments: Has its own page.
  • Growing the Beard: Compared to its beginnings, fiction stories have become far more developed, complex and better-written. This is attributed to the authors becoming older and more experienced.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Has its own page.
  • Ho Yay: Sarec and Hachiman.
    • Tyraz and Uriel to the point where Word of God states that an abridged fiction with them cannot be made without portraying the two as outright lovers.
  • Les Yay: Arsac and Geltastra. Although in Gelt's case her sexuality is made evidently clear.
  • Magnificent Bastard - Name a major Cyrannian event of the past 30 years that hasn't somehow been the work of Antediluvian. Solid chance is he planned out how the events would start and end years before they began.It's little wonder he's the undisputed emperor of Cyrannus (well...almost).
  • Mary Suetopia: Most societies classified as post-scarcity are portrayed as having No Poverty, no class divide, everyone living comfortably and in some cases they've antiquated the idea of currency. Most post-scarcity societies are also leading international powers
    • Inverted with the DCP - It has all this but is an Orwellian dictatorship where a person could wake up to find the state has moved their house and changed their occupation because they are deemed of more use at this new location.
  • Memetic Badass: Gorf. He wins such a title because he's Gorf.
    • While there are numerous mortals who have fought a Physical God directly, special mention goes to Warlord Kilnok of the DCP for outsmarting Angazhar four times. Unlike the rest of the DCP's warlords however, he was never born with demigod-like power.
  • Memetic Loser: Hachiman. He always dies. Even when he's not even involved in the story in question.
  • Memetic Molester: Dhazhrak. He's secretly your girlfriend.
    • Inquisitor Sarec has become this due to his Straight Gay attitude and the fact he's roommates with a little boy.
    • Commander Mortikran of the Mortalitas is a canon example, being confirmed by Word of God to have a fetish for humanoid females. It gets weirder when you realize he's a 11 feet tall Ax-Crazy shark.
    • You don't want to be left alone in a room with Kol Daren.
  • Memetic Mutation: Talk to the writers on the IRC channel and you will notice several memes in their speech:
    • Slurp all the X available - originating from Infobot's response to the ~eat command.
    • General abuse of the infobot
    • "You're so cute!" - Diplomat Lezia
    • Interspecies relationships and everything related to them.
    • Telfinne's breasts, though this has died out since her model was remade.
    • Peem! - Gorf
    • Dvotties. They are magical creatures related to Gorf who vomit sugar pluff and flowers, and trying to kill them turns you into one of them.
    • General Zillum loves eating kittens.
    • Mahanayans are often compared to horses due to their horse-shaped heads. Cue horse and "NEIGH" jokes whenever they are mentioned.
    • "hur"
    • Santorakh REALLY loves cheese.
  • Moe: Hachiman easily qualifies. His Super-Deformed counterpart, Dreamy Hachi, takes it Up to Eleven.
  • Moment of Awesome: Has its own page.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Falrik Zaarkhun relentlessly beating Tuolog up and killing his father in front of him during the Second Borealis Galactic War.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Meep and tset can/will get users peeved if repeated too many times.
  • Nausea Fuel: The way the demon Zazane Varugr feeds, by enveloping his sentient tail into the victim and literally digesting them alive through it. The victim has no way of fighting back and can only be heard screaming as they are turned into paste. And let's not forget the time where he spawned tentacles out of his mouth and tried to penetrate Inquisitor Arsac's facial orifices with them. Luckily for her, she was wearing a helmet.
    • The story Kol Daren's House of Horror had mutilated Draconis bodies being hung on walls and on the ceiling, being used to feed Kol Daren's Horde of Alien Locusts. One of the bodies had its torso visibly opened with bugs feeding from its insides. Some of these bodies were alive and constantly regenerating, giving the monsters even more to feed from. And there was the time Kol Daren used his tongue to dice a Drallivian's brain without removing it.
    • Incognito can do very nauseating things, including cannibalism, killing people during sex and sexing people after killing them.
    • The Wranploer Billig has a personal "slaughterhouse" where he keeps the bodies of former victims for display. The room is loaded with them, from the ground to the ceiling, and they are always rotting and bloodied.
  • Padding: Present in the Second Borealis Galactic War, before the storyline was changed to go faster, there were several sections with no real significance but to delay the climax of some arcs.
  • Paranoia Fuel: The Eola'Nar's entire war involves using mortals as tools and pawns. Be it through trickery, mind control or selecting "chosen" such as the Radeons.
    • The very hint of Antediluvian's Psychotic Smirk or signature Just as Planned catchphrase - be it in stories or on quotes sections - has been known to cause this because it seems pretty-much everything that happens in Cyrannus is part of his grand scheme to become the unqestioning overlord of the galaxy. So far it has reached the point where you have to wonder if every single inhabitant is little more than a marionette on a string.
  • The Scrappy: Sollow, the immortal Smug Snake servant of Falrik Zaarkhun, who was disliked both in and out of universe. Somewhat justified because he was intentionally designed to be as unlikeable as possible so his final destruction would be more satisfying. Thankfully, he has been Killed Off for Real.
    • The Obvia'Atra certainly quality, with their distasteful and unlikeable A God Am I attitude and superiority complex, and the fact they were created with little reason but giving the Xhodocto a Good Counterpart. They have been Killed Off for Real.
    • The Second French Empire has become one for at least part of the community.
  • Shipping: Averted. Despite the fictionverse's open nature and the massive amount of characters from both genders present in canon, shipping between them is next to inexistent except for situations where it's Played for Laughs.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Sollow's death and the Obvia'Atra's destruction were welcomed with open arms by the userbase.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The general reaction toward the Infernovirus was that it ended too soon and was not developed enough. Thankfully, retconning so it can be more explored later is being considered.

  • The Woobie: Hachiman, oh so very much.
    • Oreleva Khaxvis evolved into this. Originally as cold and intimidating as the rest of Volkarus' lieutenants. She was brought down to earth after misjudging the intent of Crispy of the Golden Movement. Her woobie status emerged after she was made the personal 'pet' of Pyrak Yannor, who found any excuse to cause her misery inluding performing sadistic experiments on her. Made worse that not even curling into a sobbing ball of pain earns her master's pity, who berates her even more for acting like an ungrateful child. She may be on the side of the bad guys but boy could she use a hug!
  • Woobie Species: The Krektal, a minor species from the Borealis Galaxy, has done nothing but fall victim to space pirates since they achieved space travel, to the point they could not even establish a proper empire. The species is on the verse of extinction and not even the Polar Crystal Alliance's help is doing much.
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