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Prophesies, Destinies, and Killing Gods is a Play By Post Game, played and managed by a small group of forum members. It was originally hosted on the Hylian Tower Forum on Fanfiction.net, however due to limitations of the website's forums, has since been moved to its own stand alone site hosted by proboards.com.
Starting in 2010, The Role Play was originally called Virtual Battling, as its purpose was simply a thread where the forum members could engage in fights. Since then, it somehow evolved from a random battle thread with no plot and light-hearted humor to an epic story with numerous arcs and villains. To put this in perspective, the Role Play started off with characters fighting nerds and licensed characters from other media, to a clone destroying the world in an attempt to become a god, to elaborate space battles, and dramas including slavery and rape.
The first half can be read from Virtual Battling here.
Prophesies, Destinies, and Killing Gods provides examples of the following tropes:
- Aerith and Bob: People like Ebony and Ricky hang out with people named Nayru, Rawk, and Lotus. It gets worse when you compare those to Master-of-Omega and Villain-of-Awesome.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Ebony drank six bottles of vodka. It doesn't end well.
- All Myths Are True: ...but few are accurate. Every god of Human Mythology was actually an immensely powerful sorcerer. Interestingly enough, the one to first use this idea in the KG wasn't a troper. Also, many mythological and supernatural creatures are real, with good explanation. Generally.
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us:
Poly Awesome: I have control of *glitch* I have control of entire tower. *all lights in the tower turn off* I have all information in tower. He. He. He. He. Can Heroes *glitch* Can Heroes defeat me? I am only AI with no physical body can Heroes defeat me? *a computer in the tower explodes* How can Heroes defeat what they cannot touch? Can Heroes find mole in tower whom uploaded me? He. He. He.
- Anyone Can Die: Some characters have Plot Armor, and some never lose it. Those that don't have it....One killed off his main character Nikolai , and almost all of the rest of his characters at the time.
- Apocalypse How: All the way from 0 to X-4.
- Applied Phlebotinum: Element Zero is frequently used to explain things which would be otherwise impossible. ( Gravity wise.)
- More recently, seithr has been used in the creation of more outlandish devices.
- Artifact of Doom: From MacGuffin to sentient Cubes.
- Artificial Human: Reploids are incredibly advanced considering the date and age of the world Reploids are from.
- Ascended Fanboy: Michael, a fan of the fiction from another dimension was brought to the universe that is the main setting of the RP for yet unrevealed reasons.
- Attack Drone: The Tower has multiple defense robots.
- Awesome McCoolname: The first Big Bad is actually named Awesome.
- Bad Dreams: Lotus suffers from them on occasion, as does Masaru.
- Badass Adorable: Flora, a lovable thirteen year old girl, is able to transform into an emotionless, reality warping cyborg.
- Badass Normal:
- Nikolai, before the parasite within him forced him to get prosthetic limbs.
- Xavier, who has no powers to speak of.
- Slightly debatable on whether he was still Badass Normal when he got his power armor, but he did end up losing it.
- Most of the Seiken race in general, none of which are actually capable of having powers.
- Bag of Holding: Both Nayru and Ricky have one.
- Ballroom Blitz: If the heroes are at a party, expect something to go wrong and a battle ensue very quickly.
- Bar Brawl: Lotus starts one in hopes of causing a distraction after she is recognized as being wanted.
- Beach Episode: One time it was done on a Beach Planet.
- Big Brother Instinct: Will may come off as quiet and unapproachable, but he'll be damned if he lets any other Hero get hurt on his watch.
- Big Damn Heroes: Given that the group is actually called "The Heroes", this is often the case.
- Bishie Sparkle: Invoked by Rawk, Will, Masaru, and Alessio during a Beach Episode.
- Bond One-Liner: Villain tries to get Lotus to invoke this trope after she kills the cross-eyed Janus in a fit of revenge.
Villain: *wakes up and sees the ending* END IT WITH A ONE-LINER! LIKE, "I GUESS THAT'S AN EYE FOR AN EYE!" WAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA!!
- Calling Your Attacks: Invoked by everyone. Averted in more recent times, as several characters move to using nonverbal attacks .
- Casting a Shadow: Isa is master of Dark and Shadow affiliated magics. Everything her shadow does to yours , happens to you. This includes non-animate objects.
- Character Development: Almost every character changes in some way shape or form.
- Clarke's Third Law: Master-of-Omega's most powerful vessel is capable of controlling all 10 dimensions.
- Curb Stomp Battle: The students of the Elemental Masters attempted to ambush the Heroes, under the impression that they were attempting to steal the object inside the Pandora's Vault.(An artifact the heroes did not know about) They seemed to be fairly powerful....then within about five minutes, 4 of the remaining 5 of them were dead.
- Cyberspace: Of the kind experienced in the Mega Man Zero universe.
- Cute Kitten: Zercat and Cotton. The latter was catnapped by Ve'Andra who renamed him Raisins.
- Darker and Edgier: The thread went from two of the first posters irritating numerous villains for fun, and fishing, to fighting for their lives against Eldritch Abominations and Omnicidal Maniacs .
- Dark Is Not Evil: The Devbut'a are the very race of demons that are known throughout Earth. They're also very polite and like to make friends.
- Defeat Equals Friendship: After having her entire team destroyed by the Heroes, Aqua joins their team with little hesitation and becomes a side team-mate.
- Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu??: The Ducibus. (Or Cubes.) Energy Being form-changers with questionable loyalties and morals. They destroyed planets, wiped out races and came close to accidentally killing all the Heroes while trying to stall for time. Then they spent an entire few months bunking in the Tower after their place was accidentally destroyed, and one of them even got into a relationship with a Hero.
- Dragged Into Drag: Nayru has done this more than once to unfortunate unsuspecting males, Aleph being the most frequent target.
- Energy Weapon: Used very often, one of the most prominent examples being Zero's Z-Saber. These generally tend to be realistic, but some simply run off Rule of Cool.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Virtual Battling included multiple characters from other media and was overall far sillier and cartoony than P Da KG. Characters also were either exaggerated or had far more Out of Character Moments.
Lotus: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHEESE! *Shoves Vo A out the way and attacks cheese*
- Expy: Ilyana and Rachel are two of the most obvious examples.
- Extra Ore Dinary: Lotus, Isaac, and Aleph.
- Final Boss New Dimension: Purposely invoked , as the GM of the time was a troper.The final battle against Awesome in the Shadow Dimension, where dark powers were twice as powerful.
- Finagle's Law: The characters themselves lampshade this, though they know it as it Murphy's Law. See It Got Worse below.
- Game Master: The current person in charge of the Plot is known as the holder of the Torch of Dungeon Master.
- Genki Girl: Rouku. Giant demon attacking the Tower? Fighting off a known psychopath? Got seriously messed up by Cthulhu? Not going to stop her sentences from ending with a "♥".
- Genre Savvy: Michael, dangerously so. Villain, as well as a large portion of the Main Cast.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Rawk has these when he enters Blood Kain.
- The Grim Reaper: Adalwolfa was the Grim Reaper, but rarely took her job seriously and was eventually fired for slacking off.
Villain: Hello Bitches.
- Humongous Mecha: An unnamed 200m (656 feet) tall Battle Mech. Owned by Mia, hidden in her Pocket Dimension, but yet unused.
- I Think You Broke Him: Nikolai and Nayru have both said this word for word.
- Inevitable Tournament: The Tournament of the Shooting Stars. Deliberately invoked.
- Infant Immortality: Averted hard.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: A recurrent theme throughout the story.
- It Got Worse: Never, never ask the question, "What's the worst that can happen?" Because Murphy will answer.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Done to Rawk by Will, Masaru, and Alessio. Possibly justified, however, because he had just allowed a stranger to enter the Tower, done very little to help keep Gaenor from being kidnapped, and ignored a heavily injured Rie in favor of going on a date.
- Killed Off for Real: Done fairly often. Most times, the said dying person is able to have final words.
- Kinetic Weapons Are Just Better: The Empire has multi-kilometre long spacecraft capable of shelling planets . They have millions on millions of soldiers, some of the most advanced technology in the known galaxy . Their standard infantry weapon? Assault rifle.
- Interesting as handheld energy and plasma weeapons DO exist, and in no small number.
- Knight Templar Parent: Rawk to Flora. She was once called a slut by her former owner. Rawk proceeded to strangle a sizable portion of the man's army. With a spinal column.
- Literal Split Personality: Rawk had ten, complete with unique names, appearances, and personalities. Averted, however, in that they are really souls which use his body as an anchor.
- Living Shadow: Isa's shadow acts independently of her when required, and it easily can cast shapes that would normally be impossible, including shadow weapons for her to cut you with.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Over 40 and counting!
- The Mafia: Rawk and Will both used to be members of the Galactic Mafia.
- A Magic Contract Comes with a Kiss: Ada's Pactio system runs off of this.
- Meta Mecha: Mia's armor system's operate off a "Layer" system, with Layer 1 being the basic system that is stored in her bones. Layer 2 is a suit of armor attached on top of her existing armor, and Layer 3's, yet unused, are Mech's piloted by her lower layer.
- Mugging the Monster: Yes, oh lowly bounty hunter or mook, try and attack one of the Heroes.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Rawk, Will, Masaru, and Alessio took the removal of shirts and turned it into a spectacle involving low grade explosives and a lot of silver glitter.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Kaine, Omega, Demon Awesome, and Big Brother.
- Nanomachines: Used a fair bit by the more advanced members of the group.
- Noodle Incident: Lotus wants to know about a mentioned mistletoe incident, but no one tells her.
Lotus: As I remember, it resulted in a thirty-car pileup, the authorities, and me running away screaming about mutant chocobos.
- Our Souls Are Different: They are quite volatile when Rawk attacks with them.
- Papa Wolf: Don't ever let Rawk find out you've hurt Flora in any way. It won't end well.
- Phantom Zone: The Boundary is a dimension where no mentally based abilities work. It's also filled to the brim with seithr, which will generally kill any living thing that enters it very quickly.
- Power Armor: Will uses a nanosuit armor that is stored in his spinal column.
- Mia's weapon of choice is her various suits of armor. She near always carries her nanosuit base layer around, stored in her skeletal cavities.
- Precursors : Master-of-Omega is a AI created by the long-gone Progenitors.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: TEAM FORCE SQUAD EEEEEEECCCCCKKKKKKSSSSSS, and by extension, New Team Force Squad Extreme.
- Also The Eight and later Nine Grand Copies.
- Really 700 Years Old: Quite a number of people, as the most powerful of magic wielders seem to all be immortal.
- The Cubes are a pretty obvious one, the youngest of them being roughly 5900 years old, and not even 1/1000th of the age of the oldest.
- Relationship Upgrade: There have been many over the course of the series.
- Masaru and Nayru got theirs after an extended case of relationship doldrums.
- Rawk and Crystal finally got one after a long period of Will They or Won't They?.
- Alessio and Ebony had one just before the largest Beach Episode.
- Will and Mia had theirs recently, though it's debatable how much has really changed.
- Running Gag: Apparently Villain has to constantly remind Ebony of her bad taste in interior decoration.
- Shapeshifter Baggage: Averted in most cases, as Nayru and a few others require extra (water, biomass etc) to become larger, and shed it to become smaller. The Cubes are explained in that they are basically energy.
- Shout-Out: Way too many to count....
- Villain and his family are prone to this, shouting out everything from videogames, to live action TV, to anime, to music.
Awesome Prime: *thinking* Check it out! Gravity! *The ice around Awesome shatters, and he immediately flies towards the bomb, infuses it with more phazon, and kicks it to the ground has hard as he could* You ever seen Dragonball Z? My favorite part was when Freeza blew up Namek. Of course he died, but you have to realise, he succeeded!
- Nayru and Zero are character shout outs, referencing The Legend of Zelda and Mega Man Zero respectively. Ebony's race is from the Elder Scrolls Universe.
- Lotus's Holy Knight outfit is a shout out to Beatrix. Her magical abilities mainly come from Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy Tactics.
- Rawk's abilities are a shout out to Ragna the Bloodedge, and he has referenced fighting games more than once.
- Storming the Castle: When the Heroes invade Awesome's Tower.
- The Power of the Sun: Diana/Delta. Her most(?) powerful attack involved creating a massive star many times the size of Earth's Sun. And causing it to go supernova.
- They Do: Rawk and Crystal are now engaged.
- Toxic Phlebotinum: Seithr is not only a powerful energy source, it also negates mental abilities and can burn through organic material in mere moments.
- Transforming Mecha: Genesis Eternal (The bold lettering being an official part of the name.) Originally a fighter craft known as the Utter Bastard, it was reworked by Mia and Will into one of these.
- Troperiffic: Half the people involved in the story are avid tropers, so this is expected. Many times tropes are subverted, invoked and lampshaded.
- True Companions: When push comes to shove, this is how the Heroes feel about one another.
- Summon Magic: Lotus.
- Villain to a lesser extent.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: The Elites have a tendency to do so.
- Undercover As Lovers: Rawk and Crystal were this when they were with Ve'Andra.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Nayru of the Main Cast is capable of this through her water manipulation powers by becoming, and using water to alter her mass and size.
- All of the Cubes are capable of shapeshifting, but they generally have little skill with it.
- Sophia or Lambda, youngest of the Cubes, though her power is actually replication, is master of this, capable of turning into anything she has the energy to. Considering she has the power to fuel supernovas....The fact that her thinking remains the same no matter what form she takes is justified in that she is an Energy Being.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Multiple, yet justified by the fact that it is mostly written on the spot, as well as by people who never returned to give closure to their characters. Jessica and The Master are the most egregious examples as Jessica was Villain's ex-girlfriend and The Master suddenly left a large plothole. These characters are barely ever mentioned again.
- Wham! Episode: When Awesome utterly destroys the first tower.
- Note that said event was preceded by Omega slicing the Tower clean in half, and turning parts of it into Cyberspace.
- Wooden Katanas Are Even Better: Rawk once wielded a bokken enhanced with mass effect fields. The results were... Explosive.
- World of Badass: Damn near EVERYONE is badass, and if they aren't, then they will be pretty soon. (That or Cannon Fodder)
- World of Ham: A very large portion of the main cast has done something over-the-top at least once. More than once, probably.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Rawk was formerly a Type Two B, preserving the souls of his victims within his body. He is now a Type Two, processing the souls and using them as a weapon.